Tag Archives: Socialism

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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Climate change: The costs of electric vehicles

By Davis Hay, Socialist Alternative — ISA in Canada Electric vehicles (EV) are hot news. Sales worldwide soared in 2020, increasing by 43 percent over the previous year. Automakers and governments are embracing new EV markets and pushing them as one of the most important solutions to climate change. Governments around the world are announcing support for the shift to ...

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Pride 2021: How will LGBTQ liberation be won?

By Marie O’Toole, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) As we honor Pride month this year, transgender people across the country are under attack by a record-breaking wave of anti-trans bills in state legislatures, primarily targeting trans youth. The number of bills overshadows the amount of discriminatory legislation brought forward even at the height of the 2016 ...

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History: 250 years since the birth of Robert Owen

By Tom Costello Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in England, Wales and Scotland) This month marks 250 years since the birth of a legendary utopian socialist. While today many of his ideas have been contorted into simple philanthropy, what is often overlooked is what he developed. Robert Owen’s radical social vision that provided inspiration for many, itself playing a pivotal ...

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Johnson praises the role of “capitalism and greed” in Covid response

By Daniel Waldron On the anniversary of the first lockdown in the UK, Boris Johnson proclaimed  to Tory backbenchers, “The reason we have the vaccine success is because of capitalism, because of greed, my friends.” The real result of the Tories’ callous, pro-capitalist policies during the Covid pandemic has been almost 130,000 lost lives, one of the highest per-capita death ...

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The End of Growth? The capitalist economy & ecological crisis

The question of economic growth and its relation to the climate crisis is a subject of increasing discussion. Conor Payne and Chris Stewart delve into this question and offer a Marxist view on this critical issue for the environmental movement. Many ecologists, activists and academics argue that an obsession with economic growth is the cause of our current ecological crisis ...

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Review: Seaspiracy directed by Ali Tabrizi

Seaspiracy, Netflix, 2021, Director: Ali Tabrizi Reviewed by Heather O’Callaghan  In a new Netflix documentary, Seaspiracy, the British filmmaker, Ali Tabrizi, tackles ocean pollution and sustainability and embarks on a worldwide voyage to answer questions of why sea pollution has gotten so bad and is seemingly getting worse. More importantly, he asks what we, the world’s population, can do to ...

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Review: The New Corporation — the Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

By Martin LeBrun (our sister organisation in Canada) The 2003 film The Corporation explored the question “if a corporation is a person, what kind of person is it?” The film’s answer, in one of the best documentaries condemning corporations and capitalism, was that corporations are psychopaths. Psychopathy manifests itself in superficial charm, a grandiose sense of self-worth, a manipulative personality, pathological lying, ...

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Irish Sea border threatens political instability

By Daniel Waldron As part of the Brexit process, the Northern Ireland Protocol – which came into force on 1st January – has put a regulatory border down the Irish Sea, as the North remains aligned to the EU single market for goods. The level of disruption to supply chains has been more dramatic than most predicted. This may partially ...

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