Features

Over the next year the main arena for discussion and debate on anti-corporate politics will be within and around Sanders campaign. All those forces which recognize the vital need for independent left politics need to...

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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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US Politics

“When I talk about a political revolution, what everybody here has got to understand is that the billionaire class and their representatives in Washington are so powerful that the best president in the world cannot...

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Fighting Racism

The Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, Ohio July 24-26 took place at a crucial junction in the struggle against police violence in communities of color nationally, and in a period of crisis for...

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Fight for Black Freedom!

July 14, 2015

World Events

More than $5 trillion wiped off global stock markets in two weeks since Chinese devaluation También en español “Black Monday” exclaimed China’s official news agency Xinhua as China’s stock market slumped 8.5 percent on 24...

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LGBT Rights

From the transgender women and gay men who fought back against racist police during the Compton Cafeteria Riots in 1966, to the militant ACT-UP organizers who demanded the FDA approve life-saving AIDS medication in the...

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The Kshama Sawant re-election campaign joined the celebrations of the Seattle Pride Parade with an energetic contingent of 150 supporters....

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Fight for 15

Time to Build a Movement for a Strong $15 for All On July 22, the New York State Wage Board, commissioned by Governor Andrew Cuomo to consider whether or not to raise the minimum wage...

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Socialist Alternative in Action

Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant gets 49.9 percent of the vote in the primary election, a tremendous result for the first socialist elected in 100 years....

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Youth & Students

We Have Nothing to Lose But Our Debts The movement for free public higher education is gaining momentum. What was only recently seen as a progressive pipe dream has now become a public debate, and...

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Workers' Movement

In San Diego and Sacramento, Greenpeace canvassers have gone on strike for job security and a union. The strike, which began on August 5, now includes the majority of both San Diego and Sacramento Frontline...

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Immigrant Rights

The fate of millions of undocumented workers for whom the threat of deportation had been lifted by President Obama’s executive order last November now rests with a three-judge panel in New Orleans. ...

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Women's Rights

We cannot rely on FIFA or the national governing bodies to build the women’s game. Every player and soccer fan should join together against unequal and unfair practices....

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Environment

In 2015, Shell Oil is trying to establish an initial base for drilling in the Arctic once it repairs its drilling rig, and Shell Oil chose Seattle’s port as the cheapest option....

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War & Resistance

Forty years ago, on April 30 at 7:53 in the morning, the Marine helicopter Swift 2-2 departed from the United States embassy in Saigon, capital of South Vietnam. The helicopter carried the last batch of soldiers who...

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Videos

Should rent control be part of a bold and comprehensive set of solutions to the dire affordable housing shortage in Seattle?...

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Healthcare

Even with the favorable court decision today, one thing is clear, we need a better system. Unions that organize health care workers should lead the way, mobilizing to defend working families from attacks like King...

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Culture

  On July 28, the bid to bring the summer Olympics to Boston was laid to rest. Mayor Marty Walsh conceded the defeat on a plan he initially championed – after six months, the public pressure and...

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History

“The U.S. government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful.” This quote isn’t some declaration from socialists; this is the...

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Economy

More than $5 trillion wiped off global stock markets in two weeks since Chinese devaluation También en español “Black Monday” exclaimed China’s official news agency Xinhua as China’s stock market slumped 8.5 percent on 24...

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