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Solidarity with the Cuban People against imperialism and capitalist restoration

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 ...

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Billionaire space race: Shameless vanity projects in a world of want

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, ...

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The rising wave of revolt in Latin America

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. ...

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An ignominious end: US imperialism withdraws from Afghanistan

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 ...

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No climate future without system change

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 ...

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North America: Heatwave hell leaves death and destruction

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 ...

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Interview with Khaing Zar, leader of Myanmar trade union

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 ...

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Amazon UK destroys 130,000 goods a week: A system built on waste

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 ...

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Sweden: Government falls over market rents. Victory for the struggle

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 ...

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