May 26, 2022
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    Capitalism

    Review of 2021: Age of disorder, Year 2

    From beginning to end, 2021 was a year of perfect storm for world capitalism. This rotten and decadent system has rarely, if ever before, faced such deep simultaneous crises on so many fronts. It has never been more over-ripe for replacement, and the 2020s are only getting started

    United States: Biden presidency in crisis

    It’s very clear that the Biden administration is in crisis; the “honeymoon” is long gone and unfortunately the left in Congress has failed to put forward an independent working class position.

    Climate change: The end of growth? The capitalist economy & ecological crisis

    The question of economic growth and its relation to the climate crisis is a subject of increasing discussion. Here we offer a Marxist view on this critical issue for the environmental movement.

    Climate crisis: International socialists mobilize in Glasgow for COP26 protests

    ‘Monumental failure’, ‘Empty words, no action’ and ’Utter betrayal’ are just some of the words used to describe the outcome of COP26. To save the climate capitalism needs to be ended. ISA was in Glasgow to build an organisation capable of organising a change to a socialist world.

    Covid vaccines: Welcome developments but profiteering must be opposed

    The vaccine should be free to all on the basis of need, risk of exposure, and risk of serious illness, not on ability to pay. Keishia Taylor, Socialist Party (ISA Ireland) Ten months after the novel coronavirus erupted around the world, after 58 ...

    Capitalism and COVID-19: Why We Need a Planned Economy

    weak spots and vulnerabilities built into every joint in the capitalist system. Keely Mullen Socialist Alternative (ISA-the US) Capitalism is set up like a house of cards. Disjointed supply chains, competition for component parts, research a...

    Keynesianism and the crisis of capitalism

    Is the problem neoliberalism or capitalism? George Martin Fell Brown and Tony Gong, Socialist Alternative (ISA USA) The current economic crisis may have been triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, but its roots lie in a deeper crisis of capital...

    Capitalism rushes to re-open as pandemic grows

    The new blame game Bill Hopwood, Socialist Alternative (ISA Canada) Around the world, countries are lifting the restrictions that were introduced to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. People are being allowed to leave their homes, and workplaces, caf...

    Capitalism and the Chinese state

    How was capitalism restored in China? This article was first published in 2015 in the Greek magazine Marxist Thought. It is now published in English for the first time. Vincent Kolo In March, China’s ornamental ‘parliament’ the National People’s C...

    End of Second World War: Soviet flag raised over the Reichstag

    Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe Paddy   Meehan Socialist party (ISA in Northern Ireland) In the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown, the establishment are appealing to the ‘Blitz spirit’ and the sen...

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    French election 2022: Macron wins, but without enthusiasm. For a ‘third round’ of struggle!

    The second round of the French presidential elections ended with 58.5% for Macron and 41.5% for Le Pen although enthusiasm for Macron was very limited...

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