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Why I Became a Socialist

November 1, 2003

by Sumona Routh — Oberlin, OH, Student I can’t imagine how anyone could look at the current world and be satisfied with its fundamental characteristic: the capitalist system. The U.S. is brutally occupying Iraq, while...

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Every day, Bush and other politicians attack working people’s living standards – from restrictions on women’s abortion rights to spending billions of our tax-dollars on sending our friends and loved ones off to die in...

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This fall, Socialist Alternative sponsored a nation-wide speaking tour by Bart Vandersteene, a leading European youth activist against war and racism. Vandersteene is also a member of Socialist Alternative’s sister organizations in Belgium, Linkse Socialistiche...

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The Bush Administration has placed hundreds of thousands of soldiers in the line of fire in Iraq to increase U.S. corporations’ control over the oil-rich region. And with unemployment and poverty on the rise as...

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Why I Became a Socialist

September 1, 2003

By Hank Gonzalez — Boston, MA, Student On the eve of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, Jesse Jackson visited my high school. He spoke in a dignified voice about democracy and morality. He gently criticized...

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Stop Layoffs at Harvard

September 1, 2003

Socialist Alternative has initiated a campaign at Harvard University, bringing together workers, students, and community members to fight against an epidemic of layoffs. Since the Harvard Corporation again voted to freeze spending from the endowment,...

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by Bryan Watson – Seattle, WA, Certified Nursing Assistant My mother is a schoolteacher. My grandfather taught for forty years. My uncles all are in education. I witnessed the stress, the long hours, the paltry...

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Why I Became a Socialist

April 1, 2003

I was a New York City school teacher when the World Trade Center fell and I watched out of the window in my classroom. Teachers and children were crying around me and breaking down, hoping...

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While the capitalist media spews out propaganda about “liberating” the Iraqi people, Justice tells the truth about the colonial occupation and capitalism. But Justice doesn’t just comment on the world’s problems like most left-wing magazines....

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After the US military toppled the Taliban, Justice argued in a March 2002 article called “Washington Prepares for War Against Iraq” that the Bush administration was likely to wage war on Iraq, which would provoke...

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