Pride month of 2022 falls in the midst of a dangerous backlash against the partial advances won by LGBTQ+ people. In this article, based on her talks in panels earlier in the month, Noelle T. addresses the origins of women’s and LGBTQ+ oppression and what that means for liberation today.
Here we post an edited version of a talk by Virginia Rodino which opened a panel discussion on Abortion Rights in mid-May. Virginia is executive director of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, AFL-CIO, national executive board member of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, and a member of Marx 21 US.
Clare Lemlich summarizes Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine and what is at stake in this conflict, arguing the socialist position that neither Russia nor the US-EU imperial sphere can be trusted to protect ordinary Ukrainian people. Rather, there must be an end to all military aggression in and around Ukraine, and its people must decide their own fate — free from the cynical interests of all imperial warmongers.
We Need Climate Justice! Our rulers refuse to act on the rapidly unfolding climate catastrophe. How can we break from the priorities of capitalism and build a sustainable world? Join the discussion with Howie Hawkins, Michelle Robidoux, and Amy Leather on Facebook or Zoom, Sunday, January 30th. Watch on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/events/500611154704160 or Join on… Continue reading The “Green New Deal,” COP26 & the Fight to Stop Climate Catastrophe, Sunday, Jan. 30th
Below we re-print a translated statement from the Socialist Tendency (Социалистическая тенденция / Sotsialisticheskaya tendentsiya) group in Russia on the current revolt in Kazakhstan UPRISING IN KAZAKHSTAN In early January, mass protests erupted in Kazakhstan. Initially, the protests were the workers' reaction to more than doubling of car gas price from 50 tenge per liter… Continue reading Statement on Kazakhstan Uprising
There is an enormous humanitarian crisis brewing on the border between Belarus, and European Union member states Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. Belarus’s authoritarian and quarter-century-long regime led by Alyaksandr Lukashenka received a slew of international sanctions following his sham elections in 2020. Over the summer, Lukashenka responded by vowing to no longer facilitate border control on behalf of Europe.
Virginia Rodino and Clare Lemlich report on the national marches in October against Texas’ abortion ban, arguing that relying on the courts and the Democrats alone can’t safeguard our bodily autonomy.
With the holiday coming up, Eric Fretz and M. N. Dahan look back on Christopher Columbus’ role in slavery and native genocide, and at the recent wave of activism in response. Every year around this time the debate rises about why the United States still celebrates Columbus Day and its nationalist myths. Millions of American… Continue reading Kick Over the Statues: Columbus’ Legacy is Nothing to Celebrate
Hurricane Ida hit the US at the end of a summer of fires, heatwaves, and floods. Eric Fretz writes on the connection to climate change and capitalism. Again and Again under capitalism, we have seen poorer people disproportionately hit by the deadly effects of events like cyclones and earthquakes, as natural disasters highlight existing unnatural… Continue reading Hurricane Capitalism
Sean Cumming reports from the picket line at the Nabisco Strike in Portland Oregon. As Nabisco workers in Portland, Oregon, enter their third week of indefinite strike action, union organizers and the local community held a rally outside the gates of the snack food giant’s Portland plant. Amid a cacophony of beeping horns of support… Continue reading Nabisco Strike: A lesson in solidarity