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
Black Lives Matter rebellion wins Chauvin verdict
Marx21 sees the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who murdered George Floyd, as a victory for the Black Lives Matter movement and for oppressed people all over the world. This verdict cuts against the historical status-quo in the United States, where racist acts of violence by the police and vigilantes are treated with impunity. But,… Continue reading Black Lives Matter rebellion wins Chauvin verdict
100 days of Biden
Eric Fretz breaks down the first 100 days of the Biden administration, arguing that while certain reforms might appear dramatic, his presidency’s overall goal is to bolster profits and capitalist stability—and offer working people just enough to quell our discontent.
Ten years since the Arab revolutions: Middle Eastern voices reflect on a rebellious decade
Anne Alexander interviews activists from across the Middle East and North Africa about their rebellious decade. (This article appeared originally in the International Socialism journal on April 6th 2021) Over the past decade, the Middle East and North Africa have experienced waves of popular uprisings that have turned the region into fertile ground for experiments… Continue reading Ten years since the Arab revolutions: Middle Eastern voices reflect on a rebellious decade
How the Syrian revolution was lost
A decade on from the beginning of mass protests in Syria, Nick Clark investigates how murderous state repression and Western imperialism drowned resistance Syrians protesting in Daraa in April 2012 (Pic: Freedom House/flickr) If Egypt’s Tahrir Square is the lasting image of the excitement of the Arab Spring, the devastated streets of Syria’s suburbs are… Continue reading How the Syrian revolution was lost
Fighting Biden’s border controls and detention centers
Victor Fernandez and Clare Lemlich look at Biden’s new immigration policy overhaul, arguing that it has all the markings of previous comprehensive immigration reforms, and that the movement must now prepare to fight Biden’s enforcement measures as hard as it did Trump’s concentration camps for children.
We Must Stop “Vaccine Apartheid” to Defeat COVID-19 Globally.
Baba Aye, Editor-in-Chief of Nigeria’s Socialist Worker and Co-Chair of the Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) spoke to Dimitris Daskalakis for the newspaper Workers Solidarity in Greece. The Coronavirus public health emergency became considered a pandemic on 11 March 2020. The pandemic has highlighted and worsened global health and social inequalities. Poor working-class people have… Continue reading We Must Stop “Vaccine Apartheid” to Defeat COVID-19 Globally.
Reading and Discussion Group: Fascism and Fighting the Far Right Today.
The growth of the far right is a real threat in the United States and internationally, but it is not inevitable. In this reading group, starting Feb. 14th, we will briefly look back at the nature of classic fascism, before examining both disastrous and successful strategies to fight fascism, how it has transformed, and discussing the far-right in the United States under Trump and after. More, for reading list and links...
Coronavirus, global capitalism, and the state
Sean Cumming explores how governments have responded to the pandemic, explaining how states’ strategies reflect their place in the global capitalist system of production, and argues that keeping people safe from pandemics like Covid-19 can only be prioritized in a system that puts people and our environment before profit.
Over 1,400 Workers Win Strike at Hunts Point for Wages and Respect
After a militant one-week struggle, workers at New York City’s Hunts Point market have won a victory that should inspire other essential workers everywhere. Brett Wallace reports from the picket line...