Anti-racism, George Floyd Rebellion, US Politics

A Weekend of Revolt • National Rebellion Round-Up

Over the weekend Marx21 members and friends joined the protests against the police murder of Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. From Downtown Los Angeles to central Portland, the San Diego freeways to rural Alabama, upstate New York to the center of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, our members report days… Continue reading A Weekend of Revolt • National Rebellion Round-Up

Anti-racism, George Floyd Rebellion, Police

Marx21 Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and the Ongoing Rebellion

Minneapolis is burning and the fire is spreading across the country. George Floyd was murdered on May 25 by the Minneapolis Police Department. He was murdered by Derek Chauvin, an officer who has murdered innocent people in the past and gotten away with it. Chauvin put his knee and full weight on Floyd’s neck during… Continue reading Marx21 Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and the Ongoing Rebellion

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

Anti-fascism, Anti-racism, Greece, Immigration, International

Guest post • The fight against fascism by Panos Garganas

Antifascist demonstration organized by KEERFA in Athens, Greece. The placards read: "Refugees welcome. Shut down the concentration camps." Resisting the rise of the fascist threat The need to fight back against the far right and its fascist components has taken a new urgency in recent years. In country after country we have seen electoral successes… Continue reading Guest post • The fight against fascism by Panos Garganas

Anti-fascism, Anti-racism, Greece

Interview with Petros Constantinou • KEERFA co-ordinator and anti-fascist organizer in Greece

On September 2nd 2019 Marx21 member Iannis Delatolas sat down with Petros Constantinou to talk about the work of KEERFA (Movement United Against Racism and the Fascist Threat) in Greece. They discussed the importance of building a united front in the face of anti-immigrant racism and fascism in Greece.  In 2012 Golden Dawn’s entry into… Continue reading Interview with Petros Constantinou • KEERFA co-ordinator and anti-fascist organizer in Greece

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