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US: The Growing Push to “Take Back” the Democratic Party

US: The Growing Push to “Take Back” the Democratic Party

A huge debate is opening up among workers and youth about how to defeat Trump and fight for genuinely progressive politics. Packed meetings of hundreds of people, including many organized by Socialist Alternative, are being held around the country. One common idea is that we must combine the building of a movement against Trump with […]

Historic Victory at Standing Rock Calls for Celebration and Vigilance

Historic Victory at Standing Rock Calls for Celebration and Vigilance

For the last eight months, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has led a historic campaign against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), uniting hundreds of tribes, environmentalists, veterans and other activists inspired by their bold stand in defense of native treaty rights and the environment. On Sunday, millions of people around the world celebrated news that […]

US: Trump Prepares Vicious Attacks – We Must Prepare Massive Resistance

US: Trump Prepares Vicious Attacks – We Must Prepare Massive Resistance

Trump’s victory in the presidential election was a profound shock to tens of millions of progressive workers, young people, immigrants, women, people of color, Muslims, and LGBTQ people across the U.S. As Trump’s reactionary cabinet appointments have been announced and the list of targets of his administration has become clearer, there is enormous fear and […]

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We Need Mass Resistance to Trump and a New Party of the 99%

We Need Mass Resistance to Trump and a New Party of the 99%

People in the US and around the world awoke today to one of the most shocking political upsets in living memory with the election of Donald Trump as president. It was the culmination of an election cycle when ordinary Americans rose up against the political establishment and against the destructive effects of globalization and neo-liberalism. […]

Build the Resistance Against Trump

Build the Resistance Against Trump

No Deportations! Black Lives Matter! Defend Worker’s and Women’s Rights! The victory of Donald Trump is being met with shock, fear, and anger. Especially for immigrants, muslims, people of color, women, and other oppressed people who Trump has singled out for attack, the question of how to defend themselves against the coming attacks is sharply […]

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Mobilize to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Mobilize to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Socialist Alternative encourages everyone to support the united action of North American tribes to prevent the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Millions around the country and the world want to take a stand. We have built solidarity meetings in a number of cities, raised money and sent representatives to Standing Rock. But now […]

What is Trudeau doing about the Environment?

What is Trudeau doing about the Environment?

During last year’s Federal election Justin Trudeau made lots of speeches about changing the relationship with First Nations and protecting the environment. The Liberal election platform promised “a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition, rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.” They stated that they “will provide national leadership and join with the provinces […]

US Elections: Trump in trouble

US Elections: Trump in trouble

Political polarization deepens The presidential election campaign is heading into its final phase now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over. The result was the anointing of the two most unpopular major party nominees in living memory although Trump is right now definitely winning the unpopularity competition. Progressive workers, women, black people, Muslims and […]

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US: Most contentious Democratic Convention since 1968

US: Most contentious Democratic Convention since 1968

We need a new party of the 99% to defeat the billionaire class The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is engulfed in controversy, tension, and protest. Inside the DNC, outside the DNC gates, and throughout the city on the subway, in bars, restaurants, and hotels the political polarization is plain to see. In many ways, this […]

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BUILD MASS NON-VIOLENT PROTESTS AGAINST RACISM AND POVERTY
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BUILD MASS NON-VIOLENT PROTESTS AGAINST RACISM AND POVERTY

JUSTICE FOR ALTON AND PHILANDO! First published on July 8, 2016 on US Socialist Alternative’s website (note that this was written when the identity of the killer of the 5 Dallas police officers was still unknown)  At least 136 black people have been killed by police in 2016 (The Guardian, 7/7/2016). On top of police violence, the black […]