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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 […]

52% for Kshama Sawant: All Out to win in November

52% for Kshama Sawant: All Out to win in November

Keep the Voice for Working People on the City Council! Follow Kshama Sawant’s campaign in Seattle at KshamaSawant.org facebook.com/VoteSawant @votesawant Socialist Alternative City Councilmember Kshama Sawant won more than 52 percent of Seattle’s District 3 August primary vote, putting her in a strong position to be re-elected this fall. However, the corporate establishment will step […]

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Reflections on the Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland
By August 14, 2015 Read More →

Reflections on the Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland

The Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, Ohio July 24-26 took place at a crucial junction in the struggle against police violence in communities of color nationally, and in a period of crisis for U. S. capitalism whose fate is tied to institutional racism. Historical Memory Revisited This type of gathering is not new […]

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Fight for Black Freedom!

Fight for Black Freedom!

The one year anniversary of the murder of Mike Brown, killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is right around the corner. His death, like that of 14-year-old Emmett Till at the hands of racists in Mississippi in 1955, helped spark a mass movement. Today it is known as Black Lives Matter, a way […]

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Bernie Sanders Calls for Political Revolution Against Billionaires

Bernie Sanders Calls for Political Revolution Against Billionaires

Campaign Needs to Build Independent Political Power Boldly calling for a “political revolution” against the “billionaires and oligarchs” who have hijacked the political system, Bernie Sanders has launched an insurgent campaign for President. The only self-described socialist in Congress, Sanders explained his decision to run to ABC News, saying “We need a political revolution in […]

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