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Capitalism vs. Liberty

Robert Kuttner American Prospect
It’s time for Americans to call socialism by its name. Like Sisyphus, the best we can expect is that the rock may stay where we’ve put it for a long while, sometimes for entire generations of decency, as the struggle continues.

How the Mexican Revolution Made John Reed a Red

Meagan Day Jacobin
John Reed’s thrilling dispatches from the front lines of the Mexican Revolution could have made him a pop culture celebrity. Instead, the experience made him a committed socialist.

The Amazon Army and the 1919-1922 Kansas Coal Strikes

Robert Ovetz Portside
Unlike most of the other struggles of this era, this strike rested on the firm backbone of the women of the mining families and communities who continued the fight when the men were beaten and jailed and the strike near defeat.

Cubans Don’t Want Regime Change

Medea Benjamin Jacobin
The US hoped the protests in Cuba would overthrow Cuba’s government. That didn’t happen. Talking to average Cubans on the island reveals why: Despite criticisms of the government, many Cubans want to further the revolution, not scrap it.

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Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Guide for Foreigners

Tamara Prosic Friends of Socialist China
This book is written by a professor in the School of Marxism Studies at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, and it aims to explain the theory and practice of contemporary governance in that country.

Langston Hughes Was a Lifelong Socialist

Billy Anania Jacobin
In the 30s and 40s, Langston Hughes wrote poetic tributes to the working class and socialist leaders worldwide. Some critics allege he abandoned his principles later in life, but they ignore the role of McCarthyist oppression and Hughes’s resistance.

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The Political Creativity of Sylvia Pankhurst

Martha Sonnenberg New Politics
A classic text’s reissue charts a key British feminist rebel’s life and work from her organizing immigrant and working women in London’s East End and building the emerging British labor movement to her revolutionary politics and her anti-fascism.

Norway Turns Left

Farooq Sulehria Green Left
It was evident by about midnight on Monday, September 13, that the Left bloc, spearheaded by the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet), was comfortably bagging an important victory in Norway’s parliamentary elections.
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