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Response to Arun Gupta

Freelance journalist Arun Gupta has posted a long FB comment (and now article) comparing the twitter presence of Alexandra Ocasio Cortez of the DSA and Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative. His take on SA prompted someone to link to an article I had written in 2016 that was critical of SA’s practice of placing political…

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Teacher strikes show social movements the way forward There have been growing calls for electoral participation in the wake of the Trump presidential victory and the horrendous political and social climate that have come in its wake. Most of these voices encourage a social movement strategy called “inside / outside” organizing which argues that protest,…

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By MICHAEL HILTZIK FEB 20, 2018 | 9:50 AM Honeywell’s CEO-to-worker pay ratio is a sky-high 333-to-1. But expect even bigger numbers from other firms. (Dreamstime / TNS) The first government-mandated disclosure of the ratio of CEO vs. average worker pay has surfaced, and as has been widely expected, it’s obscene. Technology company Honeywell, in…

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Twenty-First-Century Taylorism

By Richard Salame Managers have been trying to control workers for well over a century. Amazon’s new employee-tracking wristbands are just the latest innovation. The latest scandal to emerge from Amazon’s warehouses centers on the company’s newly patented wristband, which gives it the ability to track and record employees’ hands in real time. Some have…

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Garry Wills Few crimes are more harshly forbidden in the Old Testament than sacrifice to the god Moloch (for which see Leviticus 18.21, 20.1-5). The sacrifice referred to was of living children consumed in the fires of offering to Moloch. Ever since then, worship of Moloch has been the sign of a deeply degraded culture.…

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Protesters gather outside the White House at the finish of the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images) A tension between political hunger and fruition runs throughout Kevin Van Meter’s new book on building contemporary revolutionary struggle, Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and…

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