Relevant reading suggestions for April 2013

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Partly in honor of May Day, I have here compiled a number of recently published articles and essays that I find particularly compelling; with a few exceptions, most have been published in the last month of April 2013.  The list begins with perhaps the most frightening development, which is that the global atmospheric carbon concentration has now been calculated as surpassing 400 parts per million, thus threatening present and future calamity:


John Vidal, Global carbon dioxide level set to pass 400ppm milestone, The Guardian (29 April 2013)

Max Ajl, The Fall of Libya, Monthly Review (29 April 2013)

Memories of the Afro-Caribbean Left, Monthly Review (29 April 2013)

Peter Thompson, The Frankfurt school, part six: Ernst Bloch and the Principle of Hope, The Guardian (29 April 2013)

Bought, Sold, and Sedated: An Interview with John Stauber on the Impotence of the Progressive Movement, Counterpunch (26 April 2013)

Pepe Escobar, Pick Your Dystopia, Counterpunch (26 April 2013)

Glenn Greenwald, Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced, The Guardian (27 April 2013)

Vijay Prashad, The Terror of Capitalism, Counterpunch (26 April 2013)

Chernobyl at 27, Counterpunch (26 April 2013)

Steve Ongerth, Capital Blight – Green Illusions or Malthusian Miasma? Industrial Workers of the World (24 April 2013)

Death metal: tin mining in Indonesia, The Guardian (23 November 2012)

Robert Scheer, 277 Million Boston Bombings, Truthdig (23 April 2013)

What BP Doesn’t Want You to Know about the 2010 Gulf Spill, The Daily Beast (22 April 2013)

Peter Thompson, The Frankfurt School, part 5: Walter Benjamin, fascism, and the future, The Guardian (22 April 2013)

Pangioti, The Boston Marathon Bombing, Chechnya, and Ecocidal Tendencies, Earth First! Newswire (20 April 2013)

Editorial: Palestine and the Left, Jacobin (April 2013)

Obama accused of nuclear U-turn as guided weapons plan emerges, The Guardian (21 April 2013)

Nile Bowie, The Doctrine of Kimilsungism, Counterpunch (15 April 2013)

Stephen Lerner, Hope, Love and Strategy in the time of the Zombie Apocalypse, Truthout (14 April 2013)

Dead dolphins and shrimp with no eyes found after BP clean-up, The Independent (14 April 2013)

Jake Blumgart, Whatever Happened to Left-Wing Domestic Terrorism? Alternet (12 April 2013)

Gar Alperovitz, The Question of Socialism (and Beyond!) Is About to Open Up in These United States, Truthout (12 April 2013)

Jeffrey St. Clair, Designer Protests and Vanity Arrests in DC, Counterpunch (12 April 2013)

A Letter from the Syrian Left Coalition to the Leftists in the Arab Countries and Around the World, Secours Rouge Arabe (8 April 2013)

Margaret Thatcher: no fond farewells from Africa, The Guardian (9 April 2013)

US navy laser shoots down planes, The Guardian (9 April 2013)

Cut Social Security and Veterans’ Benefits? Cut the Pentagon Instead, Truthout (9 April 2013)

Mathew Nashed, Growing Up in War: The Children of Syria, Counterpunch (9 April 2013)

Dave Lindorff, Audit the Rich!, Counterpunch (8 April 2013)

Horace Campbell, The Military Defeat of the South Africans in Angola, Monthly Review (15 April 2013, reprint from April 1989)

Ronnie Kaskrils, Cuito Cuanavale, Angola: 25th Anniversary of a Historic African Battle, Monthly Review (15 April 2013)

Graham Peeble, Corporate India Versus Indigenous People, Counterpunch (5-7 April 2013)

Christopher Shaw, What zombie films tell us about climate change: there’s no one happy ending, The Guardian (22 March 2013)

Tony Wood, The Case for Chechnya, New Left Review (November-December 2004)

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