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 Fighting Back for Survivalhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4846http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4846Against the Current ArticleON NOVEMBER 8, some 135 million U.S. voters chose between the two least popular capitalist party candidates in the country&rsquo;s modern history. &nbsp;By a margin of close to 2.7 million votes &#8212; concentrated, to be sure, in huge majorities in California and New York &#8212; they opted for the choice that seemed less frightening, if hardly inspiring. She did not, however, win the election. By virtue of a relic of slavery-era federalism called the Electoral College and narrow victories in...The EditorsFri, 16 Dec 2016 18:33:12 +0000 "The Slave-Holding Republic"http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4864http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4864Against the Current ArticleConfronting Black Jacobins:<br />The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic<br />By Gerald Horne<br />New York: Monthly Review Press, 2015, 424 pages, $29 paper.<br />READERS OF AGAINST the Current will no doubt have long suspected that the traditional history of the United States in no way accounts for its complexities. And for someone whose original copy of Howard Zinn&rsquo;s A People&rsquo;s History of the United States long ago fell apart, new revelations of duplicity...Jennifer JoppMon, 19 Dec 2016 20:24:08 +0000 MA Stops Charter School Expansionhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4852http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4852Against the Current ArticleFOUR YEARS AGO, corporate &ldquo;reformers&rdquo; came after public education and teachers unions and found that the leadership of the Massachusetts Teachers Association was unwilling or unable to fight. The result was the end of seniority for teachers in Massachusetts.<br />Emboldened by their success, the same forces once again came after what are widely acknowledged to be the best schools in the country, and the teachers who work in them, with an attempt to lift the cap on charter schools. This...Dan Clawson & John FitzgeraldFri, 16 Dec 2016 19:32:14 +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 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/4892Webzine 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.by Nancy HolmstromTue, 24 Jan 2017 17:35:59 +0000