Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:57:21 -0600
Subject: SocialistWorker.org | Their answer is repression and Islamophobia
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Comment: Todd Chretien
THEIR ANSWER IS REPRESSION AND ISLAMOPHOBIA
Across Europe, governments, political parties and anti-immigrant organizations are ratcheting up the atmosphere of bigotry and hate.
Comment: Eric Toussaint
THE FACTS ABOUT GREECE'S DEBT
What would we learn if a SYRIZA-led government took the European Union at its word and audited all of Greece's debt?
Obituary: Mike Marqusee
MISSING MIKE MARQUSEE
Talha Ahsan never met Mike Marqusee, but his books and letters sustained Ahsan during eight long years behind bars.
Comment: Laura Durkay
IS OSCAR FOR WHITE MEN ONLY?
The list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards is out, and it's the whitest that it's been in almost 20 years.
Comment: Joe Allen
FREE SPEECH AND THE STATE
History tells us that if the government can determine what speech is "legitimate," all progressive political forces will suffer.
Comment: Don Lash
WHO DO WE TRUST WITH OUR RIGHTS?
We can oppose the killings at Charlie Hebdo without endorsing racism--nor ignoring government threats to free expression.
The History of Black America
One of Socialist Worker's earliest features was a monthly series on the history of the African American struggle in the U.S., from slavery to the present day.
Articles include: A system built on slavery | The promise and failure of populism | The African Blood Brotherhood | Self-determination and the "Black Belt" | The Scottsboro Boys case | The roots of the civil rights movement | The fallacy of "reverse racism" | How SNCC lit the spark | The King they won't celebrate | The rise of the Black Muslims | The politics of Malcolm X | Urban rebellions and social change | Black Power in the workplace | Rebellion at Attica | Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition | Race in the Obama era
Check out the series
Recent articles on racism and criminal injustice at SocialistWorker.org
THE STORY OF AN NYC PROTEST
The two women who initiated the December 13 anti-police violence protest in New York discuss their experiences.
Comment: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
THE MAKING OF THE MOVEMENT
The movement that erupted in the streets of Ferguson spread around the country in the last months of 2014, shaking U.S. society to its core.
Comment: Ryan De Laureal
THE MEDIA'S ONE-TRICK PONY
With a few exceptions, the media coverage of protests since Ferguson boiled down to the violence of protesters, not cops.
Comment: Sandy Boyer
RETREAT OF THE BIG LIBERAL HOPE
Bill de Blasio is being pushed to the right by his critics--and he's trying to drag the #BlackLivesMatter movement with him.
Comment: Lee Sustar
AL SHARPTON'S CONTRADICTIONS
Hated by right-wingers for his anti-racist organizing, Rev. Al Sharpton now faces sharp criticism from a new generation of Black activists.
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