Below we re-print a translated statement from the Socialist Tendency (Социалистическая тенденция / Sotsialisticheskaya tendentsiya) group in Russia on the current revolt in Kazakhstan UPRISING IN KAZAKHSTAN In early January, mass protests erupted in Kazakhstan. Initially, the protests were the workers' reaction to more than doubling of car gas price from 50 tenge per liter… Continue reading Statement on Kazakhstan Uprising
There is an enormous humanitarian crisis brewing on the border between Belarus, and European Union member states Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. Belarus’s authoritarian and quarter-century-long regime led by Alyaksandr Lukashenka received a slew of international sanctions following his sham elections in 2020. Over the summer, Lukashenka responded by vowing to no longer facilitate border control on behalf of Europe.
It has been one year since the repressive Security Law was enacted in Hong Kong. Lam Chi Leung, an activist based in Hong Kong, explains how the situation has changed. continue reading at https://marx21us.org/?p=2266
From the Nakba in 1948 to the continued assault and displacement of Palestinians today, Palestinians have endured the brutal occupation forces of Israel, funded by U.S. dollars, and fueled by the imperialist aims in the Middle East. Today we see a new explosion of Palestinian struggles, and growing international solidarity from below. Come to a presentation and discussion of this history, the struggle today, and the road ahead. Sunday @ 11am PT / 2pm ET.
Anne Alexander interviews activists from across the Middle East and North Africa about their rebellious decade. (This article appeared originally in the International Socialism journal on April 6th 2021) Over the past decade, the Middle East and North Africa have experienced waves of popular uprisings that have turned the region into fertile ground for experiments… Continue reading Ten years since the Arab revolutions: Middle Eastern voices reflect on a rebellious decade
Sean Cumming explores how governments have responded to the pandemic, explaining how states’ strategies reflect their place in the global capitalist system of production, and argues that keeping people safe from pandemics like Covid-19 can only be prioritized in a system that puts people and our environment before profit.
Two mainstream reports issued in October, the USB Billionaire’s Report and the World Bank Poverty Report, together showed that under the Covid-19 pandemic the rich getting richer and poor getting poorer have reached gargantuan levels. Together they are, as Eric Fretz notes here, an unwitting indictment of capitalism.
Iannis Delatolas reports on the historic victory against fascists in Greece last month, arguing that it is both necessary and possible to build broad united fronts here in the US against racism and fascism, much like KEERFA did to defeat Golden Dawn in Greece.
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.
Eric Fretz takes a look back at Solidarność, the anti-Stalinist trade union movement in Poland — arguing that 40 years on, this inspiring yet tragic history is ripe with lessons for socialists today.