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Revolutionary Refugees: German Socialism in Britain, 1840-1860

Christine Lattek, Revolutionary Refugees: German Socialism in Britain, 1840-1860 (London & New York: Routledge, 2006). Worker migration is a well established phenomenon, and it has often led to conflict, something which is certainly not unknown today. This is probably the … Continue reading

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Tim Hector: A Caribbean Radical’s Story

Paul Buhle, Tim Hector: A Caribbean Radical’s Story (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2006) This book offers both less and more than its title would suggest: less because the author presents what he has to say about the Antiguan radical … Continue reading

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One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse; The One-State Solution: A Breakthrough for Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock

One-State Solutions Ali Abunimah, One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006). Virginia Tilley, The One-State Solution: A Breakthrough for Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005). In … Continue reading

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Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States

James W. Russell, Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006). For those already sympathetic to the cause, James W. Russell’s Double Standard offers much to confirm suspicions and support intuitions. The … Continue reading

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Railroading Economics: The Creation of the Free Market Mythology

Michael Perelman, Railroading Economics: The Creation of the Free Market Mythology (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2006). As a discipline, mainstream economics has been perhaps the most successful ideological tool to justify the maintenance of the capitalist system in the … Continue reading

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Planet of Slums

Mike Davis. Planet of Slums (New York: Verso, 2006). In this sweeping account of macro-order global transformation, Mike Davis zeroes in on the urban slum as the key protagonist of postcolonial political economic processes. Planet of Slums spells out the … Continue reading

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Letters from Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out

Dan Berger, Chesa Boudin, and Kenyon Farrow, Letters from Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out (New York: Nation Books, 2005). Think the movement died in the 70s? Think that there are no young people actively organizing to end the multitude … Continue reading

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Democracy and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism Today

D.L. Raby, Democracy and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism Today (London & Ann Arbor: Pluto Press; Toronto: Behind the Lines, 2006). This is a remarkable book, one that could play a major role in shaping the Left’s understanding of the … Continue reading

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Were Revolutions in China Necessary?*

Is socialist revolution necessary? Under what conditions? How far should it go? Is more than one revolution needed, even in the same society? What about the issue of revolutionary “excess”? Is there such a problem, and if so, what causes … Continue reading

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“We are Brown, We are Short, We are Fat… We are the Face of Oaxaca”: Women Leaders in the Oaxaca Rebellion

I am a woman born in Oaxaca of Zapotec and Mixtec blood. Our mission as women is to create, educate, communicate and participate. That is why we are here occupying the state radio and TV station… We are like a … Continue reading

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