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RCEP: World’s Biggest Anti-Worker Trade Deal Signed

Fifteen countries signed on to the world’s biggest trade deal in mid-November. Despite the pro-capitalist propaganda this new free trade deal is bad news for workers, poor and young people in the region. Covering approximately...

Reserve Bank Props Up Capitalism, But Can’t Solve Underlying Problems

Early in November the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced it would intervene to stimulate the economy more directly than it has before. Since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, a number of countries have...

Jobseeker Cuts Leave Millions in Poverty

Fearing the economic and political repercussions of an unemployment spike, the Morrison government was forced to increase the Newstart unemployment allowance by $550 per fortnight earlier this year. But despite widespread economic devastation Morrison’s...

Melbourne’s ‘Second Wave’ of Coronavirus: Capitalism Is To Blame

In late June the second wave of coronavirus infections spread through Melbourne, peaking at the end of July. At the time of writing, the vast majority of Australia's 20,000 confirmed infections and 897 deaths...

The Covid Vaccine & the Failure of Capitalist Competition

This article was originally published by the Socialist Party, the Irish sister organisation of Socialist Action. The total failure of the capitalist system to deliver for the needs and aspirations of ordinary, working-class people is...

Competition vs. Coordination: The Search for a Vaccine

This article was originally published on the website of Socialist Action's US sister section, Socialist Alternative. It was written in coordination with a shop steward at a pharmaceutical company in Belgium and member of...

Belarus: Rigged election ignites revolution

With the beautiful ironic humour that usually accompanies mass uprisings and revolutions, a video has appeared of Belarusian President Alexandr Lukashenko – the man known as “Europe’s last dicator” – driving a salon car...

How to end racist policing?

The nature of policing in the United States is inseparable from the violent, racist history of capitalism in this country. From slave patrols; to Bull Connor’s unleashing dogs and fire hoses against black protesters...

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