Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SocialistWorker.org | Is there a pro-Putin clique in the White House?

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Comment: Lee Sustar
IS THERE A PRO-PUTIN CLIQUE IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
The continuing controversy over the Putin-Trump relationship points towards a deeper debate over the decline of U.S. imperial power.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/14/a-pro-putin-clique-in-the-trump-white-house

Comment: Sarah Levy
ZIONISTS AND ANTI-SEMITES UNITE?
Trump's election was followed by a wave of anti-Semitic attacks. So why the warm regard for him among pro-Israel figures?
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/14/zionists-and-anti-semites-unite

Analysis: Vincent Decesare
NEW YORK IS STILL A TALE OF TWO CITIES
The hopes of many that Bill de Blasio would dramatically shift the level of inequality in New York City have been totally dashed.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/14/new-york-is-still-a-tale-of-two-cities

Report: J.C. Boyle
WE HAVE TO PUNCH TOGETHER
Mexican teachers are waging a fight against the government's for privatization drive--and asking for solidarity from fellow workers.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/14/we-have-to-punch-together

Obrero Socialista
CULTIVANDO RESISTENCIA
La oposición a Trump abre oportunidades cruciales para aumentar la influencia política y el alcance organizacional de la izquierda.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/14/cultivando-resistencia
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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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https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1052-when-the-welfare-people-come


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.

Get a copy of Long Shot
https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/964-long-shot
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