By Marcos Ariel, ISA (International Socialist Alternative- the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) supporter in Argentina In a historic day, the morning of December 30 and after 12 hours of debate, the archaic Argentine Senate approved the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Act (IVE) by 38 votes in against 29. When the result of the vote ...Read More »
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By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative USA First came the notification: “Pro Trump mob breaks into Capitol building.” Then, “Congressmen being told to hide beneath their chairs,” followed by, “They’ve shot into the chambers.” The storming of the Capitol shocked hundreds of millions across the U.S. and around the world. The chaos that took place inside one of the pillars of ...Read More »
Mass arrests of democratic opposition under China’s national security law ISA reporters in Hong Kong The latest sweeping crackdown by the Chinese dictatorship (CCP) in Hong Kong effectively bans political opposition in the city. The fragile ‘democracy’ that has existed in Hong Kong as an exception among Chinese cities is in every practical sense extinguished. 53 Hong Kong opposition activists ...Read More »
‘The horrific demonstration of far right violence we’re seeing in DC today is a scary reminder that Trump may have lost the election, but Trumpism and the far right is growing…Trump and his reactionary base are refusing to accept a democratic election result…We need to build a mass fightback for Medicare For All, a Green New Deal, and actual democratic ...Read More »
By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) It is clear we are living through a historic transition in the U.S. A devastating pandemic has triggered a deep economic downturn which comes only a decade after the Great Recession that already exposed capitalism’s rot. Institutions have lost credibility and political polarization is at unprecedented levels. Beyond this, ...Read More »
By Shane Finnan Some good news to start the year came on Sunday 3 January. 230 workers in Silicon Valley, California, announced that they are going to get organised into a trade union: the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) — Alphabet is the parent company of Google. This is a notable first at a major technology company in the US, and ...Read More »
The #EndSARS protest, a historic movement led by Nigeria’s young people, was drowned in blood by the government, because the elite feared issues of ‘bad governance’ were being raised. What are the key lessons to be drawn from a movement? Article by Aj. Dagga Tolar, Movement for a Socialist Alternative (MSA), our sister organisation in Nigeria. The #EndSARS protests scared ...Read More »
The new wave of revolts and mass movements of 2019 continued in 2020 — despite the severe restrictions due to the pandemic and economic depression. From Thailand to Bolivia and Nigeria to Belarus, mass movements and protests have taken to the streets, challenging the ruling elites. What are lessons from these movements and what are the effects on consciousness? Read ...Read More »
By George Martin Fell Brown During the election, Biden promised that, as president, he would “repair the damage wrought by President Trump and chart a fundamentally different course for American foreign policy for the world as we find it today”. Now that Trump is out, there are expectations that the Biden administration will signify a “reset” in world relations. Under ...Read More »
The protest against the Hindu nationalist regime of Narendra Modi of the BJP is growing to phenomenal proportions. A well-organised farmers’ protest keeps the capital Delhi in its grip. At the same time, on 26 November, there was a colossal general strike with 250 million participants. Geert CoolL, SP / PSL (ISA in Belgium) Farmers go to Delhi Under the ...Read More »