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Trump’s Muslim Immigration Executive Order: If We Bombed You, We Ban You

AN EXECUTIVE ORDER that President Trump is expected to sign shortly restricts visits and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Iran.<p>The draft text of the order was leaked to the Huffington Post and Los Angeles Times. Titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” it would suspend the issuance of visas for at least 30 days to most people in the seven countries while the administration revamps its vetting …

Ur-Fascism

In 1942, at the age of ten, I received the First Provincial Award of Ludi Juveniles (a voluntary, compulsory competition for young Italian Fascists—that is, for every young Italian). I elaborated with rhetorical skill on the subject “Should we die for the glory of Mussolini and the immortal destiny of Italy?” My answer was positive. I was a smart boy.<p>I spent two of my early years among the SS, Fascists, Republicans, and partisans shooting at one another, and I learned how to dodge bullets. It …

Anarchy Works - Introduction

<i>The Introduction of the book Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos</i><p>Anarchy Would Never Work<p>Anarchism is the boldest of revolutionary social movements to emerge from the struggle against capitalism — it aims for a world free from all forms of domination and exploitation. But at its heart is a simple and convincing proposition: people know how to live their own lives and organize themselves better than any expert could. Others cynically claim that people do not know what is in their best interests, …

Democratize the union: let the rank-and-file decide!

According to exit poll data, Donald Trump won Ohio union households 54 percent to 41 percent against Hillary Clinton. At the national level, Clinton achieved a narrow victory, winning 51 percent, to Trump’s 42 percent. This despite the fact that labor unions spent more than $100 million in support of Clinton. Of course, factors relating to race, gender and class are at play. Nonetheless, the right-wing slant of union households should also be cause for concern.<p>Unionization of US workers has …

Turning the March Into a Movement

<i>A crowd fills Independence Avenue during the Women’s March on Washington, Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Washington. AP Photo/ Alex Brandon</i><p><b>Peter Dreier and Donald Cohen | 01.25.17</b><p>Saturday’s day of protest—against Donald Trump and for women’s equality—was successful in two significant ways.<p>First, it was the largest one-day protest in American history. Based on news reports from cities around the country, as many as 4.5 million people took to the streets. From 750,000 people in Washington, D.C., …