Eastern Europe, International, Statements

Statement on Kazakhstan Uprising

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

Eastern Europe, Immigration, International

Refugee crisis on the Belarusian border: Let them cross, let them stay

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.

Anti-racism, Imperialism, US Politics

Kick Over the Statues: Columbus’ Legacy is Nothing to Celebrate

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

Articles, LGBTQ+, US Politics

Pride, Trans Oppression, and Liberation

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

Theory

What is Socialism?

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