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Ukraine and Bosnia: historic uprisings

In Ukraine, an unexpected eruption of mass struggle led to the overthrow of Ukraine’s corrupt, oligarchic, and ultimately murderous President Viktor Yanukovych. In Bosnia, at the same time, massive, nationwide discontent with the corrupt system left in place when the 1995 Dayton Accords partitioned the country has led to the equally unexpected creation of new forms of democratic organization. Continue reading

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Egypt at deadly crossroads

The horrific events taking place in Egypt today show the dead end of all alternatives to revolution. The military, led by Deputy Prime Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has been all too happy to retake power and impose capitalist “stability” once again. Continue reading

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Revolutionary from Turkey speaks

From the new July-August 2013 issue of News & Letters: Revolutionary from Turkey speaks Events in Turkey appeared spontaneous, but are a continuation of a long history. It was not the psychology of Prime Minister Erdogan that created opposition, but … Continue reading

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Egyptian masses must determine the next stage of the revolution

The mass demonstrations that forced the removal of President Mohamed Morsi on July 3 were a call to continue and deepen the Egyptian revolution. Millions of people took to the streets in opposition to Morsi’s rule in demonstrations even larger than those that ousted former dictator Hosni Mubarak. They were a measure of the detestation the Egyptian people had come to feel at the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood through Morsi and his Freedom and Justice Party. It was this that forced the Egyptian generals to act, once again removing a president. 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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News and Letters Committees Call for Plenum 2013

You can find this on the News and Letters website. OFFICIAL CALL FOR PLENUM to Work Out Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2013-2014 February 24, 2013 To All Members of News and Letters Committees Dear Friends: The world today is riven between … Continue reading

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Fake Burmese reforms

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Fake Burmese reforms When highly lauded Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi doubted whether the Rohingya Muslims really belong in Burma, the incipient racism and ethnic chauvinism echoed personally. … Continue reading

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