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Politics Is About Power: Assessing the 2018 Mid-Terms

Max Elbaum Portside
newly elected Muslim Congresswomen Politics is about Power. One of positive things this moment is that the question of power has moved central to discussion on the left. ..., we need to build our own organizations and strengthen alignment and cooperation between them.

Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction

Bob Wing Portside
cover of book Toward Racial Justife and a Third Reconstruction This essay is excerpted from the introduction to Bob Wing's new book by the same title now available at www.lulu.com. Bob has also launched a website at www.bobwingracialjustice.org.

Why it’s Worth Fighting for the Collective Movement

Michael Brie and Dieter Klein Transform!Europe
Contrary to what is often believed, the wage-earning classes are not united but fragmented. In competition with each other, can they be controlled. It is only with the help of the state and in fighting for state power that solidarity can be created.

Global Left Midweek - September 26, 2018

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Brazilian Women Represent, Corbyn and Antisemitism, Cuba and Racism, Québec Solidaire, Left Unity in India, Poland's Rising Star, South African Workers Divided

How Can the Left Participate in Electoral Campaigns?

Warren Mar Organizing Upgrade
We won’t hold anyone accountable, not even former leftists, unless the mass movements on the grass roots level continue to grow and organize. They won’t grow through elections.

Black Males and the ‘Punishing Reach of Racism’

Gerald Lenoir Organizing Upgrade
Black men who grew up in wealthy families earn significantly less than white men from similar backgrounds and are more likely to become poor as adults than they are to become wealthy. The study also found that black girls in similar circumstances do not suffer the same fate.

“How Can Political Shift to the Right Be Stopped?”

Immanuel Wallerstein The Stansbury Forum
This is the question people left of center have been asking for some time now. In different ways, it is being posed in Latin America, in much of Europe, in Arab and Islamic countries, in southern Africa, and in northeast Asia. The question is all the more dramatic because, in so many of these countries, this follows a period when there were significant shifts leftward.
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