Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SocialistWorker.org | An ominous warning from Austria's elections

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Comment: Nicole Colson
AN OMINOUS WARNING FROM AUSTRIA'S ELECTIONS
The election outcome shows the potential for Europe's far right to grow and even win power--unless its scapegoating and hate are confronted.

Roundtable
DEBATING THE ROLE OF SOCIALISTS IN ELECTION 2016
The International Socialist Organization and Socialist Alternative exchange views on the Bernie Sanders campaign and the Democratic Party.

Comment: Mike Shea
A DOOMSDAY THREAT FOR CHICAGO SCHOOLS
The bosses of the Chicago Public Schools system are once again raising the stakes on teachers and students with devastating cuts.

Report
TAKING THE SOCIALIST MOMENT FORWARD
At the Socialism in the Air conference in Portland, people talked about what it will take to get "from a moment to a movement."

Report: Leonard Klein
WE WANT LYNCH TO SAY HER NAME
Activists protested at the U.S. Department of Justice as part of national solidarity actions for Sandra Bland and other victims of police.
https://socialistworker.org/2016/05/25/we-want-lynch-to-say-her-name
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New from Haymarket Books

EXONEREE DIARIES
The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity
By Alison Flowers

Through intimate portraits of four exonerated prisoners, investigative journalist Alison Flowers explores what happens to innocent people when the state flings open the jailhouse door and tosses them back, empty-handed, into the unknown.

From the front lines of the wrongful conviction capital of the United States—Cook County, Illinois—investigative journalist Alison Flowers recounts profoundly human stories of reclaiming life, overcoming adversity, and searching for purpose after exoneration.

As she tells each exoneree’s powerful story, Flowers vividly shows that release from prison, though sometimes joyous and hopeful, is not a Hollywood ending—or an ending at all. Rather, an exoneree’s first unshackled steps are the beginning of a new journey full of turmoil and uncertainty. Flowers also sheds new light on the collateral damage of wrongful convictions on families and communities, challenging deeper problems of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system.

Get your copy of Exoneree Diaries
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Exoneree-Diaries
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