Monthly Archives: April 2013

May-June 2013 issue of News & Letters is out

The new May-June 2013 issue of News & Letters is available on the web: News & Letters, Vol. 58, No. 3 May – June 2013 You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, … Continue reading

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Django Unchained

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Django Unchained Django Unchained is a Quentin Tarantino movie and thus, by definition, a bloody movie. There are horrific close-ups of violence in the latter part of the movie. But the … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, March-April 2013, Part 2

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY When the Green Movement started in Iran over the 2009 election, the so-called leaders were part of the government who were against Ahmadinejad. The growth of … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, March-April 2013, Part 1

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: AMERICAN CIVILIZATION REMAINS ON TRIAL American Civilization on Trial (ACOT) is not “Black history.” Rather, Blacks play such an enormous role in the U.S. that their history that is in ACOT … Continue reading

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Religion, Revolution and Counter-Revolution

Ratzinger didn’t show any mercy when he closed down schools of liberation theologians fighting for the rights of the oppressed and the downtrodden. Continue reading

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Britain’s rulers keep failed policy of austerity

The “bedroom tax” will force those living in a property with a spare bedroom to take a cut in their housing benefit. Those in under-occupied properties can face a reduction of up to 14% in housing benefit for single rooms and 25% for two unoccupied rooms. Continue reading

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Handicap This! March-April 2013

Disability rights movement on growth attenuation, One Billion Rising, police killing of Robert Saylor, TSA outrage. Continue reading

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Escape from Camp 14

Escape from Camp 14 is the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person born in a North Korean slave labor camp to escape, doing so at the age of 23 in 2005. Shin’s life is testament to the putrid essence of that militarized, state-capitalist totalitarian society. Continue reading

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Prisoner’s ‘Thin Comfort’ dilemma

Nobody seemed to notice that the old man had quit eating. When we went on lockdown status on Jan. 11, he had not eaten in 16 days. Continue reading

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American Civilization on Trial

Raya Dunayevskaya’s sublimely researched American Civilization on Trial: Black Masses as Vanguard (ACOT) deserves a place among the U.S.’s most honest historical treatises. Continue reading

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