Solidarity http://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Descent Into Butchery: Israel’s Latest Assault on Gazahttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4215http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4215Lead ArticleThere should never have been any doubt that another Israeli assault on Gaza would occur, with the inevitable accompanying mass atrocities. That’s not necessarily because it serves anyone’s strategic interests--but simply because Israel’s brutalities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the strangulation of Gaza by Israel, the new military-dominated regime in Egypt, and the latest collapse of the absurd “peace process” exercise would inevitably produce a triggering event one way or...by David FinkelThu, 10 Jul 2014 22:21:11 +0000 Freedom Summer, 1964: An Overviewhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4211http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4211Lead ArticleJust two weeks &nbsp;after the August 28, 1963 March on Washington, four girls aged 11-14 &#8212; Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair &#8212; died in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.<br />Medgar Evers.<br />The year 1963 was marked by assassinations and at least 35 bombings. Among those murdered were William Moore, a white civil rights activist who was assassinated on April 20, and Medgar Evers, a NAACP leader in Mississippi, who was...by Marty OppenheimerWed, 25 Jun 2014 23:37:48 +0000 Reap the Whirlwindhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4193http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4193Lead Article“WE HAVE TO liberate ourselves from the idea that we caused this,” says Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister, referring to the present disaster in Iraq. The first question this raises is why anyone would ask for Tony Blair’s opinion on anything. George W. Bush, at least, seems smart enough to hide out in a bramble patch on his ranch and say nothing.<br />Of course, the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 with Britain’s support “caused this” – by creating the al-Qaeda outfit now called...by David FinkelWed, 18 Jun 2014 20:48:48 +0000 Utopia and Anti-Utopiahttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4201http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4201Against the Current ArticleTHE MAJORITY OF young adult dystopian and utopian fiction is shaped by the Cold War horror of a collective. It&rsquo;s rare to &nbsp;encounter a dystopian novel like Suzanne Collins&rsquo; The Hunger Games (2008) and its sequels, Catching Fire and Mockingjay: what&rsquo;s targeted isn&rsquo;t Cold War-era mind control but economic inequality, totalitarian rule, and oppression maintained by brute force. The novels even depict a revolution that overthrows this oppression.<br />More surprisingly, The...Angela E. HublerMon, 23 Jun 2014 20:45:14 +0000 Solidarity and Contradictionhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4206http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4206Against the Current ArticleTranspacific Antiracism:<br />Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa<br />By Yuichiro Onishi<br />New York: New York University Press, 2013, 243 pages, $45 hardcover.<br />YUICHIRO ONISHI&rsquo;S TRANSPACIFIC Antiracism discovers the voices and actions of what Nikhil Pal Singh calls in his Black is a Country the &ldquo;worldliness&rdquo; of Black Radicalism. By studying anti-imperialist movements since World War I in three different places &#8212; the United States, Japan, and...Seonghee LimMon, 23 Jun 2014 22:13:06 +0000 Gabriel García Márquezhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4209http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4209Against the Current ArticleHis magic and humor mingled freely with labor strikes and cruel dictatorships, romantic love and ribald sex.<br />&ldquo;GABO.&rdquo; THAT IS how the Colombian novelist &#8212; a 1982 Nobel laureate and an unrepentant leftist &#8212; was simply and affectionately known across Latin America. The author breathed his last in Mexico City this last April 17, at the age of 87.<br />Days later, thousands of mourners stood waiting in line to attend the memorial service for Gabriel Garc&iacute;a M&aacute;rquez, in...Gene H. Bell-VilladaMon, 23 Jun 2014 22:29:45 +0000 Resisting the New McCarthyism: Rabab Abdulhadi discusses AMCHA’s smear campaign, Palestinian Resistance, and the U.S. Solidarity Movementhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4220http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4220Webzine ArticleAfter leading a January 2014 academic and labor delegation to Palestine and Jordan, Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi has come under sustained attack from the rightwing McCarthyist AMCHA Initiative, which describes itself as “a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, educating about, and combating anti-Semitism at institutions of higher education in America.”Rabab Abdulhadi interviewed by the EditorsMon, 21 Jul 2014 19:35:42 +0000 Mobilize for NYC Environmental Actions, Sept. 19-23http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4219http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4219Webzine ArticleUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called a special Climate Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on September 23, 2014. This meeting, which is in addition to the annual UN Climate Change Conferences within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is intended to “mobilize action and ambition on climate change”. Because this event will take place during the annual UN General Assembly meeting, Ban can expect a large number of heads of state to...by Michael GasserMon, 21 Jul 2014 15:08:48 +0000 Detroit's Crisis Deepens as Water Shutoffs Hit Thousandshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4218http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4218Webzine ArticleDetroit's humanitarian crisis, indefinitely prolonged by fiscal austerity imposed by the state and its "emergency manager," has taken another terrible turn since Spring, as the Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) has begun turning off the water to "delinquent accounts." Half of all accounts in the city are considered "delinquent" and, since March, the department has been shutting the water off to about 3,000 accounts per week.<br />Some of these delinquent accounts, though, have been...by Dianne FeeleyWed, 16 Jul 2014 19:36:55 +0000 A Renewed Strategic Perspective on Socialist Work in the Labor Movementhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4216http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4216Webzine ArticlePreamble<br />This February, the Solidarity Labor Commission held a two-day retreat at which we reflected on Solidarity’s labor work and the rank-and-file union perspective that has guided it for decades. This outline of a renewed strategic perspective is what emerged from our discussions. Although there is much here that is new, this perspective reflects our attempt to interpret the trajectory of union reform work since the 1980s and the political dynamics of the current period through the lens of...from the Labor Commission of SolidarityWed, 16 Jul 2014 19:27:52 +0000 Asylum Now for Refugee Children!http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4217http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4217Webzine ArticleThere has been a massive increase of refugees from Central America seeking asylum in the U.S., many of them unaccompanied children. So far this year the Border Patrol says that over 50,000 such children have crossed the border with Mexico, double the number for all of 2013 and five times that of 2009.<br />Those grabbed by the authorities have been subjected to widespread and systematic brutal treatment, according to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and immigrant rights...by Barry SheppardMon, 14 Jul 2014 20:01:02 +0000 Descent Into Butchery: Israel’s Latest Assault on Gazahttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4215http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4215Webzine ArticleThere should never have been any doubt that another Israeli assault on Gaza would occur, with the inevitable accompanying mass atrocities. That’s not necessarily because it serves anyone’s strategic interests--but simply because Israel’s brutalities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the strangulation of Gaza by Israel, the new military-dominated regime in Egypt, and the latest collapse of the absurd “peace process” exercise would inevitably produce a triggering event one way or...by David FinkelThu, 10 Jul 2014 22:21:11 +0000