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Solidarity needed- ISA member shot in Nigeria

The management of the National Petroleum Development Commission (NPDC) headed by the MD, Ali Muhammad Zarah is reported to have reneged on the promises to the students which led to the protest. At the peaceful demonstration which was widely reported by several media organizations in the country, a trigger-happy policeman of the Edo State Command, identified as DSP Emmanuel opened ...

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Ethiopia: New war offensive amid worst global famine

By Per-Åke Westerlund—Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (our sister organisaton in Sweden) The war in Ethiopia has entered a third phase close to a year after its start, with a new offensive launched by the federal army against Tigray. The human consequences of the war are disastrous, with the country facing the worst famine globally for over a decade. There seems to be ...

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Sudan: Revolution and counter-revolution back on the streets, as generals usurp power

By Serge Jordan, International Socialist Alternative On Monday morning, the conflict that has been brewing for months between the military and the civilian factions of the Sudanese power-sharing body, the ‘Sovereign Council’, came to a head. The top brass of the army orchestrated a coup, declaring a state of emergency, dissolving the Council and arresting Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and ...

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The collapse of Evergrande — Chinese regime on horns of a dilemma

Evergrande, the Chinese property company, is missing one payment deadline after another. If it collapses the consequences could be huge for China’s economy, its authoritarian regime and for global capitalism. ISA talks to Vincent Kolo of chinaworker.info about what could happen. ISA: The name Evergrande has suddenly entered the news. What is Evergrande? How has it become so big? VK: Evergrande is ...

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Ten years later – The importance of Occupy Wall Street

By Leon Pinsky, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) September saw the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the movement which opened a new chapter in the history of social struggle in the U.S. A decade later, we can appreciate the importance of Occupy as the first step in developing a new left, anticapitalist struggles, impacting electoral ...

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Brazil: Partido Socialismo E Liberdade (PSOL) faces its greatest historical test

By Marcus Kollbrunner, Delegate from LSR at the CongressLiberdade, Socialismo e Revolução (LSR) — our sister organisation in Brazil The Seventh National Congress of the Partido Socialismo e Liberdade (PSOL) took place 24–26 September against the background of the pandemic, and in the context of a complicated political conjuncture. The situation is marked by the developing struggle against the genocidal, ...

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Pandora papers reveal a new wave of fraud

By Per Olsson, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna–our sister organisation in Sweden Once again it has been revealed that the rich are hiding money in tax havens. The third release of the Pandora Papers published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveals a multi-billion dollar fraud of hidden wealth, tax avoidance and money laundering by some of the world’s richest. They exploit a complex ...

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German Election-Election leaves Christian Democrats in crisis, Die Linke faces disaster

By Claus Ludwig, Sozialistische Alternative (SAV) — our sister organisation in Germany In the general election on 26 September, Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) lost almost 9 percentage points and plummeted to 24.1%. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) won 25.7%, with the Greens on 14.8%, the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) on 11.5% and the right-wing populist Alternative ...

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