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Solidarity, struggle, socialism
Toward a new direction for the labor movement
A Socialist Alternative pamphlet by Alan Jones

Who we are

Socialist Alternative is a national organization fighting in workplaces, communities, and campuses against the exploitation and injustices people face every day.

We are union activists fighting for workers' rights and militant, democratic labor unions; we are people of color speaking out against racism, students organizing against sweatshops and war, immigrants demanding papers for all undocumented workers, women and men fighting sexism and homophobia.

We campaign for the building of a mass workers' party to represent the interests of workers, youth and the environment against the two parties of big business.

We see the global capitalist system as the root cause of terrorism, war, poverty, discrimination, and environmental destruction. As capitalism moves deeper into crisis and recession, a new generation of workers and youth must join together to take the top 500 corporations into public ownership. We believe the dictatorships that existed in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were perversions of what socialism is really about. We are for democratic socialism where people will have control over their daily lives.

Socialist Alternative is in political solidarity with the Committee for a Workers' International, a worldwide socialist organization in 35 countries on every continent.

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