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Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara makes a fool of himself 31 May 2019 The New York Times posted on Wednesday an interview and discussion involving Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara and Times columnists Michelle Goldberg, Ross Douthat and David Leonhardt, published under the headline “The United States of Socialism?” Sunkara is a leading figure in the Democratic […]

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The title of Bhaskar Sunkara’s new book is both bold and smart, from a marketing perspective at least. It’s eye-catching in its reference to The Communist Manifesto. I’m actually a little surprised that apparently no previous book has had that title, since it seems so obvious. The reason may be that other writers have been […]

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No to calls for “national unity” after the burning of Notre Dame in Paris By Alex Lantier 20 April 2019 The calls in the French media and ruling elite for national unity after a horrific fire devastated Notre Dame cathedral on Monday in Paris deserve nothing but contempt. Their goals are obvious. They aim to […]

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More than 1,000 chilly Wisconsinites stood in the wind at James Madison Park on the shores of Lake Mendota in Madison, to hear Bernie Sanders speak late in the afternoon on Friday, April 12. As the state flag, the American flag, and an Earth flag snapped in a stiff breeze, and a youngish crowd of […]

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“It seems to be class warfare” Chicago Symphony Orchestra clarinetist John Bruce Yeh speaks on musicians strike By George Marlowe 15 April 2019 Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) are currently in the sixth week of their longest-ever strike. Last week, they courageously rejected the intransigent “last, best and final” offer of the Chicago […]

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SEP (Australia) rallies demand freedom for Julian Assange By our reporters 13 April 2019 The Socialist Equality Party (Australia) held rallies in Sydney and Melbourne yesterday, opposing the illegal termination of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s political asylum and calling for a mass movement of workers and young people to secure his freedom. The protests were […]

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Posted by Ann Jones at 7:23am, April 11, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Here was a tweet from October 2014 about a president who liked to golf: “Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf. Worse than Carter.” And that was just […]

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Photograph Source NYyankees51 – CC BY-SA 3.0 One of the most influential documents of the 20th century—the Communist Manifesto—begins with the famous phrase: A specter is haunting Europe—the specter of Communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this specter; Pope and Czar, Metternich and Guizot, French radicals […]

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The threat to close the US-Mexico border 3 April 2019 The threat by the Trump administration to close the 2,000-mile-long US-Mexican border, the busiest international boundary on the face of the planet, with roughly 350 million documented crossings each year, is an unmistakable symptom of the intense crisis of a global capitalist system that is […]

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Christchurch terrorist’s fascist manifesto promotes trade unions By Hayden Johns 2 April 2019 Shortly before carrying out the March 15 terrorist attack in Christchurch, in which 50 Muslim worshippers perished, fascist Brenton Tarrant posted on the internet a 74-page “manifesto,” justifying his actions and inciting further right-wing violence around the globe. The manifesto, titled “The […]

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Class struggle and socialism are the only answer to the Brexit crisis 1 April 2019 The prospect of leaving the European Union has provoked the deepest crisis of rule in the post-war history of British imperialism. But the great danger is that the working class is not only being prevented from intervening in its own […]

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Far-right party wins most votes in Dutch provincial elections By Harm Zonderland 30 March 2019 On March 20, provincial councils were elected in all of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. The most significant outcome of the election was the entrance into the Senate of the Forum for Democracy (FvD), led by Thierry Baudet. The […]

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In The End of Eddy, Édouard Louis’s first autobiographical novel about his childhood in a working-class family in northern France, every action is qualified by the temporal absolutes of always or never. His mother always serves fries, potatoes, frozen ground beef, or ham sold at a hard discount past its expiration date, its fuchsia surface […]

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Parliament rejects all alternatives as May’s offer to resign fails to stem Brexit crisis By Robert Stevens 28 March 2019 Wednesday began with Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May informing her MPs that she will resign as party leader and prime minister if parliament passes the withdrawal deal she has agreed with the European Union (EU). […]

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