Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

2019: A turning point

By Per-Ake Westerlund from the Committee for a Workers International (CWI), the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party in Ireland is affiliated  2019 marks a definite political turning point globally. Particularly in the last months, we have seen mass struggles and general strikes around the world with revolutionary characteristics. This is a mass explosion, a result of accumulated ...

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US: How socialists defeated Amazon’s bid to buy Seattle’s elections

Jeff Bezos’s bid to buy Seattle City Council has backfired. Despite big business dropping unprecedented cash behind Amazon-backed candidates in all seven council races, Seattle voters rejected this attempt to flip the council to the right in all but two of the seven council races. In Seattle’s most-watched, most expensive, and most polarized council in decades, Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant ...

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The Green New Deal & Climate Change – Why capitalism must go

The 2018/2019 school year marked the start of a global youth-led movement against climate change. Governments were pushed to declare climate emergencies and to propose action against the crisis. In this article, Myriam Poizat looks at the Green New Deal, a resolution put forward by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), left-wing congresswoman in the US, and how such a reform could be ...

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US: AOC endorses Bernie Sanders

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US)  October 16 was an important night for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. His performance at the fourth Democratic Party primary debate showed the continued fire behind his campaign. In a moment that has since gone viral, he defended his recent statement that “billionaires should not exist” by pointing to the ...

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The powerful resurgence of US labour movement

By Laura Fitzgerald  The resurgence of a powerful US labour movement, with a militant-rank-and file its engine, shows no sign of abating in 2019. This is after a historic 2018. in which a total of 485,000 workers went on strike, more than in any year since 1986. 2018 figures contrasted dramatically with 2017, in which only 25,000 went out on ...

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US: Importance of the Kshama Sawant Re-Election Campaign

By Bryan Koulouris, member of Socialist Alternative- sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US. Kshama Sawant was first elected to the Seattle City Council in 2013 with over 90,000 votes, running as a proud Socialist Alternative member back before “Bernie” and “AOC” were household names. Kshama used her 2013 election campaign to advocate strongly for the $15 an ...

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US: Bernie Sanders campaign garners mass support

By Kshama Sawant, member of Seattle City Council and Socialist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US)  Bernie Sanders has formally launched his 2020 run for the U.S. presidency, vowing to mount “an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least one million people from across the country.” In the first 24 hours, he ...

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Review: Our Revolution by Bernie Sanders

By Jess Spear Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the American presidency was without doubt the biggest political movement in the US in the past 30 years. It inspired millions of people to get active and organized to fight for radical change. After nearly a decade since the economic crash of 2007/8, millions of homes lost, lives destroyed, services left underfunded, and ...

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Trump’s Presidency: The resistance has started

The following article is from the current edition of “The Socialist”. It was written before last weekend’s historic women’s marches in the US, the largest in the country’s history, against the new Trump regime. It is estimated that over three million marched in the major cities US. Solidarity protests took place across the globe.  The election of Donald Trump has ...

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After decades of neo-liberalism… The political “centre” cannot hold

By Stephen Boyd Over 35 years ago, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan took up the ideas of neo-libearlism and used them as the foundation of what they saw as a new era for capitalism. “The market would discover a natural hierarchy of winners and losers, creating a more efficient system than could ever be devised through planning or by design. ...

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