‘Greatest crisis of bourgeois order in our lifetimes’

SWP leader speaks in Australia, New Zealand on world politics, building international working-class movement
Vol. 82/No. 44 - November 26, 2018
February-March strike by West Virginia teachers, above, was “the most important labor battle in U.S. in decades,” Socialist Workers Party leader Mary-Alice Waters said at Militant Labor Forums Oct. 21 in Sydney, Australia, below, and in New Zealand two days earlier. “It showed the nascent power of the working class.” She also said, “Nowhere is it more apparent than in the Asia-Pacific region that the entire post-World War II imperialist order put in place by Washington and its allies is being pulled apart at the seams.”

SYDNEY — “There is no better vantage point than here in Australia and New Zealand to verify that what is unfolding today are the biggest political ruptures in the capitalist world order that those of us sitting in this hall…

Typhoon hits Philippines, adds to social crisis facing workers

Vol. 82/No. 37 - October 8, 2018
Miners join rescue workers to dig out victims buried in mudslide in Itogon, Philippines.

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Mangkhut, named Ompong here, slammed into northern Luzon, the largest island in the north of the archipelago, Sept. 15. With torrential rains and sustained winds of 105 mph gusting up to 160 mph, the Category 5…

Philippine students scoop up communist literature

Vol. 82/No. 17 - April 30, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the Communist Leagues in Australia and New Zealand took advantage of an invitation from PUP SPEAK — the Student Party for Equality and Advancement of Knowledge — to set up a literature table at the…

Protesters demand Aboriginal rights, hit racist ‘Australia Day’

Vol. 82/No. 9 - March 5, 2018

SYDNEY — Tens of thousands of people, overwhelmingly youth, protested around the country Jan. 26 in the largest demonstrations in support of Aboriginal rights in decades. The actions were called to counter the rulers’ patriotic Australia Day holiday. Aboriginal people…