Today, January 22nd, is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationally. This was won from a Republican Court by a massive Women’s movement, but the right has been under attack and whittled away ever since. Joseph Biden started his career disliking the Roe decision, and while he has been forced to openly support its existence, he has consistently supported the Hyde Amendment which removed abortion from Medicaid and other federal funding of healthcare. We can not depend on Biden and Congress to defend abortion rights today from an increasingly anti-abortion Supreme Court. Four years ago, a massive Women’s March kicked off opposition to Trump. Those numbers, and a revival of the movements that won abortion rights in the first place can not only secure those rights, but fight on for much more. (Read more...)
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In the latest International Socialism journal, Marx21 members Iannis Delatolas and Clare Lemlich discuss Donald Trump’s electoral defeat and what next for the U.S. left. Click through for a link to the full article.
Paul LeBlanc, August Nimtz, and Virgina Rodino discuss the 2020 US election and prospects for the left after Trump's defeat. SWP TV, November 8th, 2020. https://youtu.be/ytaswr6T3Zc Virginia Rodino is an activist with Marx21 US and vice chair of the Maryland Green Party. August Nimtz is a professor of African American studies at the University of… Continue reading Biden Wins: Where Now for America & the Left?
Joseph Choonara and Brett Wallace discuss how the current crises within capitalism are impacting the working class. Wallace introduces the discussion by untangling current unemployment figures, while Choonara examines the Covid-19 pandemic, economic recession, as well as prospects for the economy and workers fightback. Recorded October 31st, 2020. Joseph Choonara is the editor of International… Continue reading Capitalism in Crisis: the impact on jobs and working lives
Join Marx21 for a live discussion of the inspiring, but disappointing, phenomena of the Bernie Sanders (in the US) and Jeremy Corbyn (UK) campaigns, the trajectory of Syryza in Greece and Podemos in Spain, reformism and socialist politics today. In the aftermath of the defeat of the two very inspiring social-democratic electoral campaigns of Bernie… Continue reading Socialist Politics after Sanders & Corbyn with Charlie Kimber & Clare Lemlich, Sat. May 30th
The coronavirus pandemic has precipitated the biggest crisis in decades and has intensified the pre-existing fault lines of capitalism. At the most basic level it poses a choice: defend profits or save lives. Governments around the world have prioritized the former. The crisis of climate change is no different. How the left organizes now, to… Continue reading Capitalism in Crisis: Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Socialist Response. Mike Davis and Joseph Choonara May 9th
They say the working class can’t run society. But look at the mess governments around the world have made of the coronavirus pandemic. Even in traditionally unorganized industries like food service and grocery delivery, workers on the ground are using their power to get things done. We saw that early on in the pandemic with… Continue reading COVID Class Struggle: One Month of US Workplace Actions
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!”
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