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9 March 2016
The movie Trumbo tells the story of the 151 US film industry stars who were blacklisted for alleged communist sympathies. Specifically the 'Hollywood Ten' whose fame and wealth didn't stop them being jailed by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
10 February 2016
US elections: The opening US presidential primaries showed support for 'non-establishment' candidates in both the Republican and Democratic Party caucuses
20 January 2016
An edited version of Seattle socialist councillor Kshama Sawant's alternative 'State of the Union' speech, following Barack Obama's address to Congress.
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
11 November 2015
Seattle's political revolution continues: At the time of writing, 55.5% of voters (15,054) in Seattle's District 3 have chosen Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative (US co-thinkers of the Socialist Party) to serve another four years on the city council.
21 October 2015
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world. Iberian political school, Hong Kong socialist election campaign, Kshama Sawant's birthday.
30 September 2015
Socialist Alternative Seattle city councillor, Kshama Sawant, is seeking re-election on 3 November.
5 August 2015
Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?: Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children.
1 July 2015
Short dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of the bosses and their politicians.
17 June 2015
Short reports from socialist activities around the globe.
20 May 2015
No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald is reviewed by Tony Saunois, secretary of the Committee for a Workers' International
4 February 2015
Diplomatic relations with USA restored, embargo eased: As 2014 drew to a close, 2015 was ushered in by US President Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro announcing a series of historic agreements
11 December 2014
The US Senate report on the CIA's interrogation of suspected terrorists amounts to a grisly catalogue of torture. It also points the finger of guilt at the UK government's counterparts
26 November 2014
Protests have erupted in many cities in the USA following the Grand Jury decision not to charge white policeman Darren Wilson who shot dead unarmed black youth Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on 9 August
20 August 2014
The police killing of unarmed black youth, Michael Brown, in the Ferguson suburb of Missouri on 9 August, has led to a storm of protest across the USA
7 May 2014
But Kshama Sawant says "Our work is far from done": Under intense pressure from the movement for a $15 an hour minimum wage, Seattle's establishment was forced to come forward with a proposal to significantly increase the wages for 100,000 low-paid workers
30 April 2014
Fighting for $15 an hour and for socialism: 15Now hosted what can only be described as a marathon of a conference which ran from 11am to nine at night, write CWI reporters.
13 March 2014
House clearing recently, I found a will written by hand by my grandfather dated 28 June 1916, three days before the Battle of the Somme, writes Pete Watson.
9 October 2013
Breaking Bad is an American TV mini-series which has now ended. It was only available on cable TV and DVD, and the final season on DVD will not be available in Britain until November.
25 September 2013
Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's latest plan for the NHS is to send up to 50 'of the best doctors,' nurses and businessmen to the USA to learn how to become top managers, writes Jon Dale.
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