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Sudan’s Arab Spring

Women are not only fighters in Sudan’s battles to overthrow al-Bashir, but they are also determined to continue the great tradition of women of the Arab Spring: to make sure that their revolution does not stop until all human relationships are transformed. Continue reading

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The Syrian Revolution as the test of world politics

On Aug. 21 the genocidal regime of Bashar al-Assad murdered over a thousand civilians, mostly women and children, with sarin gas in the Damascus suburbs of Eastern Ghouta. It committed this crime in full view of the world—images of hundreds of murdered children, still in pajamas, laid out in temporary morgues, shocked viewers across the world.
Since April 2011 the world has looked on as over 115,000 Syrians have been killed, and over 7.2 million have been made refugees. When Assad’s regime resorted to illegal chemical weapons, it seemed to many that this would change. It seemed that the images of so many murdered innocents might compel some action. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, September-October 2013, Part II

Readers’ Views, September-October 2013, Part II Continue reading

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France in Mali

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View France in Mali by Gerry Emmett The long-simmering situation has exploded. French troops have begun attacking fundamentalist militias in northern Mali. It remains to be seen how … Continue reading

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Mali’s contradictions

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Mali’s contradictions The fracturing of Mali and the demand for self-determination of the Tuareg people in the north continue (see May-June N&L), but with grave contradictions. The National Movement for the Liberation of … Continue reading

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Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2012-2013

From the May-June 2012 issue of News & Letters: Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2012-2013 Counter-revolution’s rise shows need for a total philosophy This special issue carries our Draft Perspectives Thesis, part of our preparation for the national gathering of News … Continue reading

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Women’s freedom, the religion of the oppressors, and the religion of the oppressed: Sharia law, the Catholic hierarchy, and the Religious Right

Guest post from Terry Moon.  This is a presentation she gave to a meeting in Chicago: The Necessity to End State Power for Bishops and Mullahs Terry Moon, September 26, 2011, Chicago I. The religion of the oppressor and the … Continue reading

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