Friday, March 17, 2017

SocialistWorker.org | Weekend edition | Trump prescribes poison for a failing system

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.
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New This Weekend

Comment
TRUMP PRESCRIBES POISON FOR A FAILING SYSTEM
The GOP drive to repeal Obamacare and replace it with their scheme would push the health care system out of the frying pan and into the fire.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/17/trump-prescribes-poison-for-a-failing-system

Analysis: Sookyung Nam
SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENT FALLS
After almost five months of mass protests, the corrupt and repressive Park Guen-hye has been driven from South Korea's presidency.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/17/south-koreans-topple-a-corrupt-president
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Focus: Stand Up To Islamophobia

Comment
VICTORY 2.0 AGAINST TRUMP'S MUSLIM BAN?
A revised Muslim travel ban was blocked hours before it was meant to take effect, but we need to remain mobilized to be sure it stays that way.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/16/new-victory-against-trumps-muslim-ban

Report: Christopher Baum
FEAR DEFEATS 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
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Focus: Trump Administration

Comment: Danny Katch
AMERICAN HORROR STORIES
Trump's outbursts about being wiretapped and the like are shocking and stupid, but they're in keeping with the right wing's message for years.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/13/american-horror-stories

Comment: Lee Sustar
PUTIN'S WHITE HOUSE ALLIES?
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

Analysis: Michael Ware
RUNNING AN AGENCY TO WRECK IT
Trump's appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA is another step in the energy giant's scorched-earth war on a warming planet.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/16/running-the-epa-into-the-ground

Comment: Sarah Levy
ZIONIST AND ANTI-SEMITE UNITY?
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: Keegan O'Brien
TRUMP'S THREAT TO TRANS YOUTH
Trump's reversal of the right of transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to their identity will have a deadly impact.
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More Top Articles Of The Week

Report
TAKING THEIR FIGHT TO TRUMP
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
FEMINISM FOR THE 99 PERCENT
People around the U.S. marked International Women's Day with events designed to put working women's struggles at the forefront.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/13/building-a-feminism-for-the-99-percent

Analysis: Vincent Decesare
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

Comment: Lauren Nickell
THE NEEDS OF DISABLED STUDENTS
Under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, already under-resourced programs for children with disabilities will face more cuts.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/16/meeting-the-needs-of-students-with-disabilities

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
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Focus: Russia 1917

Statement
FOR A STRIKE AGAINST AUTOCRACY
One hundred years ago, Russian socialists called for an insurrectionary strike--on the day centuries of Tsarist rule finally ended.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/13/for-a-general-strike-against-autocracy
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Focus: Debates On The Left

Comment: Paul Fleckenstein
THE CONTROVERSY AT MIDDLEBURY
The disruption of a lecture by right-winger Charles Murray at Middlebury College has led to a firestorm of criticism and debate.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/13/what-happened-at-the-middlebury-protest

Statement
WE STAND FOR SOLIDARITY
ISO members in Portland, Maine, respond to a campaign of slander about an International Women's Day meeting they hosted.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/16/we-stand-for-the-politics-of-solidarity
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