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Summary—In the run-up to the second general election in Greece this year, Karel Ludenhoff assesses the thinking and strategies of the Greek Left following the capitulation of the Syriza government under the leadership of Alexis Tsipras–Editors

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imageSummary: Despite the resurgence of military authoritarianism and fundamentalism in Egypt and Syria, several more positive outcomes of the Arab revolutions are seen in the Tunisian constitution, the rise of the Syrian Kurds, and continuing ferment in Turkey. Originally appeared in Logos 14:2-3 (Summer 2015)  – Editors

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rojavaSummary: A letter from Iran to Kobanî resistance forces, the Federation of Young Socialists, the members of People’s Democratic Party, and all other activists of the path of socialism and democracy (in Persian, English, Persian-Kurdish, and Turkish) — Editors

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Vanis Varoufakis and Alexis Tsipras before the split in Syriza

Summary — Karel Ludenhoff assesses the climbdown of the Tsipras government in the Brussels bailout negotiations days after the Greek people voted down the EU’s austerity demands — Editors

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Friedman-UkraineSummary: As interviews with participants make clear, the Ukrainian Maidan movement was a political revolution. How can we avoid similar lost opportunities to create a revolutionary movement that can save humankind? — Editors

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gh1776Summary: Response to Gerald Horne’s recent book portraying the American Revolution as a pro-slavery rebellion by Alan Gilbert, author of Marx’s Politics: Communists and Citizens. Originally appeared in Journal of American History — Editors

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usa-shooting-south-carolinaSummary: The shooting of 9 Black elders at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina was not a fluke or an isolated incident, but one of the effects of an alienating, racist, and otherwise oppressive economic system on humanity — Editors

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Dylann_Roof_mugshotSummary: I do not oppose the word “terrorism” here, mainly because it breaks down the racist and xenophobic notion that “terrorists” can only be non-White and not U.S. citizens — Editors.

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glSummary: A discussion — in light of the Great Recession and of current debates over economic crisis and its causes — of Henryk Grossman’s 1929 critique of  Rosa Luxemburg’s thesis in Accumulation of Capital that overproduction is the cause of crises, and Grossman’s (and Raya Dunayevskaya’s) defense of Marx’s notion of the tendential fall in the rate of profit  — Editors

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