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Left Voice at The Left Forum 2018

30/05/2018 - This year Left Forum is taking place from Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3 at The John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City; the theme is bringing together the broad left and rising movements in face of the Trump presidency and the embolding of the right. Featured speakers (...)

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PUERTO RICO

Hurricane Maria Death Count over 5,000–not 64, New Study Finds

30/05/2018 - A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine estimates the number of deaths caused directly or indirectly by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico at over five thousand.

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UNITED STATES

Starbucks Makes a "Mockiatto" of Fight against Systemic Racism

29/05/2018 - Starbucks responds to the protests over the baseless arrest of two Black customers last month with an “anti-bias” awareness training.

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PALESTINE

Seven Decades after the Nakba, Palestinians Continue to Experience Displacement and Dispossession

28/05/2018 - “Hold on to the land, get rid of the people” has been Israel’s policy ever since it was established 70 years ago.

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LABOR MOVEMENT

[VIDEO] United Airlines Workers Fight for a Union

26/05/2018 - 2,700+ catering workers at United Airlines in Newark, Denver, Houston, Cleveland and Honolulu voted for a union in January, 2018. The company challenged the decision, alleging that they were 'pressured' or 'tricked into' signing union (...)

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Soviet Hegemony

25/05/2018 - Craig Brandist speaks about hegemony, the national question and colonialism in the early years of the USSR.

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ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires Subway Workers Strike Against Repression

23/05/2018 - Following a repression by police in the subway tunnel, workers declare city-wide strike until fellow workers are released from jail.

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PALESTINE

From the Streets of NYC: Palestine Will Be Free!

22/05/2018 - Solidarity rallies were held in New York City last week as hundreds showed their support for the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation and violence. The rallies were a response to the slaughter of Palestinian protesters at the fence marking the border of (...)

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INMIGRANTES

Empleo precario: la difícil situación de trabajar indocumentado en Nueva York

21/05/2018 - Se estima que hay medio millón de inmigrantes indocumentados en la ciudad de Nueva York y 11 millones a nivel nacional. Esta es un relato de una jornada laboral bajo esas condiciones.

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IMMIGRATION

Disposable Labor: the plight of an undocumented worker in NYC

21/05/2018 - There are an estimated half million undocumented immigrants in New York City and 11 million nationally. This a story of a workday under those conditions.

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IDEAS AND DEBATES

Nationalization or Buyout: What Should be Done with the Fossil Fuel Companies?

18/05/2018 - Writing in Jacobin, Peter Gowan argues that the government should buy a "controlling stake" in the fossil fuel companies. Does this offer a true solution for the economic and ecological crises?

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Philadelphia’s ‘Progressive’ DA Keeps Mumia Behind Bars

17/05/2018 - In a decision made by a corrupt and deeply racist legal system, Mumia Abu-Jamal was falsely convicted in 1982 of shooting and killing a police officer. High hopes for the influence of District Attorney Larry Krasner have been disappointed, revealing the bankruptcy of placing “progressive” (...)

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FIGHT FOR CONTRACT

[VIDEO] Hilton Workers Launch Boycott

16/05/2018 - Hilton Stamford workers are fighting for a contract. They voted overwhemingly for a boycott to force the company to give them what they deserve. Support the Boycott! Join the next picket!

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Global Perspectives: Crisis and Class Struggle

16/05/2018 - This is the fourth and final part of the Document on the International Situation endorsed by the 11th Conference of the Trotskyist Fraction for the Fourth International (FT).

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TROTSKYIST FRACTION

The United States’ Preparation for Conflict Between World Powers

14/05/2018 - In March, 2018, delegations from 16 different countries met in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 11th Conference of the Trotskyist Fraction for the Fourth International (FT). This is the third part of the Document on the International Situation: The United States’ Strategic Preparation for a (...)

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UNITED KINGDOM

‘Grave and Systemic Violations’ of the Rights of the Disabled in the UK

10/05/2018 - Both Conservatives and New Labour have made the lives of disabled miserable — cutting benefits, creating arbitrary tests, and driving many to their deaths.

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FIGHT FOR CONTRACT

[VIDEO] Support the Hotel Hilton Boycott!

09/05/2018 - They are fighting for a new contract, and they need your solidarity. The workers voted overwhelmingly for the boycott of their hotel to force the disrespectful bosses to sign a fair contract.

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MEXICO

Oaxaca: Barbaric Attack on Son of a Socialist Activist

09/05/2018 - The son of Mexican socialist activist Dr. Arturo Villalobo was brutally tortured by a group of thugs who broke into his house in Oaxaca..

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LABOR MOVEMENT

UC Service Workers on Strike

09/05/2018 - Monday, May 7th through Wednesday, May 9th, service workers and patient care providers at the University of California are striking after the UC administration failed to agree to a fair contract.

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INTERVIEWS

[VIDEO] The New School Occupation

07/05/2018 - The New School students occupied the cafeteria in solidarity with unionized workers who will be fired and replaced with the cheap labor of student-workers. Hear the voices of occupants and supporters!

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MARXISM

The Relevance of Marx at 200

07/05/2018 - Two centuries after the birth of Marx, the ideas of the German revolutionary are as important as ever.

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MARX

The Relevance of Marx at 200

05/05/2018 - Two centuries after the birth of Marx, the ideas of the German revolutionary are as important as ever.

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STUDENT MOVEMENT

Student-Worker Solidarity in Action: The New School Cafeteria Occupation

04/05/2018 - The New School students and workers are living at an occupation to save the cafeteria workers jobs and fight union busting. This is a clear example of student-worker alliance and solidarity in practice.

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TROTSKTIST FRACTION

Organic Crisis and Class Struggle

03/05/2018 - In March, 2018, delegations from 16 different countries met in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 11th Conference of the Trotskyist Fraction for the Fourth International (FT). This is the second part of the Document on the International Situation: Economic Tensions and Political (...)

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