World News

India: Workers & farmers resist Modi’s brutal regime

India saw the world’s largest-ever general strike in 2020 with hundreds of millions of workers and trade unionists supporting farmers in their struggle against the right-wing policies of the Modi government. Martina Stafford reports on this mass movement. India’s capitalist government is led by the reactionary Hindu fundamentalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In September ...

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The End of Growth? The capitalist economy & ecological crisis

The question of economic growth and its relation to the climate crisis is a subject of increasing discussion. Conor Payne and Chris Stewart delve into this question and offer a Marxist view on this critical issue for the environmental movement. Many ecologists, activists and academics argue that an obsession with economic growth is the cause of our current ecological crisis ...

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Despite growth projections, world economy is deeply unstable

By Tom Crean The devastation caused by the pandemic-triggered global downturn in 2020 is hard to overstate. It was the biggest economic contraction since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Across the world, working hours equivalent to 255 million jobs were lost. The World Bank estimates that the number of people in “deep poverty,” defined as living on less than ...

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Suez Canal blockage highlights the potential power of logistics workers

By Dan O’Rourke The recent obstruction of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given points to the vulnerabilities of the profit-driven global logistics system. It is likely that this is the first of many ‘choke points’ disrupting world trade in the coming period, with others identified by analysts including Black Sea Ports, the Panama Canal and the Strait of Malacca. ...

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Atlanta tragedy: Right-wing hate targets Asian women

Statement by Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) Socialist Alternative extends our condolences to the family and friends of the eight victims of a deadly shooting in Atlanta Tuesday evening. Six of the victims were Asian women, placing the attack squarely at the intersection of extreme sexism, racism, and xenophobia.  Since the beginning of the pandemic last ...

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Solidarity against repression in China & Hong Kong- Free ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung!

By International Socialist Alternative (The international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is the Irish section of) Since the Hong Kong mass struggles in 2019, the situation has changed completely. The dictatorship of Xi Jinping and the misnamed Communist Party (CCP) has answered with massive and unprecedented repression of democratic rights aimed at destroying the movement and preventing any ...

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Myanmar: How can the revolution Win?

By Geert Cool–LSP/PSL (Our sister organisation in Belgium) More than a month after the military coup led by Min Aung Hlaing, the struggle between the people and the military of Myanmar continues. Strikes paralyse daily life. The general strikes on 22 February and 8 March were highlights of the movement so far. The army, the Tatmadaw, reacted after 22 February ...

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Britain: Racism at the heart of establishment: Fight to abolish the monarch & capitalism!

By Nelly Rowley, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in England, Wales and Scotland) On 7 March 2021, an interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was released, revealing scandalous information blowing the lid off the reality of Royal life. Harry revealed to have been questioned by undisclosed but senior members of the Royal Family about “concerns and conversations” of “how ...

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Covid & economic depression threaten women’s gains: Organise, fight back!

Joint statement by International Socialist Alternative and ROSA International While 2019 was a year of massive revolt, in which women and particularly young women — and their demands — formed an integral part and were often at the frontlines, creating hope for women all over the world, the pandemic and the developing economic crisis that was triggered by it in ...

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Texas: Workers freeze due to billionaire greed

By Ryan Booker, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) Last week, as a historic winter storm hit much of the United States and temperatures plummeted far below freezing, blackouts began to roll across the Texas power grid. At their peak, the blackouts left more than four million people, largely working families, without heat and electricity during the coldest ...

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