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Finding Labor’s Political Independence in Chicago

(All photos by Larry Duncan) [Revised August 17th, 2014] CHICAGO — Will Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis run for mayor, and will such a possible candidacy create a third party break with the Democrats in city government? Events leading up to these two questions go back at least four years. In December of 2010 […]

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Police Murder in Ferguson, Missouri March on Ferguson Is Needed to Demand Justice!

(Photo by theguardian.com). St. LOUIS — Walking down the middle of the street in their home town of Ferguson, Missouri, Mike Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson were technically jaywalking. But in no way was a violent response, much less a police execution — which is what Brown’s father has called it — warranted. There […]

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The Attacks on Gaza by U.S.-Armed Israel and the Need to Build A United Front Against the Zionist Apartheid State of Israel

The Attacks on Gaza by U.S. Armed Israel and the Need to Build A United Front Against the Zionist Apartheid State of Israel – A Statement by Socialist Organizer, U.S. Section of the Fourth International The mobilization of solidarity activists and sections of the labor movement in the U.S. against the arrival of an Israeli […]

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Death and Devastation in Gaza: Defining the Cruel Reality and Preparing the Tasks Before Us

(Photo: independent.co.uk) What we are witnessing today in Gaza is not a war. The people of Gaza do not have an army. They have no air force. They have no anti-aircraft capacity. They have no means whatsoever of defense against air attack, missile attack, the systematic use of genocidal weapons such as white phosphorous, depleted […]

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BRAZIL DOSSIER: The World Cup, FIFA and the Ongoing Fight for Workers’ Rights

[Note: The articles below, with the exception of the article on FIFA, have been reprinted from Issue No. 181 (June 20, 2014) of the ILC International Newsletter.]  Who Benefits from the Confusion? By Joao Alfredo Luna During the weeks leading up to the football [soccer in the U.S. -- Tr. Note] World Cup in Brazil, […]

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Obama: Grant Asylum to Immigrant Children — NOT Expedited Removal!

On July 9, President Obama revealed what he really wants from the $4 billion supplemental bill, which he claims is aimed at “easing the refugee crisis” brewing at the border. Tapping into the urgency of the crisis, Obama is trying to pass a bill that would essentially ask Congress to do what Republicans have wanted […]

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Does the Palestinian People Have the Right to Exist?

(Article reprinted from the July 9, 2014, issue of Informations Ouvrières, the weekly newspaper of the Independent Workers Party of France) [Photo from The Guardian, UK] The kidnapping last June 12 of three young Israeli settlers in the West Bank, followed by their murder, the responsibility for which has not been claimed by any Palestinian […]

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The U.S.-Created Child Migrant Crisis

[originally posted to Latino Rebels at http://www.latinorebels.com] When a coup removed the democratically-elected leftist president of Honduras in June 2009, receiving tacit support from the U.S. State Department, the American people barely took notice. Then when the United States increased military funding in its little protectorate to reinforce the new right-wing regime installed there, the American […]

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Obama Announces Executive Action to Militarize the Border While Immigrant Community Demands Executive Action to Stop Deportations

Statement by the Immigrant Rights Fraction of Socialist Organizer July 7, 2014 President Obama has finally responded to growing protests from the immigrant rights’ movement. But what the President proposes is more of the same repressive policies — more deportations and more militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border. On June 30, Obama announced that he will […]

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Book Review: The Servant Economy: Where America’s Elite is Sending the Middle Class

The Servant Economy: Where America’s Elite is Sending the Middle Class, by Jeff Faux, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2012.   Book Review by Stan Phipps Thus far into the 21st Century, the dominant economic theme in the United States has been the extreme concentration of wealth at the top, as the rich have […]

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