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System Change not Climate Change – Who is afraid of Greta?

Alternative Socialiste, CWI Québec Is Greta Thunberg a young woman who is “mentally unstable” and spokesperson for “climate alarmism?”  This is how Quebec’s small elite describe the Swedish environmental activist, who will be the guest of honour at Montreal’s big climate march on September 27. Why do they attack her so aggressively? No-one is surprised when such comments come from ...

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Hong Kong: Mass struggle needs a new direction

1.7 million people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday 18 August in yet another gigantic display of anger and defiance against the local (Hong Kong) and central (Beijing) governments. The struggle now enters its 12th week as the Chinese dictatorship shows no signs of shifting from its strategy of increasingly brutal police repression and zero concessions as a ‘solution’ to ...

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Climate Catastrophe and the Case for a Planned Economy

The 20-warmest years on record occurred in the past 22 years and rising temperatures are just one symptom of the climate catastrophe we are now staring down. Eight percent of species are threatened with extinction. The state of Louisiana loses a football-field worth of land every 45 minutes due to rising sea levels. Wildfires are ravaging the Western U.S. and ...

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