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TRUMP INAUGURATION

Resistance Against Trump: Inauguration Actions in DC

16/01/2017 - A list of events and actions taking place in Washington, DC from January 19 to 21.

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TRUMP PRESIDENCY

Death to Public Programs: Pro-Privatization Hawk to Head Medicaid

14/01/2017 - With Seema Verma appointed Trump’s head of Medicare and Medicaid, we can expect the acceleration of privatization and dismantling of current government health insurance programs. In the coming months, millions will face the threat of losing their minimal coverage.

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UNITED STATES

Jan20 #ResistTrump Inauguration Protest

13/01/2017

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GUEST POST

Elections: A Small Piece of Socialist Strategy

13/01/2017 - Real working class power is built through organization and disruption, not by support for bourgeois electoral candidates

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Mexico

10 Points to Understand the Gasolinazo Protests in Mexico

09/01/2017 - A rise in gas prices (gasolinazo), electricity bills and consumer prices has channeled popular discontent against Peña Nieto’s administration, sparking protests across the country.

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A Few Words on Marxism and Identity Politics

08/01/2017 - The year 2016 will be remembered as the year that identity politics, as it is commonly understood, began the long descent into irrelevancy.

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Viewing Bernie Through Rose-Colored Glasses

07/01/2017 - The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and its aftermath shows the folly of the DSA’s electoral strategy

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UNITED STATES

Silk Pajamas for Fancy Ladies: My Ma, Refugee Factory Worker

06/01/2017

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MIDDLE EAST

Turkey’s Fragile Bonapartism

06/01/2017 - Turkey may hold a referendum on the transition to an authoritarian presidential system as soon as late March; however, Erdoğan’s Bonapartist shift does not herald stability for the ruling class, nor a solution to the crisis of neoliberalism.

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GENDER

Brazil: Street Vendor Killed for Defending a Trans Woman

05/01/2017 - On Christmas night, two men were drunkenly urinating outside the Sao Paulo metro when a homeless trans woman let them know that there was a restroom in the station.

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IDEAS & DEBATES

On Internationalism: A Response to the Partido Obrero

02/01/2017 - A discussion on Gramsci’s concept of ‘organic crisis,’ the revolutionary internationalism, and what it looks like in practice.

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UNITED STATES

Bring BLM Back to the Streets: A Critique of the M4BL Platform

30/12/2016 - Donald Trump’s victory demands our vigilance and readiness to fight. The urgency for a united front of resistance and mobilizations to defend against rightwing attacks has become clearer than ever. However, the Movement 4 Black Lives platform seems to point in the opposite direction.

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UNITED STATES

Trump: The Fall of the Neoliberal Narrative

29/12/2016 - Much has been written to absorb the conservative avalanche that turned so many states red in the November elections. Even the screenwriters of “House of Cards” could not have a big enough imagination to project what the future holds for the White House. The transition has begun at the Trump Tower (...)

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GUEST POST

A Blueprint for Compromise

27/12/2016 - The authors critically analyze Seth Ackerman’s ‘Blueprint for a New Party’.

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UNITED STATES

The Roots of Trumpism

26/12/2016 - A radical, right-wing, middle-class insurgency displaced the hegemonic capitalists in the Republican Party, at least temporarily.

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US-RUSSIA

Russian Hacks in Trump’s America

23/12/2016 - Despite uncertainties about the hack, this situation reveals the correlation of political forces prior to Trump’s inauguration, a crisis within both political parties and tensions between the CIA and government.

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MIDDLE EAST

The Carnage of Aleppo

23/12/2016 - Aleppo is a tragedy. Over a quarter million people have died in the confrontation between the rebels and the forces of the Syrian government.

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MEXICO

Peña Nieto on the Tightrope

22/12/2016 - Faced with scandals and oppositional mobilizations, the Peña Nieto administration is in a downward spiral. What hardships has Peña Nieto’s government faced in the past months?

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US-MEXICO

Trump’s Presidency: A Tipping Point for Immigrant Workers

21/12/2016 - Under Barack Obama, the situation of Mexicans and Central Americans was unsustainable. With Trump, millions of families face a dire future.

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TURKEY

Three Hypotheses on the Assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey

20/12/2016 - The assassination of Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey, occurred against the backdrop of the civil war in Syria. In particular, it takes place amidst the dramatic turn of events following the seizure of Aleppo by Assad’s despotic regime, with the support of both Russia and Iran.

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IDEAS & DEBATES

The Working Class, the Left, and Right-Wing Populism

20/12/2016 - The election of Donald Trump and the rise of the far right in Europe have rekindled the much-needed debate about the left’s relationship with the working class.

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The Opportunity of the Present Moment

19/12/2016 - Trump's ascension to power is weeks away. Left Voice presents a series by guest contributors on the current political conjuncture, the left, and prospects for party-building in the United States.

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Breaking Up with Bernie

18/12/2016 - A Sandernista ends things with Bernie

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UNITED STATES

1917: Black Troops Rebel Against Jim Crow in Houston

17/12/2016 - The year was 1917. Black Troops in Houston rebel against police violence and against Jim Crow.

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UNITED STATES

Betsy DeVos: The Anti-Public School Secretary of Education

16/12/2016 - Betsy DeVos is, without a doubt, the least qualified, most anti-public school person to ever be nominated as Secretary of Education. Never having worked in, attended or studied public schools, her education experience is in lobbying to dismantle public education.

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