Statement by International Socialist Alternative The shortage of medicines, as well as the growing economic crisis which has been aggravated by the pandemic, has generated a growing discontent among Cuban working people, who took to the streets on July 11. The ruling Communist Party (CP) bureaucracy described the demonstrations as counter-revolutionary and pro-imperialist. On the other hand, imperialism and the ...Read More »
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By Manus Lenihan It is a pity Jeff Bezos is only going to be up in space for three minutes. If he stayed for a few hours he would find out that astronauts are the only people with worse toilet arrangements than Amazon drivers. Reflecting anger at his hoarding of wealth and the cruel conditions of his workers and contractors, ...Read More »
By Jonathan Diebold A tidal wave of protests and mass movements has been crashing over Latin America. Its origins date back years, but it really took off around 2019. From Mexico to Brazil, Chile to Haiti, working-class people are spearheading movements against corruption, oppression, for the rights of women, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and oppressed people, and for economic change. ...Read More »
By Eddie McCabe US imperialism’s 20-year war in Afghanistan has come to an ignominious end with the final withdrawal of its 2,500 remaining troops this month. The withdrawal comes two months before Biden’s deadline of 11 September — the 20th anniversary of Al-Qaeda’s criminal mass terror attacks on the twin towers in New York. This reactionary terror group, and the ...Read More »
Two years after the first global climate strike on 19 March 2019, despite the acute situation, Covid-19 has pushed the question into the background. Yet the coronavirus is in itself a judgement on the capitalist mode of production which destroys ecosystems and creates biological and environmental dangers that threaten the development of our entire biosphere — life on earth writes ...Read More »
By member of Socialist Alternative, our sister organisation in Canada The hottest place in Canada, Lytton BC, has burned to the ground. The mayor of the small village in the Fraser Canyon said “it would be a miracle if everyone made it out alive.” On the evening of Wednesday, June 30, smoke was spotted, and 15 minutes later a full ...Read More »
Workers across the world have been inspired by the determined resistance in Myanmar to the military takeover and widespread repression that has followed. The working class has played a central role. International Socialist Alternative discussed the situation with Khaing Zar, a leader of the textile workers union and national treasurer of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar. ISA: Thank ...Read More »
By Finn McKenna “’A leaked document showed more than 124,000 items marked as ‘Destroy’ in just a week… This is just ONE warehouse. If you have a system where this is possible — and even profitable — that’s a clear sign that something is fundamentally wrong.” The above quote is from renowned climate activist Greta Thunberg. She was describing the ...Read More »
By Elin Gauffin, national spokesperson for the campaign ‘No to market rents’ and Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna — our sister organisation in Sweden Monday, June 21, 2021, became a historic day in Sweden. For the first time ever, a prime minister has been defeated out after the Riksdag voted in favour of no-confidence. It is the struggle from below against market rents ...Read More »
By Nina Mo–SLP — our sister organisation in Austria Friday’s presidential election in Iran saw a historic low turnout of under 50%. The victor, Ebrahim Raisi symbolises the desperate decline of the regime, which is showing its ugliest face in these times of crisis. Friday’s presidential election in Iran saw a historic low turnout of under 50%. As candidate of the clerical elite ...Read More »