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The Fight Against Cop “Unions”: An International Debate

As the United States was shaken by protests against racist police violence this year, many people came to understand the true nature of the cops’ so-called “unions”: they defend murderers. Yet some socialists still think police should be unionized. We present here a debate with the LIT-CI.

The Split in the CWI: Lessons for Trotskyists

The Committee for a Workers International (CWI) has split in two. Is one side adapting to identity politics and abandoning the working class? Is the other losing touch with new mass movements against oppression? 

Open Letter to Kshama Sawant: Don’t Support the Police!

Kshama Sawant, a socialist on the Seattle city council, has just voted to confirm the new police chief. This is a serious mistake, as the police are defenders of capitalism. Socialists should aim to expose the role played by the police against working people.

Can the Police Stop Deportations? A Debate with Kshama Sawant

Kshama Sawant, a socialist member of Seattle’s city council, has called on the mayor to deploy the police to stop deportations. Could cops help immigrants resist the ICE? Or does this demand only create illusions in a deeply racist institution like the Seattle Police Department? A debate with the comrades of Socialist Alternative.

A Green Revolution?

As we approach the 2016 elections, many on the US have rallied behind the candidacy of Jill Stein. Should the left support her campaign and is the Green Party a useful tool for advancing socialist politics?