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'People are capable of governing themselves'

Socialist Alliance councillor Sue Bolton spoke to Dave Holmes about her work as a local councillor in Moreland, a municipality in Melbourne, Australia. Bolton was elected in 2012 on a campaign slogan of “community need not developer greed”, which she says “struck a chord with residents”.

Marta Harnecker: From Allende to Chavez

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Socialists and World War I: Turn the imperialist war into a civil war

It has been 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. The centennial of the “war to end all wars” has had countless commemorations … Yet missing from all of the observances of the war are the deeper questions of its causes —divide colonies among predatory ruling classes – and the heroism of those who opposed the mass slaughter.

European Greens: 'We want to cooperate with the new Greek government'

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Why Kobane did not fall

By Dilar Dirik — After 135 days of fearless resistance, the people of Kobane have liberated the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS). Since September 2014, the YPG and YPJ (People’s and Women’s Defence Units) have been leading an epic and unbelievable resistance against the latest wave of attacks by the IS.

South Africa’s electricity crisis: muddle through, meltdown or miracle?

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New phase in the Cuban epic

In ther aftermath of freeing of all the Cuban Five prisoners held by the US and the announcement of new openings in Cuba-US relations, Marxist economist Claudio Katz looks at the new wave of economic reforms in Cuba.

Broad opposition movement rises in Mexico

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Ebola exposes sickness of the global system

To understand the Ebola epidemic, the People's Health Movement says, we must shed light on the global and local political, economic and other societal factors that underlie its appearance, spread and high fatality rate.

Croatia: 'The left is rising again'

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Gerry Adams on 'Good Old IRA' hypocrisy

“It is right that we remember those from previous generations who fought and died or were imprisoned or exiled for their efforts to liberate Ireland of British rule,” Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams writes over attempts to contrast the early IRA with its later incarnation. “But if there is a wilful amnesia, it is within the Dublin establishment parties.”

Rojava's autonomous cantons: what a revolution looks like

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Kurds search for unity amid fight to defeat Islamic State

Across northern Syria and Iraq, Kurdish forces are locked in fierce battles with the murderous Islamic State (IS) armed force, writes Dave Holmes. Whether directly or indirectly, the whole Kurdish people is being drawn into this struggle.

Ireland: Gerry Adams reflects on 20th anniversary of IRA cessation

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United States: Working-class and left electoral politics back on the radar?

The US political system, so highly polarised between conservative Republicans and moderate Democrats, has experienced in the last year some interesting changes on the left-hand margin of the national political scene, Dan Botz writes.

Israel and the coming Arab revolution

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'Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat' reviewed

Laurence Goodchild writes that, in a succinct and well-researched book, Victor Figueroa Clark provides a vivid account of former Chilean president Salvador Allende’s life. Clark also provides much needed historical context to Allende’s Popular Unity government, and addresses his political strategy in a manner relevant to the contemporary “pink tide” in Latin America.

Ukraine debate dominates European Left

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How 'green' is the Green new Deal?

An increasingly popular answer to the ecological crisis facing humanity is the “Green New Deal”, which aims to create “green jobs” to jump start the economy. But, Dan Fitz argues the GND might not provide long term employment and could cause major environmental harm.

Mariela Castro on LGBTI rights in Cuba

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