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anderson-aleppoSummary: The criminal siege of Aleppo by Assad, Russia, and Iran is tacitly supported by the USA in the name of stability, and this offers important lessons for the Left, especially those opposing Trump (1200w) — Editors

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austria-1Summary: Austria’s presidential election showed a repudiation of the Far Right, of xenophobia, and of Islamophobia, as well as the duplicity of the mainstream Austrian People’s Party (500w) — Editors

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20131213bSummary: Capitalism appears to many to be a failed system. We’re also told that the alternative posed by Karl Marx is similarly bankrupt. As against the experience of the Soviet Union and China, Peter Hudis argues that freedom — including from a repressive state apparatus — was central to Marx’s concept of life after capitalism. Sasha Lilley interview with Peter Hudis on “Against the Grain,” KPFK-FM, Pacifica Radio (1 hr) — Editors

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anderson-trump-talkSummary: Open misogyny, Islamophobia, and especially the attack on aspects of neoliberalism distinguish Trump from previous US conservatives who have played to racism and nativism. This calls for a rethinking even by those on the Left who have targeted class and neoliberalism — Editors

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chainSummary: Trump’s authoritarianism might be similar to what we have seen in emerging economies such as Russia and China during the past 25 years.  Originally appeared in Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists — Editors

 

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reforminmorocco_133Summary: The oppressive rule of King Mohammed VI of Morocco has experienced new challenges from the below on the eve of the COP 22 global environmental conference in Marrakesh — Editors

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heckerman-cops-133Summary:  The death of a friend during a forced eviction is the indirect result of the militarization brought about by the racist “War on Drugs” (1900w) — Editors

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41cupjo2rwl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Summary: This review of the 2016 expanded edition Kevin Anderson’s Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western first appeared in Monthly Review, October 2016 — Editors

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morel-pauo-coup-brazilSummary: The background to the soft coup d’état wherein reactionary neoliberal forces overthrew the elected Workers’ Party government without resorting to the military is part of a pattern in Latin America; analyzes the last 60 years of Brazilian national life, laying bare the contradictions of bourgeois democracy, and pointing toward the revolutionary unrest that is sure to emerge in the long run — Editors

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mendez-marcelo-klein-kovel-3Summary: A student activist contrasts the anti-capitalist writings of Naomi Klein and Joel Kovel by discussing the roots of environmental destruction in the drive for capital accumulation, also exploring the need for an eco-socialist alternative — Editors

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