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The Measure of a Revolutionary: Remembering Eugene V. Debs

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Originally published by CounterPunch on September 7, 2015 The Measure of a Revolutionary: Remembering Eugene V. Debs By Mark Harris In the annals of American socialism, the name of Eugene V. Debs stands out as the most prominent personality in the movement’s history. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the self-described independent socialist now campaigning for the […]

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Syriza Inside the “Iron Cage”?

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A reply from Stathis Kouvelakis, a central figure in Syriza’s Left Platform. Both translated by David Broder. Source: Verso Books Originally published by ZNET on June 4, 2015 By Stathis Kouvelakis This column by Alexis Tsipras is important in a number of regards. It shows a qualitative change in the Greek situation, for many different reasons. […]

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Questions about Chuy

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This article was originally published by Jacobin on March 23, 2015 By Tyler Zimmer There’s no question: it would feel great to dump Rahm Emanuel in Chicago’s mayoral runoff on April 7. Unless you’re an investment banker or real-estate developer, the image of Emanuel being ejected from City Hall by angry voters ought to bring […]

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Why Syriza Hasn’t Threatened to Leave the European Union—Yet

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Greece’s newly elected radical left coalition is playing the long game. Reprinted from In These Times. By Alexandros Orphanides These are desperate times for the people of Greece. Heading into a frenzy of meetings with Eurogroup finance ministers and heads of state this week, the Syriza government is preparing for all scenarios and developments. On […]

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Syriza Holds Its Ground

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Syriza has been able to stand up to eurozone finance ministers because of the popular movement behind the party. Reprinted from Jacobin. By Stathis Kouvelakis As the media and the Athens stock market (down 4 percent yesterday) had widely expected, yesterday’s finance ministers’ meeting ended in failure, perhaps even a momentous one. The tone of […]

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A Historic Opportunity

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This article is reposted from Jacobin, which published it on January 20, 2015. Alexis Tsipras ___________________________________________________________ With victory in sight, Alexis Tsipras discusses Europe’s political landscape and the formation of a left government in Greece. On Sunday, Greece will hold a pivotal election. Opinion polls still have Syriza ahead of New Democracy by 3 percent and the old […]

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Syriza’s Magic Equation

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Reposted from Jacobin.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s inaugural policy speech before parliament was followed particularly attentively within Greece, as much as in the European chancelleries — and no doubt in the White House too. Within Greece, after the European Central Bank’s blackmail and the continual attacks by the European leaders, there is a spreading […]

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Healthcare in Canada and the U.S. In an ‘Age of Permanent Austerity’

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In an ‘Age of Permanent Austerity’ An interview with Robert Chernomas by Robin Chang
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Reprinted from The Bullet. An interview with Robert Chernomas by Robin Chang In North American debates over healthcare, Canada’s universal public ‘single-payer’ system of health insurance is often celebrated compared to the private employer-delivered system for being lower cost, more accessible, and producing superior health outcomes. But recently, the Canada Health Accord has ended, and ‘Obamacare’ has […]

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‘Yes he can!’

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Ashifa Kassam The Observer, 5 July 2014  ‘Yes he can!’ How Spanish indignado Pablo Iglesias aims to use a wave of protest to build ‘a decent country’ Podemos came out of nowhere to win 1.2 million votes. Pablo Iglesias talks of his hopes for the leftwing fledgling party Across Spain, everyone has an opinion about Pablo Iglesias. […]

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