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With millions of people paying much closer attention to politics during the election season, Socialist Alternative played a very active role in the Nader campaign. This gave us a concrete, unique platform to reach people...

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Cracks in the two-party system keep appearing every year. Since the mid-1970s, the capitalist economic system has been in crisis, forcing corporations to maintain profit levels by pushing workers’ living standards down. As the rich...

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In the end, Bush won a clear majority of the popular vote, and there was not a repeat of the disputed outcome of the 2000 election. This does not mean, however, that American democracy has...

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As the last preparations were being put in place for the corporate-sponsored, stage-managed “Democratic” National Convention (DNC), independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader spoke in Boston on July 23 about his left-wing challenge to the two-party...

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Public education is under attack. In early 2002, Bush signed the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act into law. NCLB, which was also endorsed by “liberal” senator Ted Kennedy, proclaimed apparently laudable goals including making...

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Politicians, the media, and our education system continually tell us the U.S. is the epitome of a free and democratic nation, that we have the “greatest democracy in the world.” This lie was laid bare...

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A corporate-funded political party is attempting to censor its left-wing challengers, using slander and fear-mongering in the media, verbal and physical assault of activists, threats of jail time, and legal challenges to ballot access. We...

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Bush’s brutal war in Iraq is shaping up to be the central issue in the 2004 presidential election. With nearly 1,000 Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis dead, and no end in sight, many...

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También en español Since George Bush took office, he has run roughshod over anyone in his way to help his rich friends get even richer. Bush’s corrupt administration exploited the tragedy of 9/11 to launch...

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También en español If the 2004 elections highlight anything, it is the need for a new political party to represent the millions rather than the millionaires. While 40% (and growing) of the country wants a...

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