Tag Archives: US

World Congress of International Socialist Alternative: Capitalism has failed, fight for a socialist future!

By Ann Orr (Irish delegate) The Twelfth World Congress of the international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated took place in January 2020. It was attended by delegates and visitors from 27 countries. The Congress followed the splitting away of a minority who demonstrated a staid, conservative and dogmatic approach to tackling the challenges and seizing the opportunities ...

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Interview with a US socialist on Bernie Sanders campaign

The campaigns for US primaries are at full speed. Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls. We spoke about Bernie’s campaign and the situation in the US with Ginger Jentzen. She is a member of Socialist Alternative, our sister organisation in the US, who played an active role in the fight for a minimum wage of $15.  Hi Ginger, you ...

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Review: People’s Republic of Walmart

People’s Republic of Walmart: How the World’s Biggest Corporations Are Laying the Foundation for Socialism By Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski Verso Books, 2019 Among the most common arguments conservatives hurl at socialism is that planned economies always fail. Typically capitalists argue that, despite the flaws of the free market, it’s far better than any other system that has existed ...

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The impeachment of Donald Trump

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US). Below is an article written in early November about the potential for Trump’s impeachment, which subsequently took place on Wednesday, 18 December.  Tens of millions of people are looking to get Donald Trump out of office. In his nearly three years in office, he has doled out tax cuts ...

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Capitalist rivalry, trade wars & Globalisation Today

The last year-and-a-half has seen a steady escalation of a trade war between the world’s two major capitalist powers, the United States and China. This dispute takes place against the background of the world economy undergoing a period of what has been described as “slowbalisation” and a reversal of the process of globalisation, writes Cillian Gillespie. In May of this ...

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Review: When They See Us

Directed by Ava DuVernay Netflix (2019) Reviewed by Lucy Marron In the spring of 1989, a scandal gripped New York: the case of the “Central Park Five.” After the brutal rape of a female jogger in Central Park, five black and Latino teenagers from working-class Harlem were arrested and forced into false confessions by police that promised this would guarantee ...

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US: 50,000 GM Workers on Strike

By Steve Edwards (Socialist Alternative, sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US) The strike of 50,000 UAW members which began Sunday at midnight at all 55 GM plants in the U.S. has the potential to mark a new stage in the revival of working class action. Teachers, hotel workers, and others made 2018 see more days of strike ...

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Resolution on World Economic Crisis

The following resolution was passed at the International Executive Committee (IEC) of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI), the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party in Ireland is affiliated to. It gives an analysis of the potential for a new crisis for the world capitalist economy and the impact this will have on the consciousness of the ...

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What do Trump’s Trade and Tech Wars Mean for Global Capitalism?

The following article is written by Vincent Kolo of ChinaWorker.info, the website of the Chinese section of the Committee for a Workers International, with which Socialist Party in the Ireland is affiliated to. The escalating U.S.-China conflict is nothing short of a major crisis for global capitalism. With negotiations having all but collapsed there seems to be no “exit ramp” from the ...

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Brutal attack on abortion rights in the US

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in Ireland)  In late May, the Republican-controlled Alabama Legislature passed, and the governor signed, a near complete ban on abortion. This is now the most restrictive state law on abortion in the country since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. This Alabama bill makes abortion illegal at any ...

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