J Turk

J Turk is a longtime labor and social justice activist, and a former archivist for the Raya Dunayevskaya Collection.

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Two Futures: The Strikes at General Motors and at Chicago’s Schools

Summary: The 2019 strike wave in the U.S. may surpass 2018. Strikes by autoworkers at General Motors and by teachers and support staff in Chicago schools show us that the future of work and of our com…

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GM strikers push beyond fairness

Summary: The strike against General Motors by 49,000 members of the United Autoworkers, which began September 15, has caught the attention of the country.

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Chicago protests by labor, incarcerated women, communities against police domination

Summary: May Day extended into a week of distinctive protests by campus workers, women prisoners, and police reform activists, in resistance to the powers that be — Editors

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Politicalization of Philosophy Then and Now

Summary: Raya Dunayevskaya’s concept of the “politicalization of philosophy” routes political analyses through Marxist-Humanist roots. As method for any area of activity, it’s a way to avoid succumbin…

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The Supreme Court Joins Trump’s Plan for a Police State as Mass Protests Resist

Summary: Still another national mobilization – against seizures of refugee children and attacks on immigrant communities — has challenged Trump’s police state vision for America. At the same time, th…

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Chicago Rally on 50th Anniversary of King’s Death: The Struggle Grows

Summary: A gathering remembers Martin Luther King Jr. and recommits to the fight against police domination in Chicago–Editors

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Chicago Protest over Charlottesville Attack and Trump’s Racism

Summary: A Chicago rally to memorialize Heather Heyer, killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, brought together a community of activists aiming to push back against Trump-style protofascim, white suprema…

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Chicago Protest Demands Accounting for Police Murders

Summary: Determined protests against police brutality and murder continue in Chicago amid attempts at whitewash and questions over the meaning of changing “the system” — Editors

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After Trayvon: Renewing the Struggle Against Racism, in Florida and Beyond

The Trayvon Martin verdict is viewed in the context U.S. racialized capitalism. The article focuses on the structures of race/class oppression in Florida, both in the past and today, and the oppositio…

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