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Israel's "Nation-State" Bill, Roe v. Wade, Ontario Hate Crimes & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List July 15 - 22
This week's list of articles, news items and opinion pieces that I see as must reads if you are looking for a roundup that should be of interest to The Left Chapter readers. This week's edition opens with a selection of articles related to developments in I...
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Lesya Ukrainka, revolutionary poet and writer -- "Yes, I am Alive! And I Shall Live Forever!"
Triumphant and solemn, the flash of predawn light Has pierced through the gloom of the night Still asleep are the rays of the sun -- Though the predawn light burns on, A torch that the workers ignite Arise, all the living who think of rebellion! The hour ha...
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Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, the solution to the Greyhound crisis is obvious: Public Transit!
Last week we heard the news that with "the exception of a single bus route between Vancouver and Seattle, all Greyhound service in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will shut down as of Oct. 31". It is also cutting services in parts of On...
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Today is the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. We celebrate it with some his quotes.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, one of history's greatest freedom fighters and heroes. Mandela, of course, endured 27 years of imprisonment in his struggle against the inhuman racist Apartheid system in South Africa. He went o...
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Revolutionary Cuba 1975: Sixteen Years of Socialist Construction Part III -- Photographs and History
Today is the third and final part of our look at a remarkable English language book published in Havana in 1975 that celebrated 16 years of Communist rule. Part I can be found here and Part II here.  With 140 photographs of industry, education, rallies, far...
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Brett Kavanaugh, Doug Ford's Moves, Trump Protests & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List July 8 - 15
This week's list of articles, news items and opinion pieces that I see as must reads if you are looking for a roundup that should be of interest to The Left Chapter readers. This list covers the week of July 8 - 15. It is generally in order of the date of t...
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Summer Shrimp and Mushroom Fettuccine Pasta Toss
Today we are going to take a look at a relatively light and very easy pasta toss that is perfect for a summer night dinner. This one uses shrimp, mushrooms and fettuccine. While many fettuccine recipes are heavy with cream and butter -- and a lot of those, ...
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Revolutionary Cuba 1975: Sixteen Years of Socialist Construction Part II -- Photographs and History
Havana Today is the second of three parts looking at a remarkable English language book published in Havana in 1975 that celebrated 16 years of Communist rule. The first part was:  Revolutionary Cuba 1975: Sixteen Years of Socialist Construction Part I -- P...
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My Cuban Cocktail Recipe Book w. Cuba Libres, Mojitos, Rebel Daiquiris & more -- Vintage Cookbook TBT
Vintage Cookbook: My Cuban Cocktail Recipe Book, Ramon Pedreira Rodriguez Publication Details: Editorial Arte Y Literatura, Cuba, 1997 Today's installment of our occasional feature looks at a very fun and summery little recipe book from Cuba where the recip...
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Revolutionary Cuba 1975: Sixteen Years of Socialist Construction Part I -- Photographs and Chronology
Fidel Castro Speaks This is the first of three parts looking at a remarkable English language book published in Havana in 1975 that celebrated 16 years of Communist rule. With 140 photographs of industry, education, rallies, farms, the military and construc...
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