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Standing Up With the Burgerville Workers Union

Dressed in his work uniform, Jordan Vaandering looked like any other fast food employee heading into another long shift. But that day, April 26, was far from ordinary for the 25-year-old Burgerville employee. Since Vaandering makes under $10 per hour working at the drive-through, he had decided to come forward as a voice for a growing […]

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A Socialist on City Council: A Look at the Career of Kshama Sawant 

The case of Kshama Sawant shows that no matter how good the candidate, business as usual rules in elected office This article is part of an ongoing series called “Socialist faces in high places” looking at the left in relation to the electoral path and state power. Image captured from Left Elect (www.leftelect.net) which describes itself […]

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Portland Demands a Raise: PDX Joins the Fight for $15 Day of Action

We don’t live in the world we were promised. With hard work we could achieve dreams, the kind of which our parents never could have seen. Instead we have collectively headed into a “lost generation” where we will be the first generation to be poorer than our parents. The concept of preparatory work, or jobs […]

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