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THE UNFINISHED DREAM
Albert Scharenberg

By Albert Scharenberg. August 28 will be the anniversary of the famous March on Washington. This event will be the climax of the commemorative marathon accompanying the 50th anniversary of 1963. It is clear that during this...

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TEACH RADICAL SERIES: ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE
Part 5: Using Media to Teach for Change - Aug. 20 - RLS-NYC

We live in a media-saturated society, and media is not neutral. Rather, it is embedded in structures of domination. Still, human beings are not passive vessels. We have always brought our own agency to the process of decoding the messages ...

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LIFT THE LOAD OF POVERTY
James Jennings

By James Jennings. During the summer of 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Trayvon Martin’s killer was acquitted by a Florida jury, and Detroit became the largest city in the United States ever ...

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FIGHTING TUITION, FIGHTING DEBT
Jérémie Bédard-Wien, Jackie Sewell & Astra Taylor

In this engaging panel, young activists fighting against rising tuition and student debt discuss the need to fight for free higher education as the end goal. ...

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FIGHTING RACISM IN A POST-RACIAL WORLD
Kazembe Balagun, Tahir Della & and Steve Williams

This panel discusses the similarities and differences of racial issues in Germany and in the US, race in the era of Obama, and thoroughly debunks the notion of our living in a post-racial world. ...

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AGITATING FOR BETTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
NYCoRE and CPE

Margrit Pittman-Polletta and Edwin Mayorga from the New York Coalition for Radical Educators, and Sam Anderson from the Coalition for Public Education discuss the challenges facing public schools in NYC. ...

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THE FUTURE OF THE LEFT
A Conversation on Socialist Unity

A video of the presentations at the “conversation on socialist unity” on June 5 in NYC, with Mark Solomon, Libero Della Piana, Eric Odell, Bhaskar Sunkara, and Maria Svart. ...

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JUSTICE FOR GENOCIDE
Thursday, May 30, 7pm - RLS−NYC

Join us for an evening with Benjamín Jerónimo, president of the Guatemalan Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR) and key witness in the genocide trial against former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt. The Network in Solidarity wi...

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THE CHICANO MOVEMENT
Carlos Muñoz, Jr.

The United States currently has more than fifty million Latinos living within its borders, including an estimated eleven million who lack proper documentation. In recent years, this freshly minted “largest minority” has increasingly ent...

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DEMAND EVERYTHING
Steve Williams

By Steve Williams – Capitalism seems to have an endless capacity for transformation. It has survived economic collapse, world wars, social upheaval, and environmental degradation (so far, anyway). It has thrived in li...

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FROM SPECIAL INTEREST TO SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION?
Dawne Moon

By Dawne Moon – On November 6, 2012 voters in Maine, Maryland, and Washington made historic decisions: for the first time in U.S. history, a state-level popular vote decided in favor of same-sex marriage. The six stat...

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CANADA’S “MAPLE SPRING”
Ingar Solty

The 2012 student strike in Quebec is a lesson in successful struggle against austerity policies. The strike was sparked by the announcement by the governing Parti libéral du Québec (PLQ) of Premier Jean Charest that tuition fees ...

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF OCCUPY WALL STREET
Ethan Earle

In Lower Manhattan, in a small plaza called Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street was born in September of 2011. While the first Occupiers had originally come to protest Wall Street, once the actual occupation began their game plan was not enti...

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RECYCLE OR REIMAGINE
Lara Skinner

By Lara Skinner – With the dramatic deepening of the environmental crisis, new forms of resistance are emerging to combat the fossil fuel industry’s extreme agenda. Since the 1970s, the U.S. environmental movement h...

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MAPPING THE LEFT
Ethan Young

Occupy Wall Street arose like a force of nature over the landscape of the U.S. Left. Only a year after its birth, there are hardly any left institutions or tendencies that it has not in some way influenced. The inclination, then, may be to ...

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LEGITIMATE RAPE, SLUTS, AND FEMI-NAZIS
Laura Flanders

“Legitimate rape.” With these two words, Republican Congressman Todd Akin stirred up a storm of controversy, provoking a fresh round of public debate over just how backwards the Republican Party is on issues of women’s equality. The t...

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TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN
John Nichols

The Wisconsin uprising of 2011 and 2012 mobilized hundreds of thousands, thereby producing the largest mass protest of pro-union activists in modern American history. It did not, however, begin in a vacuum. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker h...

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THE SHAPE OF EQUALITY
Heidi Hartmann and Martha Burk

By Heidi Hartmann and Martha Burk – More than thirty years after the street rallies, consciousness raising, and legislative victories of its “second wave,” there is a widespread public perception that the women’...

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JUST MOBILITY
Michael Brie and Mario Candeias

Car-based society has arrived at a dead end: Oil, the most important resource for car travel, is slowly but surely running out. At the same time, both the number of registered vehicles and the amount of carbon dioxide exhaust continue incre...

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SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
Ulrich Brand, Marlis Gensler and Alexandra Strickner

The energy system reflects the crises and contradictions of capitalism. Fossil fuels continue to dominate the global energy system, raising atmospheric carbon dioxide to alarming levels. Oil, coal, and natural gas companies use their econom...

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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY

Political Intrigue, Celebration Capitalism, and Spotlight on Korea It appears the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be an arena for politics as well as sports. The Games are taking place against a backdrop of rising military tensions involving North Korea, accusations of corruption against the International Olympic Committee, and the ban of...
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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY

Political Intrigue, Celebration Capitalism, and Spotlight on Korea It appears the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be an arena for politics as well as sports. The Games are taking place against a backdrop of rising military tensions involving North Korea, accusations of corruption against the International Olympic Committee, and the ban of Russia over doping allegations. How will these geopolitical tensions play out in the Winter......
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