Author Archives: Socialist Party

New Cold War: Growing calls to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics

By ISA (International Socialist Alternative) reporters Why is the International Olympic Committee (IOC) so closely allied with China’s dictatorship? This is an issue more and more people are asking in the light of tennis player Peng Shuai’s disappearance since 2 November following her online post accusing top CCP (so-called Communist Party) leader Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault. The post was ...

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Supermac’s boss dislikes PUP exposing crap jobs & pay

By Jonathan Diebold  Multi-millionaire Supermac’s owner Pat McDonagh attacked recipients of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), saying it has “caused people to get a bit lazy,” reported RTÉ at the end of November. In spite of acknowledging reasons like the level of “uncertainty” in the industry and “unsociable hours,” McDonagh admitted to hiring workers from overseas to address staffing shortages, ...

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Seattle: Right-wing recall defeated – how Kshama Sawant & Socialist Alternative won (again!)

By Bryan Koulouris and Calvin Priest For the fourth time, Socialist Alternative leader and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has won an election, this time while facing off against a racist, right-wing recall backed by big business. This victory is a vindication for a class-struggle approach to elected office, an example of successful independent working-class politics, and it is full ...

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Will there be a war between Russia and Ukraine?

By Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa reporters (ISA in Russia) A graphic illustration of the developing conflict was the claim in June by Russia’s Defence Ministry that one of its patrol boats had fired warning shots across the bow of the British Navy Destroyer HMS Defender. Then a Russian aircraft dropped four bombs to head the ship onto a course out of the ...

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“The wealthy took their best shot at us, and we beat them. Again” – Kshama Sawant

Below is the text of Kshama Sawant’s speech at the December 10 press conference announcing the Solidarity Campaign’s ballot curing initiative.  Congratulations to the Starbucks workers for their successful unionization drive. It is a sign of things to come. Former Starbucks CEO and Seattle District 3 resident, Howard Schultz, had a very bad day today. Between Starbucks’ workers beginning to ...

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World Inequality Report 2022: Why the billions need to overthrow the billionaires

By Eddie McCabe The capitalist system is a crooked casino. Its inherent contradictions (including extreme inequality) produce recurring crises for which the capitalist classes are ultimately culpable, but which consistently result in more wealth for themselves at the expense of the working-class and poor majority. The Covid crisis is a perfect example, illustrated once again by data in the World ...

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Biden-Putin Summit: Will there be a war between Russia & Ukraine?

Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa reporters, ISA in Russia A graphic illustration of the developing conflict was the claim in June by Russia’s Defence Ministry that one of its patrol boats had fired warning shots across the bow of the British Navy Destroyer HMS Defender. Then a Russian aircraft dropped four bombs to head the ship onto a course out of the Black ...

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Put students’ physical & mental health first: cancel Leaving Cert 2022

By Conor Tormey, 6th year student As it was in 2020 and 2021, Leaving Cert students are currently facing the prospect of sitting a full Leaving Cert with very little changes made to the exams, while also coping with a years-long global pandemic. Even with the potential of a lockdown coming before or after Christmas due to high case numbers, ...

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Seattle Times attacks democracy & the Kshama Solidarity Campaign

By Greyson Van Arsdale, Socialist Alternative USA Yesterday, the Seattle Times editorial board published yet another hit piece calling on voters to recall Kshama Sawant, this time attacking basic democratic access.  Not content with their previous pro-corporate endorsement of the recall, which was already rife with misogyny and disdain for working people, the Seattle Times editorial board published a piece called “no ...

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