Solidarity https://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Against Trump and Peña: Unity from Below and without Bordershttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4896https://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 Fronthttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4894https://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?https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4892https://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 Making Trump's America Ungovernablehttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4933https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4933Against the Current Article&ldquo;TRUMP&rsquo;S AMERICA,&rdquo; WROTE a leading African-American journalist, Charles Blow, &ldquo;is not America: not today&rsquo;s or tomorrow&rsquo;s, but yesterday&rsquo;s. Trump&rsquo;s America is brutal, perverse, regressive, insular and afraid. There is no hope in it; there is no light in it. It is a vast expanse of darkness and desolation.&rdquo; (The New York Times, January 30, 2017)<br />There is a lot of disgust toward Trump and his white nationalist strategist Steve Bannon, former...Malik MiahMon, 27 Feb 2017 20:01:53 +0000 Birth of a New Movementhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4904https://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 Erwin Baur (1915-2016)https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4914https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4914Against the Current ArticleERWIN BAUR, RADICAL trade unionist and founding member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), died on November 30 in Alameda, California at the age of 101. Unlike many veteran unionists of the 1930s generation, Baur made a youthful contract with revolutionary socialism that he never broke.<br />In the 1940s, he was part of a crucial layer of dissident local leaders in the UAW who for a time sustained the combative traditions of the union in the face of hostile UAW officials and the larger political...Charles WilliamsMon, 20 Feb 2017 23:07:18 +0000 Chuck Berry's Promised Landhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4939https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4939Webzine ArticleThe reverberations from the death of Chuck Berry are starting to subside. The news naturally had the greatest impact on people of my generation, Boomers, for whom he is an inextricable part of the soundtrack of our lives, while many young ‘uns are wondering what the big deal is.<br />Plenty of critics and pundits are ready to fill them in, of course. And unsurprisingly, their memorial articles tend toward what my friend Yolanda M Carrington calls "Berry-as-colorblind-god tributes from mass media."...by Dennis O'NeilMon, 27 Mar 2017 14:09:54 +0000 A Partial Peace in Colombiahttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4934https://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)https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4903https://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 Bordershttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4896https://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?https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4895https://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 Fronthttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4894https://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