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Google workers get organised in the U.S.

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 ...

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Nigeria: #ENDSARS: Lessons of a Tumultuous Struggle

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 ...

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Forward into the 2020s: Revolts, struggles and their political effects

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 ...

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United States- Biden’s foreign policy: Back to normal imperialism?

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 ...

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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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