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
Adapted from a talk presented at Marx21’s national branch meeting celebrating Pride month, Clare Lemlich looks at the intertwined origins of sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, as well as the past and present struggles for LGBTQ+ liberation. Pride month can be bittersweet. We get to see the gains our movements have made, and there’s a kind… Continue reading Pride, Trans Oppression, and Liberation
It has been one year since the repressive Security Law was enacted in Hong Kong. Lam Chi Leung, an activist based in Hong Kong, explains how the situation has changed. continue reading at https://marx21us.org/?p=2266
As the horrors of the capitalist system are laid bare, more and more people are looking for an alternative. Today 41% of Americans (and a majority of young adults) have a positive view of “socialism,” but many others still have negative views based on the repressive regimes of the Soviet Union and elsewhere, and there are many different definitions of the word. What does the alternative to capitalism look like and how do we make it happen? Chantal Sundaram looks at different conceptions of socialism outlined in Hal Draper’s classic, “The Two Souls of Socialism.” Continue reading https://wordpress.com/post/marx21us.org/2257
The following article is adapted from a talk given by Iannis Delatolas at our spring Marxism conference co-hosted with International Socialists Canada. He explore's the origins of Marx's revolutionary thought and its enduring relevance today. Continue reading https://marx21us.org/2021/07/06/marxism-for-the-21st-century/
Marxism 2021: Socialist Ideas for a World in Crisis, one day on-line conference.
Sunday June 13, 2021, 10am Pacific time, 1pm Eastern time.on Zoom. Hosted by Marx21, US and the International Socialists, Canada.
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