Friday, July 28, 2017

Weekend Edition | The Senate's Health Care Fiasco...and the Week's Top Articles

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New This Weekend: HEALTH CARE and TRUMP'S ANTI-TRANS BAN

The Senate's sickening health care fiasco

Christopher Baum and Alan Maass | The Republicans have suffered a colossal failure on health care, but that doesn't mean the crisis of the ACA status quo is any less severe.

We need to protest Trump's anti-trans outrage

Fainan Lakha | The president's ban on trans people in the military is a license to the world's largest employer to discriminate and oppress.

OTHER TOP ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

Who's guilty of murder in San Antonio?

Danny Katch | Authorities are promising to go after human traffickers following the horrific deaths of 10 migrants in Texas--but the guilty go all the way to the top.

The summer of fear for NYC subway riders

Natalia Tylim | A series of derailments and track fires have raised urgent questions about the safety of the New York City subway system for riders and workers alike.

United against police murder in Minnesota

Nicole Colson | The police killing of Justine Damond has led to multiracial calls for justice--and raised another dimension to the epidemic of police violence.

Survivors won't go back to the shadows

Camila Quarta | We shouldn't let Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos roll back the gains won by the campus movement against sexual violence.

What happened at Evergreen State?

Patrick Edward H. | Evergreen State made headlines over protests that provoked violent threats from the far right, leading to a campus shutdown.

Can we count on the courts to stop DAPL?

Brian Ward | A judge has ruled against the Dakota Access Pipeline, but it will take a struggle beyond the courts to stop Trump and the oil industry.

Weekend Focus: STANDING UP TO ISRAELI APARTHEID

Deconstructing Israeli mythology

Daphna Thier | Ilan Pappe's Ten Myths About Israel is an excellent book for anyone trying to separate fact from the fiction used to justify Zionism.

No place for pinkwashing

Colin Wilson | Pro-Israel marchers say they were unfairly barred from Chicago Dyke March, but they were there to disrupt a pro-Palestine event.

Weekend Focus: HISTORY AND TRADITIONS

Detroit's Great Rebellion of 1967

Interview with Dan Georgakas | On the 50th anniversary of an urban revolt in the heart of American capitalism at the time, SW interviewed the co-author of Detroit: I Do Mind Dying.

When capitalism is finally history

Interview with Andrea Steves and Timothy Furstnau | The Museum of Capitalism asks visitors to think about the system all around us as if it has already been relegated to the dustbin.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Weekend Edition | The Way Out of the Health Care Hunger Games...and the Week's Top Articles

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New This Weekend: THE GOP HEALTH CARE NIGHTMARE

The only way out of the health care hunger games

Editorial | We need a radical alternative to both Trumpcare and Obamacare: a single-payer system. With a groundswell of support, what are the first steps?

Hey Senator, people aren't like cars

Gretchen Sager | Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has compared people with pre-existing health conditions to cars that have been in accidents.

Weekend Focus: TAKING ON TRUMP AND THE RIGHT

The right runs into a fight in Charlottesville

Danny Katch | A small Virginia city has become a target for racists--but its successful counterprotest of the Klan shows the importance of taking on the far right.

A stealth legislative assault on immigrants

Ryan de Laureal | Democrats say they're standing up to Trump, but they won't challenge anti-immigrant bills being passed quietly in Congress.

Weekend Focus: THE DISCUSSION AT SOCIALISM 2017

The speech the racists didn't want you to hear

Speech by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor | Faced with death threats, a left-wing author had to cancel an appearance in Seattle--but she gave the speech you couldn't hear then at Socialism 2017.

The myth of the "Rust Belt reactionaries"

Speech by Sharon Smith | The U.S. is strewn with the wreckage of neoliberalism, including across the Midwest, where its victims are blamed for Trump's victory last fall.

Beyond their caricature of the working class

Speech by Sarah Jaffe | The media analysis of Trump voters ignores the reality of the working class today--and it caricatures the workers it does acknowledge.

Celebrating Combahee's 40th birthday

Kevin Gosztola | A panel discussion at Socialism 2017 looked at the groundbreaking contribution of the Combahee River Collective to the struggle.

Weekend Focus: INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND ANALYSIS

The U.S. destroys Mosul in order to not save it

Eric Ruder | The U.S.-led drive to eradicate ISIS forces in Mosul has succeeded--but at a terrible price to the people who live in what was once Iraq's second-largest city.

How will Brazil's left react to the Lula verdict?

Valério Arcary | The conviction of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has cast in sharp relief the strategic choices confronting the country's left.

The start of Turkey's hot summer?

John Monroe | A rally by as many as 2 million people in Istanbul is the latest sign that Turkey's discontent can't be crushed out by the regime's crackdown.

Being honest about Venezuela

Mike Gonzalez | As Maduro government and the right wing struggle for power, ordinary Venezuelans are watching the gains of Chavismo slip away.

OTHER TOP ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

Treating addiction with cruelty

Nicole Colson | A city council member in Ohio has proposed that some drug addicts who overdose be left to die--but that's not far from how addicts are already treated.

On the picket line with the Tufts nurses

Chris Morale | Registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center are demanding that a profitable hospital prioritize patient safety and decent salaries.

The YIMBYs push unaffordable housing

Casie Stone | A new wave of organizations that proudly claims the name "Yes In My Backyard" stands for letting developers keep building.

Why Socialism was a big deal

Alan Maass | Some 2,000 people packed into a Chicago convention center for the four days of discussion and debate at Socialism 2017.

Weekend Focus: HISTORY AND TRADITIONS

Seeing all the faces of the revolution

Paul Le Blanc | A new book about the Russian Revolution distinguishes itself by capturing the complexity of social groups in motion.

The rise and fall of the Second International

Sean Larson | On July 14, 1889, the Second International was born with the aim of uniting the workers of the world. What happened to that dream?

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