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On January 20, 2015 Socialist Alternative member and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant gave the #SocialistResponse to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. The transcript is below. Check out last year’s response here: http://sawant.seattle.gov/response-to-obamas-state-of-the-union-address/...

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Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, and Akai Gurley. These names join Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Ramarley Graham, and many others not listed here, all victims of racist killings at the...

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Thousands of people gathered in Downtown Manhattan on Thursday night, December 4th, to demonstrate against the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold killing of Eric Garner. The crowd, comprised of many...

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In the wake the of the murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson and the ongoing protests demanding justice, many groups have written letters of solidarity to the...

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An Uprising Against Police Violence A Staten Island, New York, grand jury announced yesterday that it will not indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the illegal chokehold death of father of six and Staten Island...

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“We shut down two downtown malls, a train station, and several intersections. The police tried to keep us from exercising our democratic right to protest in downtown Seattle, setting up barricades and even throwing two...

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The prospect of a new Black freedom movement has been raised through nearly three months of heroic protests by the youth of Ferguson. Like the murder of Emmett Till in 1955, which helped spark the...

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The Grand Jury failure to indict Darren Wilson was rigged. The entire criminal justice system is a racist set-up to criminalize black youth. Over a million are in prisons for non-violent offenses while the real criminals...

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The space for independent left politics is growing. With record levels of poverty, ongoing war, environmental destruction, the situation cries out for an alternative to corporate politics. From Ferguson, to 15 Now, to climate change –...

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Ferguson October: A Weekend of Resistance The weekend of October 10-13 saw Ferguson pulsating with sustained protests that expressed the undying rage at the killing of Michael Brown, with the possible indictment of police office...

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