World in View: Honduran election

February 2, 2018

The U.S.-supported right-wing Honduran president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, stole the Nov. 26, 2017, election. At least 31 people were killed by military police people after they took to the streets in response.

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A review: Regretting Motherhood

Adele’s review of Orna Donath’s book “Regretting Motherhood: A Study” takes up Donath’s study of 27 Israeli women who regretted becoming mothers; some who had never wanted children and others who had, only to find the reality was not what they expected.

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Woman as Reason: The humanism of #MeToo

February 1, 2018

The #MeToo movement, with roots in the 1960s, is part of a humanist revolutionary red thread that shows in a visceral way that revolution must deepen at every point in order to finally make the relationships we have with each other into actually human relationships.

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Handicap This!, January-February 2018

Santa Barbara’s jail system and sheriff are sued; Texas caps the number of students who can receive special education services; people with disabilities criticize Esther McVey, the Work and Pensions Secretary in the United Kingdom.

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Fight nuclear waste

Although Andrew Blowers in his book didn’t include Yucca Mountain in Nevada in his four peripheral sites, it qualifies. The choice of Yucca Mountain for the geologic disposal of U.S. nuclear waste started with forcing it into peripherality—declaring it an arid, empty wasteland, despite the presence of the Shoshone Indians.

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(In)justice system confronted

Various prisoner support organizations gathered before an Alameda County Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee hearing on jails and detention centers in November, 2017.

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Queer Notes, Jan.-Feb. 2018

Queer notes on pastor Judy Peterson suspension; nonessential travel banned to Mississippi over anti-LGBTQ law, and Women of the Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association in Hampstead Heath, Britain, welcoming Trans women.

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Martin Luther King Day in Detroit

A diverse crowd at Detroit’s Martin Luther King Day rally and march was even larger than last year’s turnout, proving that we refuse to acquiesce to the blatant anti-humanism of the 45th president.

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#2ndDayofRage4Syria in Chicago

On the Second Day of Rage for Syria, Chicago, like several cities across the world, held a demonstration in solidarity with the people of Syria fighting for freedom and against their genocidal ruler, Bashar al-Assad.

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Media wanted scam tax bill passed

Corporate officers in the mainstream media knew slashing their corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% would be a bonanza for them. People need ways to share their own experiences and amplify their own voices which is why News & Letters and grassroots media are important.

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Anti-war protest in LA

January 29, 2018

On Oct. 27, 2017, a demonstration was held in front of the Federal Building in West Los Angeles to protest possible wars between the U.S. and North Korea and the U.S. and Iran.

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Students vs. tax bill

About 50 graduate students at Caltech walked out of classes to protest Trump’s tax bill in November as each has around $50,000 in tuition covered by non-taxable waivers. Under the new bill, the tuition waiver would be treated as taxable income.

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Editorial: Alabama Blacks beat Trump-Moore

January 28, 2018

Black voters in Alabama, led by Black women, overcame blatant voter suppression—including discriminatory voter ID laws—to flood the polls and block Roy Moore from the Senate seat he expected that God would anoint him to.

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Iranian workers, youth reach for new radical beginnings

The recent uprisings in Iran start where the 2009 revolt left off. This analysis focuses on the rebellious working-class youth as well as the interconnections to the Arab Spring, Vladimir Putin’s interference, Donald Trump’s racist agenda, and the philosophic-historic significance of the Bosnian and Syrian struggles against genocide.

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Raya Dunayevskaya y la filosofía del humanismo marxista: su significado hoy

Raya Dunayevskaya y la filosofía del Raya Dunayevskaya y la filosofía del humanismo marxista: su significado hoy

Eugene Gogol

Introducción: sobre aniversarios, conmemoraciones y nuevos comienzos

El centenario de la Revolución Rusa, el 150 aniversario de la primera edición de El capital, de Marx, así como el bicentenario del nacimiento de este último, son momentos cruciales en los [=>]

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November-December 2017 issue is online!

November 18, 2017

Puerto Ricans suffer as Donald Trump plays to his racist base; Editorial: Save the Rohingya, stop the genocide!; Editorial: Abuser-in-chief trashes women; On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution: Historic initiative of the masses and Lenin’s philosophic break; New book–Russia: From Proletarian Revolution to State-Capitalist Counter-Revolution: Selected writings by Raya Dunayevskaya; Detroit Women’s Convention shows women persist; World in View: U.S. ‘democracy’ enters crisis mode; Workers’ revolts threaten Xi Jinping; Woman as Reason: #MeToo; Letter from Mexico: Earthquake: Mexico’s wake-up call; Kris Kobach has something to hide; Judy Tanzawa (Judy Tristan), 1939-2017; Dan Perron, 1959-2017; more…

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World in View: Venezuela’s human toll

The social crisis in Venezuela has taken a toll and earlier this year, Health Minister Antonieta Caporale was fired for releasing statistics showing that the number of women dying in childbirth had increased by 65% and children’s mortality increased 30%.

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Help Puerto Rico now

November 15, 2017

In person report on a demonstration in Chicago in support of the people of Puerto Rico, and to demand the Trump Administration give them the help they need.

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Women Worldwide, November-December 2017

Women Worldwide Column on: the Black Women’s March on Washington; Meltem Cumbul in Turkey refusing to shake the hand of a director who supported right-wing President Erdogan; and a class-action lawsuit against coerced sterilization procedures in Canada against indigenous women.

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NFL players defy owners and Trump

A hundred people marched to Soldier Field before the Chicago Bears’ first game this season, to “Stand with Kaepernick” for his taking a knee during the National Anthem before games of the 2016 season.

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Dan Perron, 1959-2017

News and Letters Committees lost a wonderful comrade when Dan Perron (Oct. 12, 1959-Sept. 7, 2017) died. Dan was a lifelong activist for freedom and justice.

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‘A good company man’

Retired coalminer and Marxist-Humanist Andy Phillips relates how being a “good company man” led to misery and unfair working conditions at the Pursglove 15 mine, owned in the 1940s by Consolidation Coal Co., the largest coal company in the U.S. at that time.

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Queer Notes, November-December 2017

Queer Notes on a fictional tale of Transgender youth Zhang Wang’an in China; a sign distribution rally in the U.S. to support two neighborhood LGBT families; Pride Parade in St. Petersburg; and Pete Olson, Texas Republican, sponsoring a bill to invalidate executive orders that included Trans people as a protected class.

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Raid on French anti-nuclear activists

November 14, 2017

On Sept. 20, 150 police showed up at 6:30 AM at the Bure House of Resistance in France. It is the latest incident of repression against growing opposition to “permanent” burial of France’s high-level radioactive waste.

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Kris Kobach has something to hide

Kris Kobach, the Secretary of State for the state of Kansas, has been using a personal gmail account to perform duties for the “Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity,” while at the same time trying to deprive U.S. citizens of their right to vote. .

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