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.
Nathaniel FlakinNovember 20, 2020
Kshama Sawant and Socialist Alternative Have Turned Against Police Unions — Sort Of
Millions of working-class people are turning against police and their so-called "unions." Yesterday, the Martin Luther King County Labor Council voted to kick out cops. Seattle’s socialist city council member, who has an unfortunate history of supporting cops unions, has even come around — with limits.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 18, 2020
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?
Nathaniel FlakinAugust 9, 2019
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.
Nathaniel FlakinAugust 23, 2018
Why Socialists Have Always Fought for Open Borders
In what President Trump has hailed as a "clear victory", the Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for a limited version of Trump's de facto travel ban on Muslims.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 27, 2017
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.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 2, 2017
Fight Trump, Keep Dems at Bay: The Case Against a Popular Front
If we want long term gains for the working class, we need to avoid the trap of the Democratic Party.
Juan CFebruary 4, 2017
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?
Ian SteinmanNovember 1, 2016
VIDEO: Thousands Reject Hillary at the DNC
Thousands Reject Hillary at the DNC – YouTube
Left VoiceAugust 1, 2016
Let’s Get over Sanders and Back into the Streets
Last week, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton, leaving many of his supporters disappointed. But there is still a way forward: join the protests, organize, fight.
Juan CJuly 18, 2016