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Portside Snapshot - September 1, 2017

   
 

 


Bay Area Shows How to Defeat Nazis and KKK; Dockworkers Just Showed the Labor Movement How to Shut Down Fascists; Bay Area Thousands Against White Terrorists (in pictures0

Peter Cole and David Bacon
Relying on the photographs, reporting and video in the mainstream media can give you a false idea about the marches and demonstrations against white supremacists and Nazi sympathizers in San Francisco and Berkeley last weekend. What role should the labor movement play in beating back the resurgence of fascism? Resistance, while a powerful concept, is far too vague. Local 10 ILWU demonstrates what can be done.



Why are the Crucial Questions About Hurricane Harvey Not Being Asked?

George Monbiot; Duncan Meisel
The Guardian (UK)
This is a manmade climate-related disaster. To ignore this ensures our greatest challenge goes unanswered and helps push the world towards catastrophe. Not talking about climate change, and Trump's active attacks on climate science is missing a huge, crucial moment to address an enormous problem.



Leaked Chats Show Charlottesville Marchers Were Planning for Violence

David Z. Morris
Fortune
Leaked emails show that white terrorist groups planned violence in advance of August 12 in Charlottesville. They planned on inciting racial violence and hatred. They even planned on driving motor vehicles into the crowd demonstrating against hatred and white nationalism. Where are the federal indictments of these white terrorists for conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to incite racial violence and hatred. Where are the indictments of the leaders and organizers?



What Should Socialists Do?

Joseph M. Schwartz and Bhaskar Sunkara
Jacobin
Democratic socialism needs to become a mass presence in US society. Fighting for "Non-Reformist Reforms"; Building a Majority. Until then, The Power of a Minority.



Tidbits - August 31, 2017 - How to Help - Harvey Relief - How You Can Help; Problems with Outlook; Reader Comments: Racism, Hatred, Slavery, Those Monuments; Populist Victory in Birmingham, AL; Today's Socialist Movement, DSA; 4,000 Rabbis Berate Trump; a

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How to Help - Harvey Relief, Texas AFL-CIO, Not Red Cross, Organizations on the Ground that Need Help; Problems with Outlook; Reader Comments: Racism, Hatred, Slavery, Those Monuments; Populist Victory in Birmingham, AL; Building Today's Socialist Movement, DSA; California Hate Crime Tracker; 4,000 Rabbis Berate Trump; Announcements - Voting and Partisan Gerrymandering; Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression; MEDICC 20th Anniversary Conference in C



Indonesia: Global tTade Unions and NGOs back PepsiCo-linked Palm Oil Workers

Nithin Coca
Equal Times
The Indonesian union OPPUK (Organisasi Penguatan dan Pengembangan Usaha-Usaha Kerakyatan) representing palm oil workers indirectly employed by PepsiCo and the Teamsters in the United States representing about 200,000 PepsiCo workers in North America reaffirmed their solidarity in a shared fight for global labor and human rights.



With Kafka, The Ending is at the Beginning

John Banville
New York Review of Books
Kafka's life was itself Kafkaesque, and if you want to know its span and its ending better- the book's author contends and the reviewer agrees - readers need to start at the beginning. The book under review is the third of a three-volume biography that critics widely call definitive.


 
 
 
 
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