Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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WATER PROTECTORS TAKE THE FIGHT TO TRUMP'S DOOR
Thousands gathered for the Native Nations Rise events in Washington, D.C., focusing attention on the ongoing struggles for Indigenous rights.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/15/water-protectors-take-the-fight-to-trumps-door

Report: Christopher Baum
FEAR AND IGNORANCE DEFEAT A MOSQUE
A proposal to build a mosque in Bayonne, New Jersey, was blocked by an Islamophobic campaign that made headlines.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/15/fear-and-ignorance-defeat-a-mosque

Report: Melissa Rakestraw
RAUNER VERSUS THE PEOPLE
State workers in Illinois voted to authorize a strike in the face of harsh austerity measures pushed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/15/rauner-versus-the-people

Review: Nikki Williams
MAPPING OUR MORBID SYMPTOMS
A recent show by artist Sarah Levy links portraits of suffering and struggle from the U.S. to the Middle East.

Readers’ Views
LOOKING CLOSER AT FREE SPEECH
A Marxist defense of freedom of speech will look different from a liberal one, with its primary concerns about "respectful debate."
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/15/looking-closer-at-free-speech
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Registration is open!
SOCIALISM 2017
July 6–9, 2017 • Hyatt Regency McCormick Place • Chicago, IL

Build the Left Fight the Right

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 Zirin, The 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

Go to WeAreMany.org to hear some of past years' presentations

We'll see you in Chicago!
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