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ISA statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

ISA’s International Women’s Bureau and ROSA International 2021 has been another year of struggle against sexism, LGBTQphobia and racism, including mass protests and strikes, inspiring examples of solidarity being built amongst workers of all genders. At the Mercedes plant in the Basque Country, there was a strike of 3500 workers after the murder of fellow worker Erika Tavares, demanding an ...

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USA: Kyle Rittenhouse on trial – build A movement to defeat the far-right

By Will Fitzgerald, Socialist Alternative USA Since the re-emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement just over a year ago, millions of people internationally have stood shoulder to shoulder in the fight against the police brutality and racial injustice produced by capitalism. Currently, far-right vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse is standing trial for killing and wounding Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, ...

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The New Cold War: Getting hotter?

By Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info — ISA in China, Hong Kong & Taiwan Are we witnessing a temporary thaw in the US-China conflict? This idea gained currency in September upon the release of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities, as a result of a deal — officially denied — between China and the US. But a closer look at the ‘heatmap’ ...

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Greenwashing at COP26

By Per Olsson, ISA Sweden The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow is a “global greenwash festival and a failure”, said Greta Thunberg when she spoke at the “Fridays For Future” event in Glasgow on 5 November. That demonstration was followed the next day by a huge march for the climate that brought over 100,000 people onto the streets of Glasgow. ...

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Global supply chain chaos worsens

By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative USA Over 100 container ships unable to unload in the Port of Los Angeles. Auto plants cutting production or closed because of a global shortage of microprocessor chips. A possible toilet paper shortage (again) and many goods may not be delivered to stores in time for Christmas. This is just some of the evidence of supply chain ...

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All eyes on Seattle: Kshama Sawant faces off against right-wing recall election

By Greyson Van Arsdale, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) This winter, Seattle will hold its first-ever December election in recorded history. The ballot question will be on the recall of Seattle’s only socialist councilmember, Kshama Sawant, as the culmination of a year-long effort by big business and the right wing to unseat her. The timing is ...

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How bad is It? The acute threat from climate crisis

By Jonas Brannberg and Blythe Serrano, Members of the ISA from Sweden and United States In the two years after the great global climate strikes of 2019, Covid-19 has overshadowed the climate catastrophe facing the planet. Yet the coronavirus is in itself a judgement on the capitalist mode of production which destroys ecosystems and creates biological and environmental dangers that ...

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Striketober in the US: Workers Rediscover Their Power

By Stephen Edwards, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) After 18 months of working conditions more dangerous than any in living memory, and exhausted by the sped-up pace of work under the pandemic, workers are fighting back. Encouraged by the labor shortage that’s developed in the economic recovery, and despite a vacuum of leadership from organized labor, ...

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