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.”
That new issue will be mailed out this week. It can be viewed as a pdf now at http://newsandletters.org/PDF-ARCHIVE/2019/2019-11-12.pdf. You can also find it by clicking on “Back issues” and then “2010s.”
Also on the front page are a report of a protest against the Trump-enabled Turkish invasion of the Kurdish-held part of Syria, and the “Voices from the Inside Out” column on “Generations in Jail.” Raya Dunayevskaya’s writing recalls another moment of political crisis, Watergate and Richard Nixon’s resignation, as an integral part of the politics of counter-revolution, and meeting that moment by practicing dialectics. The essay is Faruq’s presentation on “Black August, from 1971 to 2011-13.” Some of the other stories include reports on the Global Climate Strike and the Chicago teachers’ strike, gains made by rideshare drivers in Los Angeles, and the revolts in Ecuador, Chile, Hong Kong, Syria, and Mexico.
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