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US: Why did Washington order air strikes on Syria?

US: Why did Washington order air strikes on Syria?

No support for Trump or Assad – For workers’ unity. Working people in the U.S. and around the world were understandably horrified by the images of children dying from Sarin gas in Idlib, Syria. It is only the latest barbaric act in a civil war that has seen 400,000 die and millions driven from their […]

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Women’s Marches: A new movement rising

Women’s Marches: A new movement rising

Millions of women led protests across the world against the bigoted new US president – the biggest ever inauguration demos. They form part of a much wider struggle to defend and extend women’s rights. On 21 January 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, a surge of resistance exploded onto the streets of 673 cities […]

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Trump, Brexit and politics now

Trump, Brexit and politics now

Trump’s victory has further exposed the systemic problems facing capitalism today. It has widened the splits in establishment parties and between nation states. It is fuelling rising anger against the existing order. At the same time, we are beginning to see the kind of collective action needed to provide an alternative. The election of Donald […]

Posted in: Britain, Europe, International, US
US: During the Next 100 Days: Build the Resistance to Trump’s Agenda!

US: During the Next 100 Days: Build the Resistance to Trump’s Agenda!

One of the most reactionary, bigoted, and predatory administrations in modern history has officially taken office. The incoming Trump presidency, from the vicious tweets to the bizarre press conferences to the reactionary cabinet picks and executive orders, has millions of people understandably feeling they are in an unfolding nightmare. People fear a man who has […]

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2017: Upheaval and Fightback Will Continue Worldwide

2017: Upheaval and Fightback Will Continue Worldwide

2016 was the year when the pent-up anger of the masses worldwide finally spilled over in a series of political earthquakes – a delayed reaction to the devastating world economic crisis of 2007-08. And tremors are still being felt, with serious aftershocks – if not new earthquakes – expected in 2017.The changed situation was dramatically […]

US: The Growing Push to “Take Back” the Democratic Party

US: The Growing Push to “Take Back” the Democratic Party

A huge debate is opening up among workers and youth about how to defeat Trump and fight for genuinely progressive politics. Packed meetings of hundreds of people, including many organized by Socialist Alternative, are being held around the country. One common idea is that we must combine the building of a movement against Trump with […]

Historic Victory at Standing Rock Calls for Celebration and Vigilance

Historic Victory at Standing Rock Calls for Celebration and Vigilance

For the last eight months, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has led a historic campaign against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), uniting hundreds of tribes, environmentalists, veterans and other activists inspired by their bold stand in defense of native treaty rights and the environment. On Sunday, millions of people around the world celebrated news that […]

US: Trump Prepares Vicious Attacks – We Must Prepare Massive Resistance

US: Trump Prepares Vicious Attacks – We Must Prepare Massive Resistance

Trump’s victory in the presidential election was a profound shock to tens of millions of progressive workers, young people, immigrants, women, people of color, Muslims, and LGBTQ people across the U.S. As Trump’s reactionary cabinet appointments have been announced and the list of targets of his administration has become clearer, there is enormous fear and […]

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We Need Mass Resistance to Trump and a New Party of the 99%

We Need Mass Resistance to Trump and a New Party of the 99%

People in the US and around the world awoke today to one of the most shocking political upsets in living memory with the election of Donald Trump as president. It was the culmination of an election cycle when ordinary Americans rose up against the political establishment and against the destructive effects of globalization and neo-liberalism. […]

Build the Resistance Against Trump

Build the Resistance Against Trump

No Deportations! Black Lives Matter! Defend Worker’s and Women’s Rights! The victory of Donald Trump is being met with shock, fear, and anger. Especially for immigrants, muslims, people of color, women, and other oppressed people who Trump has singled out for attack, the question of how to defend themselves against the coming attacks is sharply […]

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