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          LeftRoots: grassroots struggles. strategy for liberation.
    
          March 8, 2015
    
          LeftRoots, an organization of Leftists engaged in mass organizing in the USA, is committed to developing individual and collective skills necessary to formulate, evaluate and carry out strategy to build 21st century socialism.  Points of unity, organizing and study are integrated to strengthen efforts to challenge capitalism, imperialism, white supremacy hetero-patriarchy and create strategies for cultivating democratic, protagonist-lead and transform social movements. 
    
          https://portside.org/2015-03-09/leftroots-grassroots-struggles-strategy-liberation
  
  
          Cornel West: Gaza Is the Hood on Steroids, Thanks to Israel
    
          March 8, 2015
    
          “It’s ugly, it’s vicious, it’s brutal” describes Israel in Palestine — and why Gaza is “the hood on steroids” says Cornel West speaking with Stanford Professor David Palumbo-Liu about the divestment effort and Palestinian activism.  The interview ranges from how the issue of Israel-Palestine is registering not only with young people, but also with older progressives and intellectuals, and about the linkages between civil rights struggles in the US and abroad.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-03-09/cornel-west-gaza-hood-steroids-thanks-israel
  
  
          Intl Campaign for Responsible Technology
    
          March 8, 2015
    
          In January 2015, the International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT), the GoodElectronics Network plus more than 60 expert allies from 15 countries met, discussed and drafted a CALL concerning the hazards of chemicals used in the global electronics supply chain. "A Challenge to the Global Electronics Industry to Adopt Safer and More Sustainable Products and Practices, and Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals, Exposures and Discharges" is organizing for endorsements.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-03-09/intl-campaign-responsible-technology
  
  
          You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Rhinestones: Kids Choose Commie-Themed Prom
    
          March 8, 2015
    
          Seniors at Albuquerque's Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School voted online to hold a Communist-themed prom they quickly dubbed “prom-munism.”  Meanwhile, caught between a rock and a Marxist place, school officials seem for now to be hedging their bourgeois bets.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-03-09/you-have-nothing-lose-your-rhinestones-kids-choose-commie-themed-prom
  
  
          Selma and Voting Rights: Commemoration or Legislation?
    
          March 8, 2015
    
          This weekend, thousands of people -- including one-fifth of the U.S. Congress and President Obama -- are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the famous Selma to Montgomery march.  The irony is rich: The 1965 Selma march -- and the violent "Bloody Sunday" caused by Alabama troopers -- is credited with speeding passage of the Voting Rights Act,  Yet voting rights in the South and the Voting Rights Act itself are in their most precarious position in half a century.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-03-09/selma-and-voting-rights-commemoration-or-legislation
  

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