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Readers’ Views, Jan.-Feb. 2014, Part 2

From the January-February 2014 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, Part 2 ENVIRONMENT UNDER THREAT Recently I attended a talk near Berkeley, Calif., by a retired professor about the effect of environmental damage on political instability in the Middle … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, September-October 2013, Part I

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‘This is Canada’

Why did the Huffington Post print a piece of pure hate speech against Quebecers, and why are some Canadian leaders promoting its views? 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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‘Comfort women’ speak

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: ‘Comfort women’ speak Los Angeles—Bok-dong Kim, an 87-year-old Korean “comfort woman,” came here as part of her U.S. speaking tour on the fifth anniversary of House Resolution 121, which acknowledged Japan’s … Continue reading

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Women Worldwide, July-August 2012

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Women Worldwide, July-August 2012 by Artemis In May, delegations of Japanese officials came to Palisades Park, N.J., where more than half the community is of Korean descent, to request the removal … Continue reading

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Bosnian genocide 20 years after

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View Bosnian genocide 20 years after by Gerry Emmett April 2012 marks 20 years since the start of the genocide in the former Yugoslavia, 1992-1995. This was a deliberate, … Continue reading

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