Anti-fascism

Review • Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers

Luke Pickrell reviews Nathaniel Flakin's important new book on the life of anti-fascist activist Martin Monath. Martin Monath lived during tumultuous times; his short life intersected with events that included both World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Spanish Civil War. He was, as author Nathaniel Flakin explains, a “child of war… Continue reading Review • Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers

Anti-racism, Labor

Chicago teachers are fighting for social justice

On October 17 more than 25,000 Chicago Public School teachers in the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), along with 7,000 special education classroom assistants and other support staff from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73, started to strike, demanding the newly elected Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot fund their schools. As we finish out the first… Continue reading Chicago teachers are fighting for social justice

Labor

Contract vote still up in the air as GM workers continue to picket

The United Auto Workers’ National Council approved a tentative deal with General Motors last Thursday. Locals were fed back information, voting by the union membership started this Saturday and will continue till Friday, October 25th, with individual locals setting their own voting times. Eirc Fred reports on what the current contract on offer would mean… Continue reading Contract vote still up in the air as GM workers continue to picket

Greece, International, Theory

Guest Post • The working class & the left: What kind of party do we need? By Giorgos Pittas from Workers Solidarity, Greece

Recently a debate opened up in a pro-Syriza paper [EfSyn, The Journal of the Editors] and initiated by Journalist Tasos Pappas.  It is a debate about the nature of the party that the left needs.  In the aftermath of the Syriza capitulation and as the New Democracy right party is again in power.  This is… Continue reading Guest Post • The working class & the left: What kind of party do we need? By Giorgos Pittas from Workers Solidarity, Greece

Asia, International

Interview • The Struggle in Hong Kong with Kevin Lin

In October of 2019, Marx21 talked with Kevin Lin, a labor activist and researcher on China, about the recent background and prospects of the immense ongoing movement in Hong Kong. After four months of enormous protests, can the state continue to sit this out? Are they just waiting for it to die down? It is… Continue reading Interview • The Struggle in Hong Kong with Kevin Lin

Articles, International

Haiti in Revolt-Again

As Haiti enters into its eighth consecutive week of anti-government protests, barricades and roadblocks are shutting down the country, while mass demonstrations of hundreds of thousands, including contingents of organized workers, demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and equitable redistribution of national resources. Marx21 received the report below on Haiti. Although the mainstream news in… Continue reading Haiti in Revolt-Again

Anti-fascism, Anti-racism, Immigration, Labor

Immigrants are welcome here • Fight the right, smash the fascists

Building broad anti-racist, anti-fascist resistance in the US today is imperative, write Iannis Delatolas and Clare Lemlich The horrors of the Trump era seem to have no end. Family separations at the border, kids having to appear and defend themselves in front of judges, thousands of refugees and immigrants locked up in concentration camps in… Continue reading Immigrants are welcome here • Fight the right, smash the fascists

Environment

Eyewitness report • A view from inside the Extinction Rebellion

October 7 marked the beginning of the “Extinction Rebellion’s” week of revolt. Activists around the world put their bodies on the line to draw attention to government inaction and capitalism’s culpability in the ongoing climate crisis. The movement has arisen in response to mounting evidence, especially over the past year, that the depth and timetable… Continue reading Eyewitness report • A view from inside the Extinction Rebellion

Anti-fascism, Anti-racism, Greece, Immigration, International

Guest post • The fight against fascism by Panos Garganas

Antifascist demonstration organized by KEERFA in Athens, Greece. The placards read: "Refugees welcome. Shut down the concentration camps." Resisting the rise of the fascist threat The need to fight back against the far right and its fascist components has taken a new urgency in recent years. In country after country we have seen electoral successes… Continue reading Guest post • The fight against fascism by Panos Garganas

Anti-fascism, Anti-racism, Greece

Interview with Petros Constantinou • KEERFA co-ordinator and anti-fascist organizer in Greece

On September 2nd 2019 Marx21 member Iannis Delatolas sat down with Petros Constantinou to talk about the work of KEERFA (Movement United Against Racism and the Fascist Threat) in Greece. They discussed the importance of building a united front in the face of anti-immigrant racism and fascism in Greece.  In 2012 Golden Dawn’s entry into… Continue reading Interview with Petros Constantinou • KEERFA co-ordinator and anti-fascist organizer in Greece