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New technological innovations are having a huge impact on the capitalist system, a subject explored in a new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England &...

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We Need a People’s Budget that Funds Human Services, Affordable Housing, and Public Transit Download pamphlet here. A budget is the clearest statement of the politics and priorities of the government. Seattle Mayor Murray’s proposed...

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Langston Hughes once asked, “What happens to a dream deferred?” Does it follow you like a student loan, affecting your life for decades to come? For youth around the country, higher education has become increasingly...

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Socialist Alternative members, together with labor leaders, teachers and parents protested Washington State’s criminal underfunding of education. In the 2012 McCleary ruling, the State Supreme Court found that Washington had violated the State Constitution by...

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What’s wrong with the U.S. economy? That’s a question being asked not only by working people, but also by the so-called experts. The economy declined a shocking 2.9% in the first three months of the...

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A Statement from Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant Last year, the Governor of Michigan staged a corporate takeover of the City of Detroit through his suspension of local authority and the appointment of...

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Thomas Piketty: The New Marx? Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) The poorest fifth of Britain’s households are among the most economically deprived in Western Europe with living standards on a par with...

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This spring, working people in Seattle won a colossal victory in establishing a $15 an hour minimum wage. Within days, an offensive struggle took off throughout the country to win back a chunk of the...

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$15 an Hour – Answering Big Business Propaganda The growing movement for a $15 an hour minimum wage has inspired millions of workers and activists around the country. The most crucial battle is centered in...

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The Democratic Party leadership is staging a series of votes in the Senate on issues that would benefit the “pocketbooks” of working people in the US. The centerpiece is a proposal to raise the federal...

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