Matthew Z looks at the astonishing spread of the demand to defund the police, particularly in Democrat-run states and local governments.
Iannis Delatolas reports on Trump’s plans to make Antifa illegal and the underlying causes of this anti-racist rebellion, including the COVID-19 pandemic and a bipartisan inability to deal with the health and race crises in the US. Trump, in the hopes of deflecting anger against the racist murder of George Floyd and the pandemic crisis,… Continue reading Faced with a national uprising against racism, Trump attacks Antifa to deflect anger
Marx21 members and friends are part of the ongoing rebellion against the police murder of Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. Read our latest reports below from Portland, New York, and San Jose, and see here for reports from last weekend's protests. NEW YORK, NEW YORK Gordon B • Tuesday, June 2 Protest… Continue reading The Revolt Continues • 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
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
Christopher Reed looks at the Democratic primaries amid the pandemic and the departure of Bernie Sanders. He argues that the slogan “Not Me, Us” has never been more important, and that all left wing activists and organizers must pivot to building social movements and working class power now.
Mike E takes a look at the pro-Trump rally in Michigan this past week, arguing that these were both medically and politically dangerous, and that the left must fight against both the right and the establishment Democrats.
They say the working class can’t run society. But look at the mess governments around the world have made of the coronavirus pandemic. Even in traditionally unorganized industries like food service and grocery delivery, workers on the ground are using their power to get things done. We saw that early on in the pandemic with… Continue reading COVID Class Struggle: One Month of US Workplace Actions
With strikes, sick-outs, sit-downs and other kinds of industrial action sweeping the country, Marx21 sits down with Frankie Lamar to look back at one of the earliest US worker mobilizations to combat COVID-19 — when New York City teachers shut down their schools. With New York lawmakers now fighting over when to reopen schools, lessons from the teachers’ struggle are more important than ever.
Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential fight has come to an end. His campaign was a critical part of the re-emergence of anti-capitalist politics, albeit in a limited form, on the American mainstream political scene. In large measure due to the machinations of the DNC, Sanders’ departure means Americans will now have to choose between Biden, consistent… Continue reading Sanders’ presidential campaign is over. Building socialism is up to us.