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A Life on the Court’s Left

Michael Myerson Jacobin
Leftist lawyer Michael Tigar has spent his life in courtrooms defending a wide range of names big and small on the Left, from Vietnam War draft resisters to Bobby Seale and Angela Davis. He captures them all in a new memoir.

Organizing the Multiracial Working Class

Maurice Mitchell The American Prospect
If working people fail to see real material distinctions between life under Trump and life under Biden, they’ll look for an alternative to the party in power.

Surprise on the Left - Report on the Die Linke German Congress

Victor Grossman Portside
The LINKE party in Germany is one of the most important left-wing parties in Europe (perhaps the most important). Its congress a few days ago avoided a threatening split, elected two women as new co-chairs, and stressed militant unity on most issues

For Hope, Look South

Nelson Perez-Olney The Stansbury Forum
man standing on Pettus Bridge Every part of this country, north south east and west, owes its origin and wealth to our “peculiar institution” as well as other less notorious programs of government sanctioned/ignored exploitation and murder of the poor, immigrants, women.

On the Sidelines: DSA’s Abstentionism on Biden vs. Trump

Peter Olney and Rand Wilson Stansbury Forum
The heroes of this election victory are the thousands of grassroots political activists who busted their butts to defeat Trump by working for Biden, particularly in the key battleground states. Now we need to focus on Georgia and two Senate seats.

Guns Under the Bed: Jody Forrester Shares Her Story

Max Elbaum Portside
book cover showing 1960s demonstration I believe that my experience, especially as a female, is both timely and relevant as an account of the struggles against the ruling class. I still believe that imperialism and capitalism are the scourges of democracy.
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