Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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FRANCE

On Yellow Vests, Unions, and Intellectuals

17/12/2018 - The gilets jaunes (Yellow Vests) are breathing new life into an international scene brimming with “organic crises” but lacking hegemony. Similarities and differences are noted between Macri and Macron according to Argentine literary and cultural critic Beatriz Sarlo, and a comparison is made (...)

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FRANCE

Yellow Vests Block Airbus, Amazon, and Louis Vuitton Factories

15/12/2018 - Earlier this week, yellow vests (#GilletsJaunes) blocked the entrance to three large factories and stores.

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#SISEPUEDE

Trabajadores del Hotel Sheraton Stamford logran la sindicalización

15/12/2018 - A pesar de una furiosa campaña anti sindical realizada por la gerencia; los trabajadores y trabajadoras votaron a favor de unirse a UNITE HERE.

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FRANCE

Day of Action in Paris: Red Vests meet Yellow Vests

14/12/2018 - On Friday, some 15,000 workers demonstrated throughout Paris. The trade unions called this a "Day of Action" – but they are refusing to organize a strike alongside the Yellow Vest movement.

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EUROPE

France: Union Delegates Call on the CGT Leadership to Join Yellow Vests

14/12/2018 - On the eve of a demonstration planned by the CGT for Friday, December 14, activists called for the CGT leadership to actively support the “Yellow Vests” movement.

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FRANCE

"We Need to Expand the Yellow Vest Movement to a General Strike": Interview with a French Railway Worker

14/12/2018 - We spoke with Anasse Souiri, a railway worker, trade union activist and a member of the CCR (in the NPA), about the #GiletsJaunes (#YellowVests) movement, the concessions announced by President Macron and the perspectives in (...)

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LABOR MOVEMENT

Sheraton Workers in Stamford Win Union Recognition

14/12/2018 - Despite a rabid anti-union campaign by the management, Stamford Sheraton workers voted in favor of joining UNITE-HERE.

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RACISM

The Legacy of the Confederacy at UNC-Chapel Hill and Why Student Workers are Striking Against It

13/12/2018 - TA's at UNC Chapel Hill are refusing to turn in final grades to protest a plan to re-house the confederate monument to "Silent Sam", which was torn down last August.

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GERMANY

German Activist Stands Trial for Solidarity with Kurdish Movement

13/12/2018 - On Friday, December 14, Benjamin Ruß is facing a German district court for sharing images on Facebook in solidarity with the Kurdish movement. We spoke to him about this drastic and absurd attack on the freedom of opinion and on the freedom of the press as well as about the criminalization of (...)

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#7KorStrike

[VIDEO] CUNY: PSC Members Arrested in Protest for Fair Contract

13/12/2018 - The NYPD arrested a dozen PSC-CUNY members who engaged in civil disobedience as part of the fight for a new contract that includes 7K per course for all adjuncts.

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GERMAN REVOLUTION

Communism Made in Germany

12/12/2018 - 100 years ago, Germany was an epicenter of communism. The Communist Party of Germany (KPD) had up to 300,000 members. A new anthology presents the latest historical research on this period in English.

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ECONOMY

Markets, Volatility and Crisis: A Conversation with Tony Norfield, Michael Roberts and Paula Bach

11/12/2018 - The swings in the stock markets in the United States, Europe and Japan this past week have reignited fears of a financial meltdown.

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NYSNA

New York Nurses Resolve to Fight for Public Employees’ Right to Strike

10/12/2018 - On Saturday, nurses voted overwhelmingly in favor of repealing Section 210 of the Taylor Law and fighting for public workers’ right to strike.

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FRANCE

The Media Refuse to Show Them, but Tens of Thousands of Yellow Vests Were on the Streets of Paris

09/12/2018 - The government's rhetoric is meant to terrorize the movement – but it did not work.

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MIGRANT CARAVAN

The Deportation of Víctor Mejía: The Mexican State Under Trump

08/12/2018 - The deportation of Víctor Mejía from Mexico, known as “assisted return,” is a result of the Mexican state’s policy of purging as many migrants as possible, with little regard for basic human rights. Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) has become the United States’ local immigration (...)

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FRANCE

French Socialists Call for General Strike to Oust Macron, Abolish Senate

06/12/2018 - The following statement was written by Courant Communiste Révolutionnaire (CCR), a group within the NPA in France. It was published on December 5.

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FRANCE

Yellow Vests Force Macron to Retreat ... Again

06/12/2018 - On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed he was canceling the planned increase in fuel taxes. Just a day earlier he had announced that the implementation would be delayed by six months. Will this be enough to pacify the "Gilets Jaunes" (Yellow Vests)? Further demonstrations are (...)

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FRANCE

The Prerevolutionary Elements of the Yellow Vest Uprising

05/12/2018 - The spontaneous uprising has opened cracks at the top. France is facing a transitional situation with prerevolutionary characteristics.

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UNITED STATES

What’s Next for the U.S. South: Politics and Prospects for the Left

04/12/2018 - U.S. politics are being continually redefined. What are the implications of a changing South for building the Left?

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FRANCE

The Emerging Potentials of France’s "Yellow Vest" Movement

03/12/2018 - Who are the “yellow vest” protesters? What are their demands? What role should the workers’ movement and the far left play in their uprising?

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UNITED STATES

No Tears for Racist War Criminals

01/12/2018 - We don't mourn the loss of George H.W. Bush. Here is why.

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CENTRAL AMERICA

The Economic Chains That Bind Central America to the U.S. Imperialism

01/12/2018 - The mass exodus of people to the United States—including the most recent Migrant Caravan—is the most abominable consequence of years of imperialist oppression of Central America. The migration cannot be understood without taking into account the region’s geostrategic importance for imperialist (...)

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EDUCATION

Interview with Professor Stacy Maddern, Critic of the Research Enterprise Education Model

30/11/2018 - Filmmaker and visual artist RJ LaRussa sat down with Professor Stacy Maddern PhD to discuss his recent dissertation, the future of higher education under capitalism, and the prospects of social change within the current pedagogical (...)

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#LetThemAllIn

Nagle Is Wrong: There Is No Left Case Against Open Borders

30/11/2018 - Angela Nagle and other reformists are wrong. The “left case” against open borders ignores imperialism and functions on the false premise that capitalists want to open the borders.

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#FUNDRAISING

Support Left Voice Stream Media Project

29/11/2018 - Help us continue and improve our video production covering labor struggles, mass protests for democratic rights and the many fights against oppression.

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