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Bernie Sanders and the U.S. Left: What Sort of Alternative Should We Pose in 2016?

On April 29, Senator Bernie Sanders announced his bid for the Presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. Sanders, who refers to himself as an “independent democratic socialist,” immediately sparked a debate on the nature of his campaign on the U.S. left. An honest and nonsectarian exchange of views about how the left should address the […]

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Justice for Freddie Gray! Jail Killer Cops! National Guard Out of Baltimore!

PRESENTATION [Updated May 2] [Photo by Washington Times] Published below you will find a statement issued on April 28 by the Socialist Organizer National Committee in solidarity with the uprising in Baltimore. Since this statement was issued a number of developments have occurred, most notably, the indictment of six police officers on charges relating to […]

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Fight for $15 Demands a Raise for Low-Wage Workers

On April 15, there were mobilizations in more than 200 cities calling for an increase in the minimum wage involving as many as 60,000 workers. This year’s actions represent a step forward for the movement of low-wage workers. The Service Employees International Union-initiated Fight for $15 led a combination of job actions and mass mobilizations, […]

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Execution by Medical Neglect: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Health Crisis

Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is facing a grave health crisis brought on by poor diet and medical neglect. Mumia was hospitalized on March 30 with dangerously high blood-sugar levels and having lost 80 pounds.  He was in diabetic shock with a blood sugar count of 779. Since January, Mumia has been suffering from a […]

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¿Qué significa la “normalización” de las relaciones diplomáticas entre los Estados Unidos y Cuba?

Por Alan Benjamin El 17 de diciembre de 2014, el presidente Barack Obama anunciaba la “normalización” de las relaciones diplomáticas con Cuba y el levantamiento de ciertas restricciones de las actividades personales, económicas y financieras impuestas por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos en enero de 1961, año en el que el bloqueo entró en […]

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Call Issued by the Haitian Coordinating Committee for the Withdrawal of UN-MINUSTAH Troops from Haiti

June 1, 2004 – June 1, 2015: 11 Years of Occupation, MINUSTAH Must Go! The coup-kidnapping of February 29, 2004 against constitutionally and democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide paved the way for the occupation of the first Black Republic in the world. On June 1, 2004 — that is, three months after the coup — […]

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BRAZIL: COUNTERING THE PUTSCHISTS BY ACTING THE WAY THE WORKERS PARTY (PT) USED TO ACT

(published in ILC International Newsletter No. 220 – April 10, 2015) Reprinted from O Trabalho, newspaper of the O Trabalho current in the Workers Party (PT) of Brazil “Let’s Go Back Out on the Streets the 7th of April and the 1st of May!” As our readers were able to see in our previous editions, […]

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Dossier on Israeli Elections and Palestinian Liberation

IN THIS MESSAGE: * State of Israel: Elections Marked by the Resistance of the Palestinian People — By F. Lazar * Meanwhile in Gaza . . . * Taher, a Palestinian Activist Living inside the “1948 Territories,” Presents His Point of View on the Israeli Elections * The Position of the Abna’a el-Balad Movement (Sons […]

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Endorsement of May 13th MOVE Bombing 30th Year Commemoration

Socialist Organizer would like to offer our endorsement of the May 13th MOVE Bombing 30th Year Commemoration to be held in Philadelphia. We urge the labor movement, antiwar forces and fighters against police brutality to support and participate in this important anniversary. On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police attacked the home of the MOVE organization on Osage Avenue. Cops fired more […]

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Philadelphia: A History of Racism, Repression and Struggle

Philadelphia, PA was the first major city in what was to become the United States. Early on, the city’s Black population, both free and slave, was substantial. Escaped slaves came to Pennsylvania, seeing the state as a refuge from southern slaveholders having outlawed slavery in 1780. In the 100 years spanning 1790-1890, the Black population […]

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