Anti-fascism, Anti-racism

“Antifa” • The origins of classic antifascism and its red flag

Below is a translated excerpt from David Karvala’s Spanish-language book El Antifascismo del 99%. The chapter explores the origins of “antifa” (an abbreviation of the German name "Antifaschistische Aktion"), which was an organization of the German Communist Party in the 1930s. The piece presents a left critique of the movement’s strategic limitations and offers crucial… Continue reading “Antifa” • The origins of classic antifascism and its red flag

Labor, Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans show us how to win. Strikes and protests force out Roselló

The Puerto Rican Center for Investigative Journalism (CPIPR) reported 500,000 demonstrators on the streets July 22 in a country of about 3 million. Photo by Alonso Sambolín “No nos vamos a cansar, te vamos a sacar” (We will not tire, we will remove you) shouted demonstrators in Puerto Rico. And they were right.  The detested… Continue reading Puerto Ricans show us how to win. Strikes and protests force out Roselló

Español, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico nos muestra cómo ganar

Huelgas y protestas expulsan a Roselló Voces de la huelga general en Puerto Rico “No nos vamos a cansar, te vamos a sacar” gritaban los manifestantes en Puerto Rico. Y tenían razón. El odiado gobernador Ricardo Rosselló anunció que renunciará a partir del 2 de agosto. Aún está por ver si eso satisfará las demandas… Continue reading Puerto Rico nos muestra cómo ganar

Español, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico se rebela contra la corrupción y la austeridad.

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) En el momento de escribir este artículo, la gente de Puerto Rico lleva siete días seguidos protestando en las calles de San Juan, y en números cada vez mayores. La furia desatada por los escándalos de la corrupción y los manejos del gobernador Ricardo Rosselló no muestra signos de disminuir.… Continue reading Puerto Rico se rebela contra la corrupción y la austeridad.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico revolts against corruption and austerity

As of this writing, the people of Puerto Rico have been protesting for seven days straight on the streets of San Juan, and in ever growing numbers. The fury unleashed by the scandals exposing the corruption and political intrigue of the governor Ricardo Rosselló shows no signs of abating. Adding to that, was the total… Continue reading Puerto Rico revolts against corruption and austerity

Anti-racism, Immigration

Shut down the detention centers! Open the borders!

U.S. Concentration Camps at the Border Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol detention camps The conditions at the United States immigration detention facilities are appalling. Seven children have died in the past year while in U.S. immigration custody or shortly after being released. Lice are rampant, the stench unbearable, and children have not had the opportunity… Continue reading Shut down the detention centers! Open the borders!

LGBTQ+

An end to corporate control of our Pride

Reclaim Pride Coalition has been focused on returning Pride March Sunday to its roots in People Power: the ability of people in marginalized, disadvantaged, and oppressed communities to collectively demand and create societal change. Over the 49 years since the first Christopher Street Liberation Day march from Sheridan Square to The Sheep’s Meadow in Central… Continue reading An end to corporate control of our Pride

LGBTQ+

50 Years After Stonewall: Fight for Queer Liberation

June 28th is the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that ushered in the modern gay liberation movement.  Every year since there have been “Gay Pride” and LGBTQ+ marches on the anniversary, but for many years there have been complaints about the corporate sponsorship, commercialization, and de-politicization of the march.  This year there is an… Continue reading 50 Years After Stonewall: Fight for Queer Liberation

Editorial

Editorial: Why Marx21? The tasks for the left today

Today humanity faces two different but equally serious threats: On the one hand the rise of Trump, the Far Right and racism internationally. And on the other hand catastrophic climate change. And the clock is ticking for both threats, requiring an urgent response from the revolutionary left to apply the strategic lessons from movements across… Continue reading Editorial: Why Marx21? The tasks for the left today