Solidarity http://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Not One More Deportation! April 5 Day of Action Spreads Resistance to Deportationshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4143http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4143Lead ArticleOn April 5, undocumented organizers and allies gathered for actions in more than 70 cities calling for an end to deportations. The date was chosen because it’s the estimated date for when the Obama administration will deport its two millionth person. Obama has officially overseen more deportations than any other President in U.S. history, with almost three years left in his second term, earning him the title “Deporter in Chief.”<br />April 5 action in Columbus, OH.<br />If deportations continue at...by Alex GreeneTue, 08 Apr 2014 16:24:13 +0000 Reproductive Rights Assaultedhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4126http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4126Lead ArticleThis article appears in the March/April 2014 issue of Against the Current.<br />Three Years Ago, Tamesha Means was rushed to Mercy Health Partners Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan after her water broke 18 weeks into her pregnancy. The hospital diagnosed a premature rupture of membranes but sent her home, saying there was nothing to be done at that stage.<br />Tamesha Means.<br />The next day she returned with painful contractions, bleeding and elevated temperature. She was given two Tylenols and, after her...by Dianne FeeleyFri, 21 Mar 2014 14:20:16 +0000 Socialist Feminism in the 21st Centuryhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4127http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4127Lead ArticleThis article is an edited version from “Twenty-first Century Socialist Feminism,” Socialist Studies, (Spring 2014). It appears in the March/April 2014 issue of Against the Current.<br />Pakistani women celebrate International Women's Day.<br />In the 21st century, women of the working classes &#8212; employed in the formal economy, the informal economy, working in the countryside or doing unwaged labor &#8212; have entered the global political stage in an astonishing array of movements. Sparked by the...by Johanna BrennerSat, 08 Mar 2014 14:20:47 +0000 Introduction to In Defense of the ASAhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4115http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4115Against the Current ArticleTHE CONTROVERSY ERUPTING around the American Studies Association&rsquo;s resolution for the &ldquo;academic boycott of Israeli institutions&rdquo; is an indicator of the growing power of the broader Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) movement in support of the Palestinian people&rsquo;s struggle. Regarding the ASA&rsquo;s action, the editors of Against the Current look forward to further dialogue around the complex issues raised in this article by Alan Wald....The EditorsMon, 17 Feb 2014 22:58:30 +0000 Searching for Sustainabilityhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4110http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4110Against the Current ArticleState of the World 2013:<br />Is Sustainability Still Possible?<br />WorldWatch Institute<br />Island Press, 2013, 441 pages, paperback, $22.<br />THIS COMPILATION IS the latest in the annual State of the World Series issued by the WorldWatch Institute, a widely respected environmental think tank, is also closely associated with and supported by United Nations and international governance institutions and many private foundations.<br />Those facts underlie both the strength and the weakness of WorldWatch Institute...Jan CoxMon, 17 Feb 2014 20:33:54 +0000 A Political Witch-Hunt in the Name of "Academic Freedom": In Defense of the American Studies Associationhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4114http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4114Against the Current ArticleIn Memory of Edward Said (1935-2003)<br />IMAGINE MY SURPRISE. For decades I have passively endured ritualistic sneering about the irrelevance of nerdy scholars in ivory towers, derision at the notion that we who toil in the archives might have an impact on anything of national significance. Then, on December 16, 2013, the membership of an almost unknown and relatively petite professional organization to which I belong, the American Studies Association (ASA), ratified a convention resolution to...Alan WaldMon, 17 Feb 2014 22:53:28 +0000 Albuquerque Organizes for Radical Reform of Police Departmenthttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4145http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4145Webzine ArticleIn the process of surrendering to Albuquerque police on March 16, 2014, James Boyd, a homeless and mentally ill man, was attacked by a police dog and shot in the back. Boyd was sleeping in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the city&rsquo;s eastern border and considered a &ldquo;direct threat&rdquo; by virtue of two small knives.<br />When one of the officers who shot Boyd had his helmet cam-video released shortly afterwards, people were angered and saddened by this murder.1 The video went...by Bill BradleyWed, 16 Apr 2014 22:16:43 +0000 Boston Climate Justice Teach-In: Race, Class, and the Anti-Ecological Logic of Capitalism (VIDEO)http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4144http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4144Webzine ArticleAround 150 people from Boston and surrounding areas attended the “Climate Justice Teach-In: Race, Class, and the Anti-Ecological Logic of Capitalism” on Saturday, April 5 at Northeastern University in Boston. The event was planned by an ad hoc committee consisting of members of the Boston branch of Solidarity and other local activists.by Boston SolidarityWed, 09 Apr 2014 15:06:45 +0000 Not One More Deportation! April 5 Day of Action Spreads Resistance to Deportationshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4143http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4143Webzine ArticleOn April 5, undocumented organizers and allies gathered for actions in more than 70 cities calling for an end to deportations. The date was chosen because it’s the estimated date for when the Obama administration will deport its two millionth person. Obama has officially overseen more deportations than any other President in U.S. history, with almost three years left in his second term, earning him the title “Deporter in Chief.”<br />April 5 action in Columbus, OH.<br />If deportations continue at...by Alex GreeneTue, 08 Apr 2014 16:24:13 +0000 In Defense of Energy Sovereigntyhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4142http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4142Webzine ArticleTranslator's introduction:<br />Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party's (PRI) privatization of the country's energy industry in December of 2013 was received with applause and glee by the U.S. and European financial press. The privatization of Petróleos Méxicanos (Pemex) is,by Román Munguía HuatoFri, 04 Apr 2014 13:58:59 +0000 What the Mainstream Misses: Observations on the Ukraine Crisishttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4141http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4141Webzine ArticleA great deal has been written regarding the Ukraine events of February and March leading to the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych. In their attempts to explain the upheaval, most of those weighing in have primarily focused on the internal dynamics - the domestic political terrain, the east/west ethnic divides, some inchoate desire to join the EU and “the West,” the influence of organized fascists, and the corrupt and oligarchical nature of the ousted leader.by Allen RuffThu, 03 Apr 2014 18:59:55 +0000 The People Want--But Do They Have A Chance?http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4139http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4139Webzine ArticleRana Nessim: In your book The People Want, you said this is going to be a very long revolutionary process. Did you expect it to turn into a military dictatorship so quickly?<br />Gilbert Achcar: I would dispute the idea that the whole regional revolutionary process has turned into a military dictatorship. Where did it turn into a military dictatorship? If you’re referring to Egypt, then that’s one country, not the whole process. Even there, I don’t think it turned into a military dictatorship,...Gilbert Achcar interviewed by Rana Nessim and Rosemary BechlerFri, 28 Mar 2014 17:24:23 +0000