World News

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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United States: Biden’s big promises

By Rebecca Green, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) This isn’t the first time that Joe Biden has entered the White House during an economic catastrophe. It’s not his first time being sworn in while millions of Americans faced unemployment, eviction, foreclosure, and hunger. But this time is worse. On top of the economic crisis is a ...

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Russia — Anti-corruption Protests “Down with the Tsar — For a new 1917”

Over 100 cities across nine time zones from Vladivostok in the Far East to Kaliningrad on the Baltic Coast, from Magadan and Murmansk through Yakutia, where the temperature was fifty degrees below zero, to sunny Sochi on the Black Sea and Sebastopol in Crimea, were shaken by protests today. Some involved hundreds of people, more often thousands. The centre of ...

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Australia: Growing support for recognising Invasion Day

January 26 will once again see Invasion Day rallies for Indigenous rights across Australia. More and more people in Australia recognise the hurt associated with the official ‘Australia Day’ holiday. January 26 was chosen as the date the First Fleet arrived in 1788. It is offensive to increasing numbers of people that we have a day of celebration that marks the ...

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10 Years of Revolution in the Arab World: Faded Spring?

By Sebastian Rave (member of our sister organistion in Germany) Like dominoes, the regimes fell in a huge revolutionary wave in 2011: Ben Ali in Tunisia, Mubarak in Egypt, Gaddafi in Libya, Saleh in Yemen. After capitalism demonstrated its continued vulnerability to crisis in 2009, the movements in North Africa and the Middle East proved that “revolution” is more than ...

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