Eastern Europe, Imperialism

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

US Politics

Mass mobilization is the only way to bring down Trump

What is impeachment, why has the Democratic establishment recently embraced it, and what will it take to actually get rid of Trump? Clare Lemlich probes the impeachment proceedings. December’s impeachment proceedings continue to hold national headlines and have excited many who have resisted Trump since his bid for candidacy. There is no question that Trump… Continue reading Mass mobilization is the only way to bring down Trump

Middle East, World in Revolt

Feature article • Protests in Lebanon target “all of them”

The second instalment in our World in Revolt series, M. N. Dahan looks at the electrifying uprising in Lebanon that threatens to undo decades of sectarian and corrupt leadership. Catch up on the World in Revolt by reading Luke Pickrell's article on the Chilean uprising here. “All of them means all of them” chanted the… Continue reading Feature article • Protests in Lebanon target “all of them”

Latin America, World in Revolt

Feature article • Chilean uprising in perspective

As part of Marx21's World in Revolt series, Luke Pickrell delves into Chile's history — from colonization to social democracy, from dictatorship to neoliberalism — right up to the explosive struggles of the present day. To read the next instalment of the series, see M. N. Dahan's article on the struggle in Lebanon here. Protests… Continue reading Feature article • Chilean uprising in perspective

Latin America

Evo Morales, the Coup, and Popular Resistance

A combination of local capitalist forces and US imperialism lies behind the coup in Bolivia. We stand in solidarity with all fighting against the coup and far-right racist attacks on indigenous people, supporters of the Movement Towards Socialism, and campesino leaders. In addition, as Andy Brown explains, the picture is more complicated, with Morales’s own… Continue reading Evo Morales, the Coup, and Popular Resistance

Anti-fascism

The “Proud Boys” Come to NYC – Everyday Anti-fascists Shut Them Down

Thomas Hummel reports from the anti-fascist demonstration in New York City. Saturday, November 16th, the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist, alt-right group describing themselves as “Western chauvinists”, organized a rally outside of Trump Tower. They gathered to protest the four-year sentences received by two of their members who violently assaulted anti-fascist protesters alongside about a dozen… Continue reading The “Proud Boys” Come to NYC – Everyday Anti-fascists Shut Them Down

Anti-fascism

Review • Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers

Luke Pickrell reviews Nathaniel Flakin's important new book on the life of anti-fascist activist Martin Monath. Martin Monath lived during tumultuous times; his short life intersected with events that included both World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Spanish Civil War. He was, as author Nathaniel Flakin explains, a “child of war… Continue reading Review • Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers

Anti-racism, Labor

Chicago teachers are fighting for social justice

On October 17 more than 25,000 Chicago Public School teachers in the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), along with 7,000 special education classroom assistants and other support staff from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73, started to strike, demanding the newly elected Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot fund their schools. As we finish out the first… Continue reading Chicago teachers are fighting for social justice

Labor

Contract vote still up in the air as GM workers continue to picket

The United Auto Workers’ National Council approved a tentative deal with General Motors last Thursday. Locals were fed back information, voting by the union membership started this Saturday and will continue till Friday, October 25th, with individual locals setting their own voting times. Eirc Fred reports on what the current contract on offer would mean… Continue reading Contract vote still up in the air as GM workers continue to picket