Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: March-April deadline

The deadline for the March-April 2018 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, February 25.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world.  News & Letters will run articles and Readers’ Views about new developments in women’s liberation, China’s assertiveness on the world stage, the Fight for $15 strikes and protests, the feminist dimension of Rosa Luxemburg, about our life and times.

And if you haven’t already, check out our latest issue and our most recent articles:

Iranian women embody the resistance

“Spartans, this is the beginning of our revolution”

Review of “Flint,” a Lifetime TV movie

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One thought on “Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: March-April deadline

  1. The following critical comment was posted to the World Socialist Web Site article linked below:
    West Virginia teachers take a stand
    24 February 201

    The concluding paragraphs contains the fatal contradiction that separates a Marxist perspective and the ICFI Trotskyist perspective.

    “Every separate struggle raises the imperative of forming independent working class organizations, …to link the struggles of different sections of the working class and forge a powerful, unified and global movement.”

    This classic Marxist perspective is replaced by the ICFI perspective, {derived from Lenin’s abandonment of “All Power to the Soviets” to “All Power to the Bolshevik Party”) that replaces the working class organizations with of the “leadership” of a “vanguard’ political party.

    “A socialist leadership must be systematically developed in every section of the working class through the expansion of the readership of the World Socialist Web Site and the building of the Socialist Equality Party.”

    No independent working class organizations, empowered to replace the capitalist class, now managers of a socialist economy, should want to abort the working class socialist revolution in favor of a totalitarian party dictatorship over the working class (Stalinism).

    A 2018 anti-progressive, socialist campaign could become a mass media “soap box” socialist consciousness raising campaign on the failure of capitalism to maintain a universal minimum standard of living for working people. 2018 SEP party and worker supported candidates should make immediate demands which might include:

    * Demand that all capitalist owned enterprises that lay off, lock out, shut-down or otherwise un-employ and impoverish workers be seized under local public domain laws, and be transitioned to social ownership, democratic control, and workers’ management.

    * Demand that the nine banker/capitalist controllers of the US central bank, the “FED”, be replaced with pro-working class administrators to guide the economy towards a universal minimum standard of living for all, not to maximize the wealth of capitalists.

    * Demand the creation of non-profit State banks across the nation to provide low-interest loans to local governments and low-interest credit cards to consumers. End parasitic for-profit capitalist banking.

    * Demand that State mandated driver and vehicle insurance be included in annual license registration fees to end capitalist profiteering private auto insurance.

    The principle involved in these socialist demands is to provide a socialist alternative to “pseudo-left” and “progressive” demands which attempt to reform, tax, micro-manage capitalist enterprises, not decisively end them.

    The goal of a socialist economy is to provide an universal minimum, ecologically sound, standard of living for all people. No single party or it’s “leaders” can realistically manage an entire socialist economy, which requires the critical thinking involvement and solidarity of tens of millions of workers.


    Are there any NEWS & LETTERS readers planning to run local independent socialist campaigns in the fall 2018 mid-term election representing working class interests?

    Jeremy Wells

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