Features

This weekend marks the centenary of the Easter 1916 Rising against British rule in Ireland. For many working class people in Ireland this event is regarded as a key defining event in Irish history, with...

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Watch Kshama Sawant's #SocialistRepsonse to Obama's 2016 State of the Union (SOTU) address....

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In the waning days of 2015, the corporate media has been filled with wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump’s call to prevent any Muslims from entering the U.S. While the vast majority of ordinary people reject...

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Since the revolt in Ferguson after the killing of Michael Brown a year ago, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has spread nationally and won limited, but important, victories. For the first time in many years, police...

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2016 Elections: Revolt Against the Establishment

We Have a Historic Opportunity to Build a Left Alternative – If We Seize It! Following Sanders’ defeat in the delegate-rich but “closed” New York primary, hope for securing the nomination is dimming. But despite...

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Socialist Alternative in Action

Anti-Slumlord Law Expected to Pass Unanimously Last fall, Seattle’s socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant and tenant activists scored an important victory in forcing notorious slumlord Carl Haglund to back down from major rent hikes at his...

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US Politics

Anti-Slumlord Law Expected to Pass Unanimously Last fall, Seattle’s socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant and tenant activists scored an important victory in forcing notorious slumlord Carl Haglund to back down from major rent hikes at his...

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Fighting Racism

Che Taylor, a 46-year-old father, was fatally shot by Seattle police officers on February 21, while appearing to comply with the officers’ commands to get down on the ground and put his hands up. The...

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Environment

Time for a Massive Jobs Program The horrific conditions in Flint, Michigan have brought to national attention a much deeper crisis of capitalism: the crisis of deteriorating infrastructure. In 2014, one-fifth of all children tested...

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Youth & Students

Fox News hoped their interview with Socialist Alternative member Darletta Scruggs would provide another punching bag to whip up their right-wing viewers. But Darletta completely turned the tables on Fox host Neil Cavuto, forcing him...

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World Events

This year will have seen the spring strikes come early… in March.  The so-called ‘employment’ law, called after the Labour minister El Khomri, was the trigger, quite understandably. It represents a major attack on all...

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Videos

Fox News hoped their interview with Socialist Alternative member Darletta Scruggs would provide another punching bag to whip up their right-wing viewers. But Darletta completely turned the tables on Fox host Neil Cavuto, forcing him...

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Fight for 15

This piece originally appeared on The Nation website on April 18.  It was inspiring to see the call for a $15 minimum wage take center stage at last week’s presidential debate in New York. And...

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Strike at Verizon

April 27, 2016

Defend Union Rights: Fight for Public Control of Utilities Jay Harrison, Member, CWA Local 13000 Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have called a strike against Verizon in...

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LGBTQ Rights

After bills targeting trans people failed to pass in seven states since the beginning of 2016, North Carolina’s legislators held a special session and, in 12 hours, pushed through the first statewide bathroom bill in...

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Immigrant Rights

Donald Trump’s racist call for the mass deportation of 11.2 million undocumented immigrants is stirring up popular outrage among immigrants and progressive workers. More outrageous than Trump’s racist rhetoric is the lack of response from...

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Women's Rights

Protests and a new spontaneous movement for abortion rights erupt Paul Newberry, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (CWI in Poland) A plan to introduce a total ban on abortion in Poland has angered a significant section of the...

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War & Resistance

It is beyond question that the key issues which have attracted millions of ordinary people to Bernie Sanders’ campaign center around his call for a “political revolution against the billionaire class.” But, inevitably, the Democratic...

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Healthcare

Single-payer health care, according to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “will never, ever come to pass.” With that sort of wet blanket approach during campaign season, it’s no wonder Sanders’ support has surged. But it’s what...

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Culture

The lyrical devices Prince applied bent the boundaries of the profane and spiritual. ...

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History

Sixty years ago Nikita Khrushchev stunned Communist Party members around the world with a speech attacking Stalin, the then recently deceased dictator deified as the Soviet Union’s ‘great leader’. It sparked revolt against the rotten...

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Economy

This piece originally appeared on The Nation website on April 18.  It was inspiring to see the call for a $15 minimum wage take center stage at last week’s presidential debate in New York. And...

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Theory

This piece originally appeared on Huffpost website on April 18. Kailyn Nicholson of #Movement4Bernie and #MillionStudentMarch interviews Seattle’s Socialist City Councilmember about Bernie Sanders’ and Kshama Sawant‘s views of democratic socialism Kailyn: Bernie Sanders has popularized...

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