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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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No Surprises in Greek General Election

SYRIZA responsible for ND’s return Slightly edited editorial comment by Xekinima (CWI in Greece), published July 8, 2019. There were no surprises in the results of the July 7 elections in Greece, they confirmed the trends that were already evident in May’s Euroelections: Greece’s traditional right-wing party New Democracy (ND) was the victor, SYRIZA’s support fell as voters punished it ...

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Hong Kong Political Crisis Deepens

After Legco is stormed government prepares to launch massive counter-offensive Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) On July 1, the 22nd anniversary of the handover and a traditional day of mass anti-government protest, Hong Kong’s mass struggle against the unelected government’s extradition law entered a new phase. For almost a month the government and Hong Kong’s state apparatus have ...

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Spanish State: “Wolf Pack” Rapists Convicted by Supreme Court

In an important victory for the mass feminist movement, the Spanish supreme court has increased the convictions in the Pamplona “Wolf Pack” case to 15 years imprisonment for the five guilty men. It also ruled that the 18 year young woman was raped and was not just a victim of the lesser charge of sexual abuse. By John Hird (member ...

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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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What do Trump’s Trade and Tech Wars Mean for Global Capitalism?

The following article is written by Vincent Kolo of ChinaWorker.info, the website of the Chinese section of the Committee for a Workers International, with which Socialist Alternative in the U.S. is in political solidarity. ChinaWorker.info and SocialistAlternative.org are covering the explosive developments in Hong Kong where our co-thinkers have participated in the mass demonstrations against repressive legislation which have rocked the pro-Beijing government. They have called ...

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How Long Can Hong Kong’s “Zombie” Leader Carrie Lam Cling to Power?

After one in four of Hong Kong’s population join mega demonstration – how far can the movement push? The incredible mass movement in Hong Kong with two million people marching last Sunday is shaking the whole region. Offensiv (weekly newspaper of CWI in Sweden) spoke to Vincent Kolo of chinaworker.info: “It is an unprecedented movement in Hong Kong which has mobilised the biggest ...

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Hong Kong: Mass Outrage at Police Violence

Down with Carrie Lam’s brutal regime! Build for a political strike to stop the extradition law! On June 9, one million marchers demonstrated in Hong Kong against the government’s proposed amendments to the extradition law. These amendments, if passed, would serve to legalize the Chinese dictatorship’s abductions of political dissidents, even those just transiting through Hong Kong’s international airport. The ...

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