US: Socialist Alternative (CWI) wins historic 27% against Washington State House Speaker

US: Socialist Alternative (CWI) wins historic 27% against Washington State House Speaker

US Elections Press release of Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US) Kshama Sawant, the Occupy-inspired Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the USA) candidate for Washington State House, scored 27% against Democratic incumbent Speaker Frank Chopp. With half the votes yet to be counted, Sawant is predicted to win over […]

US: ’Frankenstorm’ leaves scores dead, thousands homeless, millions without power

US: ’Frankenstorm’ leaves scores dead, thousands homeless, millions without power

Aftermath of Sandy further exposes corporate domination of governing institutions Pete Ikeler, Socialist Alternative, New York The gigantic “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy has put thousands out of their homes, millions out of power, and claimed 59 lives across the Northeast. Preliminary estimates of the damage reach up to $50 billion, which […]

Venezuelean elections 2012: Chávez defeats the right

Venezuelean elections 2012: Chávez defeats the right

But socialist policies needed. Tony Saunois, Caracas Thousands flocked to Miraflores, the Presidential Palace in Caracas, Sunday night (October 7) to celebrate the victory of Hugo Chávez in Sunday’s presidential election. In scenes reminiscent of the defeat of the right-wing coup in 2002, soldiers from the presidential guard waved flags […]

Anti-Islam movie Protests spread

Anti-Islam movie Protests spread

Reaping the grapes of wrath Cedric Gerome, CWI Protests sparked by an anti-Islam movie trailer made in the US have spilled over more than 20 countries across the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, countries with important Muslim communities, as well as a few other parts of the world. While […]

Indonesia: Massive strike against outsourcing

Indonesia: Massive strike against outsourcing

“Workers unite! We can’t be defeated!” Dave Hundorf, chinaworker.info Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, was hit by a massive a one-day strike on Wednesday October 3. A joint statement issued by several union organisations said a total of 80 industrial estates in 24 cities were impacted by the strike, in […]