Unpacking the rucksack – Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

Unpacking the rucksack – Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

In the search for a way to fight against discrimination and oppression, many young people in particular embrace identity politics.

Selma: A Film review

Selma: A Film review

Eljeer Hawkins, SocialistAlternative/USA “ …Somewhere in the dream we had an epiphany Now we right the wrongs in history No one can win the war individually It takes the wisdom of the elders and young people’s energy…” – Common and John Legend, “Glory” from the film Selma. The theatrical release […]

The Life and legacy of Malcolm X

The Life and legacy of Malcolm X

50 years since the assassination of the black revolutionary Hugh Caffrey February 21 marks 50 years since the assassination of the black revolutionary activist Malcolm X. As the United States is shaken by mass protests in hundreds of cities against police racism and violence, and a new ‘Black Lives Matter’ […]

Hong Kong: How are political parties financed?

Hong Kong: How are political parties financed?

Socialist Action refuses money from business or government agencies – our support comes from ordinary people From Socialist Magazine, issue 30 The issue of funding for political parties and NGOs has become a big issue. During the ‘Umbrella Revolution’ the pro-government camp railed against “foreign meddling” in Hong Kong’s affairs. […]

Socialism and national rights

Socialism and national rights

Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries From Socialism Today No.181, September 2014 by Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of Socialist Party (England and Wales), CWI Secretariat The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the ‘national question’ once more forcefully onto […]