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Friday, October 17, 2014

SocialistWorker.org | Weekend edition




Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:58:51 -0500
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SocialistWorker.org | Weekend edition
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A review of this week's coverage 
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Top Articles of the Week

Comment: Nicole Colson
THE REAL CAUSE FOR ALARM: FOR-PROFIT HEALTH CARE
What we know about the Ebola outbreak in Texas should frighten us about the problems of the U.S. health care system.

Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
GETTING ORGANIZED FOR SOCIALISM
Socialists try to strengthen every struggle they're involved in--while building organization that gathers others around the cause of socialism.

Analysis: Héctor Agredano Rivera
THE KILLINGS ROCKING MEXICO
Tens of thousands protested in Mexico after the killing of six student teachers by police and the disappearance of 43 more.

Comment: Corrie Westing
PUTTING PREGNANT TEENS ON TRIAL
The restrictions on minors seeking abortion in Alabama are linked to the right's crusade to destroy women's rights around the U.S.

Comment: Natalia Tylim
TWO LAWS FOR TWO NEW YORKS
Bill de Blasio passed a law guaranteeing paid sick days to much fanfare--but businesses that violate it get off easy.

Review: James Daugherty
SOCIALISTS ROOTED IN THE STRUGGLE
A new collection of essays by Kim Moody is explicitly written for socialists organizing in or around the labor movement.

Review: Ragina Johnson
HOW PRIDE GROWS
Pride brings to life the 1984 Welsh miners' strike and the solidarity from gays and lesbians that forever changed them all.

Comment: Brian Ward
THIS DAY CELEBRATES AN ENEMY
The historical record is clear about Christopher Columbus' barbarism. So why is there still a federal holiday to honor him?
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Focus: The War on Isis

Comment: Alan Maass and Tom Gagné
KURDS FACE BETRAYAL ON ALL SIDES
The Kurdish city of Kobanê in northern Syria has stood alone against an onslaught by ISIS fighters, abandoned by world and regional powers.

Comment: Joseph Daher
KOBANÊ AND THE REVOLUTION
A Syrian revolutionary argues that the fates of the Kurdish national struggle and the Syrian revolution are linked together.
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Focus: Anti-Racist Struggle

Report: Trish Kahle
NOT JUST A MOMENT IN FERGUSON
Thousands of people gathered in downtown St. Louis as part of Ferguson October--to carry on the struggle against racism and police murder.

Comment: Bob Simpson
FERGUSON MEANS FIGHT BACK
The courageous resistance shown after the police murder of Mike Brown has inspired solidarity from far beyond Missouri.
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Focus: Israel and Palestine

Comment: Eric Ruder
AFTER ISRAEL'S WAR ON GAZA
Israel's 51-day assault imposed a terrible toll on the people of Gaza--and the apartheid state is seeking to continue the pressure.

Comment: Keegan O'Brien
PINKWASHING AT THE ADVOCATE
The Advocate refused to run my article on Israel's pinkwashing after seeking to remove words like "apartheid" and "occupation."

Column: Dave Zirin
ISRAEL'S WAR ON GAZA IS NO GAME
Activists protested a preseason game between the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the Maccabi Tel Aviv team from Israel.
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Focus: Teachers' Struggles

Analysis: Lauren Fleer
A THREAT TO ALL TEACHERS
The state-run school board in Philadelphia has torn up its contract with the teachers' union and imposed takeaways.

Analysis: Haley Swenson
NEW CONTRACT ENDS OHIO STRIKE
Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, approved a new contract that makes progress on some issues, despite concessions on others.
http://socialistworker.org/2014/10/15/contract-ends-ohio-teachers-strike
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