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Around the world there is increasing interest in the idea of a universal basic income, that is, a regular payment made to everyone by the state, regardless of income or employment. The discussion is in...

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The Case for Socialism

August 16, 2016

Seemingly out of nowhere, over the last few years, socialist ideas swept in from the ignored margins of American politics to compete for center stage. The 2008 economic crisis opened a fresh debate on socialism...

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As the Labour Party prepares to send out ballots for its leadership contest, The Socialist asked Judy Beishon some questions on the Socialist Party’s view of Jeremy Corbyn’s challenge so far....

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The demand for a $15 minimum wage continues to surge forward as a concrete answer to one of the central issues driving U.S. politics – income inequality....

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American Politics in Flux: A Socialist Analysis -- In an increasing wave of social struggle we can see the outlines of new emerging movement of the left in the US....

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American society today is in a state of simmering discontent. Space is growing for a fightback in workplaces, on the streets, and at the ballot box....

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On Friday, November 14th, the Seattle City Council introduced amendments to the Mayor’s 2015-2016 budget. Multiple progressive amendments were passed, including my amendments to raise all City workers to $15/hour next year, fund a year-round women’s homeless...

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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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In a closed door session July 7th, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Minimum Wage Working Group voted 13-3 in support of a proposal to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13/hour, phased in over the next four...

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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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