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Since September 15, St. Louis, Missouri experienced nearly daily and nightly protests around the acquittal of former St. Louis Police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 murder of Anthony Lamar Smith. The St. Louis Metropolitan...

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In Missouri, where unions have long been on the defensive, there is a growing understanding of the role unions can play in defending their rights in the workplace. Missouri’s right-to-work law passed as Senate Bill...

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Workers in Los Angeles, the largest city on the West Coast and the second largest U.S. city overall, have secured a major victory in the fight to raise the minimum wage. On June 14, Democratic Mayor...

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#BlackLivesMatter Searches for a Way Forward The youth of Ferguson and the #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) movement have had a profound effect on U.S. society. Going forward, police departments around the country can expect that any atrocities...

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This year’s MLK Day comes in the wake of the explosive #BlackLivesMatter movement, organized by thousands of black youth and allies across the country engaging in direct actions, rallies, and marches challenging police brutality and...

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In Dec 2014, Mayor Slay and Chief Dotson announced an $8 million proposal to increase the St. Louis Police Department by 160 new officers in 2 years mostly through increased ticket and fee revenue. Mayor...

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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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This upcoming weekend, there will be protests in and around Ferguson, MO demanding justice for the racist police murder of Michael Brown. Socialist Alternative will be participating in these actions, sending members from across the...

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By Eljeer Hawkins, Harlem, New York “YOU took my son away from me. YOU know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school and graduate?! YOU know how many black...

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“$15 an hour and a union.” In the past six months, this call has captured the attention of not only hundreds of low-wage workers who have taken job action but also millions more who’ve seen...

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