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  • The New Socialism: Moving Beyond Concentrated State Power

    By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Op-Ed

    With a significant worker co-op sector, the state's dependence on enterprises will no longer mean a dependence on a small minority: shareholders and boards of directors who control capitalist enterprises. Instead it will mean, at least in part, the state's dependence on masses of workers who democratically control worker co-ops. With a significant worker co-op sector, the state's dependence on enterprises will no longer mean a dependence on a small minority: shareholders and boards of directors who control capitalist enterprises. Instead it will mean, at least in part, the state's dependence on masses of workers who democratically control worker co-ops. (Photo: Susannah Kay / The New York Times)

    A major task for socialists has been honestly to admit and contend with the limits and failures of the old 19th and 20th century socialism: chiefly, excesses of over-concentrated state power and inadequately transformed production systems. Old socialism's achievements might be preserved and built upon if its limits and failures were also recognized and overcome.

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  • Fascists Seek Personal Growth and Forgiveness in Two Films

    Fascists Seek Personal Growth and Forgiveness in Two Films

    By Francis Brodsky, Truthout | Film Review

    Two new documentaries screened at this year's Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival each profile a right-wing European militant coming to terms with his past. The thorny question raised by both The Unforgiven and Keep Quiet is a complex one: Is anything owed to history's most despicable actors, especially forgiveness?

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  • This Is Our Best Defense Against Trump's Immigration Policies

    This Is Our Best Defense Against Trump's Immigration Policies

    By Mary Turck, YES! Magazine | News Analysis

    Under the Trump administration's new executive orders, we're seeing scenes of ICE agents arresting undocumented immigrants in their homes, rousing them from their beds at night. In this atmosphere of anger, fear and confusion, local governments, as well as churches, schools and hospitals, are declaring themselves "sanctuaries."

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