Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:51:33 -0500
Subject: SocialistWorker.org | Weekend Edition
SocialistWorker.org Weekend Edition
A review of this week's coverage, plus Marxist Classics and a few articles from the archive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SHOWDOWN LOOMS IN PORTLAND
Over 600 teachers and their supporters rallied at a Portland Public Schools meeting in an inspiring display of solidarity.
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.
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.
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.
From the archives
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.
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.
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