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.
Belarusians stare down dictatorship for a second week
Clare Lemlich, Marx21 member and summer cultural studies tour guide in Belarus, reports on the pro-democracy movement in the streets, where ordinary Belarusians are rising up to demand the fall of their decades-long dictatorship.
Marx21 Solidarity Statement with Australian Anti-Racist Protesters
Marx21 stands in solidarity with our Australian comrades who were arrested while demanding justice for David Dungay Jnr, his family, and all First Nations people who have been oppressed and killed by the Australian state.
Socialist Politics after Sanders & Corbyn with Charlie Kimber & Clare Lemlich, Sat. May 30th
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
Statement from Greek anti-racists: Protect refugees from coronavirus
KEERFA, the Movement United Against Racism and Fascist Threat in Greece, has issued the statement below calling on the government to immediately transfer refugees and asylum seekers to safety to prevent a major health emergency in the detention camps.
Anti-Muslim pogroms break out in India’s capital
Rebecca Gilson reports on the wave of racist violence against Muslims in India facilitated by the right wing Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi, as well as the inspiring anti-racist resistance that students and workers are leading. Last month deadly violence broke out in Delhi, India when peaceful protesters, most of them Muslim, were set… Continue reading Anti-Muslim pogroms break out in India’s capital
“We Want Them Out!”
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!”
No US war on Iran • US out of Iraq and the entire Middle East
Trump’s drone strike in Iraq and assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is an act of war against Iran. An all out war between the US and Iran seems imminent, which would constitute a huge escalation in global militarism. It would place millions of people’s lives at risk if such a nightmare were to materialize.
Climate emergency as Australia hit by unprecedented fires
Marx21's Australian sibling organization Solidarity shares an update on the catastrophic and climate-change driven fires engulfing the country. Double the area of the 2019 Amazon fires burnt. Apocalyptic scenes as skies turned red and smoke turned day into night. Thousands stranded in coastal holiday areas. Cities blanketed by smoke, producing some of the worst air… Continue reading Climate emergency as Australia hit by unprecedented fires
Belarus-Russia integration talks reflect deepening imperial tensions
Outlining the key players and their stakes in the region, Clare Lemlich takes an anti-imperialist look at what's behind Russia's integration push in neighboring Belarus. During the last few months of 2019 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko met several times to discuss closer integration between the two countries. No agreement… Continue reading Belarus-Russia integration talks reflect deepening imperial tensions