Solidarity http://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Defend DACA and Demand Justice for All Migrantshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092Lead ArticleThe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by an executive order from President Obama in June 2012. Far from a gift from a sympathetic administration, DACA was a victory won only through the brave and militant actions of undocumented activists who were willing to criticize the devastating immigration policies of a supposedly progressive President, including by occupying Obama campaign offices.<br />Tuesday morning, a new administration that nobody could mistake as...from the National Committee of SolidarityThu, 07 Sep 2017 19:26:28 +0000 From the Gulf Coast to South Asia: solidarity for flooding and rainstorm victims!http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5089http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5089Lead ArticleTorrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have already taken 1200 lives, and left millions homeless and internally displaced in South Asia. A third of Bangladesh is under water; Hurricane Harvey has slammed the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts, where it has continued to rain, resulting in the worst flooding in Texas history and the worst rainstorm in U.S. history. Much of Houston, the United States’ fourth largest city, is still flooded.<br />What is happening in Houston, like what...from the Steering Committee of SolidarityThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:07:27 +0000 Statement in Solidarity with Activists and Victims in Charlottesvillehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5075http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5075Lead ArticleWe express our deepest sympathy and solidarity with the brave protestors--including comrades in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and International Socialist Organization (ISO)--who fell victim to an act of white supremacist terror in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. We are heartbroken and angry to learn of the murder of Heather Heyer, and more determined than ever to continue fighting.<br />While President Trump equivocates with statements about...from the National Committee of SolidarityMon, 14 Aug 2017 14:37:00 +0000 Making Their Own Historyhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5073http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5073Against the Current ArticleA People&rsquo;s History of Modern Europe<br />By William A. Pelz<br />Pluto Press, 2016, distributed by University of Chicago Press. 256 pages, $28 paperback.<br />MORE THAN HALF a century ago, E. P. Thompson pioneered a new approach to labor history in The Making of the English Working Class. Thompson was dismayed with the bourgeois idea that history is made by great men, and the occasional princess or queen, but also frustrated with socialist histories that replace statesmen and business moguls with wise,...Ingo SchmidtSat, 12 Aug 2017 22:25:41 +0000 Detroit's Rebellion & Rise of the Neoliberal Statehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5064http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5064Against the Current ArticleTHE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT of the Detroit uprising of 1967 is occasioned by the 50th anniversary of the events. It describes the suppression of the revolt as being symptomatic of a broader counterinsurgency against radical social movements in the United States. In turn, it considers how the repression accelerated punitive and authoritarian carceral policies. Through an examination of the cultural products of these social movements, it also suggests that alternative outcomes have been and continue to...Jordan CampSat, 12 Aug 2017 17:51:19 +0000 Immigration's Troubled Historyhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5069http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5069Against the Current ArticleImmigration and the Decline of Internationalism in the American Working Class, 1864-1919<br />By Charles R. Leinenweber<br />Center for Socialist History, CreateSpace Publishing, 2016, 274 pages, $15 paperback.<br />THE ASCENDANCY OF Donald Trump has highlighted a number of deep fissures within the labor movement, providing a sharp view of the ideological distance between various segments of the American working class. One of the clearest sources of this division has been the idea of internationalism....Emily Pope-ObedaSat, 12 Aug 2017 18:38:01 +0000 Defend DACA and Demand Justice for All Migrantshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092Webzine ArticleThe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by an executive order from President Obama in June 2012. Far from a gift from a sympathetic administration, DACA was a victory won only through the brave and militant actions of undocumented activists who were willing to criticize the devastating immigration policies of a supposedly progressive President, including by occupying Obama campaign offices.<br />Tuesday morning, a new administration that nobody could mistake as...from the National Committee of SolidarityThu, 07 Sep 2017 19:26:28 +0000 Running for the People: “Run, Run, Run (for office) and Don’t Look Back”http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5090http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5090Webzine ArticleLa’Shadion Shemwell, 30, is a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and member of the Huey Newton Gun Club. He organizes youth in the projects and has one Saturday a month where he does free educational activities at the community center and feeds all children who come. He recently won election to the McKinney, Texas City Council. His campaign was endorsed by the Collin County Green Party, followed by Our Revolution in the open primary. The Democratic Party,...An Interview with La’Shadion ShemwellThu, 31 Aug 2017 19:48:04 +0000 From the Gulf Coast to South Asia: solidarity for flooding and rainstorm victims!http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5089http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5089Webzine ArticleTorrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have already taken 1200 lives, and left millions homeless and internally displaced in South Asia. A third of Bangladesh is under water; Hurricane Harvey has slammed the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts, where it has continued to rain, resulting in the worst flooding in Texas history and the worst rainstorm in U.S. history. Much of Houston, the United States’ fourth largest city, is still flooded.from the Steering Committee of SolidarityThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:07:27 +0000 Defend Comrades Under Attack in Franklin, Ohiohttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5088http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5088Webzine ArticleThe monument in Franklin, OH.<br />Solidarity stands with the courageous activists who are fighting against the restoration of Confederate "monument" display in Franklin, Ohio. These ugly testimonials to white supremacy are coming down, both North and South, and have no place in the public square anywhere. The threats and attempted intimidation of activists by elements of the city government are sickening and must be met by the removal from office of anyone responsible for them.<br />For additional...from the Steering Committee of SolidarityThu, 31 Aug 2017 14:09:27 +0000 An Orientation Toward Local Independent Political Organizations (IPOs)http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5076http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5076Webzine ArticleThe last several years have seen cracks in the hegemony of bourgeois electoral politics unlike anything we’ve seen since the beginning of the neoliberal era in the late 1970s. Tens of thousands of radicalizing young people have been mobilized the campaigns of Bernie Sanders in the US, Jeremy Corbyn in the UK, and others around the world, and have swelled the ranks of organizations or caucuses like Momentum within the British Labour Party, and DSA in the US.<br />The contradictions of this moment...from SolidarityMon, 14 Aug 2017 15:31:49 +0000 Statement in Solidarity with Activists and Victims in Charlottesvillehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5075http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5075Webzine ArticleWe express our deepest sympathy and solidarity with the brave protestors--including comrades in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and International Socialist Organization (ISO)--who fell victim to an act of white supremacist terror in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. We are heartbroken and angry to learn of the murder of Heather Heyer, and more determined than ever to continue fighting.from the National Committee of SolidarityMon, 14 Aug 2017 14:37:00 +0000