Solidarity http://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Against Trump and Peña: Unity from Below and without Bordershttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4896http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4896Lead ArticleAfter the dramatic increase in fuel, electricity, and water prices throughout the country and a month of uninterrupted, massive protests across the country that have deepened the crisis of legitimacy--which is increasingly a political crisis--of Mexico’s oligarchic regime, we are now beginning to see the first steps of the new, extreme right, xenophobic, macho, racist, and anti-Mexican administration in the White House. This can only bring further complications, contradictions, and...from the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (PRT)Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:46:26 +0000 Build and Fight: Beyond Trump and the Limitations of the United Fronthttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4894http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4894Lead ArticleOn Inauguration Day, we note the considerable range of the opposition to Trump, from traditional activists to very mainstream folks. In many respects the opposition mounted was unprecedented, on a day where patriotic and jingoistic hyperbole is typically concentrated and loudly broadcast more than at any other time, and when, traditionally, new Presidents make appeals to the heart and to democratic unity while all who know how false the claims are bite their lips, party, and hope for the best....by Kali Akuno and Doug NorbergMon, 06 Feb 2017 20:14:32 +0000 Women's March 2017: The Birth of a New Women's Movement?http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4892http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4892Lead ArticleI came back from the Women’s March in D.C. exhausted but thrilled, convinced that we are seeing the birth of a new women’s movement. The size, the inclusiveness, the defiant but good-humored spirit, and the progressive politics all make me very optimistic, though there will be challenges.<br />Photo by Nancy Holmstrom.<br />Let’s start with the size: having gone to demonstrations in D.C. since I was in high school, more than fifty years ago, including the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom, numerous...by Nancy HolmstromTue, 24 Jan 2017 17:35:59 +0000 Birth of a New Movementhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4904http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4904Against the Current ArticleI CAME BACK from the Women&rsquo;s March in D.C. exhausted but thrilled, convinced that we are seeing the birth of a new women&rsquo;s movement. Hearing about all the other Women&rsquo;s Marches around the world only confirmed that impression. The size, the inclusiveness, the defiant but good-humored spirit and the progressive politics make me very optimistic. Although there will be challenges, as I will discuss, this is one ground for optimism in our current very discouraging political climate...Nancy HolmstromMon, 20 Feb 2017 21:12:27 +0000 The Ohio Vote in Novemberhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4898http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4898Against the Current ArticleKim Moody&rsquo;s article &ldquo;Who Put Trump in the White House?&rdquo; appeared in our previous issue, ATC 186 (online at www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4859). We are publishing here a segment on the vote in four Ohio counties. It bears out the analysis that working-class votes in 2016 declined more than they swung to Trump &#8212; which space didn&rsquo;t permit us to include in that issue. The author&rsquo;s conclusion there bears repeating: the Democratic Party&rsquo;s neoliberalism...Kim MoodyFri, 17 Feb 2017 20:53:19 +0000 The Journeys of Julia de Burgoshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4905http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4905Against the Current ArticleBecoming Julia de Burgos<br />The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon<br />By Vanessa P&eacute;rez Rosario<br />University of Illinois Press 2014, 224 pages, $25 paperback.<br />&iquest;C&oacute;mo habr&eacute; de llamarme cuando s&oacute;lo me quede<br />recordarme, en la roca de una isla desierta?<br />Un clavel interpuesto entre el viento y mi sombra,<br />hijo m&iacute;o y de la muerte, me llamar&aacute;n poeta.<br />&#8212;Julia de Burgos,<br />&ldquo;Poema para mi muerte&rdquo;(1)<br />FOR THOSE LIKE me who have grown up in the north coastal...Natalia Santos-OrozcoMon, 20 Feb 2017 21:18:47 +0000 A Partial Peace in Colombiahttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4934http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4934Webzine ArticleIn November 2016 the Colombian Congress approved a peace deal between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas, potentially ending a 50-year armed conflict that has killed at least 220,000 people--82 percent civilians--and displaced almost seven million. The accord includes mechanisms for disarmament and reintegration of guerrilla fighters, lenient sentencing for those who confess to committing acts of violence, and an allotment of ten congressional seats...by Kevin YoungTue, 14 Mar 2017 16:33:47 +0000 Remembering Seymour Kramer (1946-2017)http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4903http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4903Webzine ArticleSeymour Kramer, a founding member of Solidarity and longtime labor union activist in the San Francisco Bay area, died of complications of diabetes in Berkeley, California, on January 20, 2017 at the age of 70.by Patrick M. QuinnMon, 20 Feb 2017 18:01:29 +0000 Against Trump and Peña: Unity from Below and without Bordershttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4896http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4896Webzine ArticleAfter the dramatic increase in fuel, electricity, and water prices throughout the country and a month of uninterrupted, massive protests across the country that have deepened the crisis of legitimacy--which is increasingly a political crisis--of Mexico’s oligarchic regime, we are now beginning to see the first steps of the new, extreme right, xenophobic, macho, racist, and anti-Mexican administration in the White House. This can only bring further complications, contradictions, and...from the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (PRT)Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:46:26 +0000 Fighting Trumpism: where do we go from here?http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4895http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4895Webzine ArticleIt’s been two weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration sparked some of the largest rallies in American history. Each week since has also seen demonstrations, culminating in those that broke out at airports across the country at the end of January to protest the president’s new Muslim ban barring travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Mass protests are in large measure a bellwether of popular sentiment. They carry an implicit threat that politicians who defy the will of the people...by Micah LandauThu, 09 Feb 2017 19:24:02 +0000 Build and Fight: Beyond Trump and the Limitations of the United Fronthttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4894http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4894Webzine ArticleOn Inauguration Day, we note the considerable range of the opposition to Trump, from traditional activists to very mainstream folks. In many respects the opposition mounted was unprecedented, on a day where patriotic and jingoistic hyperbole is typically concentrated and loudly broadcast more than at any other time, and when, traditionally, new Presidents make appeals to the heart and to democratic unity while all who know how false the claims are bite their lips, party, and hope for the best....by Kali Akuno and Doug NorbergMon, 06 Feb 2017 20:14:32 +0000 Trump Makes Early Enemieshttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4893http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4893Webzine ArticlePresident Donald Trump and his alt-right advisor Stephen Bannon—“President Bannon” as he is being called—are making enemies fast, and lots of them. Leaders of some of the country’s largest corporations have come out against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban. Some Christians, including Evangelicals, object to the ban’s privileging of Christians. Trump’s statement on the holocaust, which failed to mention Jews, offended major Jewish groups. Workers, workers' centers, and labor unions,...by Dan La BotzWed, 01 Feb 2017 15:32:08 +0000