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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
By July 9, 2016 Read More →

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 […]

US: Beyond Bernie, Still Not With Her

US: Beyond Bernie, Still Not With Her

Since the June 7 California primary, the historic upheaval that coalesced around Bernie Sanders’ campaign has continued to defy the demands of the political establishment, but has also increasingly turned into a search for the way forward. After a powerful, year-long mass campaign over the hostile terrain of a rigged primary, our political revolution is at […]

Orlando: Stand together against bigotry, war and terrorism

Orlando: Stand together against bigotry, war and terrorism

Orlando – massive wave of solidarity with LGBTQ community Working people have been horrified and deeply shocked by the mass killing of 49 people at a Latino gay nightclub on Saturday night in Orlando, Florida. Vigils, some attended by thousands, have been held around the US and internationally. LGBTQ people correctly see this as an […]

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Muhammad Ali and the Black Struggles of the 1960s

Muhammad Ali and the Black Struggles of the 1960s

The great Muhammad Ali unfortunately passed away on June 3, 2016.  He was admired not only as a world champion boxer, but as a fearless fighter against racism.  His willingness to risk his career, prestige, and wealth to take a stand against racism and the Vietnam War inspired African Americans and oppressed people all around […]

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US election turmoil

US election turmoil

Bernie Sanders campaign – an opportunity to build a new party of the 99% The US Presidential election campaign represents a turning point in US society and the struggles of the working class, the middle class, young people and all those exploited by capitalism. US society is gripped by a mass politicisation and rejection of, […]

The Poisoning of Flint
By March 3, 2016 Read More →

The Poisoning of Flint

First published on the US Socialist Alternative website, January 27 2016 A state of emergency has been declared in the city of Flint, Michigan. A belated response to a severe lead contamination of the city’s drinking water – which itself was the result of a bid to save money, no matter what the human costs, […]

Kshama Sawant Re-elected

Kshama Sawant Re-elected

Not only can socialists get elected, we can get re-elected. Watch Kshama Sawant’s video inviting people to join Socialist Alternative In Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood on the first night of the results, hundreds of campaign supporters are celebrating at our election night party. People arrived confident due to Kshama’s outstanding work in the council and […]