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We’re Fighting a Mean-Spirited and Antidemocratic Attack on Public Education
On the first day of the Oakland teachers’ strike, I met up with Oakland teacher and union activist Tim Marshall at the rally downtown. Marshall has been an Oakland public…
Free Julian Assange! No extradition to the U.S.!
Julian Assange under arrest in London, April 11, 2019 (Jack Taylor/Getty Images) On April 11 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadoran embassy in London. The pretext for…
An Arab Spring Redux? The Fall of Sudan’s “Morsisi”
After the military coup against Omar al-Bashir protesters demand a civilian-led transition to democracy (Ahmed Mustafa/AFP) On December 17, 2010, the self-immolation of a young street vendor in Central Tunisia…
Review: The ABCs of Capitalism
Vivek Chibber’s “The ABCs of Capitalism”, released through Jacobin, offers an analysis from a “class first”, or, less generously, “class only” perspective. The reality is that the working class is…
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Music of the Moment
BDS in History: Artists United Against Apartheid "Sun City" (1985)
Happy May Day
Quote of Note:
MLK (assassinated April 4 1968)  in Memphis TN where he had gone to support striking sanitation workers

From Against the Current
MLK in Memphis, 1968
While King’s life is officially celebrated on his birthday in January — the first and only national holiday to honor an African American — it could be argued that his assassination, where and when it occurred and why King was there, shows more profoundly what King’s legacy symbolizes to Black and other working people.
Whose "Security" -- and for What?
“SECURITY” BECOMES THE catchword of the moment. Donald Trump’s “big, beautiful wall” will, or won’t, enhance border protections from drugs, trafficking, and all manner of brown people with or without prayer rugs. The threat of repeated government shutdowns might end when the two houses of Congress figured out a deal for “securing the border” that Rush Limbaugh would give Trump permission to sign. Or not.

“President and Government should be held responsible for Easter Sunday carnage”

Friday 26 April 2019, by Vame Handa

The Left Bloc 20 years on

Thursday 25 April 2019, by Josu Egireun, Manuel Garí


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