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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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The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg: 1897–1905

Sevgi Doğan Marx & Philosophy Review of Books Reviews
The first of three volumes of the Complete Works covering Luxemburg’s life and work . Spanning from 1897 to 1905, it contains speeches, articles, and essays on the strikes, protests, and political debates culminating in the 1905 Russian Revolution.

Sixty Years After The Berlin Wall

Victor Grossman Portside
The German media, always happy about another juicy anniversary, has for days been marking the date, sixty years ago, when the “Berlin Wall” was constructed - August 13 1961 – proof that the ”real-socialist” system in East Germany was a failure.

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Workplace Struggles Are Political

Marianne Garneau Organizing Work
The owners of capitalist society would like us to see politics as its own sphere of activity completely separate from the economy.

‘Socialism’ Isn’t a Dirty Word Anymore

Sarah Jones New York Magazine
Most Americans still think positively of capitalism, but that’s beginning to change among young adults...If capitalism has begun to lose its shine, what solutions do people prefer? Socialism, for one.

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Red Flag over the White House?

Benjamin Kunkel New Left Review
In left history, the two poles of “reform” and “revolution” are often counterpoised, and for good reason. In the book under review, the author tries to square the circle. The reviewer critically but comradely weighs the author’s successes.
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