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How Will AMLO’s Presidency Be Remembered?

Nicolas Allen, Edwin Ackerman, Jacques Coste, Viridiana Rios The Nation
To understand the outgoing president’s popularity—and why not all leftists love him—Nicolas Allen spoke to three Mexican analysts from across the progressive political spectrum.


Ladders Last a Long Time

Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite London Review of Books
A collection of essays by Raphael Samuel, the late historian who was one of the intellectual founders of the New Left in the United Kingdom.

ANC, and SA Election – Apartheid’s Long Shadows: Two Articles

Steve Bloomfield, Thukwana, S'thembile Cele, Mpho Hlakudi, Tom Fevrier, Kyle Kim The Guardian, Bloomberg
Party’s leaders are more nervous than ever that it will lose its majority for the first time since Nelson Mandela led it to victory -- As the government has failed to make good on its promises, protests have become increasingly common.

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Buried: How We Choose To Remember the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Annina van Neel, Joseph Curran, Dominic Aubrey De Vere, Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo, Peggy King Jorde The Guardian
How to create an appropriate memorial for the recently uncovered remains of thousands of formerly enslaved Africans, one of the most significant traces of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Slavery Was Crucial for the Development of Capitalism

Robin Blackburn, Owen Dowling Jacobin
Historian Robin Blackburn has completed a trilogy of books that provide a comprehensive Marxist account of slavery in the New World. He spoke to Jacobin about the intimate links between the slave systems in the Americas and the origins of capitalism.

How Britain Made Paul Robeson a Socialist

Taylor Dorrell Tribune
Pioneering black singer Paul Robeson was born on this day (April 9) in 1898. One of America’s great radical figures, it was his encounters with Britain’s labour movement which inspired his socialist and anti-imperialist politics.
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