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  • Race and Class March 23, 2018
    Race and Class Alexandru Cistelecan Jonathan Yong Tienxhi Ilaria Bertazzi Historical Materialism 2017 (London) Racism & Civil Rights ‘Epistemic Revolution’ and Counterrevolution. A Marxist Critique of Decolonial Reason Alexandru Cistelecan Viewing the Myth of the Lazy Malay Through Neoliberal Lens: the Professional-Managerial Class in Malaysia Jonathan Yong Tienxhi Capitalism as Postcolonial: Rewriting European Citizenships Ilaria […]
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  • Eco-Socialist Transitions as Alternatives to Capitalism March 23, 2018
    Eco-Socialist Transitions as Alternatives to Capitalism Alan Thornett Gordon Peters Judith Watson R.S Mann Historical Materialism 2017 (London) Environment Eco-Socialist Perspective on Role of the Individual in the Ecological Crisis Alan Thornett Can Ecosocialist Praxis be a Real Alternative? Gordon Peters Where are the Girls? Age and Gender in Eco-Marxism Judith Watson Capitalist Agriculture and […]
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  • Black Power in America March 23, 2018
    Black Power in America Michael Bray Joshua Clover Matt Nichter Historical Materialism 2017 (London) Racism & Civil Rights Racial Liberalism and its Discontents: “Postracialism,” Black Power, & Mental Labour Michael Bray Racial Anticapitalism: Detroit 1967 Joshua Clover Dubois’s Marxist Mentor: Will Herberg and the Making of Black Reconstruction in America Matt Nichter Chair: Rob Knox […]
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  • 100 Years of Revolution March 18, 2018
    100 Years of Revolution Todd Chretien Elizabeth Terzakis Socialism 2017 History
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  • Labor's Rank and File Rebellion: 1964-74 March 18, 2018
    Labor's Rank and File Rebellion: 1964-74 Larry Bradshaw Socialism 2017 LGBT The movements against the war and for Black Power in the 1960s led to the political radicalization of a significant layer of industrial workers. Strike levels began to climb as early as 1965—and between the years 1967 to 1971, the average number of workers […]
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  • Lenin's Left Wing Communism March 18, 2018
    Lenin's Left Wing Communism Kyle Brown Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism Left-Wing” Communism was written in April 1920, toward the end of the Russian Civil War and the very beginnings of the formation of an international communist movement inspired by the revolution. read more
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  • Exhuming Thomas Sankara: Anti-Imperialism and the Legacy on Afro-Stalinism March 18, 2018
    Exhuming Thomas Sankara Anti-Imperialism and the Legacy on Afro-Stalinism David Crawford-Jones Socialism 2017 History In the wake of the 2014 Burkinabe uprising that witnessed the overthrow of Burkina Faso's long-time ruler, Blaise Compaore, the people of Burkina Faso are revisiting the brief and tumultuous rule of Thomas Sankara, the Marxist Army officer who governed the […]
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  • Crisis and Resistance in Mexico March 18, 2018
    Crisis and Resistance in Mexico Luis Rangel Socialism 2017 International Since coming to power in 2012, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has become one of the most unpopular presidents in Mexico's history. He has faced protest against the stonewalling coverup of the 43 disappeared student teachers in Ayotzinapa […]
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  • Marxism and Alienation March 18, 2018
    Marxism and Alienation David Russitano Leela Yellesetty Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism For Marx, the root of alienation was our loss of control over our labor. We seem to stand helpless before the colossal achievements of our own labor—from skyscrapers to nuclear weapons. Alienation more generally describes a condition in which human beings are dominated […]
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  • Black Power vs. Corporate America: The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement March 18, 2018
    Black Power vs. Corporate America The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement Khury Petersen-Smith Socialism 2017 Racism & Civil Rights In the late 1960s, radical Black workers organized union caucuses in opposition to both their employers and the union bureaucracy—turning to Marxism and Black nationalist politics to guide their actions. The most significant of these caucuses was […]
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  • What's the Matter with the Israeli Working Class? March 18, 2018
    What's the Matter with the Israeli Working Class? Daphna Thier Socialism 2017 International Socialists have long debated why it is that the Israeli working class has never been able to break with Zionism and ally itself with Palestinians in the struggle for democracy and equality. In fact, the Israeli working class has consistently subordinated the […]
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  • The Revolutionary Approach to Fighting Oppression March 18, 2018
    The Revolutionary Approach to Fighting Oppression Megan Behrent Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism The Russian Revolution represents the highest stage of liberation the working class has achieved. Some of the most oppressed sectors of society—women, Jews, and oppressed national minorities—played a key role in the revolution. There had been debates about national liberation, women’s oppression, […]
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  • 40 Years: The History and Politics of the International Socialist Organization March 18, 2018
    40 Years: The History and Politics of the International Socialist Organization Paul D'Amato Socialism 2017 History The International Socialist Organization was founded in 1977. From its inception, it has been committed to a political tradition of socialism from below, as opposed to the traditions of Stalinism, Maoism, and even some variants of Trotskyism. read more
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  • Custer Died for Your Sins: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and the Lakota Struggle for Freedom March 18, 2018
    Custer Died for Your Sins Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and the Lakota Struggle for Freedom Brian Ward Socialism 2017 History Crazy Horse was an Oglala Lakota Sioux who took up arms against the encroachment of U.S. settlers on Lakota lands. Sitting Bull was Hunkpapa Lakota holy man who also led his people in resistance against […]
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  • What Do Socialists Say About Human Nature March 18, 2018
    What Do Socialists Say About Human Nature Tyler Barton Hayley Archer Socialism 2017 Environment There are three basic views of human nature. On says that our genetic or biological makeup endows us with immutable traits like aggression, greed, and selfishness (or, conversely, kindness sociability and altruism). Another says that, unlike other animals, human beings are […]
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  • The Berkeley Free Speech Movement March 18, 2018
    The Berkeley Free Speech Movement Mukund Rathi Socialism 2017 History In September 1964, to stifle increasingly militant civil rights activism, the UC-Berkeley administration issued severe restrictions on the rights of students to solicit support and funds for political causes. read more
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  • Marxism, Race, and Class March 18, 2018
    Marxism, Race, and Class Sarah Z. Mamo Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism Malcolm X once said, “You can’t have capitalism without racism.” Capitalism is dependent on racism as both a source of profit—beginning with slavery—but also as a means to divide and rule the working class. Under capitalism, wage slavery is the pivot around which […]
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  • Managing Inequality: How Welfare Systems Systems Regulate the Poor March 18, 2018
    Managing Inequality How Welfare Systems Systems Regulate the Poor Jessica Hansen-Weaver Don Lash Socialism 2017 Economics Inequality and poverty are endemic to capitalism. The U.S. welfare state operates to regulate members of the working class who experience poverty, disability, and unemployment. Workfare policies and means-tested provision of aid reinforce labor discipline and perpetuate capitalist ideology […]
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  • Women, the Family, and Social Reproduction March 18, 2018
    Women, the Family, and Social Reproduction Jesse Muldoon Socialism 2017 Women What role does the family play under capitalism? Generations of Marxists have argued that its prime function is to raise, at no cost to the employers, the next generation of wage workers. read more
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  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Fake News March 18, 2018
    Lies, Damn Lies, and Fake News Dana Cloud Socialism 2017 U.S. Politics All governments lie, the independent journalist I.F. Stone once said. But not all governments lie as proudly as those led by Donald Trump. read more
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