British anti-imperialists build links with 21st century socialism

18th January 2012 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

The most advanced political struggles taking place in the world today are in Latin America where, breaking the trend of 30 years of defeats for the international left, mass socialist movements have won elections and used government to drive back US imperialism on the continent and to make substantial improvements in the living standards of the majority. (For more see Latin America and socialism of the 21st Century)

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Chilean students fight for free education and a new society

3rd November 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

The huge youth student protests that have shaken Chile in recent months have shattered the myth that it is Latin America’s neo-liberal success story and underlined how mass protests are key to forcing concessions from politicians who argue “there is no alternative”.

The students, whose demands are free education and an end to profit-making in education, have organised six months of resolute protests involving prolonged occupations of hundreds of schools some for months at time, regular demonstrations attracting as many as 1m people (as shown in this video report) in a country of just 16 million people and civil disobedience in the form of direct action, such as this occupation of Parliament (seen here).

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Hugo Chávez

1st July 2011 Socialist Action 0

Our thoughts and solidarity are with Hugo Chávez and all our friends and comrades in Venezuela. Our hopes are for a speedy and full recovery and our commitment is to redouble our [Read more]

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Latin America and socialism of the 21st Century

24th June 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

The most advanced political struggles in the world today are taking place in Latin America, specifically in Cuba and Venezuela where forces representing the working class have conquered state power, broken with imperialism and continue to consolidate their own revolutions and assist the leftward advance across the continent.