Mar 15, 2013

Socialist Worker Weekend Edition


SocialistWorker.org Weekend Edition
A review of this week's coverage, plus Marxist Classics and a few articles from the archive
http://socialistworker.org
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New This Weekend: North Korea

Analysis: David Whitehouse
WHY ARE TENSIONS RISING?
U.S. politicians and the media claim North Korea wants a war, but they don't talk about Washington's escalating military threats.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/15/tensions-rising-in-korea

Top Articles of the Week

Editorials
A TALE OF TWO ECONOMIES
Happy days are here again...if you happen to be a corporate executive or Wall Street parasite. But for the working majority, it's a scramble to get by.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/13/a-tale-of-two-economies

Comment: Eric Ruder
PROFITING OFF THE OCCUPIED
Business is booming for SodaStream, the Israeli company that makes home carbonation machines--which makes it a good target for BDS activists.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/12/made-in-a-west-bank-sweatshop

Report: Natalia Tylim and Zach Zill
ANGER ERUPTS IN BROOKLYN
New York City police are trying to smear another shooting victim--but activists and community members are speaking out.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/13/anger-erupts-at-the-nypd

Comment: Leela Yellesetty
RACIST FACE OF THE HOUSING CRISIS
The media scapegoated Blacks for the housing crisis all along, but Bloomberg Businessweek took racism to a new level.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/12/racist-face-of-the-housing-crisis
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Focus: Environment

Comment: Michael Ware
THE "JOBS OR THE PLANET" MYTH
The AFL-CIO's support for expanding the U.S. pipeline network perpetuates an old oil industry myth designed to pit activists against each other.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/14/tackling-jobs-vs-environment-myth

Analysis: Steve Ramey and Alan Maass
WHAT'S IN THE CLIMATE BILL?
Two Democrats have unveiled a proposal to curb greenhouse gas emissions--but will the Obama administration fight for it?
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/12/whats-in-the-climate-change-bill

Comment: Peter Rugh
THE ATTACK OF THE FRACKADEMICS
Barack Obama's nominee for Energy Secretary supports fracking--and he's not the only academic who crossed the line between science and propaganda.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/11/attack-of-the-frackademics

Comment: Alex Buckingham
DIVEST TO SAVE THE PLANET
Activist campaigns focused on divestment from fossil fuel companies are hitting colleges and communities across the U.S.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/13/divest-to-save-the-planet
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Focus: Schools

Comment: Brian Jones
THE WRONG REFORMS FOR SCHOOLS
We don't want public schools organized around Corporate America's priorities for how our children should be educated.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/11/wrong-reforms-for-our-schools

Comment
DECIMATING PHILLY SCHOOLS
As the School Reform Commission voted to close 23 schools, some 700 residents protested in defense of public education.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/13/decimating-philly-schools

Report: David Durbin
PROTESTING TEXAS PRIVATIZERS
Thousands of Texas parents, students and teachers rallied to demand an end to high-stakes testing and school privatization.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/11/rallying-against-Texas-privatizers
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Focus: Women's Oppression

Comment: Tithi Bhattacharya
MARISSA MAYER AND THE FAMILY
Capitalism depends on a strict division between the spheres of work, associated with men, and home, associated with women.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/14/marissa-mayer-and-the-family

Column: Dave Zirin
WHAT CAUSED STEUBENVILLE?
A young woman is being protected by armed guards as the rape trial of two high school football players gets underway in Ohio.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/14/what-caused-steubenville
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Marxist Classics

Speech: John Reed
UNCLE SAM'S FALSE PROMISES
An American revolutionary speaks out in 1920 on the centrality of confronting imperialism around the world.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/15/dont-believe-uncle-sams-promises
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History of Black Politics

Comment: Lee Sustar
CARVING A NICHE IN THE SYSTEM
By opening its doors to a new layer of Black politicians, the Democratic Party channeled Black activists into electoral campaigns.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/03/15/a-niche-in-the-system
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