Features

Review of The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky, published in the latest issue of Socialism Today. Trotsky was one of the 20th century’s key figures: co-leader of the Russian revolution and tireless fighter against...

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The Case for Socialism

August 16, 2016

Seemingly out of nowhere, over the last few years socialist ideas swept in from the ignored margins of American politics to compete for center stage. The 2008 economic crisis opened a fresh debate on socialism...

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Historic Opportunities for Rebuilding the Workers and Socialist Movements U.S. Capitalism Passing Through Profound Crisis and Upheaval The following document outlining economic, social and political processes in the United States and the potential for building...

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Working class and peasants rose up against capitalist exploitation, poverty and fascism Tony Saunois, from Socialism Today (July/August 2016) Eighty years ago, the working class and poor peasants of Spain rose up against capitalist exploitation,...

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2016 Elections: Revolt Against the Establishment

Most progressives will vote for Clinton to keep Trump out of the White House. That’s understandable, but even more important is building an alternative to pro-capitalist parties. Originally published by The Nation. Presidential-election years aren’t...

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Socialist Alternative in Action

Members of the Bellingham branch of Socialist Alternative joined close to a thousand people who stood in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation outside of City Hall in Bellingham, WA on Monday evening, September...

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US Politics

Education for profit is a failure, we need free education for all! Edmund Schluessel, Socialist Alternative Boston After years of charging students tens of thousands of dollars for sub-standard vocational education, ITT Technical Institute has...

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Fighting Racism

The following press release was originally published at Sawant.Seattle.gov. Councilmember Sawant Celebrates Movement’s Historic Victory, Blocking the Bunker Victory Rally September 22nd, 6 PM, Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle),...

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Environment

On May 12, a Royal Dutch Shell undersea pipeline leaked 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The spill occurred on the same day that the...

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Youth & Students

Education for profit is a failure, we need free education for all! Edmund Schluessel, Socialist Alternative Boston After years of charging students tens of thousands of dollars for sub-standard vocational education, ITT Technical Institute has...

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World Events

Three months ago 172 MPs – three quarters of the Parliamentary Labour Party – launched a coup against Jeremy Corbyn. They have been backed by all the forces of the capitalist establishment. Big business and...

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Videos

Watch the first video in this series: Why Are You a Socialist?...

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Fight for 15

While this is a setback, we still forced $15 on the agenda – and it’s here to stay. The Minnesota Supreme Court sided with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, the City Council, and the Chamber of Commerce to...

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Workers' Movement

Nurses at five Allina hospitals in and around the Twin Cities who are members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) have been in a contract battle with Allina since the beginning of 2016. Their contract...

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LGBTQ Rights

Below is the text of the leaflet that Socialist Alternative is distributing at pride events around the country. You can download the pdf here. The LGBTQIA community lost 49 of our sisters and brothers this...

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Immigrant Rights

The following article was issued as a leaflet on May Day, 2016 this year. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the inspiring mass movement of immigrants that culminated in the mass national walk-out by...

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Women's Rights

On May 12, conservative leaders in Alabama launched another sneak attack on women’s reproductive rights when Governor Robert Bentley signed SB 205 into law, mandating that abortion clinics be located at least 2,000 feet from...

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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

This article describes an epidemic that has hit not just Massachusetts, but many other parts of the country. Socialist Alternative pointed out in the perspectives document passed at our recent National Convention, “Across the board, the bottom...

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Culture

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Kaepernick’s Protest Spreads

September 23, 2016

Kaepernick on death threats: “If something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point. It’ll be loud and clear why it happened.” — Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) September 20, 2016 When Colin Kaepernick began his...

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History

Decades of ‘shock therapy capitalism’, wars and corruption Rob Jones, CWI in Russia The incredible three days of 19 -21 August 1991 started with the early morning announcement that then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev had...

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Economy

The following document outlining the economic situation in the United States and the potential for downturn in the next period was submitted by the outgoing National Committee of Socialist Alternative to our recent National Convention...

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Theory

Review of The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky, published in the latest issue of Socialism Today. Trotsky was one of the 20th century’s key figures: co-leader of the Russian revolution and tireless fighter against...

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The Case for Socialism

August 16, 2016