Anti-racism, Imperialism, US Politics

Kick Over the Statues: Columbus’ Legacy is Nothing to Celebrate

With the holiday coming up, Eric Fretz and M. N. Dahan look back on Christopher Columbus’ role in slavery and native genocide, and at the recent wave of activism in response. Every year around this time the debate rises about why the United States still celebrates Columbus Day and its nationalist myths. Millions of American… Continue reading Kick Over the Statues: Columbus’ Legacy is Nothing to Celebrate

Articles, LGBTQ+, US Politics

Pride, Trans Oppression, and Liberation

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

Theory

What is Socialism?

As the horrors of the capitalist system are laid bare, more and more people are looking for an alternative. Today 41% of Americans (and a majority of young adults) have a positive view of “socialism,” but many others still have negative views based on the repressive regimes of the Soviet Union and elsewhere, and there are many different definitions of the word. What does the alternative to capitalism look like and how do we make it happen? Chantal Sundaram looks at different conceptions of socialism outlined in Hal Draper’s classic, “The Two Souls of Socialism.” Continue reading https://wordpress.com/post/marx21us.org/2257

Imperialism, International, Middle East

“From the River to the Sea:” Palestinians Resist Israeli Apartheid. May 23, 2pm.

From the Nakba in 1948 to the continued assault and displacement of Palestinians today, Palestinians have endured the brutal occupation forces of Israel, funded by U.S. dollars, and fueled by the imperialist aims in the Middle East. Today we see a new explosion of Palestinian struggles, and growing international solidarity from below. Come to a presentation and discussion of this history, the struggle today, and the road ahead. Sunday @ 11am PT / 2pm ET.

Anti-racism, Women's Liberation

The Atlanta aftermath and the rise in anti-AAPI racism

Marx21 member and Maryland coordinator of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Virginia Rodino, discusses the rise in anti-Asian violence in the wake of the Atlanta shootings, contextualizing the tragedy by reaching back into America's long history of anti-Asian racism. The recent horrific racist murders at three Atlanta spas where eight people lost their lives… Continue reading The Atlanta aftermath and the rise in anti-AAPI racism