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Women fight for freedom against growing retrogression

While experiences in the squares of the Arab Spring, in Turkey’s Gezi Park, in the streets of Spain and Greece, and in the U.S. Occupy Movements have revealed moments of what new human relations between women and men could look like, those moments of hope and exhilaration have been followed by devastating reaction and retrogression. Continue reading

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Anti-Roma racism

Racism against Roma infects significant sectors of French society, and now reaches into the innards of the “Socialist” government. Continue reading

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Capitalism’s violence, masses’ revolt show need for total view

The world today is riven between the creativity of masses in revolt and the violent degeneracy of counter-revolution, whose destructiveness even extends to the revived specter of nuclear war two decades after the collapse of the USSR. Such is the degeneracy of the globalized capitalist system, laden with destructive forces and sunk into structural crisis. The deep crisis is seen in the U.S. and abroad, economically, in unemployment and poverty, homelessness and hunger. It is seen politically, in new laws attacking workers and women, and new outbursts of racism. It is seen environmentally, with the advance of climate disruption and fake capitalistic solutions. It is seen in thought, as the lack of philosophy, of a total view, hampers the development of struggles from the U.S. to the revolutions of the Arab Spring facing counter-revolutions. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, September-October 2012, Part 1

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, Part 1 CAPITALIST CRISIS AND REVOLT I appreciated Franklin Dmitryev’s Lead article in the July-August N&L, on “Spain, Greece, Europe: Capitalist crisis and revolt,” for showing how the so-called … Continue reading

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Syria and the Left

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View Syria and the Left by Gerry Emmett “None of us believe that peace is so sweet or life so dear that we are willing to sell our freedom … Continue reading

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Spain, Greece, Europe: capitalist crisis and revolt

This is the lead article from the new July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Spain, Greece, Europe: capitalist crisis and revolt by Franklin Dmitryev When the bailout of banks in Spain, the Eurozone’s fourth largest economy, was announced on … Continue reading

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July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters is on the web

The new July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters is available on the web. News & Letters, Vol. 57, No. 4 July-August 2012 You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Lead: Spain, Greece, Europe: … Continue reading

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