Tag Archives: United States

US: Mass pressure forces Biden to reverse position on big pharma’s vaccine patents

By Kshama Sawant For months, a global struggle has been developing to demand that the governments of wealthy, Western nations put people before billionaire profit, and end the stunning inequity in access to the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine. The rapid and widespread global dissemination of vaccinations is at the center of every strategy by public health professionals to stop the spread ...

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Atlanta tragedy: Right-wing hate targets Asian women

Statement by Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) Socialist Alternative extends our condolences to the family and friends of the eight victims of a deadly shooting in Atlanta Tuesday evening. Six of the victims were Asian women, placing the attack squarely at the intersection of extreme sexism, racism, and xenophobia.  Since the beginning of the pandemic last ...

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Texas: Workers freeze due to billionaire greed

By Ryan Booker, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) Last week, as a historic winter storm hit much of the United States and temperatures plummeted far below freezing, blackouts began to roll across the Texas power grid. At their peak, the blackouts left more than four million people, largely working families, without heat and electricity during the coldest ...

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As 2021 begins: American capitalism faces multifaceted crisis

By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) It is clear we are living through a historic transition in the U.S. A devastating pandemic has triggered a deep economic downturn which comes only a decade after the Great Recession that already exposed capitalism’s rot. Institutions have lost credibility and political polarization is at unprecedented levels. Beyond this, ...

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United States- Biden’s foreign policy: Back to normal imperialism?

By George Martin Fell Brown During the election, Biden promised that, as president, he would “repair the damage wrought by President Trump and chart a fundamentally different course for American foreign policy for the world as we find it today”. Now that Trump is out, there are expectations that the Biden administration will signify a “reset” in world relations. Under ...

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US: Minneapolis Council Makes Big Promises in Response to Rebellion

By Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) Two weeks after the dawn of a working-class rebellion, led by young people of color, shook the political establishment to its core, there is a growing discussion about where the movement should go from here. Because of the strength of the movement, the same Democratic Party politicians who presided over the ...

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Mass movement against racism sweeps the U.S.

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) At 8:25 pm on May 25 George Floyd stopped breathing. Moments later his pulse stopped. It was two minutes before Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin removed his knee from Floyd’s neck. Less than an hour later, he was pronounced dead. On the day of George Floyd’s death, we had ...

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US: Mass, Coordinated Action Needed to Win #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

By members of Socialist Alternative, our sister organisation in the US, in Minneapolis George Floyd gasped “I can’t breathe,” again and again, for nine long minutes. This is murder. It is murder at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. Yet the recent racist killings of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless cases of racist police murder over the ...

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