Sunday, March 29, 2015

USELESS IN THE FACE OF TRAGEDY


A review of this week's coverage
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Focus: Police and Racism

Report
MADISON ON THE MARCH TO MAKE BLACK LIVES MATTER
In the weeks since teenager Tony Robinson was killed by a Madison police officer, thousands have taken to the streets to demand justice.

Report: Michael Brown
A FAMILY KEEPS THE FIGHT ALIVE
Thanks to solidarity and support, Los Angeles-area families of police murder victims are finding the strength to stand up and demand justice.

Comment: Alessandro Tinonga
USELESS IN THE FACE OF TRAGEDY
The death of an Oakland mother has shown once again that city officials' preferred solution to crime is no solution at all.
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Focus: Chicago Mayor's Race

Comment: Lee Sustar
PRO-LABOR MAYOR FOR CHICAGO?
Chicago unions are presenting mayoral candidate Chuy García as a champion of labor, but his record tells a different story.

Comment: Tyler Zimmer
ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT CHUY
The fact that Rahm Emanuel is a menace to working people in Chicago doesn't make his challenger's campaign more progressive.
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Focus: New York City Politics

Comment: Danny Katch
WHAT HAS DE BLASIO ACHIEVED?
A New York City socialist has a message for Chicago, where a mayoral runoff election pits a hated incumbent against a very different challenger.

Comment: Sandy Boyer
A 1,000-FOOT-TALL MIDDLE FINGER
Some of Manhattan's swankiest luxury condo skyscrapers benefit from real estate tax breaks originally designed to generate affordable housing.
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Focus: Israeli Elections

Comment: Bill Mullen
BDS AFTER THE ISRAELI ELECTION
The victory of Netanyahu's Likud Party was a grand triumph of racism--and demands an intensification of the BDS campaign.

Analysis: Corey Oakley
ISRAELI ELECTIONS EXPOSE THE LIE
Netanyahu's call to arms during the election campaign revealed the racism at the heart of the Israeli political system.
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Focus: Greece and Europe

Analysis
BREAKING THE VICIOUS CIRCLE
The Greek government must go in the opposite direction from concessions to defeat the extortion of Europe's rulers.

Comment: Thanasis Kourkoulas
NO TOLERANCE FOR GOLDEN DAWN
The Greek left must mobilize to give voice to the anti-Nazi climate as a trial of Golden Dawn leaders gets underway in April.

Interview: Eric Toussaint
WHEN THE DEBT IS ILLEGITIMATE
Cancellation of Greece's foreign debt is a necessity--and history is full of examples of similar burdens being written off.
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Other Top Articles of the Week

Report: Dennis Kosuth
RUNNING ILLINOIS LIKE A BANKER
Union members traveled to the state capital to protest Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to slash social spending and workers' rights.

Analysis: Baba Aye
WAR AND ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA
A Nigerian socialist describes what's at stake in Nigeria's elections--and what the outcomes could mean for working people.

Comment
BLOCKUPY AND THE BATTLES AHEAD
Two socialists reflect on the huge Blockupy protest in Frankfurt and the tasks of the movement in the coming months.

Comment: Sherry Wolf
SOLIDARITY WINS AT RUTGERS
Faculty and graduate employees at Rutgers University overcame an intransigent management to win a tentative agreement.

Interview: Edgard Sánchez Ramírez
MAKING OF NEOLIBERAL MEXICO
A Mexican socialist traces the neoliberal turn in national politics from its roots 25 years ago through the PRI's return to power.

Statement
SOCIALIST WOMEN AGAINST WAR
One hundred years ago, women revolutionaries adopted the first international socialist appeal against the First World War.
http://socialistworker.org/2015/03/26/socialist-women-unite-against-war
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