Solidarity http://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en 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 />“Hands Up, Don't Shoot” spread across the country. It reflects a reality...by Malik MiahTue, 19 Aug 2014 14:44:26 +0000 The Growing Crisis in the Middle East: An Update on Palestine, Iraq, and Kurdistanhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4223http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4223Lead ArticleCease-fires--brief interruptions in Israel’s destruction of Gaza--come and go, for one simple reason: Israel will not lift the blockade, the siege, the strangulation of Gaza, and the United States will not force it to do so. Officially, the line is that the blockade won’t end “until the rockets stop and Hamas is disarmed.” The reality is that if Hamas were disarmed and the rockets stopped the blockade would continue anyway, and the people of Gaza know it, because the real Israeli goal is...by David FinkelWed, 13 Aug 2014 14:52:01 +0000 Descent Into Butchery, Part 2: An Update on the Gaza Massacrehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4221http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4221Lead ArticleIt’s official now, as if it weren’t obvious the whole time: Israel is hitting what it aims at, including housing blocks with dozens of trapped families inside, hospitals, schools, mosques, and even places where its air-drop leaflets had told Gaza residents to shelter. These places are hit, says prime minister Netanyahu, because that’s where Hamas hides its rockets to fire into Israel.<br />Even if that’s true--which, in part at least, it probably is--it simply puts Israel and Hamas on the...by David FinkelFri, 25 Jul 2014 18:38:19 +0000 Richmond Progressive Alliance Updatehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4241http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4241Against the Current ArticleTHE LAST-MINUTE entry of a new mayoral candidate has shaken up the electoral topography of Richmond, California, where the Richmond Progressive Alliance is taking on the money and political muscle of Chevron Corporation. Richmond resident and labor writer-activist Steve Early reports:<br />&ldquo;(O)n the eve of the filing deadline for city candidates, a longtime city council member not up for re-election this year decided to throw his hat into the ring for mayor. Arkansas native Tom Butt, a...Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:35:29 +0000 One Historian's Journeyhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4250http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4250Against the Current ArticleA Contest of Ideas:<br />Capital, Politics, and Labor<br />By Nelson Lichtenstein<br />University of Illinois Press, 2013, 336 pages, $25 paper.<br />NELSON LICHTENSTEIN REPORTS that &ldquo;My real education came from Berkeley&rsquo;s [1960s] radical student milieu, especially from my political sect of choice, then labeling itself the International Socialists.&rdquo; (4) As a result of that, and his work on labor history in the 1940s (then only 25 years in the past), &ldquo;it is not surprising,&rdquo; he tells us,...Dan ClawsonThu, 28 Aug 2014 20:35:56 +0000 A Green New Deal for New Yorkhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4236http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4236Against the Current ArticleIN JANUARY 2014, when we wrote the first draft of our election campaign plan for governor and lieutenant governor of New York, we set down what we thought were four ambitious goals. But as the campaign has unfolded, it appears we aimed too low. We have revised our goals upwards.<br />Goal 1: Retain Ballot Status<br />Our first goal was to receive at least 50,000 votes, which is the threshold for securing and maintaining a ballot line for the Green Party in all upcoming New York State elections. With...Howie HawkinsThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:18:08 +0000 Utopia and Anti-Utopiahttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4232http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4232Webzine 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 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 Hunger...by Angela E. HublerFri, 29 Aug 2014 14:34:21 +0000 21st Century Socialist-Feminism: Part 2http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4230http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4230Webzine ArticleThis article was originally published in Socialist Studies: The Journal of the Society for Socialist Studies. This is the second half of the article; the first half was published here on 8/22/2014.<br />Looking back, we can see how the fate of socialist-feminism is closely tied to the fate of the broader institutions of working-class struggle. Socialist-feminists have always engaged in a two-sided effort: to bring an anti-racist, class-based feminist perspective into social movements and left...by Johanna BrennerWed, 27 Aug 2014 15:23:36 +0000 Understanding the Civil War in Ukrainehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4231http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4231Webzine ArticleThis article was originally published by Socialist Project.<br />The Ukrainian conflict, like most political phenomena, is multi-dimensional and highly complex. As such, it calls for a holistic – dialectical, if you wish – approach. But to judge by American and NATO spokespersons and by their mass media, there is only one really decisive factor that explains everything: Russia's imperialism, Vladimir Putin's determination to dominate and further dismember the Ukraine as part of his plan to...by David MandelTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:55:29 +0000 21st Century Socialist-Feminism: Part 1http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4229http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4229Webzine ArticleThis article was originally published in Socialist Studies: The Journal of the Society for Socialist Studies. This is the first half of the article; the second half will be published separately.<br />Looking back to the heady days of feminism’s “second wave”1 in the United States, it is distressing to acknowledge that the movement’s revolutionary moment is a dim memory, while key aspects of liberal feminism have been incorporated into the ruling class agenda. Liberal feminist ideas have been...by Johanna BrennerFri, 22 Aug 2014 16:43:37 +0000 Colonialism and the Working Class in Canadahttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4228http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4228Webzine ArticleIt's good news that in a number of cities people "are meeting together in growing numbers to explore what it means - and doesn't mean - to stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples within Canada," as journalist Meg Mittelstedt wrote recently.<br />As Mittelstedt notes, this is happening because of the recent upsurge of protest and resistance by indigenous people.by David CamfieldThu, 21 Aug 2014 13:16:05 +0000 Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Ferguson on Center Stagehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4227http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4227Webzine 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 />“Hands Up, Don't Shoot” spread across the country. It reflects a reality...by Malik MiahTue, 19 Aug 2014 14:44:26 +0000