Tag Archives: Socialism

Climate catastrophe demands a revolutionary struggle for democratic socialism

By Arne Johansson, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna — ISA in Sweden The pitiful outcome of the Glasgow climate summit, COP26, has been greeted with anger and frustration by the world’s climate activists. Completely inadequate and ineffective market solutions mean a continued rapidly shrinking “carbon dioxide budget”. This has led Greta Thunberg to call the summit a “Global North greenwash festival” and the ...

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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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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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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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