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Sunday, November 3, 2013

SocialistWorker.org | Weekend Edition




Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:51:33 -0500
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SocialistWorker.org Weekend Edition
A review of this week's coverage, plus Marxist Classics and a few articles from the archive
http://socialistworker.org
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Focus: Health care


Interview: Dr. Steffie Woolhandler
OBAMACARE LEAVES THE SICKNESS UNTREATED
A health care expert and single-payer advocate explains why coverage will remain unaffordable and inaccessible under the Affordable Care Act.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/29/obamacare-doesnt-treat-the-illness

Roundtable

PAYING THE PRICE FOR THE ACA

The uninsured face a losing "choice": Pay for health coverage they can't afford to use or pay a fine for not having coverage.

http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/31/paying-the-price-for-the-aca
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Other top articles of the week

Comment: Danny Katch
THE FLOOD NEXT TIME
One year ago, Hurricane Sandy bluntly confirmed that climate change is not a terrible thing of the future, but a terrible thing happening now.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/28/the-flood-next-time

Editorials
THE RICH STRIKE IT RICHER
The Grand Canyon between Corporate America's top bosses and the workers they employ has gotten grander still during the Great Recession.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/31/the-rich-strike-it-richer


Comment: Bill Mullen
IS THERE A WHITE SKIN PRIVILEGE?

Many people outraged by racism believe there is a "white skin privilege"--but this view can't explain the source of racism or how best to fight it.

http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/30/is-there-a-white-skin-privilege

Comment: Kathryn McGhee
SOCIALIST IN THE CITY COUNCIL?
Revolutionary socialist Kshama Sawant is shaking up politics in Seattle with her popular campaign for a City Council seat.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/31/the-rich-strike-it-richer

Comment: Yasser Munif
BEHIND THE LINES IN SYRIA

This eyewitness account of the Syrian revolution is the result of a two-month visit to Manbij, a liberated town of some 200,000.

http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/28/behind-the-lines-in-syria

Comment
OHIO WOMEN WON'T GO BACK

Republican legislators in Ohio have women's rights in their sights, but pro-choice forces are beginning to oppose them.

http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/29/ohio-women-wont-go-back

Comment: John McDonald
THEIR MONSTERS UNDER THE BED

Though dressed up in blood-soaked garb, horror movies should be of particular interest to radicals for many reasons.

http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/31/capitalist-monsters-under-the-bed
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Focus: Unions

Comment: Todd Chretien
HOLDING THE LINE AT BART

Workers for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system held off management's most aggressive demands in their months-long fight for a contract.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/30/holding-the-line-at-bart

Analysis
SHOWDOWN LOOMS IN PORTLAND

Over 600 teachers and their supporters rallied at a Portland Public Schools meeting in an inspiring display of solidarity.

http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/30/showdown-looms-in-portland

Report: Michael Schwartz
ROASTING A BAD OFFER

More than 200 workers are on strike at Houston's Maximus Coffee Group and holding out against a rotten contract offer.

http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/29/roasting-a-bad-offer-at-maximus
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Focus: Antiwar

Report: Ashley Smith
PUTTING PLANES BEFORE PEOPLE
City and military officials used every dirty trick in the book against Vermont activists protesting the basing of the F-35 warplane.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/30/putting-planes-before-people

Analysis: Paul Fleckenstein
A SHOWDOWN OVER THE F-35

The struggle against basing the F-35 warplane in Burlington, Vt., is coming to a head with a vote in the City Council.

http://socialistworker.org/2013/10/28/a-showdown-over-the-f35
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From the archives

Comment
ABORTION: EVERY WOMAN'S RIGHT
In April 1992, abortion rights supporters were organizing, as the Supreme Court got set to rule on a challenge to Roe v. Wade.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/11/01/abortion-every-womans-right
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Series: The politics of the ISO


Comment: Paul D'Amato
INDEPENDENT OF THE STATUS QUO

Without its own party and political representatives, the working class will stay subordinated to the two-party system.
http://socialistworker.org/2013/11/01/independent-of-the-political-status-quo
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