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Left Turn 10 years of notes from the global intifada! Left Turn is a national network of activists engaged in exposing and fighting the consequences of global capitalism and imperialism.

Rooted in a variety of social movements, we are anti-capitalists, radical feminists, anti-racists, queer and trans- liberationists, and anti-imperialists working to build resistance and alternatives to corporate power and empire. Through our publication, Left Turn Magazine, our website and other forums, we seek to create spaces for our various movements to reflect and strategize. The magazine serves as a resource to grassroots movements by reporting on and analyzing local and global struggles for justice. It is an all volunteer publication written by activists for activists. We are committed to modeling the world we want to see by organizing collectively, democratically and without hierarchy, both internally and in the larger movement. Whether working on a local community campaign or doing international solidarity work, we seek to fight all forms of oppression through our organizing. We recognize the importance of struggles waged by people and communities most affected by the policies of globalization and empire, whether in Brooklyn or Baghdad. Through each aspect of our work we highlight these struggles and forge connections between them in order to build a stronger more effective movement here in the heart of the empire. Finally, we wish to project politics of hope, inspiration and solidarity based on both the rich history of social movements and the visionary work of everyday people coming together to radically transform society and bring about a more just world. Get in touch! SUBMISSIONS submissions[at]leftturn[dot]org WEBSITE web[at]leftturn[dot]org EVENTS events[at]leftturn[dot]org ADVERTISING advertising[at]leftturn[dot]org DISTRIBUTION distribution[at]leftturn[dot]org SUBSCRIPTIONS subscriptions[at]leftturn[dot]org ALL OTHER INQUIRIES leftturn[at]leftturn[dot]org

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/india_protests_modi_neoliberal_reforms?fbclid=IwAR1rJ24oEkwNB367AsH38nAgBh4TiY1JB...
12/03/2020
Indian Farmers Lead Historic Strike & Protests Against Narendra Modi, Neoliberalism & Inequality

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/12/3/india_protests_modi_neoliberal_reforms?fbclid=IwAR1rJ24oEkwNB367AsH38nAgBh4TiY1JBneSqpTP1rydMKynUOOBurWVAYY

As COVID rages through India, which has the second-highest number of reported cases worldwide, hundreds of thousands of farmers are converging on the capital New Delhi to demand the government repeal new laws that deregulate agricultural markets, saying the reforms give major corporations power to s...

The Trump campaign and GOP cronies are furiously fundraising from corporate donors to save their losing fight.  Major co...
11/06/2020
Tell Corporate CEOs: Don’t Fund Trump!

The Trump campaign and GOP cronies are furiously fundraising from corporate donors to save their losing fight. Major corporations, like Comcast and Home Depot, are big GOP donors in PA and GA.

Send an e-mail to the CEOs of Home Depot and Comcast they need to honor the results and not give a single cent to fund Trump’s frivolous lawsuits!

Tell Corporate CEOs: Don’t Fund Trump! Take Action The Trump campaign and GOP cronies are furiously fundraising from corporate donors to save their losing fight.  Major corporations, like Comcast and Home Depot, are big GOP donors in PA and GA. Send an e-mail to the CEOs of Home Depot and Comcast...

Brooklyn Community Rallies After Collective Alleges Landlord Harassment
09/15/2020
Brooklyn Community Rallies After Collective Alleges Landlord Harassment

Brooklyn Community Rallies After Collective Alleges Landlord Harassment

Tenants of the 40-year-old collective of artists and organizers in Fort Greene say that the building’s owner and her family have used tactics of “surveillance, intimidation, and harassment” to force them out of the building.

Opinion: How Defunding Can Solve Police Violence
07/03/2020
Opinion: How Defunding Can Solve Police Violence

Opinion: How Defunding Can Solve Police Violence

'Ultimately, defunding the police and reinvesting in needs like public health, stable housing, and youth development is both our best hope for reducing aggressive, racialized policing and a step toward addressing community violence'

Black America: Beyond 1968 This Time
06/06/2020
Black America: Beyond 1968 This Time

Black America: Beyond 1968 This Time

In cities across the nation, we are seeing an anti-racist front emerge with the power to defeat Trump and inaugurate a Third Reconstruction.

06/01/2020
Sonny Singh

June2020.org

In this moment of massive upheaval against the racist police state, I am proud to be contributing to the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival cultural day of action leading up to the Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington on June 20, 2020.

Thank you to everyone who has been on the streets, putting their bodies on the line for justice. "Too many people have been too comfortable for too long with other people’s desperation and other people’s death. It’s time for that to be over." -Rev. William Barber

#EverybodysGotARightToLive #WeWontBeSilent #PoorPeoplesCampaign. Join us at June2020.org.

Ernest Stuart- trombone
Jean Rohe- vocals
Rohin Khemani- drums & percussion

Song written by Jimmy Collier & Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets
06/01/2020
26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets

This list is designed to celebrate all the ways that our communities can engage in liberation. For a range of reasons, there are and always have been folks who cannot attend rallies and protests but who continue to contribute to ending police and state violence against black people. People seek just...

TakeRoot Justice
04/22/2020
TakeRoot Justice

TakeRoot Justice

Nonprofits are a vital part of the city’s economy, but organizations and the communities we serve are struggling during COVID-19. Before COVID-19 our sector struggled to provide services on strained budgets. Now, with higher demand for services, nonprofits have lost significant revenue, laid off staff, or closed. Larger organizations critical for the city’s survival have been left out of the CARES Act forgivable loans, and recent city decisions to cut programs have made certain nonprofits ineligible for federal relief efforts. We are committed to doing our part to support our communities and city government to survive. We ask @NYCCouncil to recognize our sector as a vital component of our City’s economy worthy of recovery efforts. Read our letter here: https://www.nonprofitnewyork.org/2020/04/letter-city-council/

04/11/2020
AJ+

AJ+

Here's why it PAYS to be European during COVID-19.

Bernie Lost. That’s No Reason To Give Up
04/09/2020
Bernie Lost. That’s No Reason To Give Up

Bernie Lost. That’s No Reason To Give Up

To everyone who campaigned for progressive power, you are part of a grassroots movement for justice. The strength that you helped create matters. The fight continues.

The Coronavirus Crisis Exposes How Fragile Capitalism Already Was
04/08/2020
The Coronavirus Crisis Exposes How Fragile Capitalism Already Was

The Coronavirus Crisis Exposes How Fragile Capitalism Already Was

When this is all over, will we be able to patch up the economy and get things back to normal? Trump certainly claims so. But he’s wrong. Weak attempts to patch up the problems of capitalism—as much as the coronavirus itself—are what got us into the current economic meltdown in the first place....

04/06/2020
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Tune in right now!

LIVE: Join the anti-war movement to talk #coronavirus & global solidarity, with opening remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-5). Translations in Español: (617) 691-8214 and Farsi: 351-888-7337.

04/04/2020
AJ+'s Newsbroke

AJ+'s Newsbroke

Coronavirus has Wall Street and the Trump administration more concerned about the stock market going up than the death toll.

"The argument for resuming a viable social-welfare state is about not only attending to the immediate needs of tens of m...
03/31/2020
Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders

"The argument for resuming a viable social-welfare state is about not only attending to the immediate needs of tens of millions of people but also reëstablishing social connectivity, collective responsibility, and a sense of common purpose, if not common wealth. In an unrelenting and unemotional way, covid-19 is demonstrating the vastness of our human connection and mutuality."

The coronavirus crisis is laying bare the brutality of an economy organized around production for the sake of profit and not human need.

How to Beat Coranavirus Capitalism: An online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.About...
03/24/2020
How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism

How to Beat Coranavirus Capitalism: An online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
About this Event
Please join an online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, with a musical performance by Lia Rose

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5 PM Eastern

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-beat-coronavirus-capitalism-tickets-100840167656?ref=estw

An online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

Former Left Turn Editor Francesca Fiorentini has a new show premiering on MSNBC on December 29th 9pm EST! Watch the prev...
12/19/2019
'Red, White & Who' takes a look at Healthcare in America

Former Left Turn Editor Francesca Fiorentini has a new show premiering on MSNBC on December 29th 9pm EST! Watch the preview, and mark your calendars!

Join journalist and comedian Francesca Fiorentini as she travels the U.S. to talk to everyday Americans about a complex and divisive topic: healthcare. Tune in for the premiere on Sunday, December 29th at 9 P.M. ET.

In defense of raucous anti-NYPD protests: How radicals force social change
11/08/2019
In defense of raucous anti-NYPD protests: How radicals force social change

In defense of raucous anti-NYPD protests: How radicals force social change

There has been a significant and predictable pushback against a recent anti-police brutality protest in our city. The furious march, which packed the streets of downtown Brooklyn the day after Halloween, drew condemnation from commentators on the right and left for its radical rhetoric. A number of....

10/05/2019
AJ+'s Newsbroke

AJ+'s Newsbroke

Can the U.S. learn to be part of the world — not in charge of it?

Frantz Fanon's Daughter to Michigan Prisons: Take 'Black Skin, White Masks' Off the Banned Book List | Colorlines
07/29/2019
Frantz Fanon's Daughter to Michigan Prisons: Take 'Black Skin, White Masks' Off the Banned Book List | Colorlines

Frantz Fanon's Daughter to Michigan Prisons: Take 'Black Skin, White Masks' Off the Banned Book List | Colorlines

The Michigan state prison system has banned Frantz Fanon’s seminal race theory book “Black Skin, White Masks” from its libraries. Here’s how legal experts and his daughter, Mireille Fanon-Mendès, are fighting to get the classic back into prisoners’ hands.

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VERMONT LABOR TAKES SHARP LEFT TURN! Van Deusen/Adie Elected To Top VT AFL-CIO Leadership On September 15, 2019, in South Burlington Vermont, former Green Mountain Anarchist Collective-NEFAC member David Van Deusen was elected President of the Vermont AFL-CIO. Former ISO member, and union nurse, Tristin Adie was elected as Executive Vice President. Van Deusen and Adie were part of the larger progressive United! slate which swept into leadership positions capturing 14 of the 15 seats on the Vermont State Labor Council’s Executive Board. This marks a sharp turn towards the left for Organized Labor in Vermont. Let’s see what comes next!
In late April, 1990 at (Mighty) Muhammad's Mosque #4 (Washington, DC) at a weekly MGT-GCC meeting, our mother was called to the rostrum by The Honorable Louis Farrakhan and named on the spot, Jamillah Muhammad. In a packed room of Sisters, on that day, The Leader was starting to feel a little sorry for teaching so long (stuffy room, crying, hungry, babies),..and said something like, I really need to let you sisters go.. Our mother (a fairly new registered Muslim at the time), immediately said, "We don't want you to go!.." She said it with such conviction, sincerity and LOVE (while rubbing her very 1st child, pregnant, belly), The Minister said, (and this is a quote) "I FELT THAT." He gave my mom a REAL hug, put his hands on her womb (God's Factory), BLESSED HER WOMB, and named her, JAMILLAH MUHAMMAD. The Sisters shared an "Oprah" moment (lots of tears, and hugging..lol), and here we stand 28 years later. Five, mighty, strong, wise young men..Civilized Savage gods!!
Petition: Make Austin Diverse Again! At this year's State of the City speech, Mayor Adler said Austin's strength is its diversity. Let's make sure he stands by his words. Join the #resistance against economic and racially-biased zoning Donald Trump would approve! Please sign & share below!