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G7 summit – capitalist leaders maintain course for climate disaster

By Sam Belton Every time the G7 leaders meet it is to discuss a range of hopeless solutions to an ever-growing mountain of crises that are being thrown up by capitalism. Before the first case of Covid-19 was even reported in 2019, G7 leaders nervously met in France to discuss how they might avert the deep economic recession that was ...

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Peru: Pedro Castillo wins Presidential election

By Marcos Ariel (ISA supporter in Argentina) The deep economic crisis, the great social polarization, and the radicalization of the poorest sectors in Peru were expressed in the presidential elections with the triumph of the rural teacher and candidate for the ‘Peru Libre’ party, Pedro Castillo against the ultra-right neo-liberal candidate, Keiko Fujimori. This triumph is a blow not only ...

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Young people: No future under capitalism — Global resistance on the agenda

By Tom Costello, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in England, Wales & Scotland) Recently, the British pro-capitalist journal the Financial Times conducted a survey of more than 1,700 young people, to find out the main concerns and problems facing both Millennials and Generation Zers today. The results were stark but not surprising. When asked what their main problems in life ...

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Canadian State genocide- Remains of 215 Indigenous children found in residential school

Residential schools were part of the Canadian government’s policy to forcefully assimilate Indigenous people. While the federal system, of government-sponsored religious schools was established in 1883, the origins of residential schools date to the 1830s. The Catholic Church ran the majority of residential schools, while others were run by the Anglicans and United Church of Canada. Only the Catholic Church ...

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Myanmar: Lessons from the struggle as it enters new phase

By Rob Jones A graphic example of the current situation in Myanmar was given the other day, when while speaking to one of our correspondents, a bomb exploded in the background. Now nearly four months after the military announced their take-over on 1 February, the country has never been closer to what some commentators call ‘a failed state’. Despite the ...

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Can capitalism solve a plague? Global vaccine inequality spells disaster

By Grace Fors The U.S. is approaching “back to normal.” Millions are vaccinated, the CDC nixed its mask guidelines, and states everywhere are eagerly lifting restrictions in time for summer.  But globally, COVID-19 is exploding. Entire regions are wracked with new outbreaks. The disaster in India has spread throughout South Asia, and Brazil’s COVID crisis is mirrored in Argentina, Paraguay, and Colombia ...

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Italy and South Africa: Workers solidarity action against Israeli State terror

By Giuliano Brunetto, Resistenze Internazionali — our sister organisation in Italy On 14 May, workers of the Autonomous Collective of Port Workers (CALP), members of the Usb base union, and the international association Weapon Watch learned that ‘high-precision bullets’ destined for the Israeli port of Ashdod had been loaded onto the ship ’Asiatic Island’. The container ship ‘Asiatic Island’, flying ...

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End the siege of Gaza- End the occupation of Palestine

Text of Socialist Party leaflet for tomorrow’s protests in solidarity with Palestine. Over the last two weeks we have watched in horror as the Israeli State, the fourth largest military power in the world has waged a murderous assault on Gaza. An estimated 242 Gazans have been killed over the course of 11 days, while buildings were leveled by sustained ...

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Colombia: General strike ignites mass uprising

By David S, SAV (our sister organisation in Germany) On 28 April, the Colombian masses took to the streets. Hundreds of thousands answered the call for a national strike despite the threat of the pandemic and the restrictive lockdown measures currently in place. It is very likely that, without fear of the pandemic, that number would have reached millions. This ...

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