Lead article: GM strikers fight capital’s drive to impoverish workers; Editorial: The Arab Spring is ongoing; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya–Urgently needed in a time of political crisis: Philosophy and revolution as process; Essay: Black August, from 1971 to 2011-13; Voices from the inside out: Generations in jail; Kurds in U.S protest Trump’s betrayal; Voices of young and old from the Global Climate Strike; L.A. plans gains for rideshare drivers; World in View: Ecuadorians resist austerity, repression; Sexism, racism and incarceration in Brazil; Frightening refineries; Greta Thunberg: No One Is Too Small; More…
A review of the book “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference” by Greta Thunberg. .
A report on meeting on a re-entry program for women rebuilding their lives after prison.
Participant report on a California protest against the burning of the Amazon rainforest and the Brazilian government’s negligence.
A prisoner thinks through how she will approach life after prison.
A report on a speech by documentary filmmaker Joshka Wessels, who talks about the book “Documenting Syria”.
Stabbing of a Palestinian Transgender teenager; vandalization of the Women and Children First bookstore in Chicago; a Shoreline, Wash. Christian school’s new policy stating the Bible is inerrant, and rainbow crosswalks in Ames, Iowa.
Dangers of refineries to nearby inhabited areas. .
Domino’s Pizza inaccessible website; disability rights advocate Marca Bristo dies; Orange County, California, residential care homes owing over $1 million in back wages, and British rock climber Jesse Dufton leading the ascent of the Old Man of Hoy.
In the 5th anniversary of the forced disappearance of 43 students in Mexico. Can the fight against the “corruption” of the new administration change anything fundamental?
Women who demonstrated against the escalating gender violence in Mexico City are aiming for a society where being a woman would no longer mean being an object.
Chicago teachers went on strike to end their terrible working conditions.
Lyft and Uber drivers forced Los Angeles to move toward a minimum wage for them.
Report on a conference by the Illinois National Organization for Women, and on the status of the Violence Against Women Act.
Laws against abortion and sex outside of marriage in Morocco; violence against women in South Africa; Ontario’s Provincial Police will no longer release the genders of crime suspects and victims, and abortion laws in Mexico.
Report on a speech by Charlie Evans, a Detransitioner and Bisexual woman, about issues affecting specifically Lesbians and Detransitioners within the LGBTQI movement.
A report on a forum with Brazilian Black women activists in San Francisco on sexism, racism and incarceration in Brazil.
Robert Taliaferro takes up the high rate of incarceration in the U.S., focused on its effects on children whose parents are in prison.
Readers’ Views on permanent revolution and the dialectic, and voices from behind bars
Readers’ Views on youth climate strike; Socialism and ecology; counter-revolution and revolution in the Middle East; auto and teacher strikes, and Brexit and labor
In the spirit of Black August Memorial, Faruq talks about the conditions of Black prisoners, the need to break race divisions between them and white prisoners, and the quest for the Idea of Freedom.
Recalling the Watergate break-in and cover-up that led to President Richard Nixon’s 1974 resignation, the text goes into the discussion of practicing dialectics and working out the unity of philosophy and revolution for the current moment of crisis.
It is more important than ever to free Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, one of the four main representatives in the historic 2011-13 hunger strikes initiated in Pelican Bay prison’s Security Housing Unit, from prison as in early November 2019 he suffered a stroke.
Youth in Action column on protests by Papuan students in Jakarta; an appeal by youth to “Save DACA in the Supreme Court now!” during the Sept. 12 presidential debate in Houston, and the national student strike for the climate on Sept. 20 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Trump’s Oct. 23 speech on Syria lays out his counter-revolutionary vision of a changed world including his intention to reorient the U.S.’s PYD allies in line with world capitalism.
Gerry Emmett denounces the assassination of U.S. human rights lawyer Rachelle Bergeron and its connection with human trafficking from the Pacific to U.S.
An overview of the 11 days of massive resistance in Ecuador.
An overview of the recent mass protests in Chile triggered by the increase in subway fares, symbolic of the growing inequality in Chilean society.
On the first day of the third Global Climate Strike, Sept. 20, 2019, millions of people, mostly teenagers, marched across the world—the biggest climate action ever. Hear the voices of youth and adults in Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco.
Bob McGuire describes the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, triggered five months ago against a colonialist extradition bill to mainland China.
A report on the Oct. 13 demonstration of Kurds in San Francisco, California, to protest Donald Trump’s giving Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the green light to invade the Kurdish-held part of Syria.
Uprisings from Egypt to Iraq, Lebanon to Sudan, give the lie to the bourgeoisie’s illusions and reveal the widespread desire, shared across the region, for a new, human society.
A Marxist-Humanist analysis of the 40-day strike by the autoworkers at General Motors and its ramifications for the labor struggle in the U.S. and abroad.
The lead article of the new November-December issue of News & Letters takes up the autoworkers’ strike at GM in the context of current labor battles. The editorial shows that “The Arab Spring Is Ongoing.”
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News & Letters interviews some of the Global Climate Strike participants.
Participant report on the Sept. 20, 2019, Global Climate Strike event in Chicago.
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Ex-prisoner Faruq takes up the revolutionary history of Black August Memorial and relates it to his life and the historic Pelican Bay Hunger Strike.
Lead article: Hong Kong masses fight rulers’ grab for power; Editorial: Supremacists are ‘coming for you!’; Editorial: Kashmir in our changed world; Help ‘News & Letters’ survive and thrive; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Permanent revolution and the dialectic; Voices from the Inside Out: Promises broken; Women as Reason: Women, terrorism and misogyny; Essay: Socialism and ecology; World in View: Puerto Ricans stand up for dignity; Letter from Mexico: Chiapas Indigenous join Zapatistas; Iran workers jailed; Mexican and U.S. teachers’ dialogue; More…
Gerry Emmett writes on the history leading to the recent uprising in Puerto Rico, which forced governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign.
Gerry Emmett writes on the crossroads reached by the Sudanese Revolution, with the accord between the revolutionary Forces for Freedom and Change and the genocidal Transitional Military Council signed on Aug. 4. He sees a parallel between the Left’s response to the Sudanese Revolution and the Syrian Revolution.
Gerry Emmett dives into the Jeffrey Epstein affair, and sees a larger story about the decadent state of capitalist society.
A U.S. teacher reflects on the article “Teachers debate how to oppose ‘reform’” in Mexico and its connections with the world-historic movement of an education for freedom.
D. Chêneville reflects on the dangerous situation youth face in San Francisco after learning that a 15-year-old he had just met was murdered.
Susan Van Gelder reports on a rally of youth, workers, and native people in Detroit demanding ”Make Detroit the Engine of a Green New Deal.”
Report on a panel discussion in Oakland, Calif., with Idle No More featuring Kanahus Manuel, organizer of “tiny house warriors” to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Report on the increase of large protests and mass unrest in Russia caused by economic conditions, reports of slave labor and the government’s refusal to allow opposition candidates on the ballot for Moscow city council elections.