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When Nicole Macri (D), Washington State House representing Seattle, announced her bill to repeal the state ban on rent control back in December, she was met with thunderous applause from housing activists who were protesting...

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40,000 Seattle workers got a raise on April 1, but there was resistance from the University of Washington administration to implementation and from the Seattle Metro to informing Seattleites ...

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The announcement that President Obama plans to veto a “Republican-backed” bill approving the KXL (KXL) is rightfully seen as a victory for the environmental movement and a direct result of their persistent campaigning. However, it’s...

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Socialist Alternative was deeply saddened to learn about the death of Dave Thompson, a Branch Organizer in Seattle and a great friend and comrade. Dave had only been a member for two years, yet he made...

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“The City of Seattle cares more about business than the rights of protestors” – #BlackLivesMatter activist All across the country police departments unleashed brutal force on peaceful protesters demanding justice for Mike Brown, Eric Garner,...

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In the recent elections, the Republican Party made significant gains overall. However, we completely reject the narrative that this represents a shift to the right. Where there were credible left candidates in these elections, they...

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Working people in America face a severe housing crisis. Renters are confronted with skyrocketing rents, and ten million homeowners’ mortgages are still underwater six years after the bursting of the housing bubble. Over 600,000 people,...

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“This city has made glittering fortunes for the super wealthy while the needs of working people and the poor are ignored by an out of touch political establishment. Let us join together in a struggle...

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Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures The significant gains made by Republicans in the mid-term elections, in particular taking control of the U.S. Senate, have caused alarm for working-class and progressive...

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Challenging Corporate Politicians Requires Stamina – But It’s Worth It With 16% for Jess Spear of the votes counted so far, Socialist Alternative evaluates its campaign which had a major impact in advancing the discussion...

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