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Kshama Sawant’s speech at the rally against the recall

Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) and Seattle Councilmember, Kshama Sawant, is facing a recall campaign by right-wing and big business interests. Kshama was first elected to the Seattle City council in November 2013 and played a crucial in winning $15 an hour for workers in Seattle (the first city to do so), along with other victories for ...

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Argentina: Abortion legalised! A triumph for the ‘Green Tide’ movement

By Marcos Ariel, ISA (International Socialist Alternative- the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) supporter in Argentina In a historic day, the morning of December 30 and after 12 hours of debate, the archaic Argentine Senate approved the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Act (IVE) by 38 votes in against 29. When the result of the vote ...

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United States: Chaos in the capitol – build a movement to defeat the far-right

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative USA First came the notification: “Pro Trump mob breaks into Capitol building.” Then, “Congressmen being told to hide beneath their chairs,” followed by, “They’ve shot into the chambers.” The storming of the Capitol shocked hundreds of millions across the U.S. and around the world. The chaos that took place inside one of the pillars of ...

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Hong Kong mass arrests – Xi Jinping strikes while Western powers are in disarray

Mass arrests of democratic opposition under China’s national security law ISA reporters in Hong Kong The latest sweeping crackdown by the Chinese dictatorship (CCP) in Hong Kong effectively bans political opposition in the city. The fragile ‘democracy’ that has existed in Hong Kong as an exception among Chinese cities is in every practical sense extinguished. 53 Hong Kong opposition activists ...

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As 2021 begins: American capitalism faces multifaceted crisis

By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) It is clear we are living through a historic transition in the U.S. A devastating pandemic has triggered a deep economic downturn which comes only a decade after the Great Recession that already exposed capitalism’s rot. Institutions have lost credibility and political polarization is at unprecedented levels. Beyond this, ...

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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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