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Judith Mahoney Pasternak Mondoweiss
The Paris-based poet Judith Mahoney Pasternak puts the story of David & Goliath into a contemporary un-Biblical perspective.

When Solidarity Mattered

Paul Buhle CounterPunch
This book is a new and innovative look at a pivotal moment in U.S. labor history.

Waiting for My Turn

Majid Naficy
The Persian poet Majid Naficy draws on his memory of political terror to evoke present-day emotions caused by the virus.

The Dilemmas of Lenin

Lindsey German Counterfire
A look back on the key revolutionary more frequently worshiped on the left than read, Ali's Lenin biography includes his last years' observation that "we knew nothing," insisting that the revolution had to be renewed lest it wither and die.