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
Marx21 member and Maryland coordinator of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Virginia Rodino, discusses the rise in anti-Asian violence in the wake of the Atlanta shootings, contextualizing the tragedy by reaching back into America's long history of anti-Asian racism. The recent horrific racist murders at three Atlanta spas where eight people lost their lives… Continue reading The Atlanta aftermath and the rise in anti-AAPI racism
Marx21 sees the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who murdered George Floyd, as a victory for the Black Lives Matter movement and for oppressed people all over the world. This verdict cuts against the historical status-quo in the United States, where racist acts of violence by the police and vigilantes are treated with impunity. But,… Continue reading Black Lives Matter rebellion wins Chauvin verdict
Victor Fernandez and Clare Lemlich look at Biden’s new immigration policy overhaul, arguing that it has all the markings of previous comprehensive immigration reforms, and that the movement must now prepare to fight Biden’s enforcement measures as hard as it did Trump’s concentration camps for children.
The growth of the far right is a real threat in the United States and internationally, but it is not inevitable. In this reading group, starting Feb. 14th, we will briefly look back at the nature of classic fascism, before examining both disastrous and successful strategies to fight fascism, how it has transformed, and discussing the far-right in the United States under Trump and after. More, for reading list and links...
Virginia Rodino and Eric Fretz look at preparations against a Trump “coup,” arguing that mass mobilizations to defend democracy—particularly strike action—would be key.
Iannis Delatolas reports on the upcoming conclusion of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn trial, giving some background about the anti-fascist movement in Greece amd aruging for international solidarity with Greek organizers currently fighting fascism in the courts, the streets, and the workplaces. We encourage all who are able to offer material support to contribute to United Against Racism and Fascism’s solidarity fundraiser, which will help offset the huge costs of this campaign against Golden Dawn.
Prithviraj Gandhi looks at the athletes’ strike earlier this month, arguing that this kind of action can win the justice we need.
Sean Cumming reports on the nationwide labor actions for Black lives on July 20, arguing that they are a crucial first step towards deeper labor solidarity with the anti-racist rebellion. On July 20 thousands of workers across the United States went on strike in what was one of the largest cross sectional, or national strikes,… Continue reading July 20 labor actions for Black lives an important step for the movement
Sean Cumming and Bob Bacon report from the frontlines in Portland, Oregon, arguing that the ruling class is divided over how best to quash the ongoing anti-racist rebellion, and that advancing a clear socialist strategy within the movement will be essential in the coming weeks.