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Marx’s Concept of Socialism

Peter Hudis Economic and Political Weekly
While Marx never devoted a specific work to a discussion of life after capitalism, his distinctive critique of the central realities of capitalism is far more liberatory than has generally been appreciated.

The Electoral College’s Racist Origins

Wilfred Codrington III The Atlantic
More than two centuries after it was designed to empower southern white voters, the system continues to do just that.

The Trial of Thomas Hardy

Ian Angus Monthly Review
A Forgotten Chapter in the Working-Class Fight for Democratic Rights

Friday Nite Videos | October 25, 2019

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Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talk Politics and 2020. Jojo Rabbit | Movie. Colbert Gets a Surprise Visit From Rudy Giuliani. Demonstrating Quantum Supremacy. Lebanon Protests: 'I Feel Proud to Be Lebanese.'

Left Organizers Should Join the Fight for Impeachment

Claire Tran and Jacob Swenson-Lengyel Organizing Upgrade
As Congress returns to Washington, the impeachment proceedings are likely to gain steam. The authors argue the left can't afford to sit this fight out, but should be a part of the broad anti-Trump front working to protect and expand democracy.
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