Greetings and Happy New Year from the Barnard/Columbia International Socialist Organization!
We hope everyone is enjoying their break and encourage you to check out the new articles at SocialistWorker.org, the ISO’s newspaper and daily website. New articles, editorials, letters and reports from struggles are updated every weekday. Socialist Worker returns from holiday break this week with articles about the Gaza Freedom March, the US attack on Yemen, and the revolutionary legacy of Dennis Brutus.
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Comment: Laura Durkay
EGYPT’S SHAMEFUL BAN ON FREEDOM MARCHERS
Activists from 43 countries came to Cairo for the Gaza Freedom March, but Egyptian authorities showed their loyalties by stopping the marchers.
Analysis: Elizabeth Schulte
YEMEN IN THE CROSSHAIRS
In the name of the “war on terror,” the U.S. government is carrying out a covert and not-so-covert war in Yemen, with bloody results.
Statement: Gaza Freedom March
THE CAIRO DECLARATION
Participants in the Gaza Freedom March approved a statement aimed at accelerating the campaign against Israeli apartheid.
Tributes to Dennis Brutus, South African activist and poet
Comment: Lee Sustar and Aisha Karim
REMEMBERING A FREEDOM FIGHTER
The movement for global justice lost an irreplaceable comrade when the South African poet and activist passed away December 26.
Comment: Patrick Bond
AN EMBLEM OF SOLIDARITY
Even in his last days, Dennis Brutus was fully engaged, advocating protest against those responsible for climate change and social injustice.
Comment: Dave Zirin
HE SHAMED THE SHAMELESS
The 1976 Olympic Games were in jeopardy, and the cause of all the tumult, according to Sports Illustrated, was a diminutive South African poet.
From Haymarket Books
Poetry and Protest: A Dennis Brutus Reader
Edited by Aisha Karim and Lee Sustar
This vital original collection of interviews, poetry, and essays of the much-loved anti-apartheid leader is the first book of its kind to bring together the full, forceful range of his work.
Dennis Brutus, imprisoned along with Nelson Mandela, is known worldwide for his unparalleled eloquence as an opponent of the apartheid South African regime. Since its fall, he has been a voice for global justice and humanity, speaking and writing extensively on issues of debt, poverty, war, racism, and neoliberalism.
Buy Poetry and Protest online
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