Racism

Austria – Only 31,026 votes prevent far right’s Hofer becoming president
By May 26, 2016 Read More →

Austria – Only 31,026 votes prevent far right’s Hofer becoming president

‘Breathing space’ offers chance to build a fighting, democratic left alternative Sonja Grusch, SLP (the Austrian section of the CWI) Since Saturday 23 April, a series of physical earthquakes have shaken Austria. But the most significant was the political earthquake resulting from the 24 April first round of the presidential elections. Norbert Hofer, the candidate […]

South Africa: Worker and student protests intensify

South Africa: Worker and student protests intensify

#OutsourcingMustFall campaign becomes point of reference for the working class Across South Africa protests and strikes by workers and students are continuing across the higher education sector. Protests at the University of the Free State (UFS) grabbed headlines on Monday night when protesting black workers and black students were attacked by white rugby supporters at […]

Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

Unpacking the backpack In the search for a way to fight against discrimination and oppression, many young people in particular embrace identity politics. It can be an important first step towards the development of socialist consciousness – if it leads on to an understanding of the class nature of capitalist society and need for united, […]

Immigration to Canada: A History of Class, Race, Oppression and Resistance

Immigration to Canada: A History of Class, Race, Oppression and Resistance

Refugee Crisis The horrific situation for refugees trying to find a haven in Europe has shone a spotlight on Canadian government policy. The tiny number of Syrians allowed to come to Canada calls to mind shameful events in Canada’s past. The refusal to allow the entry of more than a handful of Jews fleeing the […]

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Reflections on the Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland
By August 14, 2015 Read More →

Reflections on the Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland

The Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, Ohio July 24-26 took place at a crucial junction in the struggle against police violence in communities of color nationally, and in a period of crisis for U. S. capitalism whose fate is tied to institutional racism. Historical Memory Revisited This type of gathering is not new […]

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Fight for Black Freedom!

Fight for Black Freedom!

The one year anniversary of the murder of Mike Brown, killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is right around the corner. His death, like that of 14-year-old Emmett Till at the hands of racists in Mississippi in 1955, helped spark a mass movement. Today it is known as Black Lives Matter, a way […]

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US: An Uprising Against Police Violence

US: An Uprising Against Police Violence

From Ferguson to Staten Island A Staten Island, New York, grand jury announced last week that it will not indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the illegal chokehold death of father of six and Staten Island resident, Eric Garner. This stunning announcement comes on the heels of the explosive wave of protest in Ferguson, and […]

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Ferguson, US: Build a New Black Freedom Movement

Ferguson, US: Build a New Black Freedom Movement

The prospect of a new Black freedom movement has been raised through nearly three months of heroic protests by the youth of Ferguson. Like the murder of Emmett Till in 1955, which helped spark the Civil Rights Movement, Mike Brown’s murder symbolizes the systematic violence and oppression faced by millions of people of color in […]

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Ferguson Leaflet

Ferguson Leaflet

Leaflet distributed in Ferguson by Socialist Alternative US FergusonLeaflet

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