Place: Western Europe
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The Surveillance State and the Color Line

John Clarke recommends Oliver Kearns’ book “The Covert Colour Line,” on racism as the foundation of US and British intelligence agencies.

From The Mass Strike, The Political Party, and the Trade Unions

In this classic work, Rosa Luxemburg situates mass strikes at the center of revolutionary political dynamics.

Transatlantic

Dramatic, Beautiful, and (Perhaps a Little too Much) Fun

Review of a Netflix series on the efforts to get refugees out of Marseilles in 1940-41

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Revisiting Rosa Luxemburg’s Writings on the 1905 Russian Revolution

Robert Ovetz describes the significance of a new collection of Rosa Luxemburg’s writings on revolution from 1906 to 1909, recently published in English.

Boy Murdered by French Police, Protests Follow, Macron Calls them “Inexplicable,” After all, Race Doesn’t Exist in France

I say he was a French boy, because in official circles in France and in society at large race does not exist and so therefore neither does racism.

France: Criminal policing, systemic racism, anti-social policies: supporting a legitimate revolt

The NPA calls on people to mobilize alongside angry young people, to gather in front of town halls, every evening if necessary, to express our rage and our demands.

Appeal on Behalf of Working-Class Youth in France

A large proportion of young people are subjected to racism on a daily basis, victims of prejudice, discrimination and violence.

The Right and “The People”: In the Beginning Was Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi has died at the age of 86….He will undoubtedly leave a lasting mark.

A New Era in Turkey?

The significance of Turkey’s May 14 election

Review: Socialism in Yiddish

Socialism in Yiddish: The Jewish Labor Bund in Sweden
by Hakkan Blomqvist
Translated by Blomqvist and Glasser
(Stockholm, Sodertons University, 2021)

The Jewish Labor Bund in Stockholm, Sweden, marching with the Swedish Social-Democrats on the First of May 1946
 
If one knows anything . . .

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Biden in Ireland: The Failure of Neoliberalism

Ireland’s recent past, north and south, has been miserable—fueled by the “there is no alternative” capitalism promoted by the Irish ruling class and external powers—which will be highlighted and evident in Biden’s visit.

France: An isolated government, but a movement in suspense

The most important fact of the last few days was undoubtedly the wave of police violence in Sainte Soline, near Nantes, on the Atlantic coast, a violence that reveals the feverishness of Macron and his government.

The Nord Stream Pipeline Explosions: Challenging False Narratives

The claim that the Nord Stream gas pipeline was blown up by U.S. special forces, made by Seymour Hersh, is being used to reinforce false narratives about Russia’s culpability for the war in Ukraine.

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The Rise and Fall of the Corbyn Left

A review of Michael Chessum’s inside account and analysis of Corbynism’s trajectories and defeat.

A Century Since the March on Rome

Fascism, Past and Present

Historian Stéfanie Prezioso traces the rise of revisionist historiography on Italian fascism.

Support Ukrainian Resistance and Disempower Fossil Capital

A new anti-militarist movement must uphold solidarity with the civil as well as armed resistance of the Ukrainian people, and with the Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian leftists who oppose the Putin regime’s war.

On the Eve of National Elections, Looking Backward

Italy’s Rising Black Tide, A Creeping Counter-Revolution

On September 25 Italy will hold elections following the resignation of Prime Minister Pario Draghi and the concern is palpable.

Towards the Brown International of the European and Global Far Right?

Modi’s India, Putin’s Russia, Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Orban’s Hungary, and soon Giorgia Meloni’s Italy and maybe Trump II’s United States, the picture is far from being exhaustive but it still gives an idea of the seriousness of the threat that now hangs over humanity.

Laurent Schwartz: The Vicissitudes of an Internationalist

The first of an occasional series of articles on the lives of figures of the French left.
For more than a decade, from 1936 to 1947, Laurent Schwartz (1915-2002), the famous mathematician, was a Trotskyist in France, though that was only one . . .

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Will the Real Fascists Please Stand Up?

Martin Oppenheimer discusses the corporatist character of historical fascism and the importance of a left alternative vision to counter fascist threats today.

The Italian Left and the War in Ukraine

Pietro Maestri discusses positions of various left groups in Italy regarding the war in Ukraine and calls for solidarity with the Ukrainian resistance.

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