Friday, June 24, 2016

SocialistWorker.org | Weekend edition

Here’s what’s new at SocialistWorker.org...
A review of this week’s coverage.
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New This Weekend

Editorials
WILL THE DEMOCRATS EXTINGUISH THE BERN?
The radicalization that drove the Sanders campaign isn't over, but the Democrats want, with Sanders' help, to contain it within the status quo.
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Focus: Election 2016

Comment: Lance Selfa
WHAT THE TRUMP HAPPENED?
Trump relishes his outsider image, but he won the GOP nomination because he holds positions with majority support among the party base.

Comment: Tyler Zimmer
SCENES OF THE PEOPLE'S SUMMIT
Organizers of the three-day conference had an agenda of mobilizing for the Democrats, but many of the attendees had other ideas.
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Top Articles of the Week

Comment: Nicole Colson
WHO THEY CALL A TERRORIST
Investigators admit that Omar Mateen was driven by many factors, but that didn't stop political leaders from labeling him an "Islamic terrorist."

Report
POLICE TERROR IN OAXACA
The southern state in Mexico is again making headlines after a savage police attack on protesting teachers, parents and community members.

Comment: Mike Corwin
GRADUATING AND UNAFRAID
Two high school valedictorians in Texas stepped out of the shadows on Graduation Day to demand justice for immigrants.

Analysis
MORE TO FIGHT FOR AT CUNY
The CUNY faculty and staff union has a tentative deal, but the fight for the wages and conditions that members deserve goes on.

Report
DEFYING TRUMP IN GREENSBORO
Two days after his vile response to the Orlando massacre, Trump was confronted by hundreds of protesters in North Carolina.
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Focus: UK Referendum

Comment: Neil Davidson
A SOCIALIST CASE FOR "BREXIT"
Socialists have to tell the truth now about the European Union: It is an un-reformable institution dedicated to neoliberalism.

Roundtable
SOCIALISTS DEBATE THE EU VOTE
Members of revolutionary socialism in the 21st century discuss the options in Britain's vote to Leave or Stay in the European Union.
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Focus: Europe

Comment: Léon Crémieux
CONTINUING DEFIANCE IN FRANCE
French workers took to the streets in their biggest show of force against a government determined to pass an anti-worker law.

Comment: Duncan Thomas
RESPONDING TO A RACIST MURDER
The murder of Labour MP Jo Cox by a British fascist shows that our most urgent task is to build an anti-racist movement.

Report: John Walker
BLOCKED AT THE BORDER
British organizations trying to bring aid to the refugee camp in Calais, France were shut down by the police.
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Interview with Socialist Forum in Lebanon

Roundtable
THE YOU STINK CHALLENGE
Last year’s mass demonstrations in Lebanon against the garbage collection crisis and political corruption have found an electoral expression.

Roundtable
LEARNING LESSONS FOR LEBANON
The counterrevolution against the Arab Spring and the use of sectarianism have created new challenges for the left.
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Focus: Police Violence

Comment: David Judd
POLICE CRIMES TOO BIG TO HIDE
The Oakland Police Department has gone through three chiefs in the last two weeks because of the cops' sickening abuses.

Speech: Erica West
THE SHAME OF SAN FRANCISCO
The list of people killed by the San Francisco police continues to grow, and reform from the top isn't solving the problem.
https://socialistworker.org/2016/06/22/the-shame-of-san-francisco
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