Features

Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential primary campaign has had a profound and continuing impact on working people and youth in the U.S. Millions of Americans, from big cities to suburbs to rural areas, were inspired by...

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A damaged Trump administration continues to hunt for a way forward from the series of humiliating defeats it has suffered in its first months in power. These setbacks, and in particular the collapse of Republican...

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Trump vowed he would bring good jobs back to the U.S. Perhaps more than any other part of his campaign, this cynical promise tapped into the real anger and desperation felt by millions of working...

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U.S. Perspectives Update: The Trump Regime and the Developing Rebellion Drafted by Tom Crean and Philip Locker, 2/13/17 Unanimously approved at the February National Committee Since this document was drafted the Trump regime has become...

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#ResistTrump

Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey last week has led to a spiraling political crisis in Washington. The sharp divisions in the political establishment and within the state apparatus have become even sharper due...

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Socialist Alternative in Action

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets on May 1, 2017, in the latest show of resistance to Trump. Marches and rallies around the country were in many cities the biggest since the...

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Immigrant Rights

Labor movement activists at UCLA have been mobilizing since Trump’s election for a “sanctuary campus” which protects the undocumented community and other vulnerable populations. Student and worker delegations have marched on the administration building twice...

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Fighting Racism

“ I cannot be a pessimist because I am alive. To be a pessimist means you have agreed that human life is an academic matter, so I am forced to be an optimist. I am...

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Environment

Blood for Oil Profits

May 22, 2017

BP Blowout: inside the Gulf oil disaster By Daniel Jacobs Brookings Institution Press, 2016, £18.95 Reviewed by Becci Heagney “BP put profits before people, profits before safety, profits before the environment”. Those are the words...

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Youth & Students

Labor movement activists at UCLA have been mobilizing since Trump’s election for a “sanctuary campus” which protects the undocumented community and other vulnerable populations. Student and worker delegations have marched on the administration building twice...

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Women's Rights

Christine Thomas, first published (extracts) in Socialism Today (March 2003), monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), and fully online at http://www.socialismtoday.org/73/kollontai.html. As a new generation of women move into struggle, Christine...

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World Events

Shahar Ben-Horin, Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI Israel-Palestine) The “Strike of Freedom and Honour” is the name given to a mass hunger strike of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, which started indefinitely on the...

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Videos

Check out our video report from May Day 2017! Produced and edited by Alyssa Pariah. Want to get involved? Reach out to Socialist Alternative, NYC at https://www.socialistalternative.org/join....

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Fight for 15

“You need to ask yourself whose interests you’re serving,” she told council members. “The fact that Cleveland is the poorest city in America answers that question. … The proverbial pigs at the troughs got too...

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Workers' Movement

Check out our video report from May Day 2017! Produced and edited by Alyssa Pariah. Want to get involved? Reach out to Socialist Alternative, NYC at https://www.socialistalternative.org/join....

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LGBTQ Rights

Review of Dan Healey’s book: Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia The socialist October Revolution in 1917 brought about fundamental, thoroughgoing changes in Russian society. Millions of people in the largest country on Earth quickly found themselves...

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Culture

Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd 1917 By Helen Rappaport Published by Hutchinson, 2016, £25 Reviewed by Niall Mulholland Helen Rappaport’s Caught in the Revolution provides many telling eyewitness reports from the then capital of Russia,...

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History

Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd 1917 By Helen Rappaport Published by Hutchinson, 2016, £25 Reviewed by Niall Mulholland Helen Rappaport’s Caught in the Revolution provides many telling eyewitness reports from the then capital of Russia,...

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Economy

Big business is increasingly taking over the housing sector – social rented as well as private ownership. The results have been devastating as tenants face sky-high rents, fewer rights, worsening conditions, and government policies of...

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