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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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LGBT Rights

The Supreme Court's decision that same sex couples have the right to be married in all 50 states is an historic victory which was the result of a determined, well-organized mass campaign. ...

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The Next Steps In Queer Liberation This month, the Supreme Court will rule on whether marriage rights should be given to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) people across the country. The fact...

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US Politics

"Our enemies recognize, just as we do, that Kshama’s re-election will be an historic victory that will encourage and speed up the development of more independent left campaigns in Seattle and nationwide. "...

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Fighting Racism

While Dylann Roof appears to have acted alone, he was inspired by a white supremacist ideology with deep roots in American society in general and the South in particular...

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Fight for 15

Could Oregon Be the First State to Win 15? Justin Norton-Kertson, 15 Now PDX The movement for a $15 minimum wage in Oregon has gained massive momentum during 2015, with 16 legislative sponsors, hoards of media...

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Socialist Alternative in Action

This Memorial Day weekend, 200 socialist activists from across the country gathered at Fort Worden State Park in Washington State for the 2nd national summer camp of Socialist Alternative. ...

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Youth & Students

On May 16th, Bernie Sanders introduced legislation to Congress to make all public colleges and universities tuition-free. This is a welcome measure, but it has zero chance of passing through Congress...

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World Events

Events in Greece have thrown the entire Eurozone into crisis and threaten its very existence. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum for 5 July proposing a ‘No’ vote on the demands of the...

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Workers' Movement

New Jersey's anti-worker Governor Chris Christie recently cut $1.57 billion dollars from the state's public pension and benefit system. These cuts will impact both current workers and retirees....

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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

In spite of all the important steps forward, there remains widespread oppression of women across the globe. This can be seen at its most extreme in societies where women are categorised as second class, and...

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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

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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Videos

“Seattle is being turned into a playground for the rich, a profit machine for the big developers…I have a different vision for Seattle, one that is based on social justice, equality, and environmental sustainability…where all...

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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 May 27, top ranking officials of FIFA were indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on a variety of charges including racketeering, money laundering, and wire fraud. ...

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History

The Transitional Program, by Leon Trotsky Capitalism is facing a crisis of legitimacy. We’re given war, poverty, and environmental destruction to satisfy the profits of a tiny minority. The 1%  get bailed out for bringing the...

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Economy

Arundhati Roy’s most recent polemic against injustice, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, is a sturdy demolition of the ruling classes’ sprawling edifice of lies. ...

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