Tag Archives: Democrats

Democratic fault lines threaten “Biden Agenda”

By Grace Fors, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) The walls are caving in around “Build Back Better.” Biden has fumbled on his promises for a $15/hr minimum wage, voting rights, and police reform; fell devastatingly short of his vaccination targets as Delta overwhelmed the country; and weathered bitter humiliation in Afghanistan. The administration’s approval ratings are tanking ...

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Kshama Sawant’s speech at the rally against the recall

Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) and Seattle Councilmember, Kshama Sawant, is facing a recall campaign by right-wing and big business interests. Kshama was first elected to the Seattle City council in November 2013 and played a crucial in winning $15 an hour for workers in Seattle (the first city to do so), along with other victories for ...

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United States: Chaos in the capitol – build a movement to defeat the far-right

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative USA First came the notification: “Pro Trump mob breaks into Capitol building.” Then, “Congressmen being told to hide beneath their chairs,” followed by, “They’ve shot into the chambers.” The storming of the Capitol shocked hundreds of millions across the U.S. and around the world. The chaos that took place inside one of the pillars of ...

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USA: Federal troops pushed back in Portland and Seattle

By Steve Edwards, Socialist Alternative USA In a victory for mass protests in downtown Portland and in defense of democratic rights, the federal government has agreed to “phase out” all Customs and Border Protection and ICE officers from the city starting Thursday, according to Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Similarly, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced late Tuesday night that federal troops were leaving Seattle.  ...

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USA: Blazing the path for a new left party

By Bryan Koulouris & Ginger Jentzen Socialist Alternative (USA) A rebellion has broken out, beginning in Minneapolis (where both authors of this article live) and spreading throughout the country. The uprising was sparked by a brutal racist police murder of George Floyd, and the underlying anger is based on deep injustices. A multi-racial movement of predominantly working-class people is emerging ...

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US-The (un)Democratic Party: Why We Need a New Working Class Party

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) When Trump was elected in 2016, a chorus of establishment Democrats from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama to Nancy Pelosi urged ordinary Americans to “give him a chance.” Pelosi went as far as to say she “prayed for his success.” While these political leaders were welcoming Trump into the ...

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Interview with a US socialist on Bernie Sanders campaign

The campaigns for US primaries are at full speed. Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls. We spoke about Bernie’s campaign and the situation in the US with Ginger Jentzen. She is a member of Socialist Alternative, our sister organisation in the US, who played an active role in the fight for a minimum wage of $15.  Hi Ginger, you ...

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US: How can Bernie Sanders win?

By Bryan Koulouris, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) Bernie Sanders is experiencing a surge in the polls; he’s ahead in New Hampshire (11/26/2019) and California (LA Times, 12/5/2019) while he is consistently crushing all other candidates among young people. All of this is despite a media blackout and recent negative campaigning by both Obama and the Clintons. Bernie’s call for a Green New ...

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The impeachment of Donald Trump

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US). Below is an article written in early November about the potential for Trump’s impeachment, which subsequently took place on Wednesday, 18 December.  Tens of millions of people are looking to get Donald Trump out of office. In his nearly three years in office, he has doled out tax cuts ...

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US: Bernie Sanders campaign garners mass support

By Kshama Sawant, member of Seattle City Council and Socialist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US)  Bernie Sanders has formally launched his 2020 run for the U.S. presidency, vowing to mount “an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least one million people from across the country.” In the first 24 hours, he ...

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