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Labour's martyrs: the story of Sacco and Vanzetti

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James P Cannon and Max Shachtman

Workers' Liberty 3/53, published as a pull-out in Solidarity 397.

The story of the Sacco and Vanzetti case, told by James P Cannon and Max Shachtman, who were leading activists in the defence campaign.

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The story of the Sacco and Vanzetti case, told by James P Cannon and Max Shachtman, who were leading activists in the defence campaign.

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Singing for the underdog

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Gerry Bates

The country and western singer Merle Haggard, who has died, is best known for The Fighting Side of Me, a song in which he expressed the feelings of American patriots against the Americans who opposed US involvement in Vietnam:

I hear people talkin’ bad
About the way we have to live here in this
country
An’ gripin’ ‘bout the way things oughta be...
An’ I don’t mind ‘em switchin’ sides
An’ standin’ up for things they believe in...
When you’re runnin’ down my country, man
You’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me.

Country music is too often despised even by socialists who like folk music and blues. Yet it is the music of the American white working class.

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Telecoms workers strike against corporate greed

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Ira Berkovic

Around 40,000 workers employed by Verizon, one of America’s biggest telecommunications companies, are striking to win a decent contract.

Around 40,000 workers employed by Verizon, one of America’s biggest telecommunications companies, are striking to win a decent contract.

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Chicago strikes again

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Harry Davies

The Chicago Teachers Union has once again committed to strike over terms and conditions, and struck on 1 April.

Previous strike were successful and notable for the level of popular support, largely as a result of rank and file organising in the community. The latest round of action seems to be no exception.

The Chicago Teachers Union has once again committed to strike over terms and conditions, and struck on 1 April.

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"A turning point in American political life"

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Traven Leyshon

Traven Leyshon, Vermont Teamsters/AFL-CIO leader and organiser for the Sanders campaign, spoke at Workers' Liberty's London forum about the Bernie Sanders campaign.


We are at a real turning point in American political life, and that is very exciting.

Traven Leyshon speaks about the Sanders campaign.

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Make banks public utilities!

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Colin Foster

Banks should be public utilities, or at least so closely regulated that they must behave like public utilities. They shouldn’t be free to do whatever brings most profit to their bosses and shareholders.

Neel Kashkari, a US financier and, on his own description “a free market Republican”, has called for the banks to be made public utilities.

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Chicago teachers restart their fight against cuts

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Liam Conway

Chicago teachers are beginning to stir again following the threat of huge cuts to school budgets across the city.

Chicago teachers are beginning to stir again following the threat of huge cuts to school budgets across the city.

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Can Bernie Sanders win the Democratic nomination?

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Danny Katch, International Socialist Organisation

When the loudmouths at Fox News used to warn about the threat of America being taken over by socialists, they probably weren’t thinking about people in Iowa and New Hampshire. But with Bernie Sanders’ decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary on February 8, to go with his tie with Hillary Clinton in Iowa, the most support so far in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has gone to a self-described socialist.

If Bernie Sanders manages to win the Democratic Party presidential nomination, can he win the Democratic Party to support anything he stands for?

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