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The Kremlin Letters

Jonathan Steele The Guardian
This newly published edition of this exchange of letters between the leaders of the three major countries of the anti-fascist alliance sheds new light on an almost forgotten aspect of the World War II years.

Learn from the Forests - Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

H Patricia Hynes Portside
On August 6 and 9, people will commemorate the hundreds of thousands of Japanese people who died — crushed, vaporized, burned beyond recognition, poisoned by radiation — from the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945

Tidbits - July 1, 2021 - Reader Comments: Voting Rights; Trump Indictment; Defund the Police; Juneteenth; Lidice Remembered; NYC and Unions Sell Out Retirees; Gay History - Readers Debate Portside post; Critical Race Theory; Anti-Racist Resources;

Portside
Reader Comments: Voting Rights; Trump Indictment; Defund the Police; Juneteenth; Lidice Remembered; NYC and Unions Sell Out Retirees; Before Stonewall - Readers Debate Portside post; Critical Race Theory; Anti-Racist Resources; and more....

For Soviet Filmmakers, There Was No Glory in War

Greg Afinogenov Jacobin
The Soviet experience of Nazi invasion inspired many powerful works of cinema. Soviet filmmakers avoided triumphalist images of warfare, depicting the conflict as a brutal necessity that should never be repeated.

Tidbits - June 3, 2021 - Reader Comments, Hiroshima, World War II; Racism; Retiree healthcare; Sports; Labor History, Disney, McCarthyism, Marxist parties, China, Climate change, Ethel Rosenberg, Harold Washington, Chicago, Social transition

Portside
Reader Comments: Hiroshima Cover-up; Racism; Retiree healthcare; Sports; Labor History, Disney; McCarthyism; Marxist parties; China; Announcements: Ethel Rosenberg; Harold Washington; International Trade Union Forum - Ecology, Social Transition;

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Narrative Napalm: Malcolm Gladwell’s Apologia for American Butchery

Noah Kulwin The Baffler
Portside typically aims at reviewing books offering a radical, cogent POV. This is not the case for the book here, a political slapdash whose trade-promoted author justifies if not glorifies mass slaughter in promoting war aims and imperial ventures.
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