Friday, June 30, 2017

Weekend Edition | Your Cheat Sheet for Socialism 2017...and the Week's Top Articles

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NEW THIS WEEKEND

Here's your Socialism 2017 cheat sheet

Special Feature | If you're trying to squeeze in some reading before Socialism 2017 next weekend, here's an SW gamers' guide to the conference so you can level up.

Trinity joins the attack on its own professor

Eric Maroney | After enduring threats and smears, Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams was placed on forced leave by the administration.

Weekend Focus: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND U.S. POLITICS

What will stop their health care heist for good?

Christopher Baum | Trump and the Republicans suffered a setback when the Senate had to delay a vote on its health care bill--but this deadly threat is far from cured.

Justice denied on Trump's Muslim ban

Mukund Rathi | The Supreme Court's restoration of parts of Trump's Islamophobic travel ban is a travesty that must be contested in the streets.

Afghanistan under the Trump regime

Interview with Anand Gopal and May Jeong | Two journalists talk about what's the same and what's different--but mostly the same--about the U.S. war in Afghanistan since Trump took office.

Trump's war on birth control

Lauren Bianchi | The Religious Right has a loyal friend in Donald Trump, whose administration is out to gut women's access to contraception.

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Weekend Focus: HISTORY AND RADICAL TRADITIONS

Was George Washington a French agent?

Paul Le Blanc | A historian of the Russian Revolution looks at recently recycled allegations that Lenin was a German agent--and considers how the charge would fit in 1776.

Saying yes to another world

Brian Jones | Naomi Klein argues in her new book that we need to say "no" to scapegoating, privatization and war--but the left needs to discuss to say "yes" to.

Weekend Focus: RACISM AND POLICE VIOLENCE

Will the racist killers in blue ever be convicted?

Chance Lunning and Elizabeth Wrigley-Field | The acquittal of the Minnesota cop who killed a motorist as his girlfriend filmed the aftermath caused shock waves of sadness and anger.

Why did the police attack at Columbus Pride?

Ingrid Raphael and Kristen Godfrey | Activists trying to protest police brutality and injustice at the Columbus Pride parade felt violence at the hands of cops themselves.

Weekend Focus: INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND ANALYSIS

A socialist challenge in the North of Ireland

Interview with Shaun Harkin | An Irish socialist talks about the lessons of the UK general election and the situation facing the radical left in the months to come.

Mexico's elections take shape

Héctor A. Rivera | With President Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI more unpopular than ever, the campaign for next year's vote is already underway.

Weekend Focus: LABOR STRUGGLES

We are a sanctuary union

Tim Goulet | A member of Teamsters Local 810 in New York explains how they passed a resolution declaring their local a "sanctuary union."

What will it take to get Baystate to say "uncle"?

Rojas Oliva | Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center are tired of "working while exhausted," but the hospital is punishing them for striking.

OTHER TOP ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

Who got put on trial in the Cosby case?

Rachel Cohen | What does the outcome of the trial of Bill Cosby say about how the court system treats survivors of sexual assault who seek justice?

Resistance to the far right takes shape in D.C.

Richard Capron and Donnie D. | A town hall meeting and counterprotest of a far-right rally were among the actions that mobilized hundreds of D.C.-area activists.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

SW Weekend Edition | Immigration Police Grab Two More Activists...and the Week's Top Articles

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New This Weekend: NO RAIDS, NO DETENTIONS, NO WALLS!

Immigration police grab two more activists

Owen La Farge and Steve Ramey | The federal government is continuing its war on immigrant workers fighting for their rights in Vermont with two more detentions.

A political prisoner is freed from ICE's grasp

Danny Katch | An LA activist was freed from detention, but still faces the threat of deportation by a vindictive and dishonest ICE bureaucracy.

A symbol of sanctuary for others to follow

Joel Sronce | More than 100 people packed into a North Carolina church to welcome Juana Luz Tobar Ortega into sanctuary from ICE within the church's walls.

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Weekend Focus: THE GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER

Mourning and marching after the Grenfell fire

Interview with Rob Owen | A British socialist describes the surge of anger and protest after the Grenfell Tower fire and its effect on the radicalization that followed the election.

A system that let working-class people burn

Corey Oakley | The fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower has exposed, in the starkest terms, the horror of an austerity-racked, class-divided society.

Weekend Focus: STANDING UP TO ISLAMOPHOBIA

Nabra Hassanen had more than one murderer

Elizabeth Schulte | A young man is behind bars for Nabra Hassanen's murder, but there are many other people responsible for promoting deadly anti-Muslim hate.

Why has this professor been targeted?

Brandon Daniels | Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud is facing threats and abuse after participating in a counterprotest against Islamophobia.

Weekend Focus: LABOR STRUGGLES

Victims of UPS's deadly drive for profit

By a UPS worker | The mass shooting at a San Francisco hub is upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, but it doesn't come as a real surprise.

Sakuma workers win their first contract

Steve Leigh | Five years of organizing by farmworkers paid off when members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia ratified their first agreement.

OTHER TOP ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

Which path to take from the People's Summit?

Tyler Zimmer | Can the Democratic Party be reformed from within? Or is an alternative necessary? Those were two big questions underlying the People's Summit.

Shot while her kids listened

Amad Ross | Seattle police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a pregnant 30-year-old mother of four, after she called to report a burglary.

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What's at stake in the crisis over Qatar?

Gilbert Achcar | A left-wing author explains the sources of the brewing conflict that led Saudi Arabia and other countries to cut ties with Qatar.

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