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Global housing crisis – a socialist approach to challenge the speculators and build homes needed. 

According to Leilana Farha, the United Nations Rapporteur for Adequate Housing there are now 900 million people across the world living in ‘informal settlements’ even though adequate housing is enshrined as a basic need in the UN Universal Declaration on human rights. She explains that there are rising rates of homelessness in the richest countries in the world as the ...

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Sanders, Warren, and the Fight for Socialist Change

by Tom Crean How Far Can Capitalism Be Reformed? The 2020 presidential election marks a dramatic shift in U.S. politics. The debate in the Democratic Party has increasingly become defined by the ideas and proposals of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. In particular, Sanders, along with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, have popularized “democratic socialism” which now has mass appeal. According to ...

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Brazil: Save the environment, smash the system!

Since the 2018 elections, there has been a marked concern about the direction environmental policies would take should Jair Bolsonaro assume the presidency. Bolsonaro’s declarations on the environment have always been controversial, because they treat any consideration for the preservation of the forest or for indigenous peoples as something that hinders the country’s economic growth. Bruna Leão – August 27, ...

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Where is Mexico going?

One year after the victory of AMLO, the class struggle and the 4T. Mauro Espínola and Luis Enrique Barrios, Alternativa Socialista (CWI in Mexico) The victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and the MORENA party in the 1 July 2018 elections represented a turning point in Mexico’s history. Alongside the euphoria over this breakthrough and the enormous support for ...

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Why is the Amazon burning?

Preparing for the Global Climate Change strikes 20 th -27 th September. This July, very worrying news came to light: it is estimated that since the beginning of the year, when Jair Bolsonaro took over the presidency of Brazil, the Amazon loses an area of rainforest equal to one football field every minute. This information has now been overtaken by ...

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Kshama Sawant to Face Off Against Amazon’s Candidate

Big Business Candidates Get Through Primary in All Seven Seattle City Council Races The initial results for Seattle’s city council primary elections will greatly sharpen the class divisions in Seattle. Led by Amazon, big business in Seattle is waging a ferocious campaign to defeat every candidate who isn’t firmly aligned with them. Through a record-breaking infusion of corporate PAC money, business-backed candidates made it ...

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Puerto Rico Movement Forces Out Governor – Cancel the Debt!

Somos más, y no tenemos miedo! Updated August 8 to reflect nullification of Pierluisi’s oath of office. After more than a week of constant protests the Puerto Rican people finally forced Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign on the night of July 24. The announcement came after hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans protested, closing down every exit on the main ...

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Brazil: Perspective for the resistance to Bolsonaro

By André Ferrari, LSR (CWI in Brazil) Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil is a country that is going backwards in all respects. Seven months after his inauguration, what we see is poverty, unemployment, the withdrawal of social rights, attacks on democratic freedoms, authoritarianism, submission to imperialism and a permanent offensive against workers, women, Indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and black people. That is, ...

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Solidarity with workers in Puerto Rico!

A Spiraling Crisis of Corruption, Debt, Austerity, and Colonialism The following is the text of a leaflet that was distributed over the July 20-21 weekend in San Juan by Socialist Alternative members. En Español. A political earthquake has hit Puerto Rico with several days of mounting massive protests demanding the resignation of corrupt, homophobe Governor Ricardo Rossello. This came after the ...

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