Environment

On the eve of the historic climate march in NYC last weekend, over a thousand people packed into a church while hundreds more were turned away. They came to hear Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Naomi...

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Top Stories

By Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI in Scotland) “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it...

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Revolutionary Teamsters

July 13, 2014

Socialist Alternative in Action

The sixth issue of Socialist Alternative continues the proud tradition of two previous Marxist newspapers, Justice and Labor Militant, spanning nearly three decades. Over the years we have covered a very wide range of domestic and...

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US Politics

What’s wrong with the U.S. economy? That’s a question being asked not only by working people, but also by the so-called experts. The economy declined a shocking 2.9% in the first three months of the...

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Fighting Racism

Working Class Rebellion in Ferguson, MO The corner of Ferguson Ave and West Florissant is the Tahir Square for an entire generation of young, radicalized black and brown people who are prepared to risk everything...

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War & Resistance

U.S. Empire Mired in Crisis “If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” said the U.S. president with resignation. Obama´s admitted lack of strategy is not stopping him from...

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Workers' Movement

In 2012, fast-food workers in a single U.S. city – New York – went on strike to demand higher wages. Practically overnight, these strikes spread to cities across the country. In this age of grotesque...

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World Events

Reposted from socialistpartyscotland.org.uk If the “strategists” of British capitalism believed that the narrow No vote in the independence referendum would allow politics to return to “normal”, this illusion has been shattered by the events of...

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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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Women's Rights

“The NFL doesn’t have a Ray Rice problem; it has a violence against women problem.” - Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women. This quote came in response to the debate that erupted...

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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

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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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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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