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    28 2014 August

    Working-Class Challenges to Big Business Democrats

    Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago? Discussion about campaigns of the 99% against the corporate domination of both parties has picked up in recent weeks. This is a welcome development for socialists, community activists, union...

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    22 2014 August

    Building Powerful Socialist Publications

    The sixth issue of Socialist Alternative continues the proud tradition of two previous Marxist newspapers, Justice and Labor Militant, spanning nearly three decades. Over the years we have covered a very wide range of domestic and...

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    21 2014 August

    Indict Michael Brown’s Killer and Spread the Protests! The Whole System is Guilty!

    The scenes in Ferguson have gripped the national spotlight and gathered massive international attention. In the richest, most powerful country in the world, a whole community is brutalized while showing their anger against the unjust...

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    31 2014 July

    Climate Change Summit

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    29 2014 July

    Crisis at the Border – The Displacement of a Generation

    The Obama Administration has revealed a plan to spend $3.7 billion to curb the recent influx of Central American refugees, which includes approximately 90,000 unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Leaked pictures of detention facilities...

Top Stories

“15 is just a beginning. We have an entire world to win.” This is the text of a speech by Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant about the City Council enacting a $15 minimum...

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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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Socialist Alternative in Action

The sixth issue of Socialist Alternative continues the proud tradition of two previous Marxist newspapers, Justice and Labor Militant, spanning nearly three decades. Over the years we have covered a very wide range of domestic and...

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Fighting Racism

Working Class Rebellion in Ferguson, MO The corner of Ferguson Ave and West Florissant is the Tahir Square for an entire generation of young, radicalized black and brown people who are prepared to risk everything...

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War & Resistance

Today, Jewish Voice for Peace wrote to Seattle City Councilmembers asking them to join me in calling on Obama and Congress to issue a formal statement denouncing Israel’s siege and blockade of Gaza, along with...

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US Politics

Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago? Discussion about campaigns of the 99% against the corporate domination of both parties has picked up in recent weeks. This is a welcome development for socialists, community activists, union...

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Environment

Humanity is at one of the most important crossroads in its 200,000 year history. Having spread across the globe about 30,000 years ago, we advanced through various stages of hunting and gathering to develop agriculture...

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Climate Change Summit

July 31, 2014

Workers' Movement

Several weeks ago, a California judge delivered a ruling that, if upheld, would represent a devastating blow to teacher unions in that state and set a very dangerous precedent nationwide. The ruling in Vergara v....

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World Events

From Socialism Today No.181, September 2014, by Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of Socialist Party (England and Wales), CWI Secretariat The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought...

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Troops in unmarked uniforms stand guard in Balaklava on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Ukraine: Crisis Deepens

August 11, 2014
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China’s Great Slowdown

July 24, 2014

Immigrant Rights

The Obama Administration has revealed a plan to spend $3.7 billion to curb the recent influx of Central American refugees, which includes approximately 90,000 unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Leaked pictures of detention facilities...

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Women's Rights

This summer’s Supreme Court rulings captured the outrage of millions as women’s rights took a brutal attack through three devastating rulings. The ‘Buffer Zone’ ruling struck down a Massachusetts law requiring protesters at abortion clinics...

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Videos

On July 18, Socialist Alternative candidate Jess Spear stood in solidarity with Standing Against Foreclosures and Evictions (SAFE), risking arrest to defend Jean and Byron Barton’s home. These unjust bank foreclosures happen every single day,...

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Healthcare

By Marty Harrison Registered Nurse and PASNAP Member Philadelphia, PA Over 7.1 million people previously without health coverage now have insurance despite Republican objections and sabotage. Many will see this as a clear victory against...

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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 Andy Ford, Manchester Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) 13th July 2014 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet Russian writer Isaac Babel. His best known work, ‘Red Cavalry’,...

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History

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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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