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U.S. imperialism comes home

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: World in View column As with the torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib, how imperialist oppression is tied to domestic repression in the U.S. was shockingly apparent in the heavily militarized police presence … Continue reading

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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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Tahrir three years later

Three years ago, the Egyptian Revolution was fighting for its life in Tahrir Square. For 18 days and nights, the women and men of the Square faced off against President Hosni Mubarak’s security forces and thugs. In the end Mubarak was forced to follow Tunisia’s President-for-life, Ben Ali, into retirement and shame. The light of freedom spread–Square to Square, occupation to occupation. It was a historic turning point. Continue reading

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Uprisings in Egypt and Syria confront counter-revolution

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Lead Uprisings in Egypt and Syria confront counter-revolution by Gerry Emmett “However partial the industrial revolt may be, it conceals within itself a universal soul: political revolt may be never so universal but it hides a narrow-minded spirit under the most … Continue reading

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The Left and Malala Yousafzai

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Woman as Reason The Left and Malala Meredith Tax, a women’s liberationist and political activist since the late 1960s, author of The Rising of the Women: Feminist Solidarity and Class Conflict, … Continue reading

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The Cuban Missile Crisis and its test of movements’ negative character

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya The Cuban Missile Crisis and its test of movements’ negative character Editor’s note: On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, we present … Continue reading

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Obama’s re-election doesn’t end clash of two worlds

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Obama’s re-election doesn’t end clash of two worlds by Franklin Dmitryev The two worlds of the rulers and the ruled shone through the suffocating blanket of propaganda surrounding the election … Continue reading

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