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Bolivia: No to the coup!

Fight the right-wing and imperialism throughout Latin America By Liberdade, Socialismo e Revolução – LSR (CWI in Brazil) On Sunday afternoon (10 November,) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, and Vice President, Alvaro Garcia Linera, announced their resignation from their positions in a process that can only be characterized as an ultra-right wing coup d’état backed by landowners, the military and imperialism. ...

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US: How socialists defeated Amazon’s bid to buy Seattle’s elections

Kshama Sawant re-elected despite corporate PACs spending $4 million to buy City Council By Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative Jeff Bezos’s bid to buy Seattle City Council has backfired. Despite big business dropping unprecedented cash behind Amazon-backed candidates in all seven council races, Seattle voters rejected this attempt to flip the council to the right in all but two of the ...

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US: Amazon’s bid to unseat Seattle’s socialist too close to call

Kshama Sawant’s re-election hangs in the balance after $4.1 million was spent to defeat socialist and progressive candidates. By Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative, USA The fight to re-elect Kshama Sawant was a powerful, record-setting grassroots campaign. Despite Amazon directing more financial firepower against Kshama Sawant and Socialist Alternative than any other candidate – helping to make it the most expensive, ...

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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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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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“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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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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US: The “squad” endorses Bernie Sanders

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative, USA October 16 was an important night for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. His performance at the fourth Democratic Party primary debate showed the continued fire behind his campaign. In a moment that has since gone viral, he defended his recent statement that “billionaires should not exist” by pointing to the unthinkable reality that three men ...

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