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Peru: Mass protests bring down illegitimate coup president

Emily Culver, Socialist Alternative (Our sister organisation in the US) Tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets across Peru to protest the illegitimate impeachment of Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra. The coup comes after years of political turmoil. In the most recent presidential election in 2016, centrist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) narrowly won against the right wing candidate ...

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Ethiopia plunges into war

Per-Ake Westerlund, Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (our sister organisation in Sweden) The war that started last week in the region of Tigray, Ethiopia, between the national army and Tigray armed forces, is putting millions at risk of famine and displacement. Within a few days, dozens of soldiers have been killed and hundreds are wounded, although the total shutdown of the region means ...

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Never another Trump: why we need a working class party in the US

By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative USA Working people in the U.S. are facing a crisis of massive proportions. Decades of neoliberal attacks on unions and the gains of working people have created the greatest level of inequality in a century and massive precarity. The deep cuts to public hospitals over the past years on top of millions being without health ...

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Trump’s Out: Socialist Analysis & Next Steps for Struggle

By Socialist Alternative (ISA in USA) The celebrations have begun. Trump has clearly lost, and he will be out of the White House early next year. A massive sigh of relief is being exhaled by tens of millions of people across the country and hundreds of millions across the world. Yet we should recognize that the pandemic, climate change, economic ...

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USA: Drive out Trump and shut down the system!

By Bryan Koulouris, Socialist Alternative USA In order to drive Trump out of the White House, we need to disrupt “business as usual” with mass civil disobedience, student walkouts, and workplace action. We can’t just “wait and see” what happens; Trump is doing whatever he can to steal the election, and we need to take action quickly and decisively. Protests ...

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Global uprisings against oppression – socialist feminism now more than ever

By Emma Quinn Whenever there is a crisis, be it war, climate catastrophe or a pandemic, it is women, people of colour, indigenous populations; the most oppressed and exploited sections of the poor and working class who are worst affected. Lenin put it well: “Capitalist society is and always has been a horror without end”.[1] Now, when the system is in ...

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Poland: Mass movement in defence of abortion rights

By Paweł Nowak, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (ISA in Poland) Following last Thursday’s ruling of the Constitutional Court that abortion in the case of foetal defects is unconstitutional, protests and mass demonstrations have swept the country, gaining in numbers each day. After the ruling was announced on Thursday, a spontaneous demonstration marched on the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party headquarters in ...

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Presidential election 2020 & the explosive crises of US capitalism

By Harper Cleves 2020 has been a year characterised by an extreme crisis of capitalism, seen most clearly through the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and the global recession. In a year marked by upheaval, this US presidential election seems out of step; featuring a standoff between one of the least popular modern US presidents Donald Trump and yet another lacklustre Democratic ...

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Nigeria: End SARS police brutality

The Movement for a Socialist Alternative in Nigeria has been actively campaigning to end SARS, end police brutality and provide jobs for youth. ISA and the Socialist Party stands in full solidarity with their campaign. This is the text of the leaflet distributed by MSA on the recent youth demonstrations. Workers must join young Nigerians to #ENDSARS NOW and other ...

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Bolivia: Election defeat for right-wing coup plotters

Below we publish an initial short reaction to the decisive electoral defeat inflicted on those behind the 2019 coup against the Evo Morales government in Bolivia. More detailed analysis will follow soon. Bolivia’s 18 October elections saw an evident defeat of the Latin American right and of American imperialism, against all its coup plotting, authoritarianism, racism and contempt for the ...

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