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Chicago Fight for $15

How Seattle Won $15

March 14, 2015

The fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage is gaining further momentum. On April 1, Seattle´s low-wage workers will see the first rise thanks to the efforts of workers, labor, and 15 Now. Seattle...

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A Critical Battle for Working People and the Left The strong record of Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant in achieving victories by organizing and activating working people is the basis to win more,...

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Youth & Students

On April 6, students at Northeastern University made history by winning a student referendum vote to implement the nation’s first campus-wide $15/hr minimum wage....

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Fighting Racism

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have lifted the lid on the ugly reality of “criminal justice” in Ferguson. ...

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US Politics

Decision Time for Democratic Populists In recent months, many progressives have been holding out hope that Elizabeth Warren might throw her hat in the ring to be the next Democratic presidential nominee. MoveOn.org has collected...

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Workers' Movement

On February 20, the ILWU reached a tentative agreement for a new 5-year contract with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). And on April 3, ILWU Coast Longshore Caucus delegates voted by a margin of 78%...

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Women's Rights

Build a movement for Women’s Reproductive Rights In February Purvi Patel, an Indiana resident, became the first woman in the US to be convicted of “feticide;” and on March 30 she was sentenced to 41...

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Environment

Seattle's socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant spoke with the six activists who boarded Shell Oil's Arctic drilling rig....

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We Have a World to Win

April 5, 2015

War & Resistance

No to Endless War People are understandably horrified by the litany of highly publicized beheadings by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its affiliates, as well as the terrorist attacks in Europe...

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World Events

As Socialist Alternative goes to press, 80,000 people protested against the water charges on the streets of Dublin. The economic crisis that unfolded in Europe in 2007/2008 had a drastic effect in Southern Europe, particularly...

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Immigrant Rights

English en español A Partial Victory President Barack Obama recently announced plans to change U.S. immigration policies by executive action, in essence, temporary legal protection against deportation for almost five million undocumented immigrants. This is...

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15 Now Minimum Wage Debate

Debate: $15 Minimum Wage

March 18, 2015

Healthcare

The situation at the hospital in Texas where two nurses contracted Ebola from a patient showed how ill- prepared hospitals in the U.S. are for Ebola. The initial attempt of the Centers for Disease Control...

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LGBT Rights

Leslie Feinberg, an influential transgender socialist activist and writer, passed away on November 15, 2014 after a long battle with tick borne diseases. Her final words were “Hasten the revolution! Remember me as a communist...

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In the wake the of the murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson and the ongoing protests demanding justice, many groups have written letters of solidarity to the...

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Culture

You’ve heard of Marx and Engels. They might have been briefly mentioned and then dismissed in your high school English or history class. Something about capitalism, revolution, “proletariat,” and “bourgeoisie” – whatever those mean. But...

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History

You’ve heard of Marx and Engels. They might have been briefly mentioned and then dismissed in your high school English or history class. Something about capitalism, revolution, “proletariat,” and “bourgeoisie” – whatever those mean. But...

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Economy

China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info “The most important number in the world, for the past 30 years and next five years, is China’s growth rate,” declared BBC Economics...

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