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  • A Users' Guide to Marxism: Maoism October 16, 2017
    A Users' Guide to Marxism: Maoism Brian Erway Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism More than a generation ago, many revolutionaries looked to the Peoples Republic of China under Chairman Mao Zedong as an example of a society that was moving towards socialism—and that offered inspiration for changing their own societies. read more
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  • Art and Politics: Thinking with John Berger October 16, 2017
    Art and Politics: Thinking with John Berger Ben Davis Grant Madarino Socialism 2017 Art & Culture John Berger—a giant of art criticism, literature, and Marxist cultural analysis who helped multiple generations grapple with, and critically think about, art, history, politics, and the act of looking—died on January 2 at the age of 90. Berger was […]
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  • Strategies for Anti-Capitalists October 16, 2017
    Strategies for Anti-Capitalists Jason Farbman John McDonald Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism Rebuilding a U.S. left will be impossible without debating a wide variety of strategic and tactical moves. The value of these debates, however, depends on our ability to articulate the political issues and stakes at the center of them. read more
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  • Understanding Anti-Semitism October 16, 2017
    Understanding Anti-Semitism Rebecca Vikomerson Stephanie Schwartz Socialism 2017 History Anti-Semitism has a violent, ugly history dating back into the Middle Ages in Europe. It later became an integral part of Nazi and fascist ideology in Europe, and of organizations like the KKK in the United States—though less violent but pervasive forms of it acted as […]
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  • Crisis and Resistance: The Struggle Continues in Greece October 16, 2017
    Crisis and Resistance: The Struggle Continues in Greece Sotiris Martalis Katerina Sergidou Socialism 2017 International In January 2015, SYRIZA was swept into office in Greece. read more
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  • "Good Neighbors"? U.S. Intervention in Latin America October 16, 2017
    "Good Neighbors"? U.S. Intervention in Latin America Gerardo Molinari Anderson Bean Socialism 2017 International When most people think of U.S. meddling in Latin America, they think of Roosevelt's "gunboat diplomacy," Nixon's aiding in the overthrow of Chile's Salvador Allende, or Reagan's training of the Contras. In other words, the Republicans are the bad guys. Democratic […]
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  • What Do Socialists Say About Nationalism and National Liberation October 16, 2017
    What Do Socialists Say About Nationalism and National Liberation Alan Maass Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism We live in an economically globalized society that is divided into competing national states each attempting to increase its economic, political, and military reach. Each ruling class appeals to nationalism and patriotism to justify repression at home and/or war […]
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  • Where Does Profit Come From?: How the Boss Rips You Off October 16, 2017
    Where Does Profit Come From? How the Boss Rips You Off Kay Sweeney Owen Hill Socialism 2017 Economics Investors only put money down on the expectation that they will receive a larger sum in return. Profit is what drives the capitalist system. Any standard textbook will tell you that profit is total revenue minus total […]
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  • Class Struggles in China: Strikes, Protest, and Workers' Resistance October 16, 2017
    Class Struggles in China: Strikes, Protest, and Workers' Resistance Eli Friedman Socialism 2017 International China has been the fastest growing major economy in the world for three decades. It is also home to some of the largest, most incendiary, and most underreported labor struggles of our time. read more
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  • The Case for a Revolutionary Newspaper October 16, 2017
    The Case for a Revolutionary Newspaper Amanda Michelle Alexander Buckingham Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism Socialists sometimes get flak, even on the left, for selling a newspaper—as if it’s a strange activity. But it remains a crucial way to connect the different strands of the struggle together, to relate socialist and Marxist politics to the […]
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  • The Mirage of Socialist Zionism October 16, 2017
    The Mirage of Socialist Zionism Eric Ruder Socialism 2017 International In recent years, support for Palestinian liberation has become commonplace on the U.S. left, but it wasn’t always this way. For decades, many progressives in social movements and in the U.S. labor movement considered Zionism—the political project of building a Jewish state in Palestine—part and […]
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  • Trump, Business, and the "Deep State" - Who's in Charge? October 16, 2017
    Trump, Business, and the "Deep State" - Who's in Charge? David B. Socialism 2017 U.S. Politics The succession of leaks and scandals emerging from the Trump White House in his first days in office led some to conclude that shadowy figures in the “deep state”—the secretive U.S. read more
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  • How to Lose the Fight for Reproductive Justice October 16, 2017
    How to Lose the Fight for Reproductive Justice Lichi D’Amelio Jenny Brown Socialism 2017 Women For decades, radical activists and liberal Democrats have pursued starkly different—at times opposing--strategies for winning and preserving reproductive justice rights. Despite the Democrats' reputation as a "pro-choice" party, Democrats have played key roles in the dismantling of abortion rights—like when […]
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  • The Cuban Revolution and the Legacy of Fidel Castro October 16, 2017
    The Cuban Revolution and the Legacy of Fidel Castro Sam Farber Socialism 2017 History Fidel Castro, the chief architect and leader of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, died in 2016. He, and the state he created, managed to remain in power against U.S.-sponsored blockades, multiple assassination attempts, terrorist attacks, and an attempted military invasion. For that […]
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  • A Users' Guide to Marxism: Anarchism October 16, 2017
    A Users' Guide to Marxism: Anarchism Coco Smith Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism The basic premise of anarchism—notwithstanding all its different strands—is opposition to all authority, and especially the state. For most anarchists, the kind of movement we build today should completely prefigure the society we want to create. But that only goes so far. […]
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  • Gentrification and the Neoliberal City October 16, 2017
    Gentrification and the Neoliberal City Neil Loehein Brian Sullivan Socialism 2017 U.S. Politics Neoliberal policies of structural adjustment, privatization, financialization, and deregulation of labor and markets have had a profound impact on cities across the world. These policies have involved dramatic cuts in social funding won in the struggles of the 1930s and 1960s, the […]
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  • ISIS, Imperialism, and the Roots of Islamophobia October 4, 2017
    ISIS, Imperialism, and the Roots of Islamophobia Wael Elasady Synergy Studios International This episode is a contribution from the new Marxist podcast, “Propaganda”. For more information, go to synergy-studios.org/propaganda. read more
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  • Islamophobia and Surveillance in the Trump Era October 2, 2017
    Islamophobia and Surveillance in the Trump Era Glenn Greenwald Moustafa Bayoumi War & Antiwar September 26, 2017 Haymarket Books, Lannan Foundation and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics proudly present: Islamophobia and Surveillance in the Trump Era Glenn Greenwald in conversation with Moustafa Bayoumi Join Glenn Greenwald and Moustafa Bayoumi for a wide-ranging discussion […]
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  • Why Russia Isn't Socialist September 22, 2017
    Why Russia Isn't Socialist Duncan Hallas Socialism & Marxism London, January 1977
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  • Fighting Fascism: Why We Need to Confront the Far Right September 19, 2017
    Fighting Fascism Why We Need to Confront the Far Right Everett Pelzman U.S. Politics September 2017 read more
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We are the Burlington, VT branch of the International Socialist Organization. We meet most Thursday nights. See our calendar for specifics or contact vermontiso@gmail.com or 802-490-3875.