International solidarity

The following statement was adopted by the Socialist Alliance national executive on September 4, 2014 in response to the Australian government's decision to join the US and other imperialist states in a new military intervention in Iraq.

This is a speech given by Socialist Alliance member Dave Holmes on September 12, at Melbourne rally protesting regime's attacks on Kurdish communities across Turkey. The event was organised by the Kurdish Association of Victoria.

Socialist Alliance condemns the unilateral use of force by US President Donald Trump against Syria on April 7.

Socialist Alliance condemns the Australian government for its endorsement of the April 13 missile bombardment of Damascus and Homs by the US, Britain and France.

“Civilians were the overwhelming majority of the more than 1400 people Israel killed in it’s 2009 assault on Gaza. Today, Israel is beginning another assault. A quarter of the Palestinians killed so far are children, including babies,” Sue Bolton, newly elected Socialist Alliance member of the Moreland City Council said.

Far from being too radical, Labor’s shift to the left was too little too late, incomplete and sometimes more rhetoric than substance.

Kavita Krishnan has become a well-known international spokesperson for the movement against sexual violence in India that grew after an horrific, internationally-publicised, gang rape of a student in Delhi in 2012.

The Socialist Alliance conveys its condolences to the families of all its victims of the suspected shooting down to Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine but it rejects the inflammatory Cold-War-style political posturing by both Liberal PM Tony Abbott and Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten.

Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance expresses its solidarity with the Socialist Federation of Youth Associations (SGDF) and the socialist movement in Turkey in the face of the massacre of dozens of young socialist activists in Suruç by ISIS with the collusion of the Turkish government.

At its recent meeting, the National Council of the Socialist Alliance adopted a resolution reaffirming its solidarity for the liberation struggle in West Papua.

The Socialist Alliance condemns the air, land and artillery attack by the Turkish military and other terrorist forces on Afrin, a canton in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava).

 

The struggle for profit leads inevitably to war. For this reason opposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the proxy wars being waged by imperialist powers around the world, are closely interconnected with the fight for global social and economy justice.