Green Detroit!

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.”

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Protests in Russia

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.

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Destructive construction in Mexico

Residents from different areas of Xoco, a neighborhood in Mexico City, speak about what it means that their neighborhood is in the process of being destroyed by the “urban development” project called Mítikah.

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Stonewall at 50

September 1, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, Elise reflects on the situation of LGBTQ rights today.

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Homeless in jeopardy

Malcolm reflects on the increasing crisis of homlessness in San Francisco after the sudden death of a homeless man at the University of California-Berkeley.

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Iran workers jailed

Abbas Goya denounces the incarceration of Esmaeil Bakhshi, leading figure of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane factory strike, along with Ali Nejati and worker-journalist Sepideh Gholyan and the editors of Gaam, a pro-worker paper in Iran.

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Deborah Morris 1946-2019

August 31, 2019

In memoriam to Deborah Morris, writer, activist and powerful thinker in the women’s liberation movement and in her participation with News and Letters Committees.

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Women worldwide, September-October 2019

Feminists in Iran call on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to resign; huge demonstrations against police rapes in Mexico; removal of the “Girl of Peace Statue” in Japan; and the trial of Canan Kaftancioğlu, the Istanbul chief of the secularist Republican People’s Party.

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Essay: What is Socialism? Socialism and ecology

The last of a series of essays on What is Socialism? This time, taking on the relation of anticapitalistic social transformation and climate chaos, in order to grasp what is essential to capitalism and its destructive environmental effects, and what kind of new society can transcend that.

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Editorial: Supremacists are ‘coming for you!’

After revelations of horrendous conditions at concentration camps for immigrants, hundreds of immigration-rights activists and workers rally in several parts of the U.S. against anti-immigration policies, far-right actions and militarization. The El Paso massacre underscores the threat. The true power of the pressure campaigns lies in their potential to open this path to both immigrant poultry workers and working-class Trump voters.

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Hong Kong masses fight rulers’ grab for power

An account of the development of the Hong Kong protests to block a proposed extradition bill, which could send residents of Hong Kong to face pre-determined injustice before Beijing courts, tracing them back to the 1989 Tiannamen Square Massacre.

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Reducing recidivism

August 6, 2019

When someone is arrested again and sent back to prison after being released, it is known as recidivism, and is a huge problem. This article is part of the discussion.

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Youth in Action, Sept.-Oct. 2019

July 17, 2019

Moroccan medical students boycott their exams; boys in a New Zealand rugby team’s solidarity for the team’s one girl; and a high school senior makes a documentary film about the protest against a U.S. Navy base on Okinawa.

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July-August News & Letters online

June 27, 2019

Lead article: Demanding a future, youth lead fight for climate justice; From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: China’s youth revolt vs. Mao’s legacy; Editorial: Stop Assad’s genocide in Syria!; Editorial: Freedom=control of our own bodies; Voices from the Inside Out: What is freedom?; All power to the Sudanese revolutionaries!; Essay: What is socialism? Socialism and Women’s Liberation; Amazon workers organize cross-border solidarity; World in View: A tale of two democracies in crisis; Trumpism aims to bleach the census; The truth of the ‘Woolsey Fire’; Millions in Hong Kong challenge Xi’s ambitions; More…

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Editorial: Freedom=control of our own bodies

Editorial on the struggle women have in the U.S. to keep abortion legal and accessible, how the Left has mostly given lip service to the struggle, and how today when socialism is again on the agenda, it also has to mean women have control of their own bodies.

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LA homelessness up

Homelessness shot up in Los Angeles. A major reason is unemployment. Homeless people are harassed and criminalized, while an area near Skid Row is gentrified.

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Letter from Mexico: Mexico in disarray

Since the developmentalist projects posed by the new “Left” Mexican administration are aimed at generating profits and not at solving human needs, they will just mean more exploitation and misery for the masses.

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Women defend land

We women In Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala are fighting the Integral Morelos Project [construction of a thermoelectric plant] and giving another direction to this centuries old struggle of the defense of the land.

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Voices from the Inside Out: What is freedom?

What does it mean to be paroled from prison? Before release, all I had was time. It was all torture. Now, I don’t have time. The effort to sustain myself takes most of my time and energy. Freedom, for me, means having time to work out who I am, how I want to relate to others.

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Women Worldwide, July-August 2019

Women Worldwide column on femicide by “sex games gone wrong”; female genital mutilation in the U.S.; and the Canadian National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls issues final report.

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