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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 November 2020
USA: trump out! But mass workers' struggle needed
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The nightmare of Trump's presidency and the chaos of the US presidential election represent, at root, the crisis of US capitalism - which is in decline as a world superpower - and of the capitalist system itself which cannot escape its crisis since the 2007-8 crash.
The chaos also reveals starkly that a 'lesser evilism' approach offers nothing but a dead end to the working class and young people fighting for their lives and livelihoods amid the misery of covid and capitalist crises.
What is the prospect now for building a working class political voice and fightback?
Socialism 2020 is a forum of political discussion and debate open to all looking for ideas to change the world.
Socialism 2020 includes 38 workshops including one led by socialists from the US, and workshops on the theme of 'after Corbyn'.
The US presidential candidate for the Green Party, Howie Hawkins, used his campaign to raise the need to build a mass working-class political voice there.
Howie will speak at the main rally of Socialism 2020, 6-8pm, Saturday 21 November
New world order: China and the US
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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 11 November 2020:
Capitalists vs working class - not in it together
Tory U-turn: Free school meals
Tory U-turn: Furlough extended - not enough to save jobs
Covid and poverty rising - Welsh lockdown ends with little progress
Covid law used against striking workers - for workers' control of safety measures
Schools need union action for safety
After the polarised elections - what way forward?
Trump out! But mass workers' struggle needed
Trump is out - our readers react
Spycops inquiry : why the capitalist state feared and continues to fear socialism
Rolls-Royce: Lancashire workers' strike shows the way to fight aerospace cuts and job losses
RMT union AGM votes to defend union democracy
Sainsbury's and Argos: Closures, cuts and soaring sales
Fight the witch-hunt of Corbyn and his supporters
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Solidarity with Manchester students - fight for democratic control of campus safety
Southampton trade unionists demand: "We won't pay for Covid"
Labour movement conference to defend Corbyn and discuss new party
The struggle for a new mass workers' party
Selling the Socialist
Review and readers' opinion
Trotsky's ideas live on in the CWI
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Readers of the Socialist react to effects of lockdown
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