World News

Capitalism vs. the Planet

By Hazel Grinberg, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) The latest IPCC report paints a picture of five potential futures for humanity. In the worst one, if corporations keep calling the shots, we could see catastrophic warming of up to 5.7˚C. This would spell disaster for ordinary people the world over who would have to cope with ...

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Russia: Urgent protests needed

Appeal for solidarity from socialist feminist activists in Russia as six members of Socialist Feminist Alternative were arrested yesterday. SocFemAlternative and Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa (our sister organisation in Russian) organised pickets in solidarity with Afghan women in Russia today. In the appeal posted yesterday which was liked by 1715 people we pointed out that “Afghan women have been fighting for their ...

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World economy: Where is the recovery going?

By Eric Byl, ISA International Executive There is much to say about the so-called “post-pandemic” economic rebound. The figures look impressive, but warnings are manifold. New heights in inequality between rich and poor are pouring petrol on existing social tensions and producing new ones. Spiraling food prices are provoking further social explosions. Capitalism’s disastrously slow, uneven and inefficient vaccine rollout ...

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Gulf stream slowdown shows need to end climate change & capitalism

By Haritha Olaganathan The Gulf stream’s warmth stretches from the tip of Florida northwards along the US East Coast. It is one of many currents in the thermohaline, or Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), an essential system credited for the hospitality of the Northern hemisphere. It carries warm water from the Tropics to the North Atlantic “like a conveyor belt,” ...

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Plymouth shootings: Capitalism, misogyny and incels

By Sarah Wrack and Becci Heagney, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in England, Wales and Scotland) People in Plymouth and across Britain are shocked at the devastating and tragic mass shooting which took place on 12 August. 22-year-old Jake Davidson shot and killed five people – his mother Maxine Davidson, followed by seemingly randomly selected victims Lee Martyn and his ...

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Climate catastrophe and Covid spurs human catastrophe in the Global South

By Robert Cosgrave  The Covid crisis, reflecting the existing global inequalities of capitalism, hit the Global South, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, with extreme severity. What measly healthcare infrastructure was available crumbled in the face of the virus.  Non-existent safety nets  The economic impact of the crisis has been even greater, and the lack of social safety nets – as limited as ...

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Greece: Wildfires devastate as government policy and inaction is exposed

By Eleni Vetsika As of 12 August, over 1,160 km² have been burnt in Greece, with active wildfires still threatening more virgin forests and villages as this article is being written. The first days of August saw hundreds of fires all over the world, in most continents, but in Europe in particular where in Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and Italy wildfires ...

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Afghan people face the bitter outcome of U.S. occupation

By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) Twenty years after invading Afghanistan in 2001, U.S. troops are leaving along with other allied forces. Thousands of U.S. and allied troops were killed in the endless war with the Taliban, tens of thousands were injured while hundreds of thousands of Afghan people lost their lives or were injured.  ...

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