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New Left Memories

Paul Buhle Portside
Two new memoirs portray the activist left over the last half-century.

The New Age of Protest; Veteran Activists Express Hope, and Caution

Ethan Sacks; John Feffer
People are hitting the streets to protest government inaction, repression, and corruption. Youth have "unbounded energy and optimism coupled with idealism." That energy, however, can't be sustained without organization, activists warn.

Isra Hirsi Is 16, Unbothered, and Saving the Planet

Leila Ettachfini Vice
As the co-founder of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike and the daughter of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Isra Hirsi is grappling with harassment, safety threats, tokenization, and privilege on a national scale years before she's even allowed to vote.

Tidbits - Aug. 29, 2019 - Reader Comments: Sanders Political Revolution; Global Authoritarianism; Immigrant Workers; Jews Disloyal; David Koch; Puerto Rico; Kashmir; Neoliberalism; Socialist Labor Activism; Climate Strike; Fall Calendar;

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Reader Comments: Sanders Political Revolution; Global Authoritarianism; White Supremacy and Terrorism; Immigrant Workers; Jews Disloyal ?!?; David Koch; Puerto Rico; Kashmir; Neoliberalism; Socialist Labor Activism; Climate Strike; Fall Calendar;

Tidbits - Aug. 15, 2019 - Reader Comments: Understanding El Paso; Toni Morrison; Brexit; DSA; Socialism; Italy-Migrant Solidarity; Resource: The Great Recession; #ElPasoFirme Against White Supremacy - Sept 7; US Climate Strikes - Sept 20; more

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Reader Comments: Understanding El Paso; Toni Morrison; Brexit; DSA; Socialism; Italy-Migrant Solidarity; Resource: The Great Recession at 10 Years; #ElPasoFirme Against White Supremacy - Sept 7; US Climate Strikes - Nationwide actions - Sept 20; more

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Nigerian Villagers Will Take on Shell in Supreme Court Show-down

Phil Miller Morning Star
"We believe the era of corporate impunity is drawing to a close. It is no longer acceptable for companies to make billions out of developing world resources whilst causing devastating damage to the environment and local communities.”
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