What a loss we feel with the passing of Kei Utsumi. Several readers and writers share their remembrances.
Convoy misrepresents CanadiansMarch 19, 2022
Critical view by a Canadian on the Canadian “Freedom Truckers” convoys, comparing how gently the truckers were treated by the authorities compared to how brutally First Nation people defending their land are treated today and how badly people were treated during the “October Crisis” of 1970 in Québec.
Canada on trial: War on Wet’suwet’en nationApril 29, 2020
With work stoppages and shutting down rail service, the Indigenous Wet’suwet’en people resist construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on Wet’suwet’en First Nation territory despite the COVID-19 crisis in Canada.
Canada after the 2019 electionJanuary 21, 2020
Canada’s federal election showed class issues had come to the fore.
San Francisco is dangerous for youthSeptember 2, 2019
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.
Readers’ Views: January-February 2019, Part 1February 3, 2019
Readers’ Views addressing: challenging fascism across all borders; charter teachers strike; pitfalls of bourgeois politics; women on the march; prison strikes big and small; and the racist criminal injustice system.
Readers’ Views, November-December 2018December 14, 2018
Readers’ Views on: Capitalism vs. the Planet; Anti-Semitism’s Inhumanity; Kavanaugh Travesty; Youth Rock!; Freedom Movements vs. Fascism across the Globe; Catholic Church Crisis; Voices from behind Bars
Readers’ Views, May-June 2018: Remembering Andy Phillips, 1924-2018May 10, 2018
Rememberances of a News and Letters Committees founder, Andy Phillips, coal miner, activist, writer, thinker.
Charles Denby’s life story: the story of the struggle for freedomMarch 8, 2018
Excerpts from the introduction to the new French edition of Charles Denby’s book “Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal.”
Readers’ Views: January-February 2018, Part IIFebruary 1, 2018
Readers’ Views on Women’s Liberation struggle continue and voices from behind bars.
New French edition of ‘Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal’January 30, 2018
Announcement of the French edition of “Indignant Heart: Autobiography of a Black American Worker,” by Charles Denby, followed by English excerpts of Denby’s “Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal.”
California fires from global warming and incompetenceNovember 14, 2017
The massive wildfires in the North Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area that began on the night of Oct. 8 have sent a shock wave through the entire region. Most in the region feel the fires were preventable.
‘God Knows Where I Am’ is retrogressiveAugust 31, 2017
A new film, “God Knows Where I Am” is presented as a documentary, but is in fact an attack on the right of psychiatric patients to give informed consent to psychiatric medication.
Discussion article: The French presidential election: ‘En Marche,’ indeed! Toward what?July 2, 2017
From Paris, Francis Sitel analyzes the results of the 2017 presidential elections in France: Where does opposition stand in relation to election-winner Macron? .
San Francisco clears more land for richMarch 17, 2017
Report on the resistance against eviction and “development” in the Bay View/Hunters Point (BVHP) area in San Francisco, California.
As Others See Us: The new French edition of Marxism and Freedom ‘To retake the historical initiative’January 31, 2017
Frédéric Monferrand introduces the new French edition of Marxism and Freedom. This excerpt concentrates on how the work reconstructs the Hegelian philosophical consistency of Marx’s Marxism so that it comes to life–from the 1844 Manuscripts to “Capital,” through the idea that history is the history of the efforts of humanity to make itself free.
Review: White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in AmericaNovember 27, 2016
Review of White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg.
Solidarity with Standing Rock: Water Is LifeNovember 26, 2016
Participant reports of Chicago and Oakland actions in solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota who are fighting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. #NoDAPL
Olga Domanski’s revolutionary life, 1923-2015: Readers’ ViewsJanuary 25, 2016
Readers’ Views on the revolutionary life of Olga Domanski.
Readers’ Views, Sept.-Oct. 2015, Part 1August 31, 2015
Readers’ thoughts on “Srebrenica, Bosnia, 1995; Europe and the World, 2015”; “Struggles against Racism”; “After Cecil, People Are Next”; “Teachers and Children”; “Workers, Customers Pay.”
Readers’ Views, July-August 2015July 4, 2015
Black lives as Subject; Russia in crisis; Nothing about us without us; Homelessness in L.A.; Central Canada Alliance; Perspectives and philosophy; Elderly to the streets?; Women and Yemen half-peace; Labor and climate justice; Dialectic and women’s liberation; Voices from behind the bars
Winds of change from Alberta?July 3, 2015
Analysis of the New Democratic Party victory and the election of Rachel Notley as Premier in the May 5 Alberta, Canada, provincial election. It is critically important that we use this time well.
Readers’ Views, November-December 2014, Part 1November 23, 2014
From the November-December 2014 issue of News & Letters
Readers’ Views, Part 1
WOMEN FIGHT RAPE, HARASSMENT AND ABUSE
When I voted, many posters reminded folks that within 100 feet of the polling place you may not “interrupt” a person, nor “harass” nor even speak about your political views. [=>]