The April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and setting off a colossal oil spill, brought to the fore the contradictions rife in state-capitalism....
Protests spread, from the May 30 rally of 1,000 in Jackson Square, New Orleans; to the June 26 Hands Across the Sand actions that were countrywide, including many groups in the hundreds gathering at Gulf Coast beaches; to continuing actions like the protests in Chicago and New York and the Worldwide BP Protest Days on June 12 and July 10.
U.S.'s endless Afghan war
The war in Afghanistan will soon drag on into its tenth year, even as disgust with the war's conduct has widened--yet Afghanistan is not at the center of public debate.
The new white supremacist United States
The heavily armed neo-Nazis "patrolling" the border between Arizona and Mexico, manhandling and threatening who they will, are a measure of the U.S.'s fall into the abyss. At no time since the Civil Rights era has open racism been so accepted in the public life of this country.
From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya
Recollections of Leon Trotsky
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the August 21, 1940, assassination of Leon Trotsky by an agent of Stalin, we present Dunayevskaya's "Some Memories of Trotsky," written in 1965 while visiting Japan.
Essay by Gloria I. Joseph
Race, class, gender and revolution
During my 20-plus years of college-level teaching, the effectiveness of my teaching can be in large part credited to usage of the perspicacious work/writings of Raya Dunayevskaya. A fundamental part of my teaching was utilization of the importance of the intermingling of disciplines, inspired by Raya Dunayevskaya.
50-year N&L legacy alive today
When I was first introduced to News and Letters Committees (NLC), it was based on a discussion regarding my thoughts on an N&L article about political prisoners. The results of that discussion were published in N&L. The life-long association with NLC began shortly thereafter, when I was sent to a privately run CCA prison in Tennessee.
U.S. get out of Okinawa now!
July 23 was the 65th Memorial Day of the End of War in Okinawa. We call July 23 "Memorial Day." All schools and offices in Okinawa are closed, because one fourth of the civilian population of Okinawa, about 200,000 common people, were sacrificed by the War from the end of March till the end of July 1945.
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