• climate-march-feature
    31 2014 July

    Climate Change Summit

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  • APTOPIX Immigration Overload
    29 2014 July

    Crisis at the Border – The Displacement of a Generation

    The Obama Administration has revealed a plan to spend $3.7 billion to curb the recent influx of Central American refugees, which includes approximately 90,000 unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Leaked pictures of detention facilities...

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    29 2014 July

    Gaza in Crisis

    Mass action needed to stop bloodshed Shahar Benhorin, Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI in Israel-Palestine) Whole families burnt alive. Parents with children. Shajaiya neighbourhood in Gaza is complete rubble. Over 1,100 Palestinians’ lives have ended since...

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    18 2014 July

    We’re “Rattling the Establishment” says The Seattle Times

    Socialist Alternative supporters, Our campaign to elect the second Socialist in Seattle in only two years is gaining momentum as the August 5th Washington State primary election nears. On July 16th, The Seattle Times, the largest newspaper in the Northwest,featured...

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    29 2014 June

    We Won – Now Let’s Spread the Struggle (Letter from Kshama Sawant)

    Dear readers of Socialist Alternative, I’m so proud to stand with all of you, celebrating the success of our movement. The $15/hour minimum wage victory in Seattle was the result of workers, community organizers, and...

Socialist Alternative in Action

Another Victory for Community Activists working with Independent Candidates! Byron and Jean Barton will not be moved. Rather than let the bank and developers steal their home, they joined anti-foreclosure group SAFE and successfully fought...

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World Events

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China’s Great Slowdown

July 24, 2014

Signs the Mammoth Property Bubble is Finally Bursting Belie Beijing’s Upbeat GDP Data by Vincent Kolo of chinaworker.info, reposted from socialistworld.net On July 16 the Chinese government released its GDP figures for the second quarter,...

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Workers' Movement

LA Truckers Taking a Stand against Spiraling Wage Theft Some bosses think they can just keep robbing workers blind, and there will be no negative consequences for them. That’s what started this fight. On June 30th,...

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Revolutionary Teamsters

July 13, 2014

US Politics

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…?” Little other than shame can be directed at the leaders of New York’s “Working Families Party”(WFP) for their decision to support Andrew Cuomo – again. Four...

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Environment

Jess Spear, Candidate for WA State House in Seattle’s 43rd LD, put herself on the line to protect Seattle. Every day, trains carrying oil through Seattle put ordinary people at risk. While Washington State government...

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Climate Change Summit

July 31, 2014

Women's Rights

Recent Court Rulings Value Bigotry Over Women’s Rights In the past week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) presided over three historic setbacks for reproductive health care access as well as weakening home...

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Time to Build a Powerful Movement for Equality The misogynistic massacre of Santa Barbara, California is yet another horrific expression of a society that is based on the constant oppression of women. However, this expression of...

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Fighting Racism

A report by the Chicago Urban League has shed a new light on the failures of capitalism to provide for working people of color. The unemployment rate of black male teenagers is at an astounding...

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Videos

On July 18, Socialist Alternative candidate Jess Spear stood in solidarity with Standing Against Foreclosures and Evictions (SAFE), risking arrest to defend Jean and Byron Barton’s home. These unjust bank foreclosures happen every single day,...

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Healthcare

By Marty Harrison Registered Nurse and PASNAP Member Philadelphia, PA Over 7.1 million people previously without health coverage now have insurance despite Republican objections and sabotage. Many will see this as a clear victory against...

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LGBT Rights

By Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant This year we march in our 40th Seattle Pride Parade, continuing the decades of heroic struggle by LGBTQ people for equal rights. Like all other victories for...

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This week has seen a major splash from the effects of Michael Sam, University of Missouri’s college football star, coming out proudly as gay. While there have been NFL players who have come out after...

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War & Resistance

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Gaza in Crisis

July 29, 2014

Mass action needed to stop bloodshed Shahar Benhorin, Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI in Israel-Palestine) Whole families burnt alive. Parents with children. Shajaiya neighbourhood in Gaza is complete rubble. Over 1,100 Palestinians’ lives have ended since...

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Culture

By Andy Ford, Manchester Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) 13th July 2014 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet Russian writer Isaac Babel. His best known work, ‘Red Cavalry’,...

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History

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Revolutionary Teamsters

July 13, 2014

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Strikes This year marks the 80th anniversary of one of the greatest labor revolts in U.S. history: the strikes of the Minneapolis Teamsters in 1934. Led by...

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Immigrant Rights

The Obama Administration has revealed a plan to spend $3.7 billion to curb the recent influx of Central American refugees, which includes approximately 90,000 unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Leaked pictures of detention facilities...

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