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The Railway: An Adventure in Construction

Dragan Plavšić Counterfire
E. P. Thompson a leader among British youth in constructing a Yugoslav railway in 1947. The reviewer faults the book, for boosting the communist regime while exaggerating the role played by the nation’s workers, even as he lauds Thompson’s later work

F**K War

Veterans for Peace Veterans for Peace
We are ANGRY that there is a holiday that glorifies nationalism and patriotism and ignores the trauma that U.S. militarism enacts all over the globe.

An Offering to Our Asian Sisters

Zillah Eisenstein From the Square/NYU Press Blogs
Join the Anti-Racist marches in the streets, and stand up for structural revolutionary anti-racist socialist feminism.

Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety

Sabrina Tavernise and Richard A. Oppel Jr. The New York Times
As bigots blame them for the coronavirus and President Trump labels it the "Chinese virus," many Chinese-Americans say they are terrified of what could come next. For American-born Asians, there is a sudden sense of being watched that is unsettling

India’s Government Is Going to War Against Its Own People

Vijay Prashad Independent Media Institute
Protests against the Citizenship Act are now ongoing in every part of India, with a cross-section of society outraged by the religious implications of this law. There are 200 million Muslim citizens of India — almost 15 percent of the population.

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Hitler: Still Messing With Our Heads

Christopher Clark London Review of Books
Two new books on the fascist leader walk different paths; one identifying Hitler as key to virtually every juncture of the party’s rise and fall while the other looks more toward his racial worldview as profoundly preoccupied with ‘Anglo-America.

From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

Joseph E. Stiglitz Project Syndicate
The grassroots movement behind the Green New Deal offers a ray of hope to the badly battered establishment: they should embrace it - make it part of the progressive agenda. We need something positive to save us from ugly wave of populism, nativism...
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