A collation of left(ish) articles you may have missed…
DSA vice chair and local member Christine Riddiough wrote about feminist pamphleteer and author Juliet Mitchell in the most recent issue of Democratic Left (and it was aggregated in Portside): http://www.dsausa.org/women_the_longest_revolution
Adolph Reed argues that the antiracism gospel as it is generally deployed is a naturalizing of capitalist arrangements as long as they are equally and proportionally shared across identity boundaries. “In insisting that for all intents and purposes police violence must be seen as mainly, if not exclusively, a black thing, we cut ourselves off from the only basis for forging a political alliance that could effectively challenge it.”
Recommended by our non-DSA comrade in Houston, Bob Buzzanco…
Maria Svart recommended (on Facebook) this roundtable on the white working class; Stan Greenberg, Ruy Teixiera, Harold Meyerson, Joel Rogers, Michael Kazin, Lane Kenworthy and others are in the discussion and much wonky detail available here. http://thedemocraticstrategist-roundtables.com/?page_id=214
A member of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program argues in CommonDreams that the public option originally left out of the Affordable Care Act under pressure from the right – and now promised by the Democratic platform – deserves only limited cheers. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/19/public-option-back-our-enthusiasm-should-be-tempered
Louis Cooper submits this ”for possible inclusion in ‘good reads’: A review of Emirbayer & Desmond The Racial Order and Brubaker, Grounds for Difference, in the current issue of The Hedgehog Review. First couple of graphs available at link below, rest of review is paywalled.” You can read the first bits and decide if you want to shell out.
Corey Robin (on Facebook) recommends this on the Hillary-Millennials conundrum (and, conveniently, it purports to link to all the theories thereon): http://www.newsweek.com/hillary-clinton-millennial-voters-502298
From Dollars and Sense via Portside, Jeremy Brecher of the locally-based Labor Network for Sustainability updates events and potential for positive job creation coupled with renewable energy source development, making sure not to leave workers behind in the rush to innovate. It includes a state-by-state survey of programs and regulatory efforts. http://dollarsandsense.org/archives/2016/0916brecher.html
Via Portside, part of In These Times’s round robin on “The Lesser Evil.” Tom Geohagen has three points to make about why a Clinton victory is important, including the importance of a Democratic administration. http://inthesetimes.com/features/3_reasons_to_vote_for_hillary_clinton.html
Jeremy Corbyn’s growing strength within a British Labour Party that is riddled with center-left Corbyn opponents is being fueled by the Momentum organization, according to a somewhat bemused New York Times article. The movement’s leader is Jackie Walker , here interviewed by the New Statesman: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2016/09/interview-momentum-s-vice-chair-jackie-walker-unity-antisemitism-and
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