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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From the Nakba in 1948 to the continued assault and displacement of Palestinians today, Palestinians have endured the brutal occupation forces of Israel, funded by U.S. dollars, and fueled by the imperialist aims in the Middle East. Today we see a new explosion of Palestinian struggles, and growing international solidarity from below. Come to a presentation and discussion of this history, the struggle today, and the road ahead. Sunday @ 11am PT / 2pm ET.
Marx21 member and Maryland coordinator of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Virginia Rodino, discusses the rise in anti-Asian violence in the wake of the Atlanta shootings, contextualizing the tragedy by reaching back into America's long history of anti-Asian racism. The recent horrific racist murders at three Atlanta spas where eight people lost their lives… Continue reading The Atlanta aftermath and the rise in anti-AAPI racism
Marx21 sees the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who murdered George Floyd, as a victory for the Black Lives Matter movement and for oppressed people all over the world. This verdict cuts against the historical status-quo in the United States, where racist acts of violence by the police and vigilantes are treated with impunity. But,… Continue reading Black Lives Matter rebellion wins Chauvin verdict