• John Boehner, Mitch McConnell
    11 2015 February

    Republican Offensive

    Republicans in Washington are making plans to push through their right-wing pro-business agenda, following their capture of the Senate last November....

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    10 2015 February

    Kshama Sawant: One Year in Office

    Over the last year, working people have begun the process of fundamentally shifting the political landscape in Seattle....

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    04 2015 February

    Malcolm X and the Fight for Black Freedom

    I am part of a generation of young African Americans that is beginning to rediscover Malcolm X. Let it not be mistaken; we know who he was and what he stood for....

  • Andres Kudacki/AP
    31 2015 January

    Still Indignant in Spain

    Tick tock, tick tock,” chanted 100,000 in the streets of Madrid on Saturday, January 31, counting down the time left with the old established parties in power facing municipal, regional and national elections. Following the...

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    27 2015 January

    63% Support a $15 Federal Minimum Wage

    In the wake of Seattle and San Francisco passing minimum wage ordinances for $15 in 2014, a new poll conducted by Hart Research Associates shows 63% of respondents support raising the minimum wage to $15...

Fighting Racism

I am part of a generation of young African Americans that is beginning to rediscover Malcolm X. Let it not be mistaken; we know who he was and what he stood for....

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Features

In the wake of Seattle and San Francisco passing minimum wage ordinances for $15 in 2014, a new poll conducted by Hart Research Associates shows 63% of respondents support raising the minimum wage to $15...

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On January 20, 2015 Socialist Alternative member and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant gave the #SocialistResponse to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. The transcript is below. Check out last year’s response here: http://sawant.seattle.gov/response-to-obamas-state-of-the-union-address/...

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Socialist Alternative in Action

Over the last year, working people have begun the process of fundamentally shifting the political landscape in Seattle....

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US Politics

John Boehner, Mitch McConnell

Republican Offensive

February 11, 2015

Republicans in Washington are making plans to push through their right-wing pro-business agenda, following their capture of the Senate last November....

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Environment

The announcement that President Obama plans to veto a “Republican-backed” bill approving the KXL (KXL) is rightfully seen as a victory for the environmental movement and a direct result of their persistent campaigning. However, it’s...

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The Battle Over Keystone XL

December 10, 2014

War & Resistance

Will the end of Kobanê’s siege turn the tide against IS? Serge Jordan, CWI The so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) had vowed to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in the mosques of Kobanê. But...

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Workers' Movement

Socialist Alternative was deeply saddened to learn about the death of Dave Thompson, a Branch Organizer in Seattle and a great friend and comrade. Dave had only been a member for two years, yet he made...

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World Events

Andres Kudacki/AP

Still Indignant in Spain

January 31, 2015

Tick tock, tick tock,” chanted 100,000 in the streets of Madrid on Saturday, January 31, counting down the time left with the old established parties in power facing municipal, regional and national elections. Following the...

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Immigrant Rights

English en español A Partial Victory President Barack Obama recently announced plans to change U.S. immigration policies by executive action, in essence, temporary legal protection against deportation for almost five million undocumented immigrants. This is...

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Women's Rights

On January 22, the House of Representatives passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 with a vote of 242-179. This legislation would prevent all federal funding for...

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Women Fight Back!

November 4, 2014

Videos

The confidence of workers is growing nationwide. With bold leadership, 2015 could be the year of $15/hour!...

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Healthcare

The situation at the hospital in Texas where two nurses contracted Ebola from a patient showed how ill- prepared hospitals in the U.S. are for Ebola. The initial attempt of the Centers for Disease Control...

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LGBT Rights

Leslie Feinberg, an influential transgender socialist activist and writer, passed away on November 15, 2014 after a long battle with tick borne diseases. Her final words were “Hasten the revolution! Remember me as a communist...

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In the wake the of the murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson and the ongoing protests demanding justice, many groups have written letters of solidarity to the...

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Culture

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a seismic break from the first two Hunger Games movies. The fault lines of Panem’s society, previously glimpsed through montages of District workers protesting and rioting against...

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History

Robert Bechert is a member of the CWI who was living in Berlin in 1989. Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement While, for millions, the 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall was rightly...

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Revolutionary Teamsters

July 13, 2014

Economy

China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info “The most important number in the world, for the past 30 years and next five years, is China’s growth rate,” declared BBC Economics...

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