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Editorial: ISIS, U.S. both savage Iraq

The explosive advances of the army of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), crossing from Syria into northern and central Iraq, have brought deeper miseries to the Iraqi people who might have expected they had already endured the worst, including the effects of U.S. imperialist policy. Atrocities from mass shootings and beheadings to systematic kidnapping and rapes of women—that the world and U.S. foreign policy ignored when IS carried them out against anti-Assad revolutionaries in Syria—in Iraq no longer remained hidden. Continue reading

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Israel decimates Gaza as world faces global counter-revolutions

Lead from the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: Israel decimates Gaza as world faces global counter-revolutions The loss of lives and vast destruction visited In Israel’s war on Gaza has surpassed the horror of 2008’s “Operation Cast Lead.” Over 2,000 Palestinians … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, May-June 2014

From the May-June 2014 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views LABOR AND IMMIGRATION On April 8, about 100 people, the majority young Latinas/os, gathered in front of Los Angeles City Hall to protest the deportation of immigrants. Obama’s administration … Continue reading

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From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy

Revolution and counter-revolution contend now, while the prolonged global capitalist economic crisis refuses to end. The question arises: where is the needed banner of total uprooting of the system and creation of new human relations as the goal? This objective need is present in every struggle from outright revolution in the Middle East to movements in the U.S. Beset by attacks and contradictions, they have in turn sparked counter-revolutions. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, March-April 2014, Part 1

Readers’ Views from the March-April 2014 issue of News & Letters, part 1. Continue reading

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The art of Arab Spring

“Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings” is an exhibit which magnificently captures the voices, images and revolutionary ideas of participants in the Arab Spring. Continue reading

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Egyptian strike wave topples cabinet

Workers in the state-controlled textile industry, mostly women workers, and public transport workers, sanitation workers, office workers, doctors, and even policemen launched a wave of strikes that caused Egypt’s Prime Minister and his entire cabinet to resign. Continue reading

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