Solidarity http://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en For Jill Stein and Independent Politicshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4736http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4736Lead ArticleIf you believe that a better choice is possible, a movement for political revolution also needs an electoral expression. In this election, the best expression at the national level of what all of us have been fighting for is the Green Party campaign of Jill Stein. Solidarity supports that campaign as a way to support the political revolution in 2016.<br />Looking not only toward November but also beyond, especially to Bernie Sanders’ supporters who reject the dead-end option of Hillary Clinton, we...from the National Committee of SolidarityTue, 19 Jul 2016 19:47:38 +0000 After Dallas: The Struggle Continueshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4732http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4732Lead ArticleLast night, during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas called in response to the killings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, one or more snipers shot at least a dozen police officers. As of now, five are dead, as is at least one suspect in the shooting. Before his death in a standoff with police, the suspect indicated that he was upset with police shootings and with Black Lives Matter, and that he wanted to kill white people. He said he was working alone, and has no connection to Black...from the Steering Committee of SolidarityFri, 08 Jul 2016 16:25:36 +0000 Abortion Clinic Ruling Rolls Back TRAP Assaultshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4720http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4720Lead ArticleOn June 27th, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law restricting abortion by requiring clinics to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers and that their doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Although Texas argued that these laws had been passed “to protect women’s health,” five of the eight judges did not buy that transparently fraudulent story. Writing for the majority opinion, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that “neither of these provisions offers...by Dianne FeeleyWed, 29 Jun 2016 18:09:51 +0000 Electoral Strategy After Bernie's Campaignhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4690http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4690Against the Current ArticleTHE MERITS OF Bernie Sanders&rsquo; campaign for president have been debated ad nauseam. Rather than rehash this debate, those who supported Sanders&rsquo;s candidacy (including myself) can better contribute to debates on electoral strategy by assessing our own work and laying out the lessons we have learned.<br />Supporters of Bernie Sanders wagered that his campaign would be the most important event in the development of socialist politics in decades. There is at least some evidence to suggest that...Neal MeyerTue, 21 Jun 2016 21:29:56 +0000 Fascinating Antifascismhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4699http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4699Against the Current ArticleFire and Blood:<br />The European Civil War, 1914-1945<br />By Enzo Traverso<br />Translated by David Fernbach,<br />London: Verso, 2016. Pages +293, $26.95 hardback.<br />ENZO TRAVERSO HAS pulled off the rare reconstruction of a past epoch that pulsates with electric immediacy. Fire and Blood fashions events happening seventy-five-to-one-hundred years ago to feel as lively and pertinent as political debates taking place at present. His principal topic is the hell that was the center of Europe&rsquo;s two world wars...Alan WaldWed, 22 Jun 2016 19:47:24 +0000 Political Revolution -- What Is It?http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4685http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4685Against the Current ArticleTHE &ldquo;POLITICAL REVOLUTION&rdquo; proclaimed by Bernie Sanders refuses to fold its tents in the wake of the Democratic primary season. Although Hillary Clinton is the Democratic presidential nominee, Sanders and his movement promise to carry the fight to the Philadelphia convention, and beyond &#8212; in some form (or several) still very much remaining to be determined. We&rsquo;ve solicited several perspectives in this issue of Against the Current which appear in the section on...The EditorsTue, 21 Jun 2016 21:17:55 +0000 Dan Savage on the Green Party? Just Nohttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4737http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4737Webzine ArticleIncredibly privileged gay white man comfortably speaking for all the oppressed? Just no.<br />Acting as though political change in the US progresses in some gradual, arithmetic way from local races to national races? Just no.<br />(How could anyone think this after just watching the Bernie Sanders campaign? Yes, I’m aware that it happened within the context of a Democratic primary. But we just watched one of the two most significant insurgent, progressive presidential campaigns in the last 40 years, and...by Adam HeftyFri, 22 Jul 2016 14:23:48 +0000 Kwame M.A. Somburu (1934-2016)http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4738http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4738Webzine ArticleKwame Somburu was born in New York’s Harlem Hospital in 1934 as Paul Boutelle, but changed his name in 1979. He died of kidney cancer on May 3, 2016 in Albany, NY. His father, Anton Boutelle, was an electrician; his mother, Ann May Benjamin, worked as a seamstress. A proud Black nationalist, socialist, atheist, and anti-imperialist, Kwame combined political activism with running for public office as an independent candidate.<br />Kwame sold the Great Books of the Western World series door to door,...by Dianne FeeleyThu, 21 Jul 2016 16:21:35 +0000 For Jill Stein and Independent Politicshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4736http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4736Webzine ArticleBernie Sanders' campaign for a “political revolution” lit up the 2016 primary election season like a meteor across the sky. Contrary to conventional wisdom that he’d peak and fade early, Sanders’ challenge to the Democratic party machine lasted throughout the primaries. Surpassing all expectations, he won 23 primary and caucus contests, raised an astonishing $222 million almost exclusively in small donations, and gathered over 1800 pledged delegates.<br />Sanders and his army of supporters...from the National Committee of SolidarityTue, 19 Jul 2016 19:47:38 +0000 After Dallas: The Struggle Continueshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4732http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4732Webzine ArticleLast night, during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas called in response to the killings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, one or more snipers shot at least a dozen police officers. As of now, five are dead, as is at least one suspect in the shooting. Before his death in a standoff with police, the suspect indicated that he was upset with police shootings and with Black Lives Matter, and that he wanted to kill white people. He said he was working alone, and has no connection to Black...from the Steering Committee of SolidarityFri, 08 Jul 2016 16:25:36 +0000 Beneath the Surface Interview with Pedro Paulo Zahluth Bastoshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4722http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4722Webzine ArticleSuzi Weissman: Welcome to Beneath the Surface, I'm Suzi Weissman. I'm extremely pleased to have Pedro Paulo Zahluth Bastos back with us. He's in Campinas, Brazil, that's not too far from São Paulo; it's the university there. He's a professor of political economy, and the co-editor of The Era of Vargas, and he's joining us to talk about this continuing profound crisis in Brazil.Pedro Paulo Zahluth Bastos interviewed by Suzi WeissmanFri, 01 Jul 2016 16:38:55 +0000 Britain Divided in Disastrous "Brexit" Referendumhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4721http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4721Webzine ArticleAfter a bitter and deeply reactionary campaign, Britain voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48% on June 23. The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader, Nigel Farage, is celebrating his victory together with his chums on the hard-right Eurosceptic wing of the Tory Party. His far right friends across Europe, from Marine le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and similar people in Germany, Austria, Italy, and places beyond are rubbing their hands in glee while working out how best...by Terry ConwayThu, 30 Jun 2016 15:34:31 +0000