Archive for March, 2013

US: Fight the Washington State Coal Terminal!

US: Fight the Washington State Coal Terminal!

This is the text of a flier Socialist Alternative handed out at a public hearing in Seattle. A consortium of corporations want to build the Gateway Pacific Terminal – North America’s largest coal export terminal north of Seattle in Bellingham, WA. These corporations seek to exploit the poor economic conditions and massive unemployment faced by […]

Posted in: Environment, US
Workers and Socialist Party launch making waves within the combative SA working class

Workers and Socialist Party launch making waves within the combative SA working class

The Marikana massacre, where police armed with automatic weapons opened fire and killed 34 striking miners, was a watershed in post-Apartheid South Africa. Echoing this, one headline covering the launch read “born in post-Marikana anger, Workers & Socialist Party enters SA politics”. The most significant feature of the 2012 mineworkers’ strikes was the organisation of […]

Posted in: South Africa
March 8th, 2013: The day of international working women’s solidarity
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March 8th, 2013: The day of international working women’s solidarity

For over a hundred years, March 8th has been the day on which to commemorate the great struggles of working women for a better deal at work and in society. It is also the day to celebrate the contribution of women – some famous, many unknown – in the fight against oppression and for socialism. […]

Posted in: Women
Venezuela: After the death of Hugo Chávez

Venezuela: After the death of Hugo Chávez

After a long battle with cancer, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez died on 5 March 2013. TONY SAUNOIS assesses the role of Chávez and the situation following his death. Most capitalist journals and commentators could barely contain their glee at the death of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chávez Frias. The Financial Times perhaps most accurately summed up […]

Posted in: Venuzuela