Human Power is its own end – Karl Marx
July-August 2014, Vol. 59, #4

Low-wage workers strike, reach for a new way of life

July 1, 2014
The recent wave of strikes at Walmart and fast food restaurants signals the discontent brewing among the growing number of low-wage U.S. workers. They give notice that the far-reaching restructuring of jobs that was accelerated by the Great Recession also has a subjective side of revolt. A week of strikes and demonstrations at Walmarts across the country peaked with events in 20 cities on June 4 alone. Chants of “Respect! Now!” joined the official demands of “$25,000 per year and enough hours to support our families” and an end to retaliation against workers who strike or speak up....
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From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: The Free Speech Movement

July 7, 2014
Suddenly, a generation of new radicals was born to replace "the silent generation" of the 1950s. By winter 1964 a new form of revolt, with a new underlying philosophy, called itself the Free Speech Movement. It becomes necessary to view the moment when the student revolt culminated in a mass...
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WORLD IN VIEW: New imperialism founders on Iraq

July 5, 2014
A lightning offensive saw Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, fall to the insurgents. The pattern extended itself to Tikrit, farther south, then Samarra, and the battle spread to the oil refining center of Baiji. Most of this was first attributed to ISIS. The question was asked, then: Why and how could a well-armed force of 20,000 Iraqi troops, armed and trained by the U.S., dissolve in the face of 800...
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The Left Agenda at the Maidan and After

June 30, 2014
On April 12, 2014, Kiev hosted a conference The Left and the Maidan which brought together activists from anarchist, socialist and communist organisations that had...
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Right wing wins in Europe

July 8, 2014
It's been dubbed a "political earthquake" that has struck the heart of the European Parliament. Yet this surprising victory for the right—where Britain's own United...
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Detroit retirees fight for public workers

July 7, 2014
Intense pressure builds as 38,000 retired Detroit City workers approach a voting deadline on the fate of their pensions and healthcare benefits under the Plan...
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Fast food workers betrayed by so-called ‘leaders’


New York—Last year, when thousands of fast food workers walked off their jobs defying their corporate bosses and marched and rallied for a $15 minimum...
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