Friday, March 24, 2017

Introducing the All-New, Much-Improved SW Alert | Weekend Edition

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Introducing the new and improved SW e-mail alert! Today, we're featuring a collection of the top stories of this week. Please forward to your friends and tell them to sign up at socialistworker.org/subscribe/email

Weekend Focus: NO WALLS, NO RAIDS!

ICE's war on immigrant organizers

Steve Ramey | People in Vermont are protesting a series of raids targeting immigrants whose only "crime" has been to fight for the rights of dairy farm workers.

Capitalism brought us here

Luisa G. | Most immigrants came to the U.S. because they have no choice--and they will fight to defend the lives they worked so hard to build.

Weekend Focus: OUR RIGHT TO PROTEST

In defense of protesting racists

Monique Dols and Alan Maass | A backlash is in full swing after the Vermont demonstration against Charles Murray, but those leading the charge forget that protest is free speech, too.

Charles Murray's ideas should be challenged

Columbia Socialists statement | It is a grave disservice to the Columbia University community to invite Charles Murray to speak in this uncontested format.

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MORE TOP ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

Why are there still famines?

Tyler Zimmer | Modern technology has made it possible to grow enough food to feed everyone in the world. So why is the UN reporting the worst famine since 1945?

The one undemocratic state solution

Daphna Thier | Israeli politicians who are calling for a "one-state solution" in Palestine support a radically different vision than the left.

Weekend Focus: POLITICS IN EUROPE

How did the Dutch far right get so far?

Pepijn Brandon | Geert Wilders' far-right Party for Freedom came up short of victory in last week's Dutch elections, but it expanded its votes and its influence.

Despair in Europe's camps

Nicole Colson | Refugees continue to die in record numbers as EU governments scapegoat them, but people are taking to the streets in protest.

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