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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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Philadelphia: The MOVE Bombing 30 Years Later

[Featured photo by slate.com] PHILADELPHIA — This year we remember the 30th anniversary of the worst crime in the history of the City of Philadelphia. On May 13, 1985, Philly cops bombed the house of the MOVE organization and destroyed a neighborhood, killing 11 people. The MOVE organization — a group that lives on principles […]

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BLACK REPUBLIC: Azanian Newsletter – jointly published by the Azanian section of the Fourth International & the International Secretariat of the FI

BLACK REPUBLIC Azanian Newsletter – jointly published by the Azanian section of the Fourth International & the International Secretariat of the FI Issue N°4 – May 1, 2015 – Price: R1-00 “The South African Republic will emerge first of all as a “Black” Republic . . . insofar as a victorious revolution will radically change […]

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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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Edmund Baluka, Revolutionary Worker, Trade Unionist, Political Leader

Edmund Baluka (photo on the left) died on 8 January 2015 in Warsaw (Poland). His ashes were taken to Szczecin, where a tribute was held on 17 January in the municipal cemetery. By decision of the city authorities, the cemetery was reserved for that ceremony on an exceptional basis. The urn containing Edmund Baluka’s ashes […]

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Horror in the Mediterranean: Who Is Responsible?

Editorial of Informations Ouvrières [Labour News, newsweekly of the Independent Workers Party of France], No. 348 (April 22, 2015) Eight hundred people dead at a stroke, thousands dead every year, 300,000 poor souls who pile onto makeshift tubs to cross the Mediterranean in an attempt to escape the barbarism and massacres. Prompted by whom? In Afghanistan, […]

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Socialist Organizer Endorsement of the Electoral Action Conference

Socialist Organizer endorses the May 2-3 Electoral Action Conference because we are committed to building a working-class political alternative to the twin parties of Capital. The subordination of the working class and its organizations to the Democrats remains the main obstacle today to effectively resisting austerity, union busting, police brutality against Black people, and attacks […]

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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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