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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.

 

Class Struggle and the Fight for Democracy: 8 Propositions

Deepak Bhargava and Harry Hanbury The Platypus
painting of a kkk  in a sheet with a gun and the words anti-jew, negro, catholic, foreigner and laborprolt    with with a “Any analysis of race that artificially divorces it from class & racial capitalism leads us once again down a dead-end path of a little bit more for some but nothing for most of us.” - Barbara Ransby

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Class Struggle Unionism

Alex Riccio Organizing Work
Alex Riccio argues Joe Burns’ latest book is powerfully inspiring but short on details.

How the Mexican Revolution Made John Reed a Red

Meagan Day Jacobin
John Reed’s thrilling dispatches from the front lines of the Mexican Revolution could have made him a pop culture celebrity. Instead, the experience made him a committed socialist.

The Amazon Army and the 1919-1922 Kansas Coal Strikes

Robert Ovetz Portside
Unlike most of the other struggles of this era, this strike rested on the firm backbone of the women of the mining families and communities who continued the fight when the men were beaten and jailed and the strike near defeat.

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Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America – a Recent History

Matt Sharpe Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
"There have been many books on neoliberalism and financialization," writes reviewer Sharpe, but few others "have traced the history down to the level of individual documents and memos."

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On Creative Destruction, Myths, and Revolution

David B. Feldman Monthly Review
This new history of Detroit seeks to guide readers through a century of the city's class struggles and the population's responses to deindustrialization, bankruptcy, and post-bankruptcy neoliberal-sponsored revival.

When Communists Organized a New Jersey Textile Strike

Liza Featherstone Jacobin
In 1926, New Jersey textile workers went on a massive strike, organized and supported by the Communist Party. The strike ultimately failed, but it showed the central role Communists could play in American class struggle.

‘The White Republic’: Concluding Thoughts by Bob Wing

Bob Wing Organizing Upgrade
Should we win socialism and eliminate capitalism in the U.S., significant racist stratification of the working class will continue. We will need to systematically root it out and defeat the racist forces within the working and middle class.
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