Latin America

Indian feminist and socialist Kavita Krishnan was the keynote speaker at the People's Power in the “Asian Century” seminar in Sydney on June 7. The seminar was held as part of the Socialist Alliance’s 10th national conference over the weekend of June 7-9.

The Socialist Alliance strongly condemns the actions of the United States President Donald Trump in backing an attempted coup against the democratically elected government of Venezuela.

Socialist Alliance has joined 30 other parties, organisations and trade unions in issuing a statement in solidarity with the people of Venezuela and Brazil.

We, the undersigned parties and organisations in the Asia region, condemn the moves by the United States government to impose sanctions on Venezuelan citizens it deems to have “abused human rights”.

Socialist Alliance supports and campaigns for:

  1. Solidarity with Latin American revolutionary movements challenging corporate exploitation, foreign domination and neoliberal policies including in Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia and those countries who are seeking to building "socialism for the 21st century".
  2. Every step towards a strengthening of the independence and unity of Latin American nations against imperialist domination including, but not limited to, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), nationalisations, debt cancellations, land reform, governme

Socialist Alliance has joined with other Asian region left and progressive organisations to oppose the United States-backed coup in Bolivia.

History will record Fidel as a great revolutionary leader, but this reflects more than his qualities as an exceptional individual. His leadership reflects the power of the Cuban revolution.

The 10th national conference of Socialist Alliance is taking place at a time extreme inequality, intensified conflict and ecological crisis on a global scale. The 85 richest individuals in the world now hold as much wealth between them as the 3.5 billion poorest people in the world.

The Socialist Alliance in Australia expresses its deepest sympathies with the people and government of Venezuela on the death of Compañero Hugo Chávez Frías on March 5. His passing is a huge loss for all peoples, across Latin America and the globe, struggling for a world free of inequality, exploitation and oppression.

Socialist Alliance has joined with regional parties and solidarity groups in a statement to support the people of Venezuela against the ongoing threats, destabilisation and violent attacks, orchestrated by right-wing forces with the backing of the US.

The ebola outbreak in West Africa is "unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times", World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Dr Margaret Chan said on October 14.

Sadly, we have been witnessing over the last few days a course of events that has been all too familiar in our time, especially in Latin America.