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Tidbits - Nov. 15, 2018 - Reader Comments: 2018 elections - What Next; Proportional Representation; Police and White Supremacists; Anti-Gravity; Labor Solidarity; Rabbis Support Refugee Caravan; War in Gaza; FREE Film Showings; more

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Reader Comments: 2018 elections - What Next; Proportional Representation; Police Links to White Supremacists; Anti-Gravity; Labor International Solidarity; Private Equity and Workers; Refugee Caravan; New War in Gaza; FREE Film Showings; and more....

Tidbits - Aug. 2, 2018 - Reader Comments: 2018 - Trump Country Cracking?, Embracing Democratic Socialism; MLK's Early Socialist Ideas; Household Debt; NATO; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements....

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Reader Comments: 2018 and Trump Country Cracking, Parts Embrace Democratic Socialism; Young MLK Already Had Socialist Ideas; Medicare; Household Debt; NATO: Time Up; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements

Former Prisoner of Conscience Condemns Amnesty International

Camilo E. Mejia teleSUR
demonstrators with Nicaraguan flag An open letter to Amnesty International, by former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience Camilo E. Mejia, on the violence gripping his native Nicaragua. Through this letter I express my unequivocal condemnation of Amnesty International.

Venezuela: Left Discussion and Debate

Gregory Wilpert, Steve Ellner teleSUR
The mainstream media consistently fails to report who is instigating the violence in this conflict. Although obviously disillusionment is widespread, there are many important reasons for progressives and popular sectors to support the Maduro government.

How Paul Robeson Found His Political Voice in the Welsh Valleys

Jeff Sparrow The Guardian
Paul Robeson - African American singer, movie star, Broadway actor, freedom fighter and socialist -built his singing career in the teeth of racism in the early 1900s. But his radicalism was spurred on in Britain - by a chance meeting with a group of Welsh miners.

Tidbits - October 13, 2016 - Reader Comments: Sexual Harassment' 2016 Election, Readers on Jill Stein; Spain; Anti-Apartheid Struggle; Rosenberg Sons on 60 Minutes; Announcements; and more....

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Reader Comments: Anita Hill-What We Can Still Learn From Sexual Harassment; Readers on The Left Deserves Better Than Jill Stein; Racism and Fight Against Public Lands; Secret Struggle Against Apartheid; Spain's Turmoil and Europe's Crisis; CCR Takes John Ashcroft to Supreme Court; Announcements: Ethel Rosenberg's sons on 60 Minutes - Sunday; Chicago forum-Contemporary Capitalism and Why We Need Marxism; New York - three different book talks; exhibit - U.S. Radical Left

The Secret Struggle Against Apartheid

Peter Cole Jacobin
They undertook secret missions against South Africa's apartheid regime. Sensational story hidden for over 40 years. In the 1960s, a group of leftists risked everything to revive the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. These international activists who embraced a working-class radicalism that was internationalist, cosmopolitan, anti-imperialist, and anticapitalist - and most important, steadfastly opposed to legalized racial oppression in South Africa.
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