Friday, March 10, 2017

SocialistWorker.org | Weekend edition | New: Marxism and democracy

Here’s what’s new at SocialistWorker.org
A review of this week’s coverage, plus some new features and archives just for the weekend.
http://socialistworker.org
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New This Weekend

Comment: Alan Maass
MARXISM AND DEMOCRACY
Socialists have always fought for the widest possible expansion of democracy and political rights as an essential part of the class struggle.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/10/marxism-and-democracy

Speech: Charlotte Heltai
OUR HOPE IS IN OURSELVES
On this International Women's Day, and on every other day, we must remember that none of us are free until we all are free.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/10/our-hope-is-in-ourselves
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Focus: Women’s Rights

Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
RAISING OUR VOICES FOR WOMEN'S LIBERATION
The celebration of International Women's Day this year will bring protests, forums and strikes--a tribute to the relevance of this socialist holiday.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/08/raising-our-voices-for-womens-liberation

Comment
AN ANTI-ABORTION FEMINIST?
Women need the right to abortion if we are to achieve equality, so our movement can't be "inclusive" of opposition to choice.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/08/can-you-be-a-feminist-and-anti-abortion

Report
CONFRONTING "40 DAYS FOR LIFE"
Abortion rights supporters turned out in San Francisco to challenge anti-choice forces as they kicked off a campaign outside clinics.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/06/sf-confronts-the-rights-40-days-for-life

Statement
A NEW RESISTANCE IS EMERGING
The call for an International Women's Strike shows the potential for organizing a common front against reactionary policies.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/08/a-new-womens-resistance-is-emerging
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Focus: Violence against immigrants

Analysis: Pranav Jani
SOUTH ASIANS FACE WAVE OF HATE
The recent attacks on Indian-Americans are a new and deadly chapter in a long history of racism in the U.S. against immigrants from South Asia.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/09/why-are-south-asians-facing-a-wave-of-violence

Comment: Nicole Colson
INFLICTING TERROR ON IMMIGRANTS
The Trump administration is speeding up the deportation machine--and ICE agents have been only too happy to embrace their racist marching orders.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/06/inflicting-terror-on-immigrant-communities

Analysis: Christopher Baum
THIS VOICE TELLS RACIST LIES
Trump's plan to create an agency publicizing crimes committed by the undocumented is a dangerous attempt to whip up more hatred.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/09/this-voice-tells-racist-lies
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Focus: Middle East

Comment: Eric Ruder
WE NEED TO INVITE DEBATE
Controversy erupted after a recent decision by an SJP chapter in North Carolina to take back an invitation to a left journalist.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/09/the-movement-needs-to-invite-debate

Statement
STANDING WITH YEMEN'S PEOPLE
Syrian activists are calling for an end to the war on the people of Yemen, carried out by the U.S.-backed regime of Saudi Arabia.
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100 YEARS OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Comment: Dan Swain
FIVE DAYS THAT ENDED AN EMPIRE
In the space of less than a week in 1917, workers in Russia overturned the old order and set the stage for a year of revolution
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/09/five-days-that-ended-an-empire

Read SW's series on the 1917 Revolution:

HOW THE STAGE WAS SET
This first installment in a series on the Russian Revolution explains the events and factors leading up to the 1917 uprising.
https://socialistworker.org/2013/05/10/stage-set-for-revolution

THE FEBRUARY REVOLUTION
The barbarism of war and the tyranny of Tsarist rule inspired the Russian working class to rebellion in February 1917.
https://socialistworker.org/2013/05/17/the-february-revolution

Find a list of articles from the full Socialist Worker series on Russia 1917.
https://socialistworker.org/series/the-russian-revolution
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History and traditions

Comment: Eric Ruder
HOW TO BRING DOWN A PRESIDENT
Trump's crisis-ridden presidency has people asking: What would it take to force him out? The Nixon era shows what it takes to topple a president.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/07/how-the-movement-brought-down-a-president

Comment: Robyn Karina
SHE STOOD ON THE BARRICADES
Elisabeth Dmitrieff was a socialist and a fighter in the Paris Commune who sought to improve conditions for working women.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/07/she-stood-on-the-barricades
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More top articles of the week

Analysis: Christopher Baum
FOXES TEAR DOWN A FLIMSY FENCE
Is it a surprise that an administration filled with banksters is unraveling the Dodd-Frank rules they opposed back on Wall Street?
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/07/foxes-tear-down-a-flimsy-henhouse-fence

Comment
UNITED WITH PEÑA NIETO?
Mexico's government is trying to counter Trump by stealing a page from his nationalist playbook with its "Vibra Mexico" campaign.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/07/on-the-same-side-as-pena-nieto

Comment: Mike Shea
WILL CPS SCHOOLS END EARLY?
Chicago school officials blame Illinois' Republican governor for their threat to end school early, but they helped make the mess.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/08/will-school-end-early-in-chicago
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