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Trump Is Predictable. That's Scary

John Feffer
Foreign Policy in Focus
Without exception, Trump's foreign policy picks are members of the far right: aggressive, Islamophobic, and contemptuous of diplomacy.

Frank Rosen (1925 - 2016) - Presente! - Union Organizer, Political Activist, Civil Libertarian

Bill of Rights Defense Committee & Defending Dissent Foundation
Frank Rosen, longtime labor leader and political activist, died Nov. 28 in Chicago. Rosen took part in many of the seminal moments in Chicago history, from studying nuclear physics under Enrico Fermi, to fighting to defend civil liberties in the McCarthy era, to the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements, to electing Harold Washington as mayor, all while helping thousands of members of his union struggle for decent wages, benefits and dignity on the job.

More Than Ever - We Need You, We Need Each Other

The Moderators of Portside Culture
Portside
Every year, Portside asks our readers for their help and support. This, however, is not like other years. What months ago was a scary thought is now our, and the world's reality - a Trump presidency. We need to work together, to build, to organize, and to understand what works, and what doesn't. Portside provides reportage, inspiration, investigation and analysis that are needed more than ever. We promise to do our part. Will you help?

#EnemiesList

Taj James
medium.com
"If they create an Enemies/List," says the poet Taj James, "Sign me up." Only by showing our solidarity with those so-called enemies can we hope that the listmakers themselves become the "enemies" of the people. These are words for our unfortunate times.

Good Cheer for South Africa's Winery Workers

Gary Herman
Union Solidarity International
South African winery workers, are among the lowest paid and most harshly treated in the country. Yet their union just won a strike through a combination of worker action at home and interntional solidarity that targetted the employer's brand.

Trump Changed Everything. Now Everything Counts

Barbara Kingsolver
The Guardian (UK)
Millions of Americans are starting to grasp that we can't politely stand by watching lives and liberties get slashed beyond repair. What are you going to do?

Being Undocumented in College Is Already Hard, and About to Get Harder

Lena Jackson
Truthout
In 2012, President Obama passed DACA, a legislative policy to ensure that certain undocumented immigrants to the United States who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 receive a renewable two-year work permit, a Social Security Number and exemption from deportation. Donald Trump has vowed to end DACA once he enters office, making hundreds of thousands of young people fearful of deportation and that their education could be in jeopardy.

What Now? - Socialist Perspectives and Election Analysis from CCDS and DSA

CCDS and DSA
What happened Nov. 8th, and why? Here two socialist organizations present their analysis of both why, and what next. Statements from the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). -- The fight against the far right assault must be fashioned around specific programs and demands that unite the broadest sectors of the working class, regardless of political stance.

'Tomorrow is Too Late' -- When Fidel Castro Urged Urgent Climate Action at the 1992 Rio Summit

Fidel Castro
Climate & Capitalism
The United Nations Earth Summit in 1992 took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was supposed to establish guidelines for sustainable development. At the Summit, then Cuban President Fidel Castro gave a speech (short), warning of the dire consequences of failing to reverse course. Castro long warned that capitalism was threatening to destroy human civilization through ecological destruction, with the poor of the global South its first victims. Speech reprinted below.

Tidbits - December 1, 2016 - Reader Comments: Fidel Castro, Cuba, Socialism and Solidarity; Resisting the Trump Presidency; Debating workers vote and "Russian fake news; Announcements, Resources; and more....

Portside
Reader Comments: Fidel Castro's Impact; New York Activists to Gather in Tribute Sunday at Cuban Mission; Resisting the Trump Presidency - No to Muslim Registry; Yes to Women's March on Washington; How Did Workers Vote; Needed a History of Beer and the Socialist Brewers; About the so-called Russian fake news - readers don't agree; Resources for Immigrants; Labor Scholarships Available at UMASS; Trump World Order - NYC forum; and more ....

Lessons From the Leveller Revolution

Dominic Alexander
Counterfire
A look at the English Revolution's first decade, where radicals forced parliamentary leaders to complete the revolt against the monarchy, creating a some two decades-long republic through a genuine social revolution.

More Than Ever - We Need You, We Need Each Other

Portside Labor Moderators
Portside
Every year, Portside asks our readers for their help and support. This, however, is not like other years. What months ago was a scary thought is now our, and the world's reality - a Trump presidency. We need to work together, to build, to organize, and to understand what works, and what doesn't. Portside provides reportage, inspiration, investigation and analysis that are needed more than ever. We promise to do our part. Will you help?

The Heartbreaking Case of Tondalo Hall

ACLU OK
ACLU of Oklahoma
Tondalo Hall was sent to prison for 30 years for failing to protect her children from child abuse while the abuser received two years in prison and eight years of probation with credit for time served.

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