Saturday, February 1, 2014

About Us

The Northern Worker is a blog, a weekly ezine and a facebook page that seeks to cover the class struggle in the Northland and beyond.  We strive to cover and promote the anti-war, labor, anti-racist, feminist, environmental, queer, student and other social movements.  We believe that through such movements working people develop the experience and confidence necessary to become the revolutionaries who will change the world.  We seek to be a resource for local activists.  Let us know if you have an event or campaign you'd like the Northern Worker to plug. 

The Northern Worker is published by the Duluth/Superior branch of Socialist Action.  Socialist Action is a political party made up of activists committed to the emancipation of workers and the oppressed.  We strive to build social movements and coalitions that challenge the various injustices that capitalism inflicts upon us.  In the process we hope to bring activists together from different backgrounds into a revolutionary party with the skills and tools to overthrow this rotten system. Our ultimate goal is a truly democratic society organized to satisfy human needs, rather than corporate greed.

Socialist Action was founded in 1983.  It traces it roots though back through the old Socialist Workers Party, the Communist Party and the Socialist Party all the way to the founding of the American socialist movement in the 1800s.  Our political program and approach to organizing draws from the wealth of experiences from over a century of struggle.

Our local branch of Socialist Action was founded in 1997 by a small group of workers and students in Ashland, Wisconsin.  In 2001 we started organizing in Duluth and Superior, and have been an important presence in the local activist scene ever since.  For more on the history of the group check out Our History page.

Our members are active in several local activist coalitions, labor unions and college campuses.  We also from time to time run candidates for public office, as well as in student and union elections.  We put most of our energy though into building coalitions around social justice issues.  Elections can be a useful way to introduce revolutionary ideas to people, but we believe real change comes from the streets!

If you're interested in getting to know more about Socialist Action, feel free to contact us to set up a one on one meeting.  We also hold public forums once a month on various current and historical events.  These presentations are a great place to check us out and see what we have to say.  Either way, if you like what you hear, we invite you to join us and become a member.  Making a revolution is hard work, and we sure could use some help!  When you join Socialist Action, you're expect to support the work of the organization by paying dues, being involved in our campaigns, and attending our membership meetings.  Currently our membership meetings are monthly.  At them we discuss the campaigns that we are involved in, plan our forums, and hold classes on political theory.  If you're interested in possibly joining Socialist Action, check out our Join Us page!

CONTACT US

To contact the Northern Worker or the Duluth/Superior branch of Socialist Action you can send an email to adamritscher@gmail.com.

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