Solidarity http://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en After the Killings in Orlando: Grief, Anger and Vigilancehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4684http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4684Lead ArticleThe killings perpetrated at the Pulse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) nightclub in Orlando in the United States leave us in profound grief. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones, predominantly from the Latino community, and all the victims of hate crimes against LGBTIQ people around the world. We are participating in and initiating solidarity rallies, in many countries grieving over the biggest concentrated slaughter of LGBTIQ people since the Second...from the Bureau of the Fourth InternationalMon, 20 Jun 2016 18:01:28 +0000 A Socialist Convergence in Philadelphiahttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4683http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4683Lead ArticleThe Bernie Sanders campaign represented a breakthrough on the U.S. left--not because the insurgency within the Democratic Party offered a new opportunity to transform the graveyard of social movements, but primarily because the campaign surfaced a growing desire of millions for a left program and opened a much larger space to talk about socialism, while also exposing the limitation of the Democratic Party.<br />Inside the July 25-28 Democratic National Convention (DNC), Sanders’ delegates will be...by Robert CaldwellFri, 10 Jun 2016 22:32:28 +0000 Remembering Glenn Shelton, 1952-2016http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4681http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4681Lead ArticleGlenn Shelton, a retired president of Michigan Mailhandlers Local 307 who never stopped fighting for the rights of working people, and a member of Solidarity, died March 24 after a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary Jackson-Shelton only weeks earlier. We mourn these losses.<br />Glenn hoped to be remembered as someone who “loved his people, his family and his friends,” and as “the type of person who showed us that we can fight what is evil in the world without...by Dianne Feeley and David FinkelTue, 17 May 2016 20:20:53 +0000 Homonationalism and Queer Resistancehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4649http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4649Against the Current ArticleI ARRIVED IN the United States prepared to talk about why and how queers need to fight Islamophobia: the fear and hatred of Islam and of Muslims. But [on November 13] the day after my plane landed, Paris was hit by a wave of terrorist attacks. So I can&rsquo;t give quite the same talk that I prepared.<br />There&rsquo;s no way I can talk about Islamophobia today without talking about events like these, events that fan the flames of Islamophobia. I feel that one of my tasks today is to try to make...Peter DruckerMon, 25 Apr 2016 22:11:22 +0000 Messer-Kruse's Haymarket Historyhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4655http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4655Against the Current ArticleThe Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists:<br />Terrorism and Justice in the Gilded Age<br />By Timothy Messer Kruse<br />NY: Palgrave McMillan, 2011, viii 236 pages,<br />$37 paperback.<br />The Haymarket Conspiracy:<br />Transatlantic Anarchist Networks<br />By Timothy Messer Kruse<br />Champagne-Urbana: University Press of Illinois,<br />2012, 256 pages, $32 paperback.<br />HISTORIANS HAVE BEEN known to remark that we write history in the context of present concerns. Timothy Messer-Kruse&rsquo;s recent revisionist histories of the Haymarket...Rebecca HillMon, 25 Apr 2016 23:19:22 +0000 Water in a World in Crisishttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4656http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4656Against the Current ArticleThe Price of Thirst:<br />Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos<br />By Karen Piper<br />University of Minnesota Press, 2014, xii + 289 pages, $26.95 hardcover.<br />MANY BOOKS ON global water issues have appeared in recent years as the world struggles with population displacement, drought and massive storms and floods, but none have as thoroughly documented the connection between aggressive worldwide water privatization efforts and colonialism as Karen Piper does in this work.<br />A professor of postcolonial...Jan CoxMon, 25 Apr 2016 23:22:50 +0000 After Bernie—Electoral Strategy for the Left in 2016http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4709http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4709Webzine ArticleNow that Donald Trump, an overt racist, has wrapped up the Republican nomination for US President, a chorus of voices is proposing a “left strategy” which can “defeat Trump” by electing the more covert racist, Hillary Clinton, whom the Democratic Party will almost surely be nominating. See, for example, the articles by Linda Burnham, Max Elbaum, Bill Fletcher, and Bob Wing.<br />There are two premises which underlie this viewpoint. First, that it is better for the left (for the progressive...by various authorsFri, 24 Jun 2016 17:56:44 +0000 Stop the Repression in Mexicohttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4702http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4702Webzine ArticleSince the Mexican government passed an alleged "educational reform"--actually a reform that profoundly affects working conditions, attacks job security and the rights of unions to organise in the sector--through Congress, education workers have maintained strong resistance.<br />The government of Peña Nieto tried to break the resistance of workers in education, especially teachers, in several ways. One was to compel teachers to undergo an educational assessment, which is a punitive measure and would...from the Bureau of the Fourth InternationalWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:09:21 +0000 After the Killings in Orlando: Grief, Anger and Vigilancehttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4684http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4684Webzine ArticleThe killings perpetrated at the Pulse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) nightclub in Orlando in the United States leave us in profound grief. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones, predominantly from the Latino community, and all the victims of hate crimes against LGBTIQ people around the world. We are participating in and initiating solidarity rallies, in many countries grieving over the biggest concentrated slaughter of LGBTIQ people since the Second...from the Bureau of the Fourth InternationalMon, 20 Jun 2016 18:01:28 +0000 A Socialist Convergence in Philadelphiahttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4683http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4683Webzine ArticleThe Bernie Sanders campaign represented a breakthrough on the U.S. left--not because the insurgency within the Democratic Party offered a new opportunity to transform the graveyard of social movements, but primarily because the campaign surfaced a growing desire of millions for a left program and opened a much larger space to talk about socialism, while also exposing the limitation of the Democratic Party.<br />The last of the Cold War mental barriers against socialism have been breached. The youth...by Robert CaldwellFri, 10 Jun 2016 22:32:28 +0000 "This Deportation Business": The 1920s and the Presenthttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4682http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4682Webzine ArticleWhile the machinery of deportation has reached an unprecedented scale in recent decades, its roots are both deep and critical for understanding its place in modern U.S. society. The massive infrastructure for removal that looms over the nation’s immigrant population has its underpinnings in the early 20th century.<br />This article will examine the growth of the deportation regime during the 1920s, and explore the enduring ramifications of early deportation practice and the renegotiation of the...Emily Pope-ObedaSat, 28 May 2016 15:53:51 +0000 Remembering Glenn Shelton, 1952-2016http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4681http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4681Webzine ArticleGlenn Shelton, a retired president of Michigan Mailhandlers Local 307 who never stopped fighting for the rights of working people, and a member of Solidarity, died March 24 after a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary Jackson-Shelton only weeks earlier. We mourn these losses.<br />“The highest office of any union presents many strong temptations for the abuse of official power,” said Barbara Harvey--who served as Local 307’s attorney from 1986 through 1998 when...by Dianne Feeley and David FinkelTue, 17 May 2016 20:20:53 +0000