Solidarity http://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Weekend of Resistance: National Call to Action in Ferguson, October 10-13http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4267http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4267Lead ArticleWe are in a movement moment.<br />What began as a local call for Justice for Mike Brown has grown into a nationwide shout for justice. Mike Brown falls in a long line of others killed as a result of systemic racial bias and violence against black and brown communities. John Crawford, III, Ezel Ford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, Marilyn Banks and countless others named and unnamed have been killed through the excessive use of force by law enforcement.<br />As droves of people, many of them...by the Organization for Black StruggleTue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:44 +0000 The Tangled Imperial Web: Iraq. War. Again.http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4261http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4261Lead ArticleImperialism creates crises that it cannot solve. That&rsquo;s the ultimate takeaway from president Obama&rsquo;s September 10 speech &ndash; and the entire series of cascading catastrophes from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan and beyond. As the United States slip-slides into its next Middle East war, are there any reasons to expect this time will turn out differently?<br />Leaving aside the boilerplate twaddle about U.S. &ldquo;leadership&rdquo; in combating every global crisis from terrorism to Ebola...by David FinkelFri, 12 Sep 2014 12:56:39 +0000 Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Ferguson on Center Stagehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4227http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4227Lead ArticleTwo Americas. Two realities. Race matters. Us against them.<br />The mass media have swarmed all over Ferguson, Missouri for one reason: The Black community went into the streets after the police murder of Michael Brown, and refused orders to leave. They have inspired solidarity actions taking place all over the United States and internationally, including Latino, Asian and white young people along with African Americans.<br />&ldquo;Hands Up, Don&#39;t Shoot&rdquo; spread across the country. It reflects...by Malik MiahTue, 19 Aug 2014 14:44:26 +0000 Fred Ho, Presente!http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4252http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4252Against the Current ArticleSAXOPHONIST, COMPOSER AND revolutionary Marxist activist Fred Ho (1957-2014) was a dynamic and prolific force within Jazz and radical left movements for over 40 years. A baritone saxophonist inspired by the avant-garde currents in African-American music, Ho despised the term &ldquo;Jazz,&rdquo; considering it an insulting term for a powerful tradition. [An article by Fred Ho on the revolutionary content of jazz music appeared in Against the Current 159 and is online at...Brad DuncanThu, 28 Aug 2014 20:41:04 +0000 Resisting the New McCarthyismhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4239http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4239Against the Current ArticlePROFESSOR RABAB ABDULHADI is founder and Senior Scholar at the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED) at San Francisco State University. A longtime scholar and a lifelong activist for Palestinian freedom, her account of &ldquo;Living Under Occupation&rdquo; was published in the July-August 2012 issue of Against the Current (http://www.solidarity-us.org/pdfs/ATC%20159--Rabab.pdf).<br />After leading a January 2014 academic and labor delegation to Palestine and Jordan, Dr....an interview with Rabab AbdulhadiThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:28:27 +0000 September 21st People's Climate Marchhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4242http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4242Against the Current Articlep>THE PEOPLE&rsquo;S CLIMATE March, scheduled for Manhattan on Sunday, September 21, will take place just two days before world leaders attend an historic Climate Summit at the United Nations. Eddie Bautista, &nbsp;executive director of the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, pointed out that &ldquo;People are seeing this crisis unfold all around them, especially in low-income and communities of color. Our message to anyone anywhere concerned about the way the climate crisis will impact our...Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:37:26 +0000 Weekend of Resistance: National Call to Action in Ferguson, October 10-13http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4267http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4267Webzine ArticleWe republish this call from the Organization for Black Struggle to encourage those who are available to respond and participate.<br />We are in a movement moment.<br />What began as a local call for Justice for Mike Brown has grown into a nationwide shout for justice. Mike Brown falls in a long line of others killed as a result of systemic racial bias and violence against black and brown communities. John Crawford, III, Ezel Ford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, Marilyn Banks and countless others...by the Organization for Black StruggleTue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:44 +0000 Climate Convergence Moves Us Forward, but Challenges Us to Create a Strategyhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4266http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4266Webzine ArticleThe Global Climate Convergence with its more than one hundred workshops, its large plenary sessions, and its miles-long mass march of more than 300,000 people, the largest climate protest in American history, represents a turning point for the environmental movement. The gigantic and passionate parade of indigenous people, ethnic groups of all sorts from everywhere in the country, students by the tens of thousands, neighborhood organizations by the dozen, several major national labor unions, and...by Dan La BotzThu, 25 Sep 2014 23:13:37 +0000 A Red-Green Electoral Alliance in Milwaukeehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4265http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4265Webzine ArticleA step forward for united independent political action was taken recently when Angela Walker, independent socialist candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff, and Ron Hardy, Green Party candidate for Wisconsin state treasurer, met with campaign supporters to discuss joint action for the upcoming November 4 elections. The two campaigns agreed to jointly distribute campaign literature. A joint press release is planned as is a public rally featuring both candidates.<br />Walker is a social justice...by Keith MannWed, 24 Sep 2014 15:55:32 +0000 Project Fear Denies Scottish Independencehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4264http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4264Webzine ArticleThe proposal for an independent Scotland has been defeated in the referendum and the ruling elites have expressed a huge collective sigh of relief. It was a defeat based on fear and intimidation organised by the No campaign in collusion with Downing Street which delivered a "no" vote by a margin of 44.7% to 55.3%.<br />The whole of the Westminster establishment and the three ‘main’ political parties were lined up against a Yes vote. To these we can add virtually the whole of the media, the banks,...by Alan ThornettWed, 24 Sep 2014 15:40:28 +0000 Palestine Solidarity and Mass Mobilizationhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4263http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4263Webzine ArticleOmar Barghouti wrote in December 2013 that the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign "may well be reaching a tipping point." Barghouti is one of the founders of this movement to pressure Israel to recognize fundamental Palestinian rights. This may be the breakthrough moment for BDS, shifting from the slow accumulation of modest victories to major successes and widespread support. He described this as the "South Africa moment," where BDS organizing would reach the critical mass of...by Alan SearsMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:16:36 +0000 Remembering Claudia Morcomhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4262http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4262Webzine ArticleClaudia House Morcom, an important figure in the civil rights movement in the South during the 1960s, a significant member of the progressive Black movement in Detroit and an activist in the fight for human rights internationally as well as in the United States, passed away on August 17, 2014 at age 82.<br />We each met Claudia before we met each other. She hired Ron in 1967 at Neighborhood Legal Services, which she had just taken over as the first Director in Detroit. As a young National Lawyers...by Ron Reosti & Chris CollinsFri, 12 Sep 2014 13:30:37 +0000