Solidarity https://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Intersectionality and Divergence – My Life in the LGBT and Labor Movementshttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5289https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5289Lead ArticleLooking back on nearly 25 years of involvement in the LGBT movement, and 45+ years in the labor movement, I am struck by the way those paths have crossed, intertwined and separated over the long term. This arc took me into unexpected territory, where queer identities, once deeply hidden and guarded, have achieved wide mainstream acceptance and support, while organized labor, once powerful and self-confident, now struggles to maintain its existence.<br />I went to work in my first union shop as a copy...Donna CartwrightMon, 09 Apr 2018 01:10:07 +0000 Catalan President Puigdemont’s arrest in Germany and potential extradition to Spain evokes history of shared fascist collaboration; sparks renewed Catalan resistancehttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5288https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5288Lead ArticleImagining German courts’ take on Spanish state’s position as “Death to the Renegade” Cartoon: Chappattee in Le Temps Switzerland<br />On March 23rd, the Spanish government announced prison sentences of up to thirty years each for thirteen democratically elected Catalan leaders, under an ongoing coup.1 Six were already in exile, others had already been in jail for months, now joined by others facing a combined bail set at the equivalent of $2.6 million U.S. (the estimated cost of the Oct. 1st,...Bayla Ostrach and Ron LareSat, 07 Apr 2018 13:52:30 +0000 Building a Thoughtful and Collaborative Left: the Kansas City Grassroots Networkhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5287https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5287Lead ArticleOver the last six months Solidarity members in the Kansas City area have helped to build a space for anti-capitalist organizations to meet, discuss and collaborate. The Kansas City Grassroots Network (KCGN) has had its share of false starts, yet the initiative has also organized events that no one group or collection of individuals could accomplish on their own.<br />Counter-demonstrators at white supremacist Act for America rally in Kansas City. Photo courtesy the author.<br />Most importantly KCGN has...Luke PretzThu, 29 Mar 2018 18:51:13 +0000 Honduras: U.S. Support for Repression & Fraudhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5248https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5248Against the Current ArticleRIGHT-WING HONDURAN PRESIDENT Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) was inaugurated in a January 7, 2018 ceremony in a nearly empty National Stadium in the capital Tegucigalpa. Since the stolen election of November 26, 2017, the country had been totally militarized to protect his fraudulent victory &#8212; with a death toll of more than 34 killed by military and police.<br />The anti-dictatorship movement and organizations declared a civic insurrection, vowing that Honduras would be ungovernable....Vicki CervantesTue, 20 Feb 2018 22:31:18 +0000 The 1970s: Finally Got the News!https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5249https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5249Against the Current ArticleFINALLY GOT THE News explores &ldquo;the printed legacy of the U.S. radical Left, 1970-79,&rdquo; combining written reflections from movement participants with over 250 images from radical publications of the period (also displayed in the exhibition of the same name that opened at the Interference Archive in January 2017). Charles Williams interviewed Brad Duncan on behalf of the ATC editorial board in December 2017.<br />ATC: Can you discuss the origins of your book and the associated...Charles Williams interviews Brad DuncanTue, 20 Feb 2018 22:47:43 +0000 "Embodied Materialism" and Ecosocialismhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5257https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5257Against the Current ArticleEcofeminism as Politics:<br />Nature, Marx, and the Postmodern<br />By Ariel Salleh<br />Forewords by Vandana Shiva and John Clark<br />London: Zed Books, 2017, 2nd Edition, 400 pages, $25 paperback.<br />In 1997 ZED Books of London released Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx and the Postmodern. Ariel Salleh&rsquo;s book initially received high praise, but then was subsumed beneath Third Wave and post-cultural feminist theories.<br />In 2017 with climate change having become an existential threat, Zed Books published the...Sandra LindbergWed, 21 Feb 2018 20:36:38 +0000 Far-right "researchers" steal Facebook infohttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5292https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5292Webzine ArticleOn April 9 Facebook began notifying 87 million users that Cambridge Analytica, a far-right political consulting firm, had accessed their information, including their private profiles, postings, likes and friends. Facebook claims that in April 2015 it blocked the path by which Cambridge Analytica accessed the data, but it didn't acknowledge the massive breach or suspend Cambridge Analytica until now.<br />Other paths remain. On April 4 Facebook acknowledged that data-mining outfits may have used its...Peter SolenbergerSun, 22 Apr 2018 20:24:02 +0000 Intersectionality and Divergence – My Life in the LGBT and Labor Movementshttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5289https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5289Webzine ArticleDonna Cartwright. Photo: Mariette Pathy AllenDonna CartwrightMon, 09 Apr 2018 01:10:07 +0000 Catalan President Puigdemont’s arrest in Germany and potential extradition to Spain evokes history of shared fascist collaboration; sparks renewed Catalan resistancehttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5288https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5288Webzine ArticleImagining German courts’ take on Spanish state’s position as “Death to the Renegade” Cartoon: Chappattee in Le Temps SwitzerlandBayla Ostrach and Ron LareSat, 07 Apr 2018 13:52:30 +0000 Building a Thoughtful and Collaborative Left: the Kansas City Grassroots Networkhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5287https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5287Webzine ArticleOver the last six months Solidarity members in the Kansas City area have helped to build a space for anti-capitalist organizations to meet, discuss and collaborate. The Kansas City Grassroots Network (KCGN) has had its share of false starts, yet the initiative has also organized events that no one group or collection of individuals could accomplish on their own.<br />Counter-demonstrators at white supremacist Act for America rally in Kansas City. Photo courtesy the author.<br />Most importantly KCGN has...Luke PretzThu, 29 Mar 2018 18:51:13 +0000 Making Gaza “Uninhabitable”: A Requiemhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5286https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5286Webzine ArticleGAZA. AN INQUEST INTO ITS MARTYRDOM By Norman Finkelstein (University of California Press, 2018)David FinkelSun, 25 Mar 2018 22:40:05 +0000 Defend Rabab Abdulhadi!https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5285https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5285Webzine ArticleProfessor Rabab Abdulhadi, director and founder of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas program (AMED) at San Francisco State University is a leading scholar, educator and advocate for justice in Palestine. The AMED program is housed in the School of Ethnic Studies, which was won out of a strike in which about 900 students were arrested and expelled at San Francisco State in 1968-69. I was one.<br />Abdulhadi and the AMED program have been targeted by David Horowitz and other right-wingers....Dianne FeeleyThu, 22 Mar 2018 18:08:53 +0000