Solidarity https://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Puerto Rico: Some Lessons of the Hurricanehttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5116https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5116Lead ArticleCrises raise new, sharp problems that unveil and accentuate both the admirable and the negative aspects of the societies they affect. They also pose new tasks and offer new perspectives on already established plans. The case of Puerto Rico and the effect and response to the strike by Hurricane María is no exception.<br />We begin with the admirable: the presence of solidarity, of community, and of generosity that continues to exist in our country in spite of three decades of neoliberal practices and...Rafael BernabeThu, 05 Oct 2017 20:46:27 +0000 Declaration of the Fourth International on the current events in Cataloniahttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5093https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5093Lead ArticleOn 20 September 2017, the Civil Guard and the Spanish National Police arrested 14 senior officials of the Generalitat (the Catalan government) and carried out 40 searches of public buildings and private homes. A police operation then seized propaganda material of the CUP (Candidatura de Unidad Popular, the main party of the pro-independence left) and, without any legal authorisation, surrounded its headquarters for the whole day, for no reason other than provocation. Following the prosecution of...from the Executive Bureau of the Fourth InternationalThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:52:36 +0000 Defend DACA and Demand Justice for All Migrantshttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092Lead ArticleThe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by an executive order from President Obama in June 2012. Far from a gift from a sympathetic administration, DACA was a victory won only through the brave and militant actions of undocumented activists who were willing to criticize the devastating immigration policies of a supposedly progressive President, including by occupying Obama campaign offices.<br />Tuesday morning, a new administration that nobody could mistake as...from the National Committee of SolidarityThu, 07 Sep 2017 19:26:28 +0000 Suggested Readings on/about Detroit's 1967 Rebellionhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5072https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5072Against the Current ArticleAbandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001 edited by Melba Joyce Boyd &amp; M.L. Liebler Wayne State Univesity Press (2001).<br />Algiers Motel Incident by John Hersey, Alfred A. Knopf (1968).<br />Black Detroit: A People&rsquo;s History of Self-Determination by Herb Boyd, Amistad (2017).<br />Detroit 1967 edited by Joel Stone, Wayne State University Press (2017).<br />Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence by B.J. Widick, Wayne State University Press (1972).<br />Detroit: I Do Mind Dying, A Study in Urban...Sat, 12 Aug 2017 22:16:53 +0000 Chronicle of Black Detroithttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5086https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5086Against the Current ArticleBlack Detroit:<br />A People&rsquo;s History of Self-Determination<br />By Herb Boyd<br />NY: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publications, 2017, 418 pages, illustrated, $27.99 hardcover.<br />HERB BOYD HAS written a masterful account of the experience of African Americans in the city of Detroit. He begins in 1701 with the slaves who arrived when Cadillac founded the city as a French colony, and ends with the shakers and movers of a distressed contemporary Detroit.<br />A columnist for Harlem&rsquo;s Amsterdam...Dan GeorgakasWed, 16 Aug 2017 00:30:25 +0000 Choices Facing African Americanshttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5078https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5078Against the Current Article&ldquo;Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power. Despite constant exploitation and perpetual oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force pushing the U.S. towards the ideals it articulates but has never achieved. In recent years, we have taken to the streets, launched massive campaigns, and impacted elections, but our elected leaders have failed to address the legitimate demands of our Movement. We can no longer wait.&rdquo;...Malik MiahTue, 15 Aug 2017 01:40:26 +0000 Some Reflections on Puerto Rico and Colonialismhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5115https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5115Webzine ArticleCuba y Puerto Rico son<br />de un pájaro las dos alas,<br />reciben flores o balas<br />sobre el mismo corazón…<br />-Lolita Rodríguez de Tió<br />We are living in the end times, not as in the Biblical end times, but certainly the end times for this latest, nastiest, most violent, cruel and unjust empire. I come from a beautiful small island in the Caribbean that was a victim of US Empire since its earliest battles for independence from the Spanish Empire. I was there when Fidel Castro Ruz, Ernesto "Ché" Guevara,...by Silvia Brandon-PérezThu, 05 Oct 2017 17:42:07 +0000 No Trump, No War, No Way!https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5094https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5094Webzine ArticleIf it weren’t frightening, it would be funny: “Big Twit Calls Out Rocket Man,” as Donald Trump ramps up his insults and threats of war against North Korea. Let’s look at some of the issues behind the antics and escalating rhetoric.<br />North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump © Wong Maye-E, Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press).<br />It’s really impossible to assess the chances of an actual war on the Korean peninsula, but while it may be a low-probability event its...from the Steering Committee of SolidarityFri, 22 Sep 2017 13:34:53 +0000 Declaration of the Fourth International on the current events in Cataloniahttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5093https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5093Webzine ArticleOn 20 September 2017, the Civil Guard and the Spanish National Police arrested 14 senior officials of the Generalitat (the Catalan government) and carried out 40 searches of public buildings and private homes. A police operation then seized propaganda material of the CUP (Candidatura de Unidad Popular, the main party of the pro-independence left) and, without any legal authorisation, surrounded its headquarters for the whole day, for no reason other than provocation. Following the prosecution of...from the Executive Bureau of the Fourth InternationalThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:52:36 +0000 Defend DACA and Demand Justice for All Migrantshttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092Webzine ArticleThe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by an executive order from President Obama in June 2012. Far from a gift from a sympathetic administration, DACA was a victory won only through the brave and militant actions of undocumented activists who were willing to criticize the devastating immigration policies of a supposedly progressive President, including by occupying Obama campaign offices.<br />Tuesday morning, a new administration that nobody could mistake as...from the National Committee of SolidarityThu, 07 Sep 2017 19:26:28 +0000 Running for the People: “Run, Run, Run (for office) and Don’t Look Back”https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5090https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5090Webzine ArticleLa’Shadion Shemwell, 30, is a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and member of the Huey Newton Gun Club. He organizes youth in the projects and has one Saturday a month where he does free educational activities at the community center and feeds all children who come. He recently won election to the McKinney, Texas City Council. His campaign was endorsed by the Collin County Green Party, followed by Our Revolution in the open primary. The Democratic Party,...An Interview with La’Shadion ShemwellThu, 31 Aug 2017 19:48:04 +0000 Defend Comrades Under Attack in Franklin, Ohiohttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5088https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5088Webzine ArticleThe monument in Franklin, OH.<br />Solidarity stands with the courageous activists who are fighting against the restoration of Confederate "monument" display in Franklin, Ohio. These ugly testimonials to white supremacy are coming down, both North and South, and have no place in the public square anywhere. The threats and attempted intimidation of activists by elements of the city government are sickening and must be met by the removal from office of anyone responsible for them.<br />For additional...from the Steering Committee of SolidarityThu, 31 Aug 2017 14:09:27 +0000