Rebecca Gilson takes a look at the astronomical scale of Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of the police, arguing that now is the time to make bold, radical demands—not compromise. The last two weeks have seen an uprising against police brutality, the extent of which was… Continue reading Protests are only the beginning
In the wake of the recent SCOTUS decision, Victor Fernandez examines the history of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, its strengths and limitations, and this history's implications for future movements. On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to block the Trump Administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood… Continue reading Supreme Court hands Trump Administration defeat with DACA ruling.
Marx21 members and friends continue to fight alongside the movement in the streets. Here are some more inspiring reports from around the country. Check out our earlier rebellion round-ups here and here. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Clare Lemlich • Tuesday, June 2 A popular site of protest since the outbreak of the pandemic has been LA… Continue reading The Rebellion Continues – More Eyewitness Reports from the Nationwide Revolt
Sean Cummings looks at the role of organized labor in the ongoing anti-racist rebellion, arguing that rank and file organizing is the key to deepening labor’s role in the resistance. On Sunday, June 7th, 200 hundred postal workers and supporters, carrying a banner that read ‘Postal Workers Demand Justice for George Floyd,’ marched from the… Continue reading Labor In the Black Lives Matter Movement
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
As Haiti enters into its eighth consecutive week of anti-government protests, barricades and roadblocks are shutting down the country, while mass demonstrations of hundreds of thousands, including contingents of organized workers, demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and equitable redistribution of national resources. Marx21 received the report below on Haiti. Although the mainstream news in… Continue reading Haiti in Revolt-Again
Today humanity faces two different but equally serious threats: On the one hand the rise of Trump, the Far Right and racism internationally. And on the other hand catastrophic climate change. And the clock is ticking for both threats, requiring an urgent response from the revolutionary left to apply the strategic lessons from movements across… Continue reading Editorial: Why Marx21? The tasks for the left today