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The Hidden History of Women’s Liberation

28. May 2014

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The Hidden History of Women’s Liberation

The organic connection between women’s liberation and socialism has been shoved so deeply down the Memory Hole that most people know nothing about it. In "Women and Class," Hal Draper brings this rich history to light.

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“Misogynist” Violence?

27. May 2014

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“Misogynist” Violence?

Elliot Rodger clearly hated the women who rejected him. However, portraying the Santa Barbara massacre as “misogynist” violence minimizes the problem and makes it harder to solve.

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Marxism and Women’s Oppression

14. March 2014

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Marxism and Women’s Oppression

The failure to distinguish between individual interests and class interests lies at the heart of the debate over whether men benefit from women’s oppression and whether women should organize separately from men.

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Pain on the one side, Fear on the other: Retaining members in socialist organization

9. December 2013

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Pain on the one side, Fear on the other: Retaining members in socialist organization

Exploitation and competition limit people's ability to cooperate. In order to build a cooperative socialist society, we must understand the social forces that tear our organizations apart, and we must strive with all our might to cooperate in spite of those forces.

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How Inequality is Killing Us

2. September 2013

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How Inequality is Killing Us

In "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger," Wilkinson and Pickett challenge everything we’ve been told about why people get sick and what it takes to be healthy.

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Smokescreens: How Working Kills Smokers

5. April 2013

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Smokescreens: How Working Kills Smokers

The campaign against smoking serves as a political smokescreen to hide the damage caused by occupational and environmental pollution.

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

11. March 2012

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

The rise of Chile’s mass movement marked a high point in the global struggles of the 1960s. The defeat of this movement marked the beginning of its descent.

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Mental Illness or Social Sickness?

18. May 2008

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Mental Illness or Social Sickness?

Human beings protest their oppression with open rebellion and through symptoms of sickness and distress. The prison system crushes the rebels, medicine treats the sick, and psychiatry subordinates the distressed. The effect of psychiatric “treatment” is to resign the discontented to their lot and drug the resisters into submission.

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Animal Rights or Human Responsibilities?

7. December 2007

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Animal Rights or Human Responsibilities?

In their efforts to protect animals from unnecessary suffering, some people want to extend the fight for human rights and liberation to animals. While this sounds appealing, it confuses the meaning of rights and liberation

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Striking Flint: Genora (Johnson) Dollinger Remembers the 1936-37 General Motors Sit-Down Strike

1. May 1996

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Striking Flint: Genora (Johnson) Dollinger Remembers the 1936-37 General Motors Sit-Down Strike

The spark that led to the unionization of the giant General Motors Corporation, and eventually of the entire auto industry, was ignited on December 30, 1936, when auto workers in Flint Michigan sat down and occupied their plants.

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18. January 2014

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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

In 1981, Ontario hospital workers defied their employers, the government, and their own union officials to strike for nine days. Not having the legal right to strike, they struck anyway, proving that the rights you have are the ones you exercise.

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27. August 2012

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Of Human Bondage: The Global Traffic in Disposable Labor

Of Human Bondage: The Global Traffic in Disposable Labor

The international traffic in temporary workers is Capital's latest move to accumulate more wealth by lowering the price of labor.

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20. August 2012

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Recipe for a Massacre

Recipe for a Massacre

South Africa's Marikana massacre was the inevitable result of sacrificing workers' lives to capitalist greed.

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25. June 2012

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Fighting to Win

Fighting to Win

"Reviving the Strike" argues that workers’ only real bargaining power is their ability to stop production and, to do this, workers must fight as a class. By abandoning these tactics, unions have lost their ability to defend the working class. Explains what it will take to revive the strike and regain lost ground.

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4. June 2012

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Read it and Revolt

Read it and Revolt

Autoworker Gregg Shotwell reveals how General Motors conspired with the United Auto Workers (UAW) bureaucracy to steal workers’ pensions, slash wages and shed jobs to help expand GM's global empire.

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20. February 2012

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Hope for Life Beyond Capitalism

Hope for Life Beyond Capitalism

According to Michael Albert, past attempts to build socialism have failed, not because the capitalist class has been utterly ruthless in holding onto power, but because socialists have the wrong methods and goals.

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17. November 2011

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Whose World? OUR World!

Whose World? OUR World!

Whatever the shape, composition and demands of these movements, the common denominator is CLASS ANGER – the rage of the oppressed against their oppressors.

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23. September 2011

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“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

“Civil Wars” Misses the Mark

"The Civil Wars in US Labor" chronicles the corruption, back-stabbing, power-grabbing, and opportunistic alliances that have characterized recent turf wars among American unions. Why did a generation of activists fail to democratize the unions, and what must we do differently to avoid repeating that failure?

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31. July 2011

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“I got sick and tired of being treated like crap”

“I got sick and tired of being treated like crap”

by Jane Edgett - Hundreds of thousands of Canadian families have been plunged into poverty by a workers compensation system that denies them support.

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19. June 2011

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How Liberals Justify Torture

How Liberals Justify Torture

Just because medical professionals are asked to assist with torture does not transform the torture victim into a patient and the torture chamber into a medical consulting room.

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