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Looking Beyond Electoralism: Radical Municipalism in the UK?

[PDF][Print]Now that the dust has settled after the disastrous results of December 12th, it’s time to seriously reconsider the approach of the left in the UK. The electoral defeat of Corbynism has opened up a space . . .

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VoteVets for Buttigieg: Who’s Really Keeping Us in The Dark About Campaign Funding?

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In a Democratic primary field that once featured four military veterans, only two are still marching toward the White House.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s “anti-war” candidacy has sunk nearly out of sight, but Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of . . .

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Race, Class and Electoral Politics: A Book Review

The main purpose of this book is to guide the messaging of Democrats as they run for office. In spite of this it has useful insights about popular consciousness and how to move people against racism.

Indigenous Resistance Shakes the Canadian State

[PDF][Print]In early February, the RCMP, Canada’s colonial police force, raided the land defender camps of the Wet’suwet’en people in British Columbia, in order to clear the way for pipeline construction. Clearly, none of the political decision . . .

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Report: The China Question conference

The China Question will hopefully provide the impetus for a more confident response on the left to the challenge of what looms as a new Cold War. In wider progressive circles, of course, knowledge of China and consciousness of the strategic questions discussed here is mixed. In many ways, the debate is only just beginning.

Review: Zionist Betrayal of Jews, From Herzl to Netanyahu

[PDF][Print]Stanley Heller’s new book may reveal no surprises to a few well-read scholars of the history of the Middle East. Many readers, however, who believe they know modern history will be surprised and disconcerted. To put . . .

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Neither Washington nor Beijing – A backgrounder

[PDF][Print]The western mainstream media tends to depict the situation of HK merely in a one dimensional manner, presenting Hong Kong a victim of Beijing’s tyranny while the US and the UK as supporters of Hong Kong’s . . .

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Strike statistics for 2019 are out. Is the strike wave continuing?

[PDF][Print]The 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike and the 2016 Verizon strike—the largest public sector and the largest private sector strikes in years, respectively—were warning shots.
After a short decline in strike activity in 2017, strike actions exploded in . . .

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Why we should be wary of blaming ‘overpopulation’ for the climate crisis

[PDF][Print]The annual World Economic Forum in Davos brought together representatives from government and business to deliberate how to solve the worsening climate and ecological crisis. The meeting came just as devastating bush fires were abating in Australia. These fires are . . .

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What is New About State Capitalism in the 21st Century?

For much of the left, since the 1980s, neoliberalism has been an all-encompassing term to identify the character of contemporary capitalism. Neoliberalism has been defined as the privatization of public property and services, deregulation, free market trade and globalization.

Nine Years Against Assad

As Bashar al-Assad brutally crushes the last areas not under his control, Joseph Daher, Syrian socialist activist, gave this wide-ranging interview to the UK-based journal Socialist Resistance.

A Brief on the Metal Workers’ Strike in Turkey

[PDF][Print]Dear Friends,
Dear Comrades,
First of all, let us thank you at the beginning and once again, for your show of solidarity with the metal workers of Turkey.
The bargaining process which covered more than a hundred thousand workers . . .

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What are the Lessons of the UK Election?

[PDF][Print]There have been many articles attempting to explain the crushing defeat of the Labour Party in the UK election of 12 December 2019. Some of them are very insightful, and list reasons that undoubtedly played a . . .

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13 theses on the imminent ecological catastrophe and the (revolutionary) means of averting it

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I. The ecological crisis is already the most important social and political question of the 21st century, and will become even more so in the coming months and years. The future of the planet, and thus of humanity, . . .

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“Politics Isn’t Poker”: A Response to Andy Sernatinger on DSA and Bernie Sanders

[PDF][Print]Andy Sernatinger’s New Politics article “Bern After Reading: Sanders and Socialist Strategy” raises important questions to think through, whether you’re a member of Democratic Socialists of America or not. Even in the heat of the moment—and . . .

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Philly Educators Have a Chance to Make History

[PDF][Print]Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) have a chance to improve lives of Philly school educators and students, challenging control of schools by corporate elites, as did Chicago teachers when they elected a new . . .

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“Capital, It Fails Us Now”: Andy Gill of Gang of Four, 1956-2020

[PDF][Print]For people of a certain age — Generation X, they used to call us — it’s something of a cliche that if you loved punk rock and had leftist leanings you’d find your way to hearing . . .

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Welcome to the Global Ecosocialist Network

[PDF][Print]The Global Ecosocialist Network (GEN) is being launched at a moment of extreme danger for humanity.  The intensity of the crisis and the scale of the danger is hard to grasp or express adequately because, unless . . .

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Meanwhile, what do we do about Bernie?

[PDF][Print]While I found the article critiquing the electoral road to socialism by Kit Wainer and Mel Bienenfeld found in the in the current issue of New Politics quite interesting and informative, I also found it problematic. . . .

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Urgent call for international solidarity with the metal workers strike in Turkey!

Strike, occupy. resist!
Long live international class solidarity!

Bern After Reading: Sanders and Socialist Strategy

[PDF][Print]In March of 2019, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) endorsed Bernie Sanders’ bid for President of the United States. DSA members voted on an advisory referendum that simply asked if the Democratic Socialists of America . . .

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