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Review: No Is Not Enough – Defeating the New Shock Politics

Review: No Is Not Enough – Defeating the New Shock Politics

Reviewed of Naomi Klein’s new book, No is Not Enough,  Allen Lane, Canada, 2017 “[Trump is] the personification of the merger of humans and corporations – a one-man megabrand, whose wife and children are spin-off brands… He is the embodiment of the belief that money and power provide license to impose one’s will on others, […]

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Socialists Spearhead Victory on $15 in Minneapolis

Socialists Spearhead Victory on $15 in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is getting a raise, and becoming the first Midwestern city to enact a $15 an hour minimum wage. The proposal will benefit 71,000 workers, overwhelmingly women and workers of color. Winning $15 in Minneapolis shows another way cities can push back against Trump’s corporate-backed agenda. In three short years, the fight for $15 in […]

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USA: Democratic Socialists of America Grows to 21,000

USA: Democratic Socialists of America Grows to 21,000

Toward a New Socialist Party! We are witnessing the largest opening to build the socialist movement in the U.S. in decades and it is not just leftists who recognize it. National Review, a leading right-wing journal, published a breathless warning in March titled “Socialism’s Rising Popularity Threatens America’s Future” by David Nammo, CEO of the […]

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Protesting for Pride: LGBTQ Community Resists Trump

Protesting for Pride: LGBTQ Community Resists Trump

The rights of oppressed communities, as well as working people more broadly, are under attack by Trump, and the LGBTQ community is no exception. Key steps forward for LGBTQ rights are now on the line, with Obama-era gains like trans bathroom protections in schools coming under fire within Trump’s first weeks in office. Yet, as […]

US: Comey scandal – Trump faces deepening crisis

US: Comey scandal – Trump faces deepening crisis

Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey has led to a spiralling political crisis in Washington. The sharp divisions in the political establishment and within the state apparatus have become even sharper due to Trump’s authoritarian actions. Tens of millions who completely oppose Trump’s racist, misogynist, anti-working class agenda, which has no democratic mandate, have […]

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Movie Review: I am Not Your Negro

Movie Review: I am Not Your Negro

“I cannot be a pessimist because I am alive. To be a pessimist means you have agreed that human life is an academic matter, so I am forced to be an optimist. I am forced to believe that we can survive whatever we must survive.” – James Baldwin Like many millennials, James Baldwin did not […]

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US: Why did Washington order air strikes on Syria?

US: Why did Washington order air strikes on Syria?

No support for Trump or Assad – For workers’ unity. Working people in the U.S. and around the world were understandably horrified by the images of children dying from Sarin gas in Idlib, Syria. It is only the latest barbaric act in a civil war that has seen 400,000 die and millions driven from their […]

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Women’s Marches: A new movement rising

Women’s Marches: A new movement rising

Millions of women led protests across the world against the bigoted new US president – the biggest ever inauguration demos. They form part of a much wider struggle to defend and extend women’s rights. On 21 January 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, a surge of resistance exploded onto the streets of 673 cities […]

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Trump, Brexit and politics now

Trump, Brexit and politics now

Trump’s victory has further exposed the systemic problems facing capitalism today. It has widened the splits in establishment parties and between nation states. It is fuelling rising anger against the existing order. At the same time, we are beginning to see the kind of collective action needed to provide an alternative. The election of Donald […]

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US: During the Next 100 Days: Build the Resistance to Trump’s Agenda!

US: During the Next 100 Days: Build the Resistance to Trump’s Agenda!

One of the most reactionary, bigoted, and predatory administrations in modern history has officially taken office. The incoming Trump presidency, from the vicious tweets to the bizarre press conferences to the reactionary cabinet picks and executive orders, has millions of people understandably feeling they are in an unfolding nightmare. People fear a man who has […]

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