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
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
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
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
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