Solidarity https://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Standing Up for Palestine: BDS More than Ever!https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5168https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5168Lead ArticleIF THERE WAS any “Israel-Palestine peace process,” Donald Trump torched it with his December 6 announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer of the U.S. embassy to that bitterly contested city.<br />But there are two, more important, underlying realities.<br />First, there is no “peace process” and hasn’t been for a long time. Endless blather about “the two-state solution” has only covered up the destruction of any viable two-state possibility -- through...from the Steering Committee of SolidaritySat, 09 Dec 2017 17:08:29 +0000 Catalunya: Together We Build the Republichttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5167https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5167Lead ArticleThe liberty of an oppressed nation can never depend on the form of government that dominates it; it depends solely and exclusively on the will of the people to achieve it.<br />--Lluis Companys i Jover (1882-1940)<br />Llius Companys was the last democratically elected Catalan president to face (illegal) arrest and extradition by Spain. Companys was taken back to Barcelona in 1940, with assistance from Hitler and Mussolini, and killed upon Franco's orders. Since the October 1st self-determination...Bayla OstrachFri, 08 Dec 2017 18:31:50 +0000 Open Letter to the People of the United States – from Puerto Rico, a month after Hurricane Maríahttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5164https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5164Lead ArticleDEAR FRIENDS:<br />By now you have surely heard about the catastrophic impact of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, as well as the slow and still inadequate response by U.S. federal agencies, such as FEMA.<br />A month after María, dozens of communities are still inaccessible by car or truck. Close to 90 percent of all homes lack electricity. Half lack running water. Many of Puerto Rico’s 3.2 million residents have difficulties obtaining drinking water. The death toll continues to rise due to lack of...Manuel Rodríguez Banchs and Rafael Bernabe Sat, 04 Nov 2017 23:30:19 +0000 A Response to the Anti-Defamation Leaguehttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5130https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5130Against the Current Article[THE FOLLOWING LETTER was submitted to Detroit Jewish News following its publication of a piece from the Anti-Defamation League attacking Jewish Voice for Peace, which appears on the ADL website (https://www.adl.org/blog/jewish-voice-for-peace-increasing-anti-israel-radicalism). This response has not been published.]<br />THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE statement published in Detroit Jewish News (July 24, 2017, &ldquo;Jewish Voice for Peace Increases Anti-Israel Radicalism&rdquo;) contains numerous...David Finkel & Don Greenspon, co-chairs Jewish Voice for Peace, DetroitWed, 18 Oct 2017 19:01:02 +0000 Theodore W. Allen's Legacyhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5125https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5125Against the Current ArticleTHEODORE W. &ldquo;TED&rdquo; Allen (1919-2005) was an anti-white supremacist, working-class intellectual and activist, whose work on the centrality of struggle against white supremacy is growing in importance and influene 98 years after his birth.<br />With its focus on racial oppression and social control, Allen&rsquo;s two-volume The Invention of the White Race (1994, 1997: Verso Books, new expanded edition 2012) is one of the 20th-century&rsquo;s major contributions to historical understanding....Jeffrey B. PerryWed, 18 Oct 2017 18:09:45 +0000 White Supremacy/Identity Politicshttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5119https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5119Against the Current Article&ldquo;According to Edison Research, Trump won whites making less than $50,000 by 20 points, whites making $50,000 to $99,999 by 28 points, and whites making $100,000 or more by 14 points. This shows that Trump assembled a broad white coalition that ran the gamut from Joe the Dishwasher to Joe the Plumber to Joe the Banker. So, when white pundits cast the elevation of Trump as the handiwork of an inscrutable white working class, they are being too modest, declining to claim credit for their own...Malik MiahTue, 17 Oct 2017 21:30:37 +0000 Standing Up for Palestine: BDS More than Ever!https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5168https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5168Webzine ArticleIF THERE WAS any “Israel-Palestine peace process,” Donald Trump torched it with his December 6 announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer of the U.S. embassy to that bitterly contested city.<br />But there are two, more important, underlying realities.<br />First, there is no “peace process” and hasn’t been for a long time. Endless blather about “the two-state solution” has only covered up the destruction of any viable two-state possibility -- through...from the Steering Committee of SolidaritySat, 09 Dec 2017 17:08:29 +0000 Catalunya: Together We Build the Republichttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5167https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5167Webzine ArticleNew York Coalition for Human Rights in CataloniaBayla OstrachFri, 08 Dec 2017 18:31:50 +0000 Stop the Israel-United States Deadly Exchangehttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5166https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5166Webzine Articleprotesters march toward the LA local ADL office; photo by Barry SaksBarry SaksSun, 19 Nov 2017 01:27:28 +0000 One Hundred Years: A Poem on the Centenary of the Russian Revolutionhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5165https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5165Webzine Article1917 Petrograd Soviet Assembly<br />READ THE POEM HERE<br />Steve Bloom is a member of Solidarity.Steve BloomSun, 05 Nov 2017 18:10:47 +0000 Open Letter to the People of the United States – from Puerto Rico, a month after Hurricane Maríahttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5164https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5164Webzine ArticleDEAR FRIENDS:<br />By now you have surely heard about the catastrophic impact of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, as well as the slow and still inadequate response by U.S. federal agencies, such as FEMA.<br />A month after María, dozens of communities are still inaccessible by car or truck. Close to 90 percent of all homes lack electricity. Half lack running water. Many of Puerto Rico’s 3.2 million residents have difficulties obtaining drinking water. The death toll continues to rise due to lack of...Manuel Rodríguez Banchs and Rafael Bernabe Sat, 04 Nov 2017 23:30:19 +0000 Dilemmas of Electoral Politics: The Working Families Party and the Greens in New York Statehttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5162https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5162Webzine ArticleThe US Left has long struggled with the problem of doing electoral politics in a “winner-take-all” voting system and has long debated how to relate to the Democratic Party and especially to the campaigns of progressive Democratic Party candidates.<br />This strategic question is especially pressing in states, like New York, that allow “fusion” balloting. In New York State, individual candidates may be endorsed by and run as the candidate of more than one party.<br />The Working Families Party...JohannaFri, 27 Oct 2017 19:09:39 +0000