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Amazon Spends $1 million to Try to Buy Seattle Election

On Tuesday, Oct 15, Amazon dropped a $1 million bomb on the Seattle city elections, in a flagrant attempt to blow up Seattle’s democratic process and drive out Seattle’s socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant. This brings their total spending to a RECORD-SMASHING, totally unprecedented $1.5 million! Only US citizens and Green card holders can donate to political parties in the US ...

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Argentina elections: Vote for ‘FIT-Unidad’ and build a socialist alternative for the struggles to come!

Declaration from the CWI Provisional Committee on the Argentinian elections Latin America is experiencing a deepening of its economic, political and social crisis. A new phase of resistance and struggle against the attacks of imperialism, big capital and its local lackeys has begun in the region. The indigenous, popular and workers’ uprising in Ecuador, which forced the government of Lenín ...

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Climate change: The fragile balance of the Arctic

For a few years now, if not months, several atypical events – whether by their intensity or frequency – have occured. Whether they be tornadoes, springtime floods, back-to-back heat waves or quick cycling freezing and thawing; everyone is affected in one way or another. And that’s only what has been happening in Québec, or at least its southern parts. By ...

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US: Democrats begin impeachment proceedings

Build a movement to drive Trump out! As we go to press, the Democratic Party leadership in the House of Representatives has opened a formal impeachment investigation against Donald Trump. While this is not the same as definitively bringing forward articles of impeachment, it is clear now that this is the direction in which things are headed. Millions of people ...

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US: Bernie Sanders releases programme for the labour movement

“If there is going to be class warfare in this country, it’s time that the working class of this country won that war.” – Bernie Sanders As the fight for the Democratic nomination grinds on towards the winter and spring primary season, Bernie Sanders continues to work hard to differentiate himself from the pack by putting forward a bold, clear, ...

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Canada. A New Politics Needed: Strong Left is Best Answer to the Right

By Socialist Alternative (Canada) Millions of Canadians are wondering who to vote for in the federal election. Many will decide by going for the least bad option. This is in sharp contrast to four years ago, when there was energy to kick out Harper and make real change. Trudeau successfully harnessed the desire for change, seeming to boldly offer everything ...

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US. 50,000 GM Workers on Strike

By Steve Edwards (Socialist Alternative, US) The strike of 50,000 UAW members which began Sunday at midnight at all 55 GM plants in the U.S. has the potential to mark a new stage in the revival of working class action. Teachers, hotel workers, and others made 2018 see more days of strike action than any year since 1986. This was ...

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Global housing crisis – a socialist approach to challenge the speculators and build homes needed. 

According to Leilana Farha, the United Nations Rapporteur for Adequate Housing there are now 900 million people across the world living in ‘informal settlements’ even though adequate housing is enshrined as a basic need in the UN Universal Declaration on human rights. She explains that there are rising rates of homelessness in the richest countries in the world as the ...

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Sanders, Warren, and the Fight for Socialist Change

by Tom Crean How Far Can Capitalism Be Reformed? The 2020 presidential election marks a dramatic shift in U.S. politics. The debate in the Democratic Party has increasingly become defined by the ideas and proposals of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. In particular, Sanders, along with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, have popularized “democratic socialism” which now has mass appeal. According to ...

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Brazil: Save the environment, smash the system!

Since the 2018 elections, there has been a marked concern about the direction environmental policies would take should Jair Bolsonaro assume the presidency. Bolsonaro’s declarations on the environment have always been controversial, because they treat any consideration for the preservation of the forest or for indigenous peoples as something that hinders the country’s economic growth. Bruna Leão – August 27, ...

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