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          Why Solidarity Between the Movement for Black Lives and Palestine Makes Sense
    
          August 25, 2016
    
          Critics of solidarity between the Movements for Black Lives and the Palestinian struggle miss how concepts like apartheid are not meant to apply only when there is perfect equivalence between two situations. They also apply when the experiences of two oppressed groups share common features.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-26/why-solidarity-between-movement-black-lives-and-palestine-makes-sense
  
  
          Turkey is Now in Syria; What it Means for the Middle East - Two Views
    
          August 25, 2016
    
          The Turks don't want a Kurdish mini-state on their frontier any more than the Syrians want to lose territory to the Kurds (and neither do the Iranians, nor do the Russians want a Kurdish state on their border). And, Turkey is warming up to Russia and Iran in a bid to exit before a total rout of its proxies in Syria. Here Robert Fisk and Vijay Prashad present two nuanced perspectives.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-26/turkey-now-syria-what-it-means-middle-east-two-views
  
  
          Tidbits - August 25, 2016 - Reader Comments: Gabby Douglas and Ryan Lochte; Temp Organizing Gets Big Boost; Black Lives Matter; Progressive Groups Demand Clinton Publicly Oppose Lame-Duck TPP Vote; and more...
    
          August 25, 2016
    
          Reader Comments: Douglas and Lochte- Tale of Black and White; Temp Organizing Gets Big Boost; New Memorial Will Honor Victims of Lynching; Black Lives Matter; Progressive Groups Demand Clinton Publicly Oppose Lame-Duck TPP Vote; Henry Kissinger; More response to Portside post on Syria;
Announcements: Labor Journalism Award-Apply Now; Thirty-six Views of One World Trade Center; Peace in Colombia - What Can I Do?; Faculty Condemn New McCathyite Canary Mission Blacklist
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-26/tidbits-august-25-2016-reader-comments-gabby-douglas-and-ryan-lochte-temp-organizing-gets
  
  
          Socialists Should Aspire Beyond Labour’s Post-War Consensus
    
          August 25, 2016
    
          By all means, look to the past. Learn and be inspired, but do not try to turn the clock back. The ultimate aim of socialism should be the abolition of capitalism — anything less than this is reformism in the service of capital. Socialists may disagree about the pace of transition, or the means of enacting revolutionary change — but their ultimate aim must be the end of capitalism. 
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-25/socialists-should-aspire-beyond-labour%E2%80%99s-post-war-consensus
  
  
          The Genius of James Brown
    
          August 25, 2016
    
          Even in the era of the Beatles and Motown's roster of stars, the brilliant James Brown established a place that was his alone. His was not about magic, it was about power that could not be denied by anyone brought within its field of influence. What the book's author also finds is a wary solitariness that paradoxically found its fullest expression in Brown's ability to give himself so completely in performance to suggest a generosity approaching self-immolation.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-08-25/genius-james-brown
  

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