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Obama: NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly “Well-Qualified” to lead Homeland Security

President Obama has said he’s eying New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to replace Janet Napolitano as the head of Homeland Security. “Ray Kelly’s obviously done an extraordinary job in New York,” Obama told reporters. “I think Ray Kelly … Continue reading

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Audio from Socialism 2013 presentation: Be the Change You Want to See?

The audio from my talk at the 2013 Socialism Conference is up. You can check it out in the widget below, or at We Are Many.

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Petroleum coke on the Detroit River: An eco-catastrophe waiting to happen

My latest for Socialist Worker, an article on the storage of petroleum coke (tar sands waste) on the Detroit River, went up yesterday.  I’ve posted a brief excerpt below.  If you want to find out more about petroleum coke, what’s … Continue reading

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Be the Change You Want to See?: A Marxist criticism of prefigurative politics

PREFACE This is the transcript to a talk I gave at the Socialism 2013 Conference in Chicago.  I’m posting this transcript here for those interested–it is similar to, but different from a previous transcript I posted of a local meeting … Continue reading

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Do you hear the people sing?

A Turkish choir singing “Do You Hear the People Sing?” (also sometimes called “The People’s Song”) from Les Miserables.  I couldn’t help getting choked up when they began to sing in Turkish.

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Dearborn Heights fast food restaurant pays $12 an hour

A Dearborn Heights fast-food (or quick-service, is there a difference?) restaurant has opted to pay their employees $12 an hour. This is following the wave of strikes and walkouts led by fast food workers across the country, including a historically … Continue reading

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This is a shameless plug for this month’s issue of the International Socialist Review which includes a new version of a past post I wrote on Grace Lee Boggs and visionary organizing.  Pick your copy up from your local branch … Continue reading

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