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January 28, 2019
L.A. Teachers Win Big and Beat Back Privatizers
In a joyful, rain-drenched strike, 34,000 Los Angeles teachers won things no union has ever won. They forced Superintendent Austin Beutner, a former investment banker, to accept concessions even on…
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Music of the Movement! Fight The Power!


Erik Olin Wright and Us
Erik Olin Wright Erik Olin Wright, a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a leading radical academic sociologist died from Leukemia on January 23. His…
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Detroit DSA and Auto Workers Caravan team up to protest General Motors
Detroit DSA, Auto Workers Caravan, and a few other organizations teamed up to publicize DSA’s showing of Poletown Lives! in December. That successful event laid the basis for developing the…
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Quote of Note:
Rosa Luxemburg (murdered Jan 15. 1919) on revolutionary strategy

On the one hand, we have the mass; on the other, its historic goal, located outside of existing society. On one hand, we have the day-to –day struggle, on the other, the social revolution. Such are the terms of the dialectical contradiction through which the socialist movement makes its way. It follows that this movement can best advance by tacking betwixt and between the two dangers by which it is constantly being threatened. One is the loss of its mass character; the other, the abandonment of its goal. One is the danger of sinking back to the condition of a sect; the other, the danger of becoming a movement of bourgeois social reform
Rosa Luxemburg and Mons Romero San Salvador May Day 2018:  "For a world where we are socially equal, humanly different and totally free"


Behind the News!
Madison versus the People
The midterm elections in November 2018 exposed a number of fundamental problems in the American political system. Voter suppression in numerous states, vote-rigging through gerrymandering, and Trump’s threat to end…
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Europe's Political Turmoil
“No place for Neonazis. Kiel opposes right-wing extremists, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism.“ OVER THE PAST two years, European politics has seemed like an old-fashioned melodrama with a cliffhanger at the end…
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Make Detroit the Engine of a Green New Deal
GM recently announced that it plans to close five North American manufacturing facilities, including two in Metro Detroit. This shameful announcement comes at a time when the company is reporting…
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Why We Occupied Our General Motors Factory in Oshawa, Canada
General Motors has announced it will end production at five North American plants, just a decade after the company received billions of dollars in U.S. and Canadian taxpayer money and…
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From Against the Current
The Strange Career of the Second Amendment -- Part I
THERE IS PERHAPS no more compelling contemporary example than the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution of the ways in which Americans fail to understand the complexities and ironies of their own history. We live a in a society steeped in violence that is elided from much of our history. Until we come to terms with this violent history, we will have little hope of solving the contentious debate on the Second Amendment...
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Water as a Form of Social Control

FROM DETROIT AND Flint, Michigan to Gaza and the West Bank in Palestine, those struggling against institutionalized racism and apartheid are no strangers to water struggles.

In Gaza, water infrastructure is bombed and water supplies are constrained. In Detroit, water is shut off from people who can’t pay, and along with Flint, poisoned by lead. In each case, water is sold back at ever increasingly unaffordable rates...

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Québec solidaire reviews the election and maps campaign on climate crisis

Friday 18 January 2019, by Pierre Beaudet, Richard Fidler


Here’s What a Real Strike Looks Like: 150 Million Say No to Despotism in India

Thursday 17 January 2019, by Vijay Prashad

Solidarity with the popular uprising in Sudan

Wednesday 16 January 2019, by Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists

 



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