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For the Week of February 5, 2017

A Celebration of the Life of Jerry Gordon
Speeches and Messages from the January 28, 2017, Memorial Meeting
Compiled and edited by Alan Benjamin ( PDF)

Remarks to Jerry Gordon Memorial Meeting, January 28, 2017
Honoring the Memory of a Remarkable Man
by Thomas Bias, co–Managing Editor, Labor Standard
National Secretary, Labor Fightback Network

For the Week of November 6, 2016

Labor’s Trump Card: Build a Labor Party!
by Bruce Lesnick, Socialist Action, November 9, 2016

For the Week of October 9, 2016

“Black Protest” in Poland
International Viewpoint, October 6, 2016

For the Week of October 2, 2016

Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor
by Jeremy Brecher, Common Dreams, September 29, 2016

Service Employees International Union Statement on Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access Pipeline
October 1, 2016

For the Week of September 18, 2016

Week in Review Extra—Labor & Climate
by Bill Onasch, KC Labor Week in Review, September 22, 2016

As Tribes Fight Pipelines, Internal AFL-CIO Letter Exposes “Very Real Split”
by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, September 22, 2016

AFL-CIO to Planet Earth: Drop Dead!
by Norman Solomon, Counterpunch, September 19, 2016
[note: This article quotes the pro–Standing Rock positions of the CWA and National Nurses United. Similar anti-fossil fuel stands have been taken by the constituency groups of the AFL-CIO, by the Amalgamated Transit Union, and by SEIU Local 503 of Oregon. — Note by The Editors, Labor Standard.]

Thousands of Prisoners Strike “to End Slavery” Across the United States
by Ann Montague, Socialist Action, September 2016

Corbyn Set to Beat Labour Right Wing, Again
by Barry Weisleder, Socialist Action, September 2016

For the Week of August 21, 2016

Russia
The Left Face of the Putin Regime
by the Russian Socialist Movement
International Viewpoint, August 22, 2016

For the Week of August 7, 2016

Venezuela
The Unitary Chavista Socialist League (LUCHAS) Is Born
by Stalin Peres Borges, International Viewpoint, August 4, 2016
[NOTE: The author is a Venezuelan Trotskyist whose parents gave him a first name that, ironically. belonged to a backslider-former-revolutionary whom Trotsky rightly called “gravedigger of the revolution”—G.S.]

For the Week of July 31, 2016

Turkey: a War of Two Coups
by Sungur Savran, RedMed, July 20, 2016

Turkey: Atlanticism vs. Rabiism
by Sungur Savran, The Bullet, Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 1286, July 29, 2016

For the Week of July 17, 2016

The Near Certainty of Anti-Police Violence
by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, July 12, 2016

The Legacy of Police Impunity Boils Over
by Barry Sheppard, International Viewpoint, July 17, 2016
[Note: Sheppard's article was written a few days before another Black military veteran shot and killed several police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. — The Editors, Labor Standard]

For the Week of July 10, 2016

Popular Uprising Backs Striking Teachers in Southern Mexico
by Emily Keppler, Labor Notes, July 14, 2016

Following Horrific Violence, Something More Is Required of Us
by Michelle Alexander, Common Dreams, July 13, 2016

The System that Killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Cannot Be Reformed
by Aislinn Pulley, Truthout, July 8, 2016

For the Week of June 26, 2016

A Socialist Convergence in Philadelphia
by Robert Caldwell

After June 14, the Fight Continues
by Léon Crémieux

For the Week of May 1, 2016

CCSU Art Professor Remembers Kent State Tragedy
by Ray Hardman, National Public Radio, May 4, 2016

For the Week of March 20, 2016

House Socialists, Field Socialists and Bernie
by Bruce Lesnick, Socialist Action, March 5, 2016

Sanders and Lesser-Evilism: Is There No Line You Will Not Cross?
by Bruce Lesnick, Counterpunch, September 14, 2015

The Democratic Party and Company Unions
by Bruce Lesnick, Counterpunch, July 24, 2015

For the Week of January 18, 2016

Sign the Petition:
Congress, Repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act Now!

For the Week of December 6, 2015

The Assault on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs and the Film “Suffragette”
by Ann Montague

For the Week of November 8, 2015

The Most Important Socialist in America Not Named Bernie Sanders Just Won Re-election
by Zeeshan Aleem, Policy.Mic, November 6, 2015

The Change Socialist Alternative Is Fighting For
by Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative, November 11, 2015

Outspoken Socialist Politician Declares Victory in Seattle
by Ned Resnikoff, Aljazeera America, November 6, 2015

For the Week of November 1, 2015

Socialist Politician Credits Bernie Sanders after Re-Election in Seattle
by Chris McGreal, The Guardian, November 6, 2015

Kshama Sawant Re-Elected—Seattle’s Political Revolution Continues
by Patrick Ayers, Socialist Alternative in Action, November 4, 2015

Op-Ed: Yes, Kshama Sawant Understands Our History of Oppression
by Gerald Hankerson, South Seattle Emerald, October 30, 2015

Seattle City Council District 3 debate with incumbent council member Kshama Sawant and challenger Urban League president Pamela Banks. King 5 News, October 18, 2015

For the Week of September 27, 2015

A New Biography of Leon Trotsky
Paul Le Blanc, Leon Trotsky (Critical Lives), (London: Reaktion Books, 2015), 224 pp., $16.95.
reviewed by Joe Auciello

For the Week of September 20, 2015

Lecture unites Themester, Lilly Library Exhibit
by Nyssa Kruse
Indiana Daily Student, September 17, 2015

For the Week of September 13, 2015

Seattle Strike Enters Fifth Day as Teachers Protest Testing Policies, Racial Inequity & Low Wages

For the Week of July 12, 2015

Greece
No to Repression of Anti-Austerity Demonstrators!
Statement by the French New Anticapitalist Party
International Viewpoint, July 16, 2015

Socialists Debate the Situation in Greece & Europe, as of July 12, 2015

Interview with Greek Socialist
by Socialist Action, published July 12, 2015

Greece
The Victory of the “No” Announces Decisive Battles against the Troika
Statement of the Secretariat of the Executive Bureau of the Fourth International
International Viewpoint, July 8, 2015

For the Week of July 5, 2015

Marker Commemorating ’34 Teamsters Strikes to be Unveiled July 18
by Mike Wilkinson, Workday Minnesota, July 8, 2015

In Greece, July 6, Costas Lapavitsas, a Leader of the Left Platform in Syriza and a Member of the Greek Parliament, Calls for Nationalization of the Banks and for “Open the Books!”

[Note: This very significant radio interview, on The Real News Network (TRNN) is accompanied by a transcript that is not always accurate. It is often difficult to hear Lapavitsas clearly, but his main demands are quite clear and the right kind of transitional demands to make in the present situation. The link to the radio interview, in two parts, precedes the transcript. —The Editors.]

Part 1

Part 2

For the Week of June 28, 2015

On the Eve of the Greek Referendum—For a Massive NO Vote, and Mass Mobilization in the Streets
by George Shriver, co-managing editor, Labor Standard

Viewpoints from the Greek Left
by OKDE-Spartakos, Red Network, July 3, 2015
International Viewpoint July 2015

A Major Shift in the Situation in Greece
by George Shriver, co-managing editor, Labor Standard

Plaque Will Mark Bloody Battle of 1934 Truckers’ Strike in Minneapolis
by Eric Roper
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, June 22, 2015

The Remember 1934 Commemorative Plaque
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
At the site of Bloody Friday, the intersection of 7th Ave. and 3rd Street North, Minneapolis, MN 55401

150 Years After Emancipation, Dylann Roof Is a Chilling Reminder of How Little Has Changed
by Zeba Blay
Huffington Post, June 19, 2015

Economics as Religion
by William E. Spriggs
AFL-CIO Now Blog, June 30, 2015

For the Week of June 21, 2015

Bernie Sanders and Oppositional Criticism
by Joe Auciello
Socialist Action, June 21, 2015

For the Week of June 7, 2015

Why Every Socialist Should View the Video of Kshama Sawant’s Reelection Rally
by George Shriver, co-managing editor, Labor Standard

Why Are They Targeting Sawant?
by Ben Norton
Socialist Worker, March 17, 2015

For the Week of May 31, 2015

The Democratic Party Scrambles to Stop Kshama Sawant’s Re-Election
by Ann Montague

What’s Going on in Seattle?
Is Kshama Sawant Really Caving in to the Democrats?
by David McDonald
Counterpunch, March 25, 2015

Minnesota 15 Now Supporters Hear Kshama Sawant
by David Jones

My Primary Objection to Bernie
by Bill Onasch

For the Week of March 22, 2015

Tucson May Day Coalition & a Connecticut Teamster—Both Are Calling For: ALL OUT ON APRIL 15!

For the Week of March 8, 2015

The American Fingerprints on Colombia's Dead
by W.T. Whitney, Jr.
Counterpunch, February 24, 2015

For the Week of October 27, 2014

Labor and the Struggle for a Healthy Environment
Report to the 2014 Convention of Socialist Action
by Bill Onasch

South Africa:
On the Crisis in COSATU
NUMSA NEC Press Statement, October 28, 2014

For the Week of October 5, 2014

“We Are a Movement Now”
(Some Background on the Low-Wage Workers Strikes and Protests of Sept. 4 in More Than 150 U.S. Cities)

For the Week of September 7, 2014

Hundreds Arrested as Growing Fast-Food Workers’ Movement Strikes for Living Wage, Unionization
Democracy Now, September 5, 2014

For the Week of August 17, 2014

Political Repression in Colombia
Phoenix Recharged, “FARCpolitics” Again
by Liliany Obando
Translated from the Spanish by W.T. Whitney

No New War on Iraq!

No New War on Iraq!
Statement of United National Antiwar Coalition

United Action Needed to Counter Obama Administration’s Latest Escalation in Iraq
Statement of Labor Fightback Network

NO Iraq War Replay
Statement of U.S. Labor against the War

No Renewed Iraq War
Statement of the United Electrical Workers General Officers

No New War on Iraq
Statement of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition

For the Week of July 6, 2014

Ukraine:
Russian White Guards in the Donbass
by Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski, International Viewpoint, July 4, 2014

For the Week of June 22, 2014

Why I’m Marching with Bill McKibben to Protest the Keystone Pipeline
by Joe Uehlein, Labor Network for Sustainability

Minneapolis Teamsters Strike: 80th Anniversary
Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

For the Week of June 15, 2014

Descendants of 1934’s Teamster Strikers Carry Proud Legacy
by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review, June 5, 2014

For the Week of May 25, 2014

Learning from a Socialist in Seattle
by Arun Gupta, Al-Jazeera America, May 21, 2014

Fast Food Workers and SEIU President Arrested Outside McDonald’s HQ
by Flora Johnson, Home Care Worker, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana

People’s Climate March to Target “System Powering Our Destruction”
by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, May 21, 2014

San Francisco Labor Council Calls for End to U.S. Intervention in Ukraine

For the Week of April 20, 2014

April 26 Conference in Seattle — Building the Fight for Fifteen
by George Shriver, co-managing editor, Labor Standard

For the Week of April 13, 2014

Farooq Tariq, Awami Workers Party: “Left Unity a Precious Gain amid Right-Wing Advances in Pakistan”
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal, April 10, 2014

For the Week of March 31, 2014

The Present, Past, and Future of Collective Bargaining
by Peter Rachleff, The Twin Cities Daily Planet, March 23, 2014

For the Week of March 17, 2014

Two Articles on the Fight for Fifteen:
Chicago Voters Back $15 Minimum Wage, While Seattle Marches to a $15 Beat
by George Shriver, co-managing editor, Labor Standard

Viewpoints on the Turbulent Events in Ukraine:

March 15, 2014

50,000 in Antiwar Demo
by Ilya Boudraitskis
International Viewpoint, March 15, 2014

March 2, 2014

Manifesto: 10 Тheses of the Leftist Opposition
International Viewpoint, January 22, 2014

Whither Ukraine?
by Marilyn Vogt-Downey

A Mass Revolt for Democracy
Interview with Zakhar Popovych
International Viewpoint, February 25, 2014

Ukrainians Fighting for a Better Society
Interview with Ilya Budraitskis
International Viewpoint, February 23, 2014

Ukraine Workers Need Independent Party
by Nick Keys, Socialist Action, February 25, 2014

For the Week of February 23, 2014

Social Revolt in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Whoever Sows Poverty will Reap Anger
by Catherine Samary
International Viewpoint, February 18, 2014

For the Week of February 2, 2014

Workers’ Victory of Last November Reversed — Boeing Gets Concessions from IAM After All
by Ann Montague

80,000 South African Platinum Miners Strike For A Living Wage
Interview with Patrick Bond
The Real News, February 3, 2014

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