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 ...Read More »
By Matt Smith, Socialist Alternative–our sis...
Per Olsson, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, ISA in ...
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By Dan O’Rourke The concept of ‘supply chains’ was...
By Dan O’Rourke One of the core lessons of t...
By Dariya Kozhonova–Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa — our sister organisation in Russia Wildfires have raged on Earth as long as forests have existed. In some ecosystems, they are an integral part of reproduction cycles. This is true for the Siberian taiga. Due to the cold climate, low precipitation and the frozen ground, leaves and needles that fall to the ground do not ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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,” ...Read More »
The twenty-year occupation of Afghanistan by US and allied forces has been a disaster for those living in the country. At least a quarter of a million people, both combatants and civilians, have been killed, probably many more. Corruption is rife from the head of government down through the police, the army and courts. While the drug-rich warlords were kept ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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. ...Read More »