• 15onballot
    23 2016 August

    We Won: $15 Is On the Ballot in Minneapolis – Now Let’s Win in November!

    Court overrules City Council’s illegal attempt to defend poverty wages: Now we need your help to give Minneapolis a raise! Reposted from VoteFor15MN.org Friends, Today, we won in court: A judge ordered the City of Minneapolis...

  • photo credit: Karen Petree
    15 2016 August

    Build a New Party of the 99% – Support Jill Stein

    Fueled by anger at massive inequality and a “recovery” that leaves the 99% behind, Bernie Sanders showed that it is possible to run a nationally viable campaign without taking corporate money and on the basis...

  • Photo Credit Eli Smith/Flickr
    15 2016 August

    Trump In Trouble – Political Polarization Deepens

    The presidential election campaign is heading into its final phase now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over. The result was the anointing of the two most unpopular major party nominees in living memory...

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    05 2016 August

    Inside the DNC Walkouts

    Originally published at CounterPunch.org The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was the most contentious since 1968. Characterized by bold protests both inside and outside the convention, the U.S. and world watched a powerful challenge...

  • TeddyYoutube
    03 2016 August

    Video: Why Are You A Socialist?

    See the second video in this series: Socialist Alternative In Your Area On June 11-13, over 220 members of Socialist Alternative (SA) gathered near Denver, Colorado for our 12th national convention. Every geographical area of...

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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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Peter Taaffe, from Socialism Today (issue No.200, July-August 2016) When faced with a popular revolt the strategists of capital have been heard privately to echo a former California politician: “The people have spoken … the...

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2016 Elections: Revolt Against the Establishment

Fueled by anger at massive inequality and a “recovery” that leaves the 99% behind, Bernie Sanders showed that it is possible to run a nationally viable campaign without taking corporate money and on the basis...

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Socialist Alternative in Action

The Black Lives Matter movement is shaking the country, but the majority of the Seattle City Council wants to build the most expensive police precinct in the U.S. The Seattle political establishment is trying to...

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US Politics

The presidential election campaign is heading into its final phase now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over. The result was the anointing of the two most unpopular major party nominees in living memory...

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Fighting Racism

The Black Lives Matter movement is shaking the country, but the majority of the Seattle City Council wants to build the most expensive police precinct in the U.S. The Seattle political establishment is trying to...

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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

Earlier this summer, the University of Massachusetts Boston announced a budget deficit of about $22.3 million, and will be cutting up to one third of faculty and some staff. Cuts to faculty primarily affect adjunct...

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World Events

New president threatens martial law while leaning on ‘left’ parties for support Vincent Kolo (CWI) interviews Philippines-based socialist, Gabriel The coming to power on 9 May of president Rodrigo Duterte marks a sharp turn in...

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Videos

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

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Fight for 15

Court overrules City Council’s illegal attempt to defend poverty wages: Now we need your help to give Minneapolis a raise! Reposted from VoteFor15MN.org Friends, Today, we won in court: A judge ordered the City of Minneapolis...

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Workers' Movement

On June 17, the 39,000 workers in the CWA and IBEW unions at Verizon overwhelmingly ratified the contract which ended the biggest strike in recent U.S. history which lasted 45 days. Below is an update...

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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

“None of them think she really means her populism,… . The Clinton Foundation has actually held meetings at the headquarters of Goldman Sachs.” – William Cohan, “Why Wall Street Loves Hillary”, Politico, 2014. In Listen,...

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History

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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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

We live in exciting times. A new wave of struggle is opening up and the 99% is reestablishing its voice. Like our forebears in the 60s we are shaping the political landscape; we are making...

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The Case for Socialism

August 16, 2016