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Germany: “Rent madness” checked by campaign for nationalisation

Debates about the need to nationalise housing corporations have been continuing for months in Berlin and across Germany. The discussion was initiated by the Berlin based campaign to “Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co.”, which the SAV (German section of the CWI-majority) supports. As a result, the state parliament is to vote on introducing a rent freeze. by Lucy Redler, SAV ...

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25 November: Socialist feminist struggle against gender violence !

“We are not silent. We are not scared. We are not obeying.” — Istanbul, Turkey — chants from protest against gender violence International Women’s Day 2019 in defiance of a state ban on the demonstration and police use of tear gas “My life is not your porn” — Seoul, South Korea — main slogan on 70,000 strong demonstration against ‘spy ...

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“Chile despertó”! Chile wakes up in mass protest

Just weeks ago, right-wing President Piñera was declaring in the media that Chile was an oasis in Latin America and the IMF was praising its merits. But when he announced a 30 pesos (about 5 euro cents) increase in the fee for a metro ticket, thousands of young people from secondary schools organised massive protests. The youth ‘invaded’ the metro ...

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Kshama Sawant Re-Election Campaign Weekly Round Up

By Seattle Socialist Alternative Amazon’s money bomb backfires! Amazon spending $1 million trying to buy Seattle City Council has provoked anger. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren take to social media to warn against the danger of letting Amazon buy Seattle’s City Council elections and support our campaign along with others running against Amazon-backed candidates. Thank you to Bernie Sanders for ...

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Thailand: A challenge to the military dictatorship?

After 5 years of Constitutional wrangling, the military junta that seized power in Thailand in 2014 organised a parliamentary election earlier this year, which resulted in a surprise showing for a new party “Future Forward”.  This week’s sacking of the King’s “consort” and six senior palace officials accused of “extremely evil conduct” and “disloyalty” indicate problems developing within the ruling ...

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Continuing the fight for International socialism

Article by Danny Byrne CWI Provisional Committee and Socialist Alternative (CWI in England, Wales and Scotland), written for Socialist World magazine, a political journal produced by Socialist Alternative, USA. As many of our readers are aware, the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), the socialist international organization with which Socialist Alternative in the U.S. is in political solidarity, has been ...

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Canada: Instability Ahead

by Socialist Alternative Canada Canadians woke up on Tuesday, October 22, to a parliament vastly different than what we’ve had for the past four years. The new parliament reflects the profound regional differences, an urban/rural divide and diverging visions of Canada’s economy as either primarily resource-based or diversified and “green”. However, the results did not reveal a sharp class divide, ...

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Egypt. Can the current protests lead to regime change?

After several years of relative calm, a wave of protests beginning at the end of September has once again shaken Egypt (see https://worldsocialist.net/?p=383). Although for now, particularly against the background of explosive events in other parts of the Middle East, the protests have lost some momentum, the problems facing the Egyptian masses have still not been resolved. Igor Yasin from ...

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Catalonia: 18-O general strike shows the huge potential of the movement

The largely bottom-up mass protest movement against the prison sentences for pro-independence politicians is seeing a new, radicalised generation coming into struggle for the first time. However, for now, the movement lacks the democratic structures and political programme it needs in order to develop into a force fighting for an independent and socialist Catalan republic. The potential for that though ...

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