Anti-fascism

Review • Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers

Luke Pickrell reviews Nathaniel Flakin's important new book on the life of anti-fascist activist Martin Monath. Martin Monath lived during tumultuous times; his short life intersected with events that included both World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Spanish Civil War. He was, as author Nathaniel Flakin explains, a “child of war… Continue reading Review • Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers

Anti-racism, Labor

Chicago teachers are fighting for social justice

On October 17 more than 25,000 Chicago Public School teachers in the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), along with 7,000 special education classroom assistants and other support staff from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73, started to strike, demanding the newly elected Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot fund their schools. As we finish out the first… Continue reading Chicago teachers are fighting for social justice

Anti-fascism, Anti-racism, Immigration, Labor

Immigrants are welcome here • Fight the right, smash the fascists

Building broad anti-racist, anti-fascist resistance in the US today is imperative, write Iannis Delatolas and Clare Lemlich The horrors of the Trump era seem to have no end. Family separations at the border, kids having to appear and defend themselves in front of judges, thousands of refugees and immigrants locked up in concentration camps in… Continue reading Immigrants are welcome here • Fight the right, smash the fascists

Environment

Eyewitness report • A view from inside the Extinction Rebellion

October 7 marked the beginning of the “Extinction Rebellion’s” week of revolt. Activists around the world put their bodies on the line to draw attention to government inaction and capitalism’s culpability in the ongoing climate crisis. The movement has arisen in response to mounting evidence, especially over the past year, that the depth and timetable… Continue reading Eyewitness report • A view from inside the Extinction Rebellion

Labor

GM strike going into second week holding solid

Marx21 interviews a veteran UAW member at a picket line in California On Monday September 23 as the GM strike entered its second week, Marx21 members Kyle Chun and Wonil Kim went to visit the picket line at a GM parts distribution center employing 60 workers in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The picket was held by… Continue reading GM strike going into second week holding solid

Anti-fascism, Anti-racism

“Antifa” • The origins of classic antifascism and its red flag

Below is a translated excerpt from David Karvala’s Spanish-language book El Antifascismo del 99%. The chapter explores the origins of “antifa” (an abbreviation of the German name "Antifaschistische Aktion"), which was an organization of the German Communist Party in the 1930s. The piece presents a left critique of the movement’s strategic limitations and offers crucial… Continue reading “Antifa” • The origins of classic antifascism and its red flag

LGBTQ+

An end to corporate control of our Pride

Reclaim Pride Coalition has been focused on returning Pride March Sunday to its roots in People Power: the ability of people in marginalized, disadvantaged, and oppressed communities to collectively demand and create societal change. Over the 49 years since the first Christopher Street Liberation Day march from Sheridan Square to The Sheep’s Meadow in Central… Continue reading An end to corporate control of our Pride

LGBTQ+

50 Years After Stonewall: Fight for Queer Liberation

June 28th is the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that ushered in the modern gay liberation movement.  Every year since there have been “Gay Pride” and LGBTQ+ marches on the anniversary, but for many years there have been complaints about the corporate sponsorship, commercialization, and de-politicization of the march.  This year there is an… Continue reading 50 Years After Stonewall: Fight for Queer Liberation

Labor, Women's Liberation

Striking teachers show us how to win

EN ES Since February 2018, striking education workers have put class struggle back on the political agenda in the United States. It began in West Virginia when teachers and other public school workers from all 55 counties in the state refused to work, demanding an end to low pay and spiraling healthcare costs. Puncturing decades… Continue reading Striking teachers show us how to win