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To Turn the Mass into a Class

Eli Zaretsky London Review of Books
People can be organized in two ways: right-wing populism prone to xenophobia, demonization, and magical thinking or as a class, held together by solidarity and conscious, purposeful action. The socialist project is to turn the mass into a class.

Tidbits - Jan. 2, 2020 - Reader Comments: Finnish Govt Calls for 4-Day-Week; 2020 elections; Medicare for All; Britain's Labour Party; Du Bois and Marxist Schools; Jews in Iran; Watchmen; Renewable Energy; Anti-War Films On-line; Today in History;

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Reader Comments: Finnish Govt Calls for 4-Day-Week; 2020 elections; Medicare for All; Britain's Labour Party; Du Bois and the Jefferson School; Racism 2019; Jews in Iran; Watchmen; Renewable Energy; Anti-War Films On-line; Today in History; more...

No Final Defeat

Tom Blackburn New Socialist
This might be a moment of political desolation for the socialist left in Britain, but those revelling in their apparent triumph have no answers to the problems we face. The struggle for social transformation in this country must continue.

Brexit Backlash Hits Labour Hard; What Next For Labour Movement?

Morning Star editorial; Martin Kettle in The Guarian Morning Star
Early exit polls have suggested a Tory landslide, with Leave-voting areas switching away from Labour according to predictions. Two completely contrasting visions for our future were on the ballot paper. Labour’s offer went further than two years ago

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - December 10, 2019

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SCOTUS Attacks Repro Rights / Fuel Industries Have Known All Along / Free Public Transit / E-Cars and Green Capitalism / Uberization / Jumping the Turnstiles / Sanders and Corbyn / UK Labour and Antisemitism / Chilean Women Change World Culture

Media Bits and Bytes - November 19, 2019

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Enter WT:Social / Cities vs. FCC / Broadband for All / Privacy Win at the Borders / Coup? What Coup? / Streaming Wars / Cellphone Access / WBAI / When the Right Shoplifts a Video
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