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KKK & Bolsonaro

David Duke Backs Brazilian Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro

18/10/2018 - Former grand wizard of the KKK David Duke announced his endorsement for the racist, misogynistic, and extreme-right Brazilian frontrunner in this year's presidential elections, Jair Bolsonaro

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BRAZIL

Bolsonaro Followers Attack Blacks, Women, and the LGBT Community

18/10/2018 - Bolsonaro’s ultra-right discourse has transformed into political assassinations and violence perpetrated by his followers.

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BRAZIL

The Rise of Bolsonaro and the Position of Brazilian Revolutionaries

17/10/2018 - Socialist Revolutionaries from Brazil explain how they are organizing against the rise of the far-right and why the call for a ‘critical vote’ to the PT in the coming runoff elections.

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Reassessing the Legacy of Louis Althusser on His 100-Year Anniversary: An Interview with Warren Montag

16/10/2018 - Louis Althusser was one of the most disputed scholars in the Marxist tradition. Condemned as a revisionist by some, celebrated as a brilliant, innovative Marxist philosopher by others, his theoretical contributions still spur interest and controversy today, almost thirty years after his (...)

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GERMANY

Berlin: A Quarter of a Million People Demonstrate Against Racism and the Right

16/10/2018 - On Saturday, the German capital was filled with a massive demonstration. Over 250.000 people took to the streets to call for "solidarity instead of discrimination and for an open and free society." The huge crowd showed that there is plenty of will to fight against the country's rightward (...)

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Far Right

BRAZIL: "The 12 Stab-Wounds That Killed Moa Do Katendê Came From the Mouth of Bolsonaro"

16/10/2018 - Sunday, October 7, will be remembered not only for the victory of the extreme right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the first round of the presidential elections in Brazil, but also for the cowardly and brutal murder of Romualdo Rosário da Costa, Master Moa Katendê, in the city of Salvador de (...)

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From the Worker’s and Left Front to a Unified Party of the Workers and the Left

14/10/2018 - Argentina is on the brink. The vicious austerity plan that President Macri’s government is trying to implement (and succeeding, to some degree) has increased Argentina’s poverty rate to 27 percent and its unemployment to close to 10 (...)

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YES ON 3

Trans Rights Under Attack In Massachusetts

13/10/2018 - In November, Massachusetts residents will vote in a referendum on trans people’s rights to not be discriminated against in public accomodations.

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ARGENTINA

Argentina: The National Crisis and the Proposal for a Constituent Assembly

12/10/2018 - As Argentina’s economic crisis deepens, agreements have been signed behind the backs of working people that ensure the country’s continued plunder. Meanwhile, debate on the left has centered on the call for a Constituent Assembly and the role that this could play in the struggle for a workers’ (...)

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UNITED STATES

Crystal Mason Begins 5+ Year Prison Sentence for Voting While on Parole

10/10/2018 - On September 27, 43-year-old Crystal Mason began a nearly six-year prison sentence. Her crime? Voting in the 2016 presidential election

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BRAZIL

Pro-Torture, Pro-Dictatorship Misogynist Wins First Round of Brazilian Elections

08/10/2018 - Brazil's far-right candidate won the first round of elections with a 46% majority. The Workers Party (PT) candidate came in a dismal second, with only 29%. How did this happen?

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Karl Kautsky: From Pope to Renegade

03/10/2018 - In the last few years, there has been a revival of interest in Kautsky's politics in both academia and on the political left.

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UNITED STATES

Socialist for US Senate Barred from the Ballot

02/10/2018 - In a blatant display of anti-democratic maneuvers by the State of Connecticut, socialist candidate Fred Linck has been denied application for ballot status after collecting over 11,000 supporting signatures.

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MEXICO

50th Anniversary: Remembering the Massacred Students of Mexico City

02/10/2018 - Fifty years ago, hundreds of students were massacred by the Mexican military in the Plaza Tlatelolco in the midst of a massive student uprising. Their spirit of resistance lives in today’s Mexican student movement.

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[VIDEO] Thousands March Against Kavanaugh in NYC

02/10/2018 - On Monday evening, thousands took to the streets of New York City to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, denounce the anti-democratic character of the Supreme Court and speak out against sexism and rape culture.

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UNITED STATES

Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court, and the Need for a Stronger Challenge

01/10/2018 - Despite the shockingly farcical hearing in which Brett Kavanaugh was forced to address allegations of his history of sexual assault, there is every indication that he will be confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee and seated on the Supreme Court. The SCOTUS is, by design, an unaccountable (...)

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BRAZIL

Massive March Against Misogynist Pro-Dictatorship Candidate

30/09/2018 - Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the street to demand women's rights and protest right-wing Presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro.

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JAPAN

The Roots of Japan’s Crisis

28/09/2018

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ARGENTINA

Argentine Workers Stage Nationwide Strike Against IMF and Government Austerity Measures

27/09/2018 - On Tuesday, Argentine workers went on a general strike, bringing the country to a halt.

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LATIN AMERICA

Argentina: Left Front Congressman Nicolas del Caño Receives Death Threats

25/09/2018 - “Hello disgusting lefty. I’m leaving you this [drawing of military dictator Rafael] Videla so that you think better what you do.” On Monday, Argentine congressman Nicolás del Caño received death threats on his mobile phone. Del Caño is a former presidential candidate and a national representative (...)

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NEW YORK

’No Power Greater’: Solidarity and Struggle at CUNY

23/09/2018 - Adjunct faculty at CUNY have been exploited for decades, but the union leadership has done little to address the problem. A militant, rank and file strategy, grounded in solidarity, is the only winning solution.

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MEXICO

20,000+ Students March Through Mexico City in Silent Protest

21/09/2018 - As part of a university movement against right-wing thugs on campus, thousands of Mexican students marched in silence to commemorate the Silent Demonstration of 1968.

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IDEAS AND DEBATES

Populism and Its Uses: Antinomies of a Failed Reformist Strategy

20/09/2018 - Reflections on Chantal Mouffe’s new book, “For a Left Populism.”

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UNITED STATES

Who Won the NY Democratic Party Primary?

19/09/2018 - Thursday's Democratic Party primary ended with big wins for the establishment. However, democratic socialist Julia Salazar also won her state senate race. What does this mean for socialists?

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UNITED STATES

Hotel Struggles Across the Nation

17/09/2018 - With the eruption of strike action by Chicago hotel workers, hotel worker William Lewis argues that the unions have the power to organize the unorganized, spread the strike nationally — and win.

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