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After the election: How do we oppose Trump’s fascism and move forward?

A Dec. 7, 2016, presentation by Franklin Dmitryev on “After the election: How do we oppose Trump’s fascism and move forward?” Continue reading

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The Left Agenda at the Maidan and After

Report on “The Left and the Maidan” conference in Kiev, April 2014. 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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Minimum wage is a starvation wage

Wages have stagnated for several decades— the standard of living of Americans today is less than it was in 1972. The average wage of a worker today is $20.39, not the $38 an hour it would be if wages had kept up with inflation. Continue reading

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India’s Modi: ‘free market’ authoritarian

Narendra Modi states openly that his program will be to unleash “free market” reform coupled with authoritarianism in government. Modi’s history tells us what his authority portends: the massacre of 2,000 Muslims in Gujarat. Continue reading

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Bolivia’s two worlds

A new conflict broke out in Bolivia at the end of March. Thousands of miners blocked highways in five departments of Bolivia to protest a pending new mining law. Three miners were killed by the national police, while the miners took dozens of police hostage. Continue reading

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Measured to death

Reliance on metrics in healthcare has become a new Taylorism, or management by time study. Everything in the hospital workplace is now tracked by sophisticated computer programs, down to every last pill, gauze and penny, and down to every last motion. This vast pool of information becomes Big Data. Continue reading

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