Joseph Choonara and Brett Wallace discuss how the current crises within capitalism are impacting the working class. Wallace introduces the discussion by untangling current unemployment figures, while Choonara examines the Covid-19 pandemic, economic recession, as well as prospects for the economy and workers fightback. Recorded October 31st, 2020. Joseph Choonara is the editor of International… Continue reading Capitalism in Crisis: the impact on jobs and working lives
Chris Reed takes a critical look at Biden’s presidential campaign, arguing that socialists have our work cut out for us — whoever wins in November.
Sean Cumming reports on the massive anti-fascist counter-protest to the Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, September 26.
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.
Brett Wallace reports on a recent labor rally in New York city against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s planned austerity measures and layoffs.
Prithviraj Gandhi looks at the athletes’ strike earlier this month, arguing that this kind of action can win the justice we need.
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.
Another police shooting has devastated the lives of an unarmed Black man and his family. This shooting took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times while leaning into his car. The police claim they were worried he had a weapon. His three sons, ages 3, 5, and 8, were… Continue reading Police Shooting in Kenosha and Right-Wing Vigilante Terror
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.
Lebanese-American Socialist and Marx21 member M. N. Dahan looks at the social upheaval in Lebanon following the explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, exploring how these protests fit into the country's turbulent recent history. The horrific blast that leveled Beirut and laid bare the incompetence and unfathomable corruption of the ruling class… Continue reading Lebanese Government Resigns as Horrific Blast Reignites Protests