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US. Seattle’s Working People Won the Nation’s First Ban on Caste Discrimination

Originally published by The Nation. Standing in the Seattle City Council chambers on February 21, an Indian-American tech worker named Naresh recalled the caste discrimination he has faced beginning at age 5 in India. His voice quivered with anger as he thought about

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China’s mass revolt – where now?

Most significant protests since the 1989 Democracy Movement At the time of writing police are massing in Chinese cities in an effort to stamp out the recent protest wave. Protests continue at universities. The coming weekend could see new street

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Sri Lanka. Mass Storming of Presidential Palace Forces Gotabaya Rajapaksa out of Power

The revolution continues, the whole system has to go! Fast-paced events in crisis-ridden Sri Lanka have taken yet a new turn today, Saturday 9 July, as hundreds of thousands of people descended onto the capital Colombo in a day of

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Sri Lanka: Appointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe Will Not Fix Anything

After weeks of mass protests, strikes, and general strikes across Sri Lanka, which included earlier this week an elementary explosion of popular fury at the country’s ruling elite following a violent attack perpetrated by armed pro-regime thugs against the ‘GotaGoGama’

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Sri Lanka: PM Resigns After Counter-Revolutionary Assault Provokes Furious Response

Events have taken a frenetic pace in Sri Lanka over the last 72 hours. Nothing short of a revolutionary crisis has developed, one that is likely to be a forerunner of similar upheavals in other countries. On the morning of

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Historic “Hartal” Grinds Sri Lanka to a Halt

Responding to a joint appeal issued by over 2,000 trade unions, a countrywide ‘Hartal’ (total strike) brought Sri Lanka to a halt today, Friday 6th. The hartal, the largest in 69 years, was a resounding success. The Railway Joint Trade

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May 1: International Workers’ Day — Workers of the World Unite Against Decaying Capitalism

“The burdens of war will consume the best energies of the peoples for decades, endanger the achievements of social reform, and hinder every step forward. Cultural devastation, economic decline, political reaction these are the blessings of this horrible conflict of

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Pakistan. Imran Khan Ousted — Political Crisis and the Socialist Alternative

Pakistani society is in for a turbulent period. While the poor and working people of the country have desperately searched to find a way out of the sky-high inflation and cost of living crisis, none has seemingly been on offer.

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Sri Lanka. Masses Revolt Against Consequences of Failing System

In late 2019 and in 2020, the Rajapaksa family scored convincing victories in both presidential and parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka. As we explained then, this was a call for stability, something that the alliance around the Rajapaksa family, however,

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No to war in Ukraine! Build a mass anti-war and anti-imperialist movement

Statement by International Socialist Alternative ISA expresses its full solidarity with the people of Ukraine who already suffer exploitation, oppression, corruption and growing poverty conditions, and now face the horror of war and bloodshed. As Russian troops and tanks have

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