Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SocialistWorker.org | ICE's war on immigrant organizers in Vermont

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Report: Steve Ramey
ICE'S WAR ON IMMIGRANT ORGANIZERS IN VERMONT
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.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/22/ice-war-on-immigrant-organizers-in-vermont

Comment: Nicole Colson
DESPAIR IN EUROPE'S CAMPS
Refugees continue to die in record numbers as EU governments scapegoat them, but people are taking to the streets in protest.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/22/despair-in-europes-camps

Comment: Sean Petty
A POISON PILL WE SHOULDN'T SWALLOW
As Republicans push forward with Trump's disastrous health care plan, the left needs to stand up for a vision of health care for all.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/22/a-poison-pill-we-shouldnt-swallow

Interview: Anthony Papa
THE HUMAN FACE OF THE DRUG WAR
When people hear the real-life stories of prisoners victimized by the "war on drugs," public opinion begins to change.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/22/the-human-face-of-the-drug-war
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New from Haymarket Books

"WHEN THE WELFARE PEOPLE COME"
Race and Class in the US Child Protection System
by Don Lash

In this groundbreaking look at the history and politics of the US child welfare system, "When the Welfare People Come" exposes the system in its totality, from child protective investigation to foster care and mandated services, arguing that it constitutes a mechanism of control exerted over poor and working class parents and children. Applying the Marxist framework of social reproduction theory to the child welfare system, the author reveals the system's role in the regulation of family life under capitalism.

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LONG SHOT
The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter
by Rory Fanning and Craig Hodges
Foreword by Dave Zirin

As a member of the 1992 world-champion Chicago Bulls, a dashiki-clad Hodges delivered a handwritten letter to President George H. W. Bush demanding that he do more to address racism and economic inequality. Hodges was also a vocal union activist, initiated a boycott against Nike, and spoke out forcefully against police brutality in the wake of the Rodney King beating.

But his outspokenness cost him dearly. In the prime of his career, after ten NBA seasons, Hodges was blackballed from the NBA for using his platform as a professional athlete to stand up for justice.

In this powerful, passionate, and captivating memoir, Hodges shares the stories—including encounters with Nelson Mandela, Coretta Scott King, Jim Brown, R. Kelly, Michael Jordan, and others—from his lifelong fight for equality for African Americans.

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