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Where is Mexico going?

One year after the victory of AMLO, the class struggle and the 4T. Mauro Espínola and Luis Enrique Barrios, Alternativa Socialista (CWI in Mexico) The victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and the MORENA party in the 1 July 2018 elections represented a turning point in Mexico’s history. Alongside the euphoria over this breakthrough and the enormous support for ...

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Why is the Amazon burning?

Preparing for the Global Climate Change strikes 20 th -27 th September. This July, very worrying news came to light: it is estimated that since the beginning of the year, when Jair Bolsonaro took over the presidency of Brazil, the Amazon loses an area of rainforest equal to one football field every minute. This information has now been overtaken by ...

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Kshama Sawant to Face Off Against Amazon’s Candidate

Big Business Candidates Get Through Primary in All Seven Seattle City Council Races The initial results for Seattle’s city council primary elections will greatly sharpen the class divisions in Seattle. Led by Amazon, big business in Seattle is waging a ferocious campaign to defeat every candidate who isn’t firmly aligned with them. Through a record-breaking infusion of corporate PAC money, business-backed candidates made it ...

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Puerto Rico Movement Forces Out Governor – Cancel the Debt!

Somos más, y no tenemos miedo! Updated August 8 to reflect nullification of Pierluisi’s oath of office. After more than a week of constant protests the Puerto Rican people finally forced Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign on the night of July 24. The announcement came after hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans protested, closing down every exit on the main ...

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Brazil: Perspective for the resistance to Bolsonaro

By André Ferrari, LSR (CWI in Brazil) Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil is a country that is going backwards in all respects. Seven months after his inauguration, what we see is poverty, unemployment, the withdrawal of social rights, attacks on democratic freedoms, authoritarianism, submission to imperialism and a permanent offensive against workers, women, Indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and black people. That is, ...

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Solidarity with workers in Puerto Rico!

A Spiraling Crisis of Corruption, Debt, Austerity, and Colonialism The following is the text of a leaflet that was distributed over the July 20-21 weekend in San Juan by Socialist Alternative members. En Español. A political earthquake has hit Puerto Rico with several days of mounting massive protests demanding the resignation of corrupt, homophobe Governor Ricardo Rossello. This came after the ...

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To Win Bernie’s Platform and Defeat the Right We Need a New Party

By Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative (US) A new generation is rising, politically awakened by the horrific social and environmental future capitalism has on offer. Behind the mass anger at Trump’s bigoted billionaire agenda, most people sense that his election was more symptom than cause. The global surge in right-populism is fueled by rising inequality, grinding austerity, and deeply corrupted political ...

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Seattle and the Socialist Surge in the U.S.

Seattle’s Socialist City Councilmember, Kshama Sawant, is in the midst of a major fight for re-election. Seattle city elections are in two parts: a primary that runs through August 6, and then a run-off between the top two candidates decided on November 5. Ty Moore, Seattle Socialist Alternative Seattle, explains the international significance of Sawant’s time in office and the re-election ...

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No to War in the Middle East – U.S. and Iran Plunge into Conflict

The United States is dangerously close to a military conflict with Iran. The catalyst was the shooting down by Iran of a U.S. military drone on June 20. In response Donald Trump authorized airstrikes against Iran only to halt them ten minutes before they were due to begin. While the immediate threat of military action was temporarily withdrawn, Trump has ...

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