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Working Classes: Global Realities, Socialist Register 2001

Leo Panitch and Colin Leys, eds. with Greg Albo and David Coates, Working Classes: Global Realities, Socialist Register 2001 (London, New York, and Halifax: The Merlin Press, Monthly Review Press, and Fernwood Press, 2000 and 2001). This thirty-seventh volume of … Continue reading

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Marx and Engels: Their Contributions to the Democratic Breakthrough

August H. Nimtz, Jr.  Marx and Engels: Their Contributions to the Democratic Breakthrough.  Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2000. “Standing up in front of real, live people and holding forth to them directly and straightforwardly, so that … Continue reading

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How to Take an Exam… and Remake the World

Bertell Ollman, How to Take an Exam… and Remake the World. Montréal: Black Rose Books, 2001. I’ve recently been embroiled in a collective anguishing over the exam and homework strategies of a 16 year-old scholar. And with no hope of … Continue reading

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Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights

Eric Parens and Adrienne Asch, eds., Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2000). As I sit down to review this important and wide-ranging collection of essays about prenatal testing of embryos and fetuses in the interest … Continue reading

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Of Centaurs and Doves: Guatemala’s Peace Process

Susanne Jonas, Of Centaurs and Doves: Guatemala’s Peace Process. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2000. For a small country, Guatemala has an impressive history.  In 1944, a revolution tried to make good on the democratic promise offered by allied victory in … Continue reading

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Introduction

The struggle to forge an effective movement against global capital marked a new level this year with the April 20 and 21 demonstrations in Quebec City, against the Summit of the Americas.  Macdonald Stainsby gives us a participant’s account of … Continue reading

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All Things Censored

Mumia Abu-Jamal, ed. Noelle Hanrahan, All things Censored.  Foreword by Alice Walker.  (New York, 7 Stories Press, 2000). The sheer feat of publishing All Things Censored reflects the enormity of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s accomplishment and his importance in today’s liberation struggle.  … Continue reading

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Plenary Address to Conference on Reparations*

The essence of reparations is one aspect of the revolutionary struggle of the Afro American People for DEMOCRACY, i.e. equal citizenship rights and Self Determination. Reparations is a democratic demand and is both the confirmation and projection of Afro American … Continue reading

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Book Reviews

Susanne Jonas, Of Centaurs and Doves: Guatemala’s Peace Process. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2000. For a small country, Guatemala has an impressive history.  In 1944, a revolution tried to make good on the democratic promise offered by allied victory in … Continue reading

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General Strike in Greece: A Brake to the “Socialist” Government’s Neoliberal Social Insurance Proposals

For most of the period since the fall of the dictatorship (1974) in Greece, trade unions have been holding two separate May Day celebrations:  one organized by the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GCGL) and the Central Council of Public … Continue reading

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