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LABOR MOVEMENT

Colorado Bill Threatens Striking Teachers with Fines, Firings and Jail Time

23/04/2018 - A bill introduced in the Colorado Senate would punish teachers with jail time if they go on strike.

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PUERTO RICO

Disaster Colonialism in Puerto Rico

21/04/2018 - More than seven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans are still reeling — not only from the power outages and water shortages caused by the storm but also from the ruthless austerity measures imposed the U.S. Government. However, the people of the island are beginning to organize, fight (...)

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GERMANY

Berlin Hospital Workers on Strike Against Outsourcing and Poverty Wages

21/04/2018 - Service workers at Vivantes, Berlin's public hospital system, have been on strike for the last ten days. Since their jobs were outsourced, they earn significantly less than other hospital workers. International solidarity is (...)

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IDEAS AND DEBATES

DSA: It’s Time to Abandon the Democrats

20/04/2018 - Two NY DSA members make the case for ending all DSA endorsements of the Democratic Party.

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US- MEXICO RELATIONS

A Caravan Against Borders

20/04/2018 - As Trump deploys the National Guard to the Mexican border, hundreds of Central American migrants are marching across Mexico to protest the U.S. president’s anti-immigrant assault.

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GUEST POST

The Politics of Rupture

20/04/2018 - In political theory and philosophy, especially leftist theory and philosophy, one not infrequently encounters the notion of ‘rupture.’ But what does a ‘rupture’ refer to, and why does it matter?

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BDS

Massachusetts Activists on Cusp of BDS Vote in Cambridge City Council

19/04/2018 - Activists in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts have succeeded in forcing the city council to vote on a boycott of Hewlett Packard, one of the largest technology companies aiding the Israeli state’s occupation of Palestine.

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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Menshevism: The Girondins of 1917

18/04/2018 - Menshevism was committed to gradualism and opposed to the “historical impatience” of a socialist revolution.

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EUROPE

Massive Mobilizations in France Unveil Macron’s Weakness

18/04/2018 - Mobilizations across France by railway workers and students gain momentum in the fight against Macron’s attempts to liberalize the economy.

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GUEST POST

Japan: A Right-Wing One-Party State

17/04/2018 - Since 1955, the same right wing party has ruled Japan. What is the Liberal Democratic Party and how have they governed?

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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

The Moscow Thermidor: Stalinist Degeneration and the Lessons for Today

16/04/2018 - What was Stalinism? Why did it occur and will it be the fate of all socialist revolutions?

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MIDDLE EAST

Stop Bombing Syria!

14/04/2018 - Nothing good can come of this bombing or any other imperialist military intervention.

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US- MEXICO RELATIONS

The Militarization of the Border and the Tasks of Socialists

13/04/2018 - An immediate mobilization of workers and popular sectors — on both sides of the border — is necessary to demand the withdrawal of the National Guard and an end to deportations and Trump’s border wall.

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Oklahoma Teachers Defiant After Union Leaders Cave

12/04/2018 - Today, nine days into the statewide walkout of Oklahoma teachers, the OEA (Oklahoma Education Association) called for an end to the walkout. And the teachers in Oklahoma are angry.

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PALESTINE

The Struggle of Refugees and Palestinians is One

12/04/2018 - In place of the cynical attempts of Zionist politicians to promise jobs to one group at the expense of the other, Palestinians and Africans could fight together for a better future for all.

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LABOR MOVEMENT

Dozens of Mexican Teachers Send Solidarity to Oklahoma Walkout

11/04/2018 - Dozens of Mexican teachers send solidarity to the walkout in Oklahoma.

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GUN VIOLENCE

The Role of Grievability in the State’s Monopoly on Violence

10/04/2018 - In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas mass shooting, the aftermath has launched a nationwide movement against gun violence. On the surface it’s hard not to agree with these organizers but when we examine the policy demands set forth on behalf of the movement, there are apt critiques to be (...)

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FILM AND MEDIA

Who are the Trotskyists of Babylon Berlin?

09/04/2018 - Someone must have been telling lies about Leon Trotsky, as the German TV series Babylon Berlin only features ahistorical pseudo-Trotskyists.

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Solidarity with Oklahoma Teachers

09/04/2018 - For the past week, Oklahoma teachers staged a walkout in defense of public education. Their primary demand is the full funding for education.

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BRAZIL

Lula in Jail: What You Need to Know

07/04/2018 - uiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian President, turned himself in on Saturday to begin a 12-year jail sentence in response to a corruption conviction from July 2017.

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OKLAHOMA

An Open Letter to Oklahoma Teachers

07/04/2018 - After spending Spring Break in Oklahoma, I wrote this open letter to the teachers putting up a fight for quality education in Oklahoma.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Assassinated 50 years Ago

05/04/2018 - From the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. grew Black revolutionary movements. How can revolutionaries of today take from the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and Black revolutionary movements?

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OKLAHOMA

"We’re Walking Out ’Till We Win": Dispatches from the Oklahoma Walkout

04/04/2018 - After rejecting a deal that included a $6,100 pay increase, teachers continue on strike for more funding for public education, better working conditions and higher wages.

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UNITED STATES

Fossil Fuel Industry Booms, Schools Go Bust in OK

04/04/2018 - Oklahoma has seen an explosion in natural gas extraction over the past decade. Yet state legislators cut education funding by 28 percent in the same period. What happened?

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OKLAHOMA TEACHERS

Signs of Resistance: Protest Posters in Oklahoma

02/04/2018 - Over 30,000 rallied at the state capital in Oklahoma today to demand funding for education and higher wages for teachers and support staff. Check out some of the most creative signs from teachers, students, parents and other supporters of (...)

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