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US: Justice for Breonna Taylor – The Whole System Is Guilty

The below is the text of a leaflet distributed at protests the night of the non-indictment in Breonna Taylor’s murder by Socialist Action's US co-thinkers, Socialist Alternative. Under intense pressure from the political establishment, a...

US: Revolt for Black Lives in Kenosha

  This article was first published by Socialist Action's co-thinkers in the United States, Socialist Alternative. Jacob Blake: unarmed, Black, father, and paralyzed from the waist down. Seven shots in his back at point blank range...

The role of the working class in fighting racism

This article was published by Socialist Action’s sister organisation in the U.S. While it focuses on the specifics of the racist, violent history of the U.S. ruling class analogies, parallels and similarities can be...

Australian capitalism built on forced labour

Prime Minister Scott Morrison tried to cut across the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in June by claiming there was no slavery in Australia. He was quickly forced to retreat. Australia’s ruling class and the...

Indigenous deaths in custody continue

Readers are advised that the following article contains names and descriptions of people who have died. At least 437 First Nations people have died in custody since the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in...

Who are the real looters?

During the recent Black Lives Matter protests, following the murder of George Floyd, the mainstream media has been guilty of sensationalism, focusing on limited instances of ‘looting’ to discredit the BLM movement. This is a...

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...

Mass, coordinated action needed to win #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

George Floyd gasped “I can’t breathe,” again and again, for nine long minutes. This is murder. It is murder at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. Yet the recent racist killings of Breonna Taylor...

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