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Bernie Sanders Was Right About the Cuban Literacy Campaign

Catherine Murphy Truthout
The corporate media have long been looking for ways to discredit Bernie Sanders, and they settled on a surprising statement he made in the 1980s during his tenure as mayor of Burlington when he said, “We have a lot to learn from Cuba.”

Du Bois and the Jefferson School of Social Science

Denise Lynn Marxist Sociology Blog: Theory, Research, Politics
At the Jefferson School students were expected to study Marxism and to take that education into the street in mass actions including protests, and political organizing. This mission resonated with Du Bois’ goal to create inter-racial solidarity.

This is a Coup

CodePink CodePink
Yesterday elected Bolivian President Evo Morales, the only indigenous president ever in Latin America, resigned under duress due to a coup d’état orchestrated by right-wing opposition and the Organization of American States, and supported by the US.

The Massacre That Spawned the Alt-Right

Shaun Assael and Peter Keating Politico
The supremacists who emerged from the Greensboro trials understood they were free. … Free to work together to stockpile weapons, terrorize neighborhoods and commit violence up to and including murder—so long as their opponents were communists.

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Hitler: Still Messing With Our Heads

Christopher Clark London Review of Books
Two new books on the fascist leader walk different paths; one identifying Hitler as key to virtually every juncture of the party’s rise and fall while the other looks more toward his racial worldview as profoundly preoccupied with ‘Anglo-America.

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - October 15, 2019

Portside
Rating Capitalism and Socialism * Goodbye, Columbus * Christian Nationalists * Ivory Tower Economists * Power and Hip Hop * The Antiwar Right * New Anticommunism * From Fight Club to Joker

Roots of the U.S.-China Trade Conflict

David Kotz Democratic Left (Democratic Socialists of America)
Every day, the news brings more stories of U.S.-China tensions. What led to the U.S.-China trade conflict? And what would a U.S. pro-worker policy toward China look like?

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White Power: At Home and Abroad

Thomas Meany London Review of Books
Two differently themed books complement each other; one on the rise of white power at home and the other on anti-communist adventures abroad show the domestic scourge nurtured by foreign experiences even as the global Right employed its services.
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