Monday, March 20, 2017

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Analysis: Pepijn Brandon
HOW DID THE DUTCH FAR RIGHT GET SO FAR?
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.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/20/how-did-the-dutch-far-right-get-so-far

Comment: Lee Wengraf
THE WEST AND "AFRICAN CORRUPTION"
The West's self-serving narrative about "African corruption" obscures actual causes of graft and greed that bleed Africa dry.

Comment: Cindy Beringer
DON'T SPILL TEXAS SEED
Texas lawmakers who propose legislation that restricts women's right to abortion could see their right to masturbate taken away.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/20/dont-spill-texas-seed

Comment: Tom Bramble
THE "ALTERNATIVE FACTS" THAT LED TO WAR ON IRAQ
Trump isn't the first president to prefer "alternative facts." Fifteen years ago, George W. Bush paved the road to war with lies.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/20/alternative-facts-that-led-to-war-on-iraq

Statement
SOLDIERS, TAKE POWER INTO YOUR OWN HANDS!
This appeal from Russian socialists shortly after the February Revolution called on soldiers to side with the workers' councils.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/20/soldiers-take-power-into-your-own-hands
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Socialism 2017 is a four-day conference bringing together hundreds of socialists and radical activists from around the country to take part in discussions about Marxism, working-class history, and the debates and strategies for organizing today.

Join more than 1,500 left-wing activists and authors in Chicago to share lessons from history, learn about Marxist theory, discuss current struggles, explore Marxist and socialist ideas, and debate current issues on the left. The same political system that spawned Trump cannot be relied on to stop his attacks—instead we must look to the millions of people who will continue to resist.

Featured speakers include: 
Barbara Ransby, author and civil rights activist
Eve Ensler, playwright The Vagina Monologues
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author Indigenous People's History of the United States
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author From #BLM to Black Liberation
Bhaskar Sunkara, editor and publisher of Jacobin
Sharon Smith, author of Women and Socialism
David ZirinThe Nation and Edge of Sports
Alicia Garza, co-founder #Black Lives Matter
Justin Akers Chacón, author of No One is Illegal
Sarah Jaffe, independent journalist
Alan Maas, editor Socialist Worker
Rebecca Vilkomerson, Jewish Voice for Peace
Danny Katch, author of Socialism Seriously
Karen Fields, co-author of Racecraft
Lance Selfa, author Democrats: A Critical History
Neil Davidson, Scottish socialist and author

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