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Are any of Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas relevant for us today?

[PDF][Print]One hundred years after the murder of Polish-German revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg, are any of her ideas relevant for people today who want to transform society to achieve social and ecological justice? I believe the answer . . .

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To give up on Arab-Jewish partnership is to give up hope

Most of the people in Israel are victims of the Netanyahu government. Partnership between them is the only way to fight its various forms of oppression — including the occupation.

New York City nurses threatened to strike against the Hospital Alliance—and won

But the Fight's Not Over

[PDF][Print]In late fall of 2018, nurses from five private New York City hospitals in three competing hospital systems delivered their contract proposals to management. Born from a protracted gestation of surveying democratic priorities and tracking experiences . . .

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Trump’s Controversial Decision on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

[PDF][Print]There is little question that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is bad news. Some of its units have engaged in severe repression of nonviolent dissidents, supported Assad’s brutal counter-insurgency operations in Syria, backed hardline Islamist militia . . .

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Puerto Rico: A U.S. Colony in the Caribbean

[PDF][Print]In 1898 the U.S. military invaded and seized Puerto Rico and Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Unlike Cuba, Puerto Rico has not yet achieved independence and the United States continues to exert political, economic, judicial, and . . .

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Venezuela: MAREA SOCIALISTA begins a new phase

[PDF][Print]Amid the deep crisis that Venezuela is going through, the national coordination of our organization, together with a representation of our international current, the Anticapitalist Network, has analyzed, evaluated, and reevaluated Venezuela’s political situation. We . . .

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For Nicaraguans April Never Ended

[PDF][Print]This awakening was not about ideologies, but for the country and against a common adversary: the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship. Nobody prepared us or financed us.
By Lesther Aleman*  (Confidencial)
HAVANA TIMES – We all asked for changes, but never thought of . . .

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California Teachers on the March: An Interview with Joel Jordan

[PDF][Print]Johanna Brenner (JB): On February 21, Oakland’s 3,000 teachers went out on strike after two years of failed negotiations with the Oakland Unified School District.  Clearly, the strike got the District’s attention and a deal was . . .

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Yellow Vest Movement Struggles to Reinvent Democracy as Macron Cranks Up Propaganda and Repression

[PDF][Print](Montpellier, April 10)  After five months of constant presence at traffic circles, toll-booths and hazardous Saturday marches,  the massive, self-organized social movement known as the Yellow Vests has just held its second nationwide “Assembly of Assemblies.” . . .

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Yet Another Turkish Election

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In February of 2019, districts in the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul began selling produce directly to consumers at local markets in an effort to bypass retailers, who had been characterized by President Recep Tayyip . . .

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Hands Off Venezuela! For Socialist Democracy!

[PDF][Print]The foul, brutal hands of U.S. imperialism and its allies are tightening around Venezuela, and there is a strong possibility that a far-right takeover will occur in the near future.  This would extinguish the last vestiges . . .

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Yale, Puerto Rico and the Discourse of Benevolent Colonialism

[PDF][Print]A few days ago Yale’s School of Management hosted a conference on Educational Leadership that featured as its principal speaker Julia Keleher, appointed under controversial circumstances to be the director of Education in Puerto Rico.
Keleher had . . .

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Moldova — Like Nothing Happens

[PDF][Print]It’s been more than a month since the crucial event in political life of Moldova took place – the February parliament elections. The elections define the future development of the country, which is a parliamentary republic.
This . . .

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Coming to Terms with Actually-Existing Black Life

A Response to Mia White and Kim Moody

My central contention with both White and Moody lies in their reluctance to engage in meaningful class analysis of black political life.

Open Letter to Costas Lapavitsas and Grace Blakeley

Stories have a life of their own. Merriam-Webster describes a meme as “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture”. It doesn’t matter who the carrier of the meme is or the way that they pass it on: all that matters is that the story is reproduced and given new life with each telling.

Facing The Heat

Never has a generation faced a challenge of this magnitude

Unless drastic changes are made in very short order to the human social system that encompasses the planet, dire and frightening transformations that cannot be reversed will develop in the Earth’s climate, its ocean, and its biosphere.

Call for the Formation of a Transnational Socialist-Humanist Solidarity Network

Critical developments around the globe compel the creation of a new type of transnational socialist and anti-authoritarian solidarity network.

Can the Military Be Reformed?

Six Unusual Veterans Ponder Active Duty and Its Aftermath

[PDF][Print]It happens all the time in small towns and big cities across the country. A young person from a poor or working-class family can’t find a good job or afford to pay for higher education. Other . . .

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Fidel Castro: His Political Origin, Rule, and Legacy

[PDF][Print]Cuba has not been at the center of world attention for a long time, particularly after the collapse of the Soviet bloc considerably diminished the island’s importance to US imperialism. For the international left, political developments . . .

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Solidarity with the Algerian People

[PDF][Print]Solidarity with the Algerian people in their struggle for popular sovereignty
Renaissance of the Algerian revolution
Statement of Fourth International Bureau
Algeria is experiencing a popular uprising that is unprecedented since the proclamation of national independence. Since 22 February . . .

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A response to an Open Letter from Professional Staff Congress leaders on “$7K or Strike!”

[PDF][Print]As members of the $7K or Strike Campaign (which includes City University of New York [CUNY] adjuncts, tenure-track/tenured faculty, HEOs, CLTs, students, and other NYC union members) we are deeply disappointed by the March 21, 2019 . . .

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