Today will see many demonstration in the U.S. and elsewhere as part of the “No War With Iran” International Day of Action. Yesterday saw 250,000 rally in Iraq against US troops there, coming after months of people’s demonstrations against unemployment, government corruption and sectarianism. Solidarity with the peoples of Iraq and Iran starts with opposition… Continue reading “We Want Them Out!”
Trump’s drone strike in Iraq and assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is an act of war against Iran. An all out war between the US and Iran seems imminent, which would constitute a huge escalation in global militarism. It would place millions of people’s lives at risk if such a nightmare were to materialize.
Marx21's Australian sibling organization Solidarity shares an update on the catastrophic and climate-change driven fires engulfing the country. Double the area of the 2019 Amazon fires burnt. Apocalyptic scenes as skies turned red and smoke turned day into night. Thousands stranded in coastal holiday areas. Cities blanketed by smoke, producing some of the worst air… Continue reading Climate emergency as Australia hit by unprecedented fires
Outlining the key players and their stakes in the region, Clare Lemlich takes an anti-imperialist look at what's behind Russia's integration push in neighboring Belarus. During the last few months of 2019 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko met several times to discuss closer integration between the two countries. No agreement… Continue reading Belarus-Russia integration talks reflect deepening imperial tensions
What is impeachment, why has the Democratic establishment recently embraced it, and what will it take to actually get rid of Trump? Clare Lemlich probes the impeachment proceedings. December’s impeachment proceedings continue to hold national headlines and have excited many who have resisted Trump since his bid for candidacy. There is no question that Trump… Continue reading Mass mobilization is the only way to bring down Trump
The second instalment in our World in Revolt series, M. N. Dahan looks at the electrifying uprising in Lebanon that threatens to undo decades of sectarian and corrupt leadership. Catch up on the World in Revolt by reading Luke Pickrell's article on the Chilean uprising here. “All of them means all of them” chanted the… Continue reading Feature article • Protests in Lebanon target "all of them"
As part of Marx21's World in Revolt series, Luke Pickrell delves into Chile's history — from colonization to social democracy, from dictatorship to neoliberalism — right up to the explosive struggles of the present day. To read the next instalment of the series, see M. N. Dahan's article on the struggle in Lebanon here. Protests… Continue reading Feature article • Chilean uprising in perspective
A combination of local capitalist forces and US imperialism lies behind the coup in Bolivia. We stand in solidarity with all fighting against the coup and far-right racist attacks on indigenous people, supporters of the Movement Towards Socialism, and campesino leaders. In addition, as Andy Brown explains, the picture is more complicated, with Morales’s own… Continue reading Evo Morales, the Coup, and Popular Resistance
Report from the demonstration by Sabrina Chapa, Nicole Karsch, and Thomas Hummel. New York Democratic Governor Cuomo has called for 500 additional MTA cops, at a cost of $250 million to a Metropolitan Transit Authority already facing a deficit of $426-million. The move, combined with recent incidents of police action against people of color on… Continue reading Money for Subways, Not Racist Police
Thomas Hummel reports from the anti-fascist demonstration in New York City. Saturday, November 16th, the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist, alt-right group describing themselves as “Western chauvinists”, organized a rally outside of Trump Tower. They gathered to protest the four-year sentences received by two of their members who violently assaulted anti-fascist protesters alongside about a dozen… Continue reading The “Proud Boys” Come to NYC – Everyday Anti-fascists Shut Them Down