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India: Massive Protest Puts Modi Under Fire

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 ...

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Chile: Neoliberalism, the 2019 revolt and the plebiscite

By Josafat Arrieta- Alternativa Socialista (our sister organisation in Mexico) For years Chile was seen as a regional success story of the neoliberal economic model. As the country with the highest Human Development Index (HDI) in Latin America, it has always been considered by advocates of neoliberalism as an example to follow. However, behind the positive economic indicators there was ...

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US- Kshama Solidarity campaign launched to oppose right wing recall

Article by a member of Socialist Alternative, our sister organisation in the US, about attempts by big business and the right wing to remove our Seattle City Council member, Kshama Sawant, from office. This is a serious attack on the left both in the US and globally, Kshama and Socialist Alternative have led major battles that have resulted in important ...

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Global economy: With capitalism in unprecedented crisis, socialism is the answer

By John Hird (Socialismo Revolucionario — our sister organsiation in Spanish State) The recent avalanche of articles reporting the pronouncements of the pillars of capitalist rule such as the IMF, World Bank and EU in the financial press regarding the economic and social consequences of the Covid-19 crisis, indicate we are at an important conjuncture. The extraordinary economic measures being ...

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25N — We need socialist feminism against capitalist violence!

Statement by the ISA’s International Women’s Bureau November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, founded in 1981 after the murder of the Mirabal sisters by the military dictatorship of Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. For us socialist feminists, the fight for an end to violence against women must be an anti-capitalist fight. Violence is ...

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Covid vaccines: Welcome developments but profiteering must be opposed

By Keishia Taylor  Ten months after the novel coronavirus erupted around the world, after 58 million cases and 1.4 million deaths, we now face a collision of COVID-19 with the winter flu season. The R-rate in the US is worse than ever, before Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas have even begun. In Ireland, our collapsing health system is overwhelmed in ...

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Peru: Mass protests bring down illegitimate coup president

Emily Culver, Socialist Alternative (Our sister organisation in the US) Tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets across Peru to protest the illegitimate impeachment of Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra. The coup comes after years of political turmoil. In the most recent presidential election in 2016, centrist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) narrowly won against the right wing candidate ...

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Ethiopia plunges into war

Per-Ake Westerlund, Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (our sister organisation in Sweden) The war that started last week in the region of Tigray, Ethiopia, between the national army and Tigray armed forces, is putting millions at risk of famine and displacement. Within a few days, dozens of soldiers have been killed and hundreds are wounded, although the total shutdown of the region means ...

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Never another Trump: why we need a working class party in the US

By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative USA Working people in the U.S. are facing a crisis of massive proportions. Decades of neoliberal attacks on unions and the gains of working people have created the greatest level of inequality in a century and massive precarity. The deep cuts to public hospitals over the past years on top of millions being without health ...

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Trump’s Out: Socialist Analysis & Next Steps for Struggle

By Socialist Alternative (ISA in USA) The celebrations have begun. Trump has clearly lost, and he will be out of the White House early next year. A massive sigh of relief is being exhaled by tens of millions of people across the country and hundreds of millions across the world. Yet we should recognize that the pandemic, climate change, economic ...

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