World News

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 ...

Read More »

Spanish State: Mobilize against state repression — Freedom for Pablo Hasel

By Rob McDonald — Socialisme Revolucionari (our sister organisation in Catalonia) As the crises of capitalism deepen, so does state repression. The jailing of Pablo Hasel is the latest attack from a vicious Spanish state against fundamental freedoms that it is supposed to protect. We must meet this by mobilizing, and organizing, but also understanding that we must struggle for ...

Read More »

India: Solidarity appeal. Release Disha Ravi! Protest is not a crime!

By supporters of International Socialist Alternative (ISA) in India (The Socialist Party is the Irish section of ISA) Young Indian climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested by the police at her home in Bangalore on 13 February. She was transferred to a cell in the capital Delhi. The reason for the arrest was her alleged involvement in a solidarity appeal ...

Read More »

Brazil: Kick out the genocidal Bolsonaro!

By Liberdade, Socialismo e Revolução (our sister organisation in Brazil) So far, the year 2021 has brought no relief from the ills of 2020. Rather, the problems have worsened. The second wave of the pandemic is more intense than the first, with the average number of deaths again exceeding a thousand a day, while government policy leads to the collapse ...

Read More »

Mass protests after Myanmar coup will be decisive

By James Clement from Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in England, Wales & Scotland) and Geert Cool PSL/PSP (our sister organisation in Belgium) Support is growing for the ‘Civil Disobedience Campaign’ first launched by medical workers from over 80 hospitals in Myanmar. They have now been joined by civil servants from the Ministry of Energy and members of the police ...

Read More »

Wall Street mayhem: GameStop & the short squeeze

By Bryce Callaway, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) The ruling class and its corporate media have always tried to convince working people that if the stock market is doing well, so are you. The year 2020 starkly revealed, amongst many other issues about our society under capitalism, that this was a complete lie. While working people lost ...

Read More »

Vaccines and profiteering: Nationalise the pharmaceutical sector!

Interview with a worker from a big pharmaceutical plant in Belgium. Why we need to nationalize the sector and how this can be done. First published in ‘Lutte Socialiste’ and ‘De Linkse Socialist’ — monthly papers of PSL/LSP (our sister organisation in Belgium)Is there light at the end of the Corona Tunnel? Hopes that this is so are very high, ...

Read More »

What’s behind the inequities of vaccine distribution?

Wednesday, 3 February 2021 was hailed as a milestone by the Financial Times as the number of vaccine jabs administered (105 million) exceeded the number of confirmed cases of the virus globally (103.5 million).  News of the development of the vaccines at the end of last year came as a huge relief and sparked hope that the chaos of this ...

Read More »

Virtual Marxist University ISA holds biggest ever international gathering

Below is a report from the Virtual Marxist University hosted by International Socialist Alternative (ISA). The Socialist Party is the Irish section of ISA. Report by Anna Barnett from Socialist Alternative, our sister organisation in the US. Over 1,500 ISA members and supporters from 39 countries attended the second ever Virtual Marxist University (VMU) last weekend. The event focused on ...

Read More »