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SocialistWorker.org | Weekend edition
Here's what's new at SocialistWorker.org...

A review of this week's coverage plus a few articles from our archives.
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Focus: After the Paris Attack

Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
THE RACIST BACKLASH AGAINST FRANCE'S MUSLIMS
World leaders like François Hollande may call for "unity," but they want to use the killings in Paris to further a reactionary agenda.

Comment: Cinzia Arruzza
SOLIDARITY WITHOUT IDENTITY?
The act of violence in Paris was disgusting and unacceptable, but I cannot bring myself to join the choir and say, "I am Charlie."

Statement
YES TO AN ANTI-RACIST "UNITY"
An anti-racist party in France challenges the use of the Charlie Hebdo attack by political leaders to advance their agenda.

Comment
NO TOLERANCE FOR ISLAMOPHOBIA
We believe the ISO's statement on the Charlie Hebdo killings drifts dangerously close to repeating some of the dominant media narratives.

Comment
RESISTING THE RIGHT-WING TIDE
We stand in solidarity against a backlash intended to silence dissent, marginalize the oppressed, and build support for repression.

Comment: Corey Oakley
THE HYPOCRISY OF PENCILS
To the Arab victims of U.S. wars, what but mockery is the claim that the West fights its battles with the pen and not the sword?

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From ISReview.org

ON TERRORISM
In an editorial after the 9/11 attacks, the International Socialist Review looked at how socialists analyze the question of terrorism.

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Focus: Racism and Injustice

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.

Review: Marlene Martin
NOBODY TURNED THEM AROUND
The new film Selma depicts the three-month-long campaign 50 years ago that was a pivotal moment of the civil rights movement.

Interview
THE STORY OF AN NYC PROTEST
The two women who initiated the December 13 anti-police violence protest in New York discuss their experiences.
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Focus: Environment

Analysis
PUSHING THROUGH THE PIPELINE
The first order of business for the new Republican Congress was ramming through approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Comment: Steve Ramey
GOOD RIDDANCE TO A BAD NUKE
The struggle to shut down Vermont Yankee may be over, but the possibility of a nuclear disaster is far from gone.
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More Top Articles of the Week

Interview: Antonis Davanellos
WE ASK FOR SOLIDARITY
A Greek revolutionary and SYRIZA member talks about the challenges ahead as the radical left hopes to win national elections.

Comment
RESISTING THE RIGHT'S RACISM
Weekly anti-Muslim demonstrations in Germany have gained strength, but they have also sparked a determined resistance.

Comment: Becca Bor
WE SAY WATER IS A RIGHT
The movement against water charges has taken hold in Ireland and is providing an opportunity to take on neoliberal austerity.

Review: Leela Yellesetty
PROUD TO SUPPORT ABORTION
In Pro, Katha Pollitt explains how the discussion about reproductive rights got pushed to the right--and how to push back.

Comment: Jesse Hagopian
AFTER HAITI'S DEVASTATION
A witness to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti reflects on the disaster five years ago--and the continuing disaster today.

Report: Denise Romero
STANDING WITH AYOTZINAPA
U.S. activists are organizing support for the missing Mexican students and exposing the role played by the U.S. government.

Obituary: Mike Marqusee
HE WAS IRREPLACEABLE
Mike Marqusee wore his politics and love of sports proudly, and both were beacons for those looking for some wisdom.
http://socialistworker.org/2015/01/15/the-irreplaceable-mike-marqusee
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