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US: Impeachment on the horizon

Tens of millions of people are looking to get Donald Trump out of office. In his nearly three years in office, he has doled out tax cuts for the richest Americans, systematically stoked racial divisions, ripped up climate regulations as a gift to big energy corporations, and nominated a serial predator to the Supreme Court. By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative, ...

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US: GM auto workers strike – limited walk-back of tier System won

On September 16, 49,000 UAW members walked off the job at all 55 GM manufacturing plants and parts centers in the U.S., in what became the longest national auto strike in half a century. The determination shown by auto-workers on this strike was exemplary. Some remortgaged their homes to make it through the month without pay and picket lines were ...

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Fires, blackouts, climate change: Private utility enrages Californians

Saturday night at a high school homecoming dance in Oakland, the lights went out twice before the school finally cancelled the event. Each time the music stopped the chant went up among the working-class teens gathered “Fuck PG&E! Fuck PG&E!” The anger at the private utility that controls the electric grid for 39 million Californians is deep and broad. Hundreds ...

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British elections: Fight for a Corbyn-led Labour government!

Build a mass movement to win Organise to fight for socialism December’s general election has the potential to mark an historic turning point. It is an opportunity to build a mass movement to demand a society that works for the millions. It’s a chance to kick out the Tories and put Jeremy Corbyn in number ten. Corbyn can win this ...

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Ecuador: Workers and indigenous uprising beats government and IMF

No to a new austerity paquetazo! For a workers and indigenous peoples’ government! By Tony Gong, Socialist Alternative, USA  On the first day of October, President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno ended the country’s fuel subsidies as part of an economic restructuring deal from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Less than two weeks later, Moreno was forced to restore subsidies after ...

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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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