Solidarity https://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Justice for Miriam Rodriguezhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4992https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4992Lead ArticleSolidarity activists are raising their voices against the assassination on May 10 of Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez, a human rights activist in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas well known for holding the authorities to account after the murder of her daughter.<br />Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez<br />The following open letter calls on state and federal authorities in Mexico and the U.S. government to ensure the safety of those who stand for human rights.<br />OPEN LETTER<br />ON THE night of...SolidarityFri, 19 May 2017 05:18:46 +0000 "A Threat to Democracy"https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4991https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4991Lead ArticleThe media know, of course, and some are even saying up front, that Donald Trump’s shambolic firing of FBI Director James Comey is a blatant move to block the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and the possible collusion of Trump campaign operatives. More importantly, what they’re not saying is that as “a threat to our democracy” Russian hacking ranks no higher than third on the list.<br />Protestors at White House. Yahoo News Photo Staff<br />The much bigger...David FinkelFri, 12 May 2017 23:06:30 +0000 Trump in Power: The First 100 Dayshttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4935https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4935Lead ArticleAs Trump took office, the majority of Americans were anxious, worried.<br />Trump’s inaugural address did nothing to put their minds at ease. Many were shocked and frightened by his short, strident speech with its allusion to “American carnage” and its dystopian visions of an American populated by “mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash, but which leaves...by Dan La BotzMon, 01 May 2017 02:39:56 +0000 The Russian Revolution and Workers Democracyhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4975https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4975Against the Current ArticleTHE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION of February and October 1917 opened up a new historical epoch, and was greeted with enthusiasm by workers around the world. Never before had workers come close to winning power, though many participated in political life in the Social Democratic parties of Western Europe.<br />Suddenly, in Russia, revolution was an actuality, not simply a hope or a threat. Victor Serge described the intoxicating power of that moment as one where &ldquo;life is beginning anew, where conscious...Suzi WeissmanWed, 19 Apr 2017 23:12:23 +0000 Remembering a Friendhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4985https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4985Against the Current ArticleSeymour Kramer&rsquo;s longtime friend Mike Davis wrote the following tribute for the memorial meeting.<br />FOR SEVERAL YEARS in the 1970s Seymour and I were the smallest political party in the world. I forget whether he was Lenin and I was Trotsky; or perhaps it was Abbot and Costello; but in any event we considered ourselves to be the apostles of regroupment to the Trotskyist left.<br />As Seymour once said, it was &ldquo;like St. Francis trying to preach to the crows.&rdquo; But as thankless as our...Mike DavisThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:51:24 +0000 What is Reproductive Justice?https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4971https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4971Against the Current ArticleYOU ARE ALL here today because you realize what a vital time this is for building a feminist resistance. It is also a crucial time to build the type of truly intersectional feminist movement we need, one that speaks for the rights of all women and not just a few. And one essential way to build that movement is by moving beyond pro-choice politics which center on abortion and contraception, to a more complete picture of what full reproductive justice means.<br />Reproductive justice is a framework...Angi Becker StevensWed, 19 Apr 2017 22:18:53 +0000 Justice for Miriam Rodriguezhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4992https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4992Webzine ArticleSolidarity activists are raising their voices against the assassination on May 10 of Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez, a human rights activist in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas well known for holding the authorities to account after the murder of her daughter.<br />Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez<br />The following open letter calls on state and federal authorities in Mexico and the U.S. government to ensure the safety of those who stand for human rights.<br />If you would like to support...JohannaFri, 19 May 2017 05:18:46 +0000 "A Threat to Democracy"https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4991https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4991Webzine ArticleLET’S ASSUME THAT Russia is actually guilty of everything it’s accused of doing – which I’m personally guessing it probably is – to hack and interfere in the U.S. election (and others, including most recently France). At the very least, it seems clear that these charges are not ideologically motivated inventions like those infamous mythical Iraqi weapons-of-mass-destruction in 2003. In the present case, the reality of Russian hacking appears to be the informed judgment of journalists...David FinkelFri, 12 May 2017 23:06:30 +0000 Trump in Power: The First 100 Dayshttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4935https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4935Webzine ArticleAs Trump took office, the majority of Americans were anxious, worried.<br />Trump’s inaugural address did nothing to put their minds at ease. Many were shocked and frightened by his short, strident speech with its allusion to “American carnage” and its dystopian visions of an American populated by “mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash, but which leaves...by Dan La BotzMon, 01 May 2017 02:39:56 +0000 Our Planet, Our Lives!https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4946https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4946Webzine ArticleA Systematic Crisis<br />With Trump's barrage of absurd “alternative facts,” his administration attempts to cover up the scientific analysis that points to a systemic ecological crisis. In order to avoid a major catastrophe we must drastically reduce the use of carbon as an energy source, transitioning to sustainable energy within twenty years. There is no technical fix or more efficient use of coal, gas, oil, or nuclear power that will do the job.<br />Carbon as an energy source is linked to other...from Solidarity's Ecosocialist Working GroupTue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:36 +0000 Trump's New and Used Middle East Warhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4941https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4941Webzine ArticleLast night, supposedly in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, President Trump ordered a missile attack on a Syrian air base, the first U.S. military strike directly against the regime (though hardly the first U.S. intervention in the war). As socialists and internationalists, we oppose both imperialist intervention and the atrocities of the Syrian government.<br />All the external powers intervening in the Syrian catastrophe--the United States, Russia, Iran, Turkey--have told...from the National Committee of SolidarityFri, 07 Apr 2017 19:31:30 +0000 Trump's Military Adventurism Under Way in Syriahttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4940https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4940Webzine ArticleThe Assad government’s April 4 chemical weapon attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed more than 100 people, once again demonstrated the barbarism of that regime, responsible for countless deaths, sadistic torture and the destruction of much of the country. But it is unlikely that compassion for the victims of another brutal Assad attack was in the forefront of Donald Trump’s mind when he ordered the cruise missile attack on the Syrian airbase near Homs.<br />As was...by Phil HearseFri, 07 Apr 2017 16:49:06 +0000