Friday, December 2, 2016

SocialistWorker.org | Weekend edition | Iraq veteran in solidarity with Standing Rock interview

Here’s what’s new at SocialistWorker.org
A review of this week’s coverage, plus some new features and archives just for the weekend.
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New this Weekend

Interview: Garett Reppenhagen
VETERANS DEPLOY FOR JUSTICE AT STANDING ROCK
An Iraq War vet who joined water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline talks about why everyone needs to be a part of this struggle.
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This Week in Capitalism

Column: Danny Katch
GIMME SOME DAPL
In this week's column, the Dakota Access Pipeline pushers get a rare chance to tell their side of the story.
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Focus: The Fight at Standing Rock

Report
PROTECTORS AREN'T BACKING DOWN
Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock say they will stand strong against threats to clear the Oceti Sakowin Camp.

Comment: Nicole Colson
OBAMA'S COWARDLY SILENCE
The president's inaction in the face of brutality against the Standing Rock protesters shows the true priorities of his administration all along.

Comment: Sara Rougeau
A SMEAR AGAINST SOLIDARITY
There is no "Burning Man crisis" in Standing Rock, and we should be suspicious when police worry about the welfare of our camps.

Interview: Cliff Willmeng
LABOR CAN'T SIT OUT THIS FIGHT
A co-founder of Labor for Standing Rock calls on unions and union members to join the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Statement: Leonard Peltier
OUR DAY OF MOURNING
The longtime Indigenous political prisoner reflects on his pride and sorrow as he sends solidarity to the struggle at Standing Rock.
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Focus: Trump and U.S. Politics

Comment: Lance Selfa
ALREADY SOUNDING THE RETREAT
One Democrat after another, starting with Barack Obama, has called on Americans to support Donald Trump because we're "on the same team."

Comment: Phil Gasper
WHAT'S WRONG WITH A RECOUNT?
The Green Party's Jill Stein has attracted a lot of attention--and criticism--for pushing for a basic element of democracy integrity.

Comment: Dave Zirin
BECOMING A SITE OF RESISTANCE
A church attended mostly by immigrants that was vandalized after the election now proudly displays banners of solidarity.
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More Top Articles Of The Week

Comment: Danny Katch
TIME FOR SOCIALIST ORGANIZATION
People radicalizing now not only have to stand up and be counted against Trump, but figure out what alternative they are going to organize for.

Analysis: Elizabeth Schulte
DISRUPTING LOW WAGES
Low-wage workers in some 340 cities plan to take part in protests and strikes to call for a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union.

Comment: John Monroe
MIXED UP ABOUT THE SYSTEM
Working people accept ideas perpetuated by class society at the same time as their lived experiences lead them to different answers.

Analysis: Lee Sustar
A NEW EUROPEAN CRISIS?
A referendum on the Italian constitution could trigger another political crisis for the EU and destabilize the financial system.

Report: Nolan Rampy
THE FIGHT AHEAD IN BURLINGTON
Teachers in Burlington, Vermont, threatened to strike and forced the school board back to the table, setting the stage for future fights.
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Obituaries: Fidel Castro

Comment: Samuel Farber
THE CUBA THAT CASTRO CREATED
The political system that Castro built didn't hesitate to use repression--not only against class enemies but to cement its power.

Comment: Mike Gonzalez
ASSESSING CASTRO'S LEGACY
What held Cuban socialism together was Fidel Castro's incontestable authority and the unrelenting hostility of U.S. imperialism.
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