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Socialism: Build the Left, Fight the Right

This summer more than 2,000 leftwing activists and authors met in Chicago for Socialism 2017, a four-day conference aimed at bringing the politics necessary to build the left and fight the right to a new generation of socialists. Visit the Socialism website to learn more. Join us next year! July 5-8, 2018.

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Trump's victory and the necessity of solidarity

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2016), and assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. The widely-acclaimed book surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality, arguing that this struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation. Activist and scholar Cornel West called her book “the best analysis we have of the #BlackLivesMatter moment.” The movement, which emerged under the first African-American president, faces a new situation with the election of an openly racist and xenophobic president, Donald Trump. Ashley Smith interviewed her in late November to discuss the legacy of the Obama era and the prospects for struggle under these new unexpected circumstances.Read more