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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the outstanding leaders of the German and international working class movements. They are figures who still today symbolise uncompromising...

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“Coincident with the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse.” This is the opening sentence of an October 23, 2018 72-page paper produced by the “Council of...

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A new women’s movement is emerging in the U.S. and internationally in the context of major threats to women’s hard won gains from vicious reactionary forces. Donald Trump’s election victory drove millions to the streets,...

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The rise of fascism in Italy in the early 1920s represented a new, extremely dangerous threat to the workers’ movement. It provoked urgent debate in the early years of the Communist International – before its...

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Because of the continuing significance of the events in France in 1968, Socialist Alternative is republishing the pamphlet France 1968: Month of Revolution written by Clare Doyle of the Committee for a Workers International with...

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The storm of accusations against Jeremy Corbyn on the issue of anti-Semitism, while politically motivated, has raised questions on how to define and combat it. It has also renewed debate about Zionism and Israel –...

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A wave of socialists are being elected to office across the U.S. These electoral victories show the huge openings for building the socialist movement in the coming period. But they also pose new challenges for...

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One hundred years after the Russian Revolution and 50 years after the revolutionary general strike in France in 1968, many on the left question whether the working class has a central role in changing society....

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Review of Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith A common, but mistaken, view of consciousness holds that it is primarily an emergent feature of the brain,...

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As dynamic teacher strikes in the South are demonstrating the power of workers when organized into a determined struggle, it’s a good time to explore important questions about the strength and capacity of the working...

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