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7 November 2012
End the era of 'disaster capitalism': The gigantic 'Frankenstorm' hurricane Sandy has put thousands out of their homes, left millions without power, and claimed more than 100 lives across north eastern USA...
13 April 2011
Republicans and Democrats in the US Congress recently agreed an eleventh hour deal to slash a massive $38 billion from federal government spending, mainly on public services and welfare...
30 March 2011
Pay squeeze Average take home pay is lower today than in 2004, according the BBC's Panorama TV programme - The Big Squeeze - shown on 28 March. It reckoned that the average worker takes home £1,088 a year less than two years ago after adjusted for inflation.
4 December 2010
Stop Press:Liberal Democrats have been forced to cancel their London conference today due to student protests supported by Socialist Students and Youth Fight for Jobs...
11 November 2010
THE US 2010 mid-term elections revealed the deepening instability of the two-party system and capitalism, writes Philip Locker, Socialist Alternative, USA.
3 November 2010
As The Socialist goes to print, US electors will be voting in their mid-term congressional elections...
12 May 2010
This article by Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party was written on the day after the general election...
7 May 2010
In the issue of The Socialist published immediately before the general election, we wrote: "The British electoral system - famed throughout the world for ensuring 'stability' - now acts like a slot machine with the outcome highly uncertain." writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
23 April 2010
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, discusses the options facing the capitalists and their parties following the general election...
21 April 2010
In the space of a week the LibDems' prospects were apparently transformed, following the first television debate between the main party leaders, writes Ken Douglas.
24 March 2010
AFTER MUCH horse trading Barack Obama's heavily diluted healthcare bill was passed by the US House of Rep-resentatives by 219 to 212 votes...
19 January 2010
Feature ONE YEAR ago, on 20 January 2009, the largest gathering of people in US history witnessed the inauguration in Washington DC of Barack Obama as president of the United States. For many older African-American workers, this was viewed as the most important political event of their lives, writes Bryan Koulouris, Socialist Alternative (CWI, USA).
19 January 2010
As part of their 'progressive cuts' agenda, the Liberal Democrats have now backed down from their pledge of abolishing tuition fees, writes Paul Phillips Youth Fight for Jobs student organiser.
16 September 2009
THE EDIFICE of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) rule has finally come tumbling down with the dramatic defeat it suffered in the Lower House elections on 30 August, writes Carl Simmons, Kokusai Rentai (International Solidarity), CWI in Japan.
21 January 2009
OBAMA'S VICTORY in the 2008 election was historic. It signified a clear rejection of the Bush administration and its war on Iraq and ultra-free market policies. Voters also made history by electing the first black president in a country that was built on slavery and racism, writes Ramy Khalil, Socialist Alternative, USA
6 November 2008
On Tuesday, voters delivered a decisive, historic defeat to the Republican agenda of corporate greed, corruption, and war. While the total voter turnout remains unclear, experts are estimating up to 64% of eligible voters cast ballots, the highest in at least 40 years, potentially the highest in a century. Ty Moore and Tony Wilsdon, Socialist Alternative (CWI USA)
4 November 2008
US president Barack Obama supporter, photo Paul Mattsson
23 April 2008
Reviewed by Peter Taaffe: As the pace of the intractable crisis of world capitalism speeds up and deepens, so the frantic rush to find solutions gathers pace...
2 April 2008
ON 24 February, Ralph Nader declared he was running for President to challenge the corporate stranglehold over US politics, writes Philip Locker, Socialist Alternative, USA.
1 March 2008
As stated previously, it is still too early to predict the outcome of the next general election...
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