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The Lost History of East Germany

Samuel Clowes Huneke The Daily Beast
Katya Hoyer argues for a closer look at the triumphs and travails of everyday life under socialism.

Anchors for Hope: The Benefits of Left Nostalgia

Siobhan McGuirk Red Pepper
Nostalgia is frequently invoked by the reactionary right, but it has its uses on the left. We must reach towards the stars without forgetting all that remains buried in the ground beneath our feet.

“It’s Always About Oil”

Amy Goodman, Juan González, Ervand Abrahamian, Taghi Amirani Democracy Now!
The CIA & MI6 Staged Coup in Iran 70 Years Ago, Destroying Democracy in Iran

Can Boycotts Help Workers Win?

Stephen Lerner and Eric Blanc Labor Politics
With workers and unions beginning to reconsider the potentialities and pitfalls of boycotts, it makes sense to take a look back at the famous boycott campaigns led by the United Farm Workers (UFW) from 1965 through 1975 to demand agricultural compani

Looking Back at the Steelworkers Fight Back Campaign – Part 3

Garrett Brown Stansbury Forum
3rd in three-part posting on Steelworkers Fightback reform movement in the 1970s. Brown documents issues and personalities that drove the movement of relevance today in understanding and appreciating reform movements underway today.

The Elephant in the Room

There cannot be democracy for Jews in Israel as long as Palestinians live under a regime of apartheid, as Israeli legal experts have described it.

A Brief History of the Ku Klux Klan Acts

Joseph Patrick Kelly The Conversation
The 1870s laws passed by the Reconstruction Congress to enforce 14th Amendment rights and to protect Black voters, ignored for decades, are now being used against Trump.

The Segregationist Roots of Anti-Woke Ideology

Lawrence B. Glickman Slate
After Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, segregationists attempted to use state power to punish progressive corporations, civil rights groups, and media outlets; pundits condemned what they saw as the narrowing of acceptable discourse.

Mandela’s Black Marxism

An interview with Paul S. Landau by Chris Webb Africa is a Country
Nelson Mandela is deified everywhere. But typically missing is an account of his early years, when he insisted that Marxism be responsive to South African conditions.

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