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USA: trump out! But mass workers' struggle needed

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Online forum 20-23 November. Debate ideas to change the world

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

Workshops include:

New world order: China and the US

The US after the election

How can a mass working-class political voice be built?

Lessons of today's new left formations

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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.

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In The Socialist 11 November 2020:


News

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


US election

After the polarised elections - what way forward?

Trump out! But mass workers' struggle needed

Trump is out - our readers react


Spycops

Spycops inquiry : why the capitalist state feared and continues to fear socialism


Workplace news

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


Campaigns

Donate to the Socialism 2020 appeal now!

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

The Socialist Inbox

Readers of the Socialist react to effects of lockdown


 

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triangleUSA in crisis - the need for a socialist alternative

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Workers:

triangleUnited action needed to defeat fire and rehire

triangleReaders' opinion

triangleNorwich City Council workers vote for strike action over broken promises on pay and conditions

triangleThurrock refuse workers strike escalates

Trump:

triangleIs Biden offering a new 'New Deal'?

triangleEast London Socialist Party: Trump, Biden and the storming of the Capitol

triangleBiden, Labour, and the need for a new mass workers' party

US:

triangleSuperpowers' tensions continue to ratchet up

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Socialism 2020:

triangleTremendous fighting fund reflects confidence

Socialism:

triangleSocialist Party national meeting: Perspectives for socialism after the elections

Capitalist:

triangleStarmer moves against Unite - No to the attack on Beckett

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