Charlottesville is a Call to Action Against Fascism + Deandre Harris on Attack by White Supremacists

Charlottesville is a Call to Action Against Fascism

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(original photos by Zach D. Roberts)
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by Katherine Nolde, Richard Capron and Scott McLemee
Socialist Worker
August 14, 2017

THE FAR-right demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12–probably the largest public gathering of the racist “alt-right” ever–was clear evidence of the murderous forces nurtured and emboldened by Donald Trump over the past two years.

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Marx’s theory of working-class revolution by Alan Maass

by Alan Maass
Oct. 14, 2010

In the first part in a series on “The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx,” Alan Maass, author of The Case for Socialism, looks at the building blocks for Marx’s view of the world. This will be a session at Marxism Day Schools taking place around the U.S.

WHEN I was a senior in high school, I learned about what happened in England in 1215. But not 1213 or 1217. And I didn’t have a clue about anywhere else in the world at any point in the 13th century.

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The people’s historian by Alan Maass

Alan Maass pays tribute to a historian who helped make history
January 28, 2010

, an activist and author for half a century and probably the best-known voice of the U.S. left, died January 27 at the age of 87.

Howard was a fixture of countless struggles for justice and equality in the U.S. over many long decades. He was as determined in his 80s as he was many years before as a witness and participant in the great battles of the civil rights movement and the fight against the Vietnam War.

He died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif., where he was enjoying a few days’ vacation. But according to friends, he was also looking forward to his next speaking event in a week’s time–to a packed audience, as always.

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The siege of Haiti by Rachel Cohen and Alan Maass

Rachel Cohen and Alan Maass explain that the U.S. government’s callous attitude toward Haitians desperate to flee the disaster is part of a longstanding history.
January 22, 2010

THE RING of mighty warships off the coast of Port-au-Prince is a stark symbol of the true intentions of the U.S. government in its “humanitarian” mission following Haiti’s devastating earthquake.

The Navy and Coast Guard vessels aren’t there with food or water or rescue teams. They’re on patrol to make sure that Haitians don’t escape the disaster and try to get to the United States.

A week and a half after the earthquake hit–with hundreds of thousands dead and as many as 3 million made homeless–even mainstream news reports admit that relief efforts organized by the U.S. aren’t getting food and water to many people.

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