International

Myanmar: ‘Ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya causes worldwide outrage
By September 20, 2017 Read More →

Myanmar: ‘Ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya causes worldwide outrage

What was a slow-burning conflict between the government of Myanmar (Burma) and the Rohingya people of Rakhine, has escalated in the last three weeks into a major humanitarian crisis. More than 400,000 people fled the country towards neighbouring Bangladesh. Tens of thousands have been trapped in a rain-soaked no-man’s land without food, shelter or medical […]

Posted in: International, Myanmar
North Korea: Nuclear stand-off – dangerous escalation of Washington and Pyongyang conflict
By September 11, 2017 Read More →

North Korea: Nuclear stand-off – dangerous escalation of Washington and Pyongyang conflict

The North Korean bomb test on 3 September, the most powerful yet, and the bellicose reaction of the US, underlines the volatile and dangerous situation in the peninsula and entire region. The huge blast in the north of the country was felt in South Korea and China. The regime claimed it was a hydrogen bomb, […]

Posted in: China, International, Korea, US, War
Venezuela: the capitalist offensive – has socialism failed?
By September 10, 2017 Read More →

Venezuela: the capitalist offensive – has socialism failed?

An international campaign by capitalist politicians and media has been unleashed against president Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuelan government. It has been used by Labour’s Blairista right wing to try to weaken Jeremy Corbyn. In Spain, the spectre of Venezuela has been held up as a warning of what a Podemos-led government would mean. The close links […]

Posted in: International, Venuzuela
Russian Revolution timeline – July/August 1917

Russian Revolution timeline – July/August 1917

Below we look at the events of July and August 1917 in Russia. Dates are given in the old style Julian calendar used in Russia at the time. This was 13 days earlier than the Gregorian calendar (adopted in Russia in 1918). The economy is in crisis, with inflation out of control and workers thrown […]

US: Hurricane Harvey – a tragedy made worse by capitalism

US: Hurricane Harvey – a tragedy made worse by capitalism

Hurricane Harvey is a historic tragedy affecting millions of people. Socialist Alternative wishes to express our deepest solidarity to all those who have lost loved ones or homes, and will face hardship for weeks to come. Houston, the fourth-largest city in the U.S. with a metro population of over six million, has been devastated by […]

Hong Kong: 140,000 demonstrate against government repression

Hong Kong: 140,000 demonstrate against government repression

The massive August 20 demonstration called at just five days’ notice showed the depths of the popular backlash against the jailing of 16 young activists On August 20, up to 140,000 poured onto Hong Kong’s streets in the biggest anti-government protest since the 2014 Umbrella Movement. This incredible demonstration, protesting the imprisonment of 16 young […]

Posted in: Hong Kong, International
Finding a Route to Socialism USA

Finding a Route to Socialism USA

At the end of June, amid a growing discussion about socialism in the US, Bhaskar Sunkara wrote an important op-ed in the New York Times entitled ‘Socialism’s Future May Be Its Past’. ALAN JONES wrote a contribution on behalf of Socialist Alternative. This is an edited version – the full article is here, from the […]

Neo-Nazi Violence in Charlottesville Reawakens the Resistance

Neo-Nazi Violence in Charlottesville Reawakens the Resistance

Mass Demonstrations and a Left Alternative Needed to Fight the Right The vicious white nationalist violence in Charlottesville and across the country this weekend has acted as a collective wake up call. A powerful left challenge must be built against racist violence, vigilante intimidation, and bigoted government policies. Leaders like Bernie Sanders, alongside the unions, […]

Posted in: International, Racism, US
Venezuela: Imperialist offensive sharpens following Assembly elections

Venezuela: Imperialist offensive sharpens following Assembly elections

Only the working class taking power from capitalists and bureaucrats can defeat reaction On 30 July elections were held to elect members of the “National Constituent Assembly” (ANC). In the days prior to the election, US imperialism and the MUD (the coalition which unites the right and far-right in Venezuela) backed a campaign of threats […]

Posted in: International, Venuzuela
CWI/IR unification: An historic strengthening of the forces of Marxism

CWI/IR unification: An historic strengthening of the forces of Marxism

22 July unification congress unanimously approves unification The Committee for a Workers’ International and Izquierda Revolucionaria held a special unification congress on 22 July in Barcelona. This was the culmination of an intense and thorough process of discussion, exchange, and practical joint militant work between both organisations over more than 10 months. Delegates elected by […]

Posted in: International, Marxism