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    20 2014 November

    Kshama Sawant Arrested Defending SeaTac Workers’ Right to $15 Wage

    In November 2013 in SeaTac, a suburb of Seattle, a majority of voters passed Proposition 1 establishing a minimum wage of $15/hour for airport related workers.  Alaska Airlines and other corporations have strongly resisted implementing...

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    07 2014 November

    Mid-Terms Do Not Mean a Turn to the Right in Society

    Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures The significant gains made by Republicans in the mid-term elections, in particular taking control of the U.S. Senate, have caused alarm for working-class and progressive...

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    06 2014 November

    Reviewing the Jess Spear Campaign

    Challenging Corporate Politicians Requires Stamina – But It’s Worth It With 16% for Jess Spear of the votes counted so far, Socialist Alternative evaluates its campaign which had a major impact in advancing the discussion...

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    30 2014 October

    “Mike Brown Means Fight Back!”

    Ferguson October: A Weekend of Resistance The weekend of October 10-13 saw Ferguson pulsating with sustained protests that expressed the undying rage at the killing of Michael Brown, with the possible indictment of police office...

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    28 2014 October

    Ebola: Exposing the Chaos of Private Health Care

    By Sarah White, Registered Nurse (RN) On Friday, September 25, 2014, my Uncle Thomas Eric Duncan went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas. He had a high fever and stomach pains. He told the nurse...

Fighting Racism

The murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has shed an ugly light on a few truths about American capitalism. U.S. society has consistently denigrated the image and voice of African Americans, most who are...

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Features

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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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Article updated June 2, 2014 after the vote of the full City Council. Seattle is the first major city to pass a $15/hr minimum wage.  One hundred thousands workers will be lifted out of poverty and millions will...

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US Politics

In a basement bar in New York City, nearly one hundred supporters of Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, gathered to celebrate a historic election result. Despite the re-election of union-busting Democrat Andrew...

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Socialist Alternative in Action

In November 2013 in SeaTac, a suburb of Seattle, a majority of voters passed Proposition 1 establishing a minimum wage of $15/hour for airport related workers.  Alaska Airlines and other corporations have strongly resisted implementing...

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Environment

Naomi Klein’s newly published book is a welcome and much needed addition to the debates on how to tackle global warming. Klein not only outlines its enormous threat to humanity, but shows the need for...

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War & Resistance

What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle? Serge Jordan, CWI The situation in Kobanê has put the Kurdish question in the centre of attention worldwide. The canton of Kobanê, part of Rojava...

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Workers' Movement

In July, workers at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport (MSP) formed a 15 Now action group, winning support among airport workers and a growing list of labor endorsements. Alongside demonstrations, workers have launched an online petition...

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World Events

"I feel at home here." Those were the words so many of the people attending Socialism 2014 used to describe their response to this Socialist Party weekend event....

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Immigrant Rights

Sixty thousand people will be the sacrificial lambs of political expediency for this fall’s midterm elections. That’s the number of undocumented immigrants likely to be deported between now and November because Obama has broken yet...

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Women's Rights

Fight the Attacks of the Right: No Faith in the Democrats In the US media and popular culture it is increasingly common to see women shown in places of political and economic power. However, the...

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Women Fight Back!

November 4, 2014

Videos

Garfield High School students set the example to fight back against the criminal underfunding of education On Thursday October 23, Garfield High School students in Seattle responded to the news that the school would be...

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Healthcare

By Toby Dite, Socialist Party (CWI in Australia) We are told that capitalism drives innovation and progress but the truth is production for profit mostly hampers the ability of science and technique to advance. All...

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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 Toby Dite, Socialist Party (CWI in Australia) We are told that capitalism drives innovation and progress but the truth is production for profit mostly hampers the ability of science and technique to advance. All...

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History

Robert Bechert is a member of the CWI who was living in Berlin in 1989. Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement While, for millions, the 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall was rightly...

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Revolutionary Teamsters

July 13, 2014

Economy

New technological innovations are having a huge impact on the capitalist system, a subject explored in a new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England &...

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