Adapted from a talk presented at Marx21’s national branch meeting celebrating Pride month, Clare Lemlich looks at the intertwined origins of sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, as well as the past and present struggles for LGBTQ+ liberation. Pride month can be bittersweet. We get to see the gains our movements have made, and there’s a kind… Continue reading Pride, Trans Oppression, and Liberation
Eric Fretz breaks down the first 100 days of the Biden administration, arguing that while certain reforms might appear dramatic, his presidency’s overall goal is to bolster profits and capitalist stability—and offer working people just enough to quell our discontent.
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.
We cannot depend on Biden and Congress to defend abortion rights today from an increasingly anti-abortion Supreme Court. Four years ago, a massive Women’s March kicked off opposition to Trump. Those numbers, and a revival of the movements that won abortion rights in the first place, can not only secure those rights, but fight on for much more.
In the latest International Socialism journal, Marx21 members Iannis Delatolas and Clare Lemlich discuss Donald Trump’s electoral defeat and what next for the U.S. left. Click through for a link to the full article.
Marie Edwards breaks down the 2020 election results, arguing that although we are elated to see Trump go, the incoming Biden-Harris administration offers no solutions to the multiple crises we face. Instead, Marie writes, the need for a fighting, independent left has never been more urgent.
Virginia Rodino looks at the destructive environmental legacy Trump leaves behind, arguing that Biden and the Democratic Party’s structural entanglements with the fossil fuel industry means they will not be able to address the climate crisis—unless pushed by the movements from below.
Paul LeBlanc, August Nimtz, and Virgina Rodino discuss the 2020 US election and prospects for the left after Trump's defeat. SWP TV, November 8th, 2020. https://youtu.be/ytaswr6T3Zc Virginia Rodino is an activist with Marx21 US and vice chair of the Maryland Green Party. August Nimtz is a professor of African American studies at the University of… Continue reading Biden Wins: Where Now for America & the Left?
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.
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.