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Readers’ Views, March-April 2014, Part 2

Readers’ Views from the March-April 2014 issue of News & Letters, part 2. Continue reading

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‘A Dreadful Deceit’ and unceasing rebellion

Jacqueline Jones’ new book, A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America, is not a call to ignore effects of the concept of race in law and practice. She finds the definition of race repeatedly twisted to suit the needs of the ruling class and wielded as a tool for subjugation of Black and white labor alike. Continue reading

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Don’t stop at raising wages

That there are two Americas when it comes to the economy and the wealth of our nation is no mystery to anyone. Everyone now knows the top 1% have essentially been the only beneficiaries of the latest “boom.” Journalists and economists take pains to point out how this jobless expansion has allowed the investors to recover from their losses of the 2008 financial collapse. Workers, though, are still left holding the bag. Continue reading

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Charles Denby, worker-editor

As a contribution to Black History Month we reprint Raya Dunayevskaya’s memorial for Charles Denby (1907-1983), her comrade of 35 years, Editor of News & Letters from its founding in 1955 until his death and the author of Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal. Continue reading

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Renewed attention to Charles Denby

Charles Denby is once again gaining well-deserved attention.  Most recently, a blog post from “Anti-capitalist meetup” points to his contributions, especially the pamphlet Workers Battle Automation.  The post is Trillions in Capitalist Wealth: Where Does It Come From? by Justina.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Capitalism trashes union democracy

From the new July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks Capitalism trashes union democracy by Htun Lin The “Great Recession” we’re living in will continue so long as we accept that there is no alternative to capitalism. It … Continue reading

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Indignant Heart and Charles Denby’s self-development as worker-editor

Recently, Charles Denby has been getting some much-deserved recognition.  Denby was a lifelong revolutionary, an African-American production worker who became the editor of News & Letters at its founding in 1955 until his death in 1983, and wrote a column … Continue reading

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