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Historic Vote for Ginger Jentzen Campaign in Minneapolis

Historic Vote for Ginger Jentzen Campaign in Minneapolis

On November 7, the Ginger Jentzen campaign won a historic vote in the race for Minneapolis City Council, Ward 3. The initial six point lead on election night was fitting for our powerful campaign which had defined the issues in this year’s city elections from the start. We put a discussion about rent control back […]

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#MeToo – Millions of Women Speak Up

#MeToo – Millions of Women Speak Up

Angelina Jolie. Gwyneth Paltrow. Lupita Nyong’o. Ashley Judd. Did any women who worked under Harvey Weinstein not get attacked? Many of the millions or possibly tens of millions of women posting #MeToo on social media, asked the same question; which of us hasn’t been assaulted? Such has been the unanimity of women coming forward online. […]

Posted in: International, US, Women
Northern California Wildfires: Lives Ruined, Profits Protected

Northern California Wildfires: Lives Ruined, Profits Protected

Wildfires in Northern California, first reported October 8, have raced through communities, up valleys, and over freeways, catching many residents completely off guard and killing 42 people. At present, 21 separate fires are spreading over several hundred square miles, blackening much of the landscape of California’s wine country and filling the air with harmful smoke […]

Puerto Rico: Trump’s Katrina?

Puerto Rico: Trump’s Katrina?

More than three weeks after back-to-back hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through the Caribbean Islands, leaving a trail of devastation and human suffering, Puerto Rico is still in a state of emergency. As we go to press, 85% of the island is still without power, 60% without telecommunications, 50% of the island does not have […]

US: Trump targets young immigrants

US: Trump targets young immigrants

After months of promising Dreamers that they had nothing to worry about and that he had a “big heart,” Trump sent out arch-reactionary AG Jeff Sessions to announce the repeal of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This is a vicious attack on the immigrant population as a whole, targeting young people who came to […]

Posted in: International, Racism, US
North Korea: Nuclear stand-off – dangerous escalation of Washington and Pyongyang conflict
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North Korea: Nuclear stand-off – dangerous escalation of Washington and Pyongyang conflict

The North Korean bomb test on 3 September, the most powerful yet, and the bellicose reaction of the US, underlines the volatile and dangerous situation in the peninsula and entire region. The huge blast in the north of the country was felt in South Korea and China. The regime claimed it was a hydrogen bomb, […]

Posted in: China, International, Korea, US, War
US: Hurricane Harvey – a tragedy made worse by capitalism

US: Hurricane Harvey – a tragedy made worse by capitalism

Hurricane Harvey is a historic tragedy affecting millions of people. Socialist Alternative wishes to express our deepest solidarity to all those who have lost loved ones or homes, and will face hardship for weeks to come. Houston, the fourth-largest city in the U.S. with a metro population of over six million, has been devastated by […]

Finding a Route to Socialism USA

Finding a Route to Socialism USA

At the end of June, amid a growing discussion about socialism in the US, Bhaskar Sunkara wrote an important op-ed in the New York Times entitled ‘Socialism’s Future May Be Its Past’. ALAN JONES wrote a contribution on behalf of Socialist Alternative. This is an edited version – the full article is here, from the […]

Neo-Nazi Violence in Charlottesville Reawakens the Resistance

Neo-Nazi Violence in Charlottesville Reawakens the Resistance

Mass Demonstrations and a Left Alternative Needed to Fight the Right The vicious white nationalist violence in Charlottesville and across the country this weekend has acted as a collective wake up call. A powerful left challenge must be built against racist violence, vigilante intimidation, and bigoted government policies. Leaders like Bernie Sanders, alongside the unions, […]

Posted in: International, Racism, US
Review: No Is Not Enough – Defeating the New Shock Politics

Review: No Is Not Enough – Defeating the New Shock Politics

Reviewed of Naomi Klein’s new book, No is Not Enough,  Allen Lane, Canada, 2017 “[Trump is] the personification of the merger of humans and corporations – a one-man megabrand, whose wife and children are spin-off brands… He is the embodiment of the belief that money and power provide license to impose one’s will on others, […]

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