Solidarity https://www.solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Statement in Solidarity with Activists and Victims in Charlottesvillehttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5075https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5075Lead ArticleWe express our deepest sympathy and solidarity with the brave protestors--including comrades in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and International Socialist Organization (ISO)--who fell victim to an act of white supremacist terror in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. We are heartbroken and angry to learn of the murder of Heather Heyer, and more determined than ever to continue fighting.<br />While President Trump equivocates with statements about...from the National Committee of SolidarityMon, 14 Aug 2017 14:37:00 +0000 On the Crisis in Venezuelahttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5059https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5059Lead ArticleIn the face of the political crisis in Venezuela, as anti-capitalists, we declare that:<br />1) We reject the offensive by the opposition against the Bolivarian government. The Venezuelan opposition is led by profoundly antidemocratic sectors, tied to the dominant class. These sectors are preparing an authoritarian reaction against the gains of the Bolivarian revolution, even if some of these gains have been watered down by the crisis in the country. The opposition has not hesitated in resorting to...a statement from AnticapitalistasSun, 06 Aug 2017 21:39:37 +0000 Labor's Legitimacy Crisis Under Trumphttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5058https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5058Lead ArticleAs nativist right-wing populism surges across the Global North amidst the exhaustion of social democracy and “Third Way” liberalism, the United States finds itself at the forefront. Elsewhere, right populist parties have led in the polls, as with the Front National in France and the PVV in the Netherlands, or played key roles in seismic political events, as with UKIP and Brexit. But so far, only in the US has the right populist wave captured a major political party and ridden it to power....by Barry EidlinSun, 16 Jul 2017 17:24:47 +0000 The Longest Occupationhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5019https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5019Against the Current ArticleDONALD TRUMP&rsquo;S SPEECH to the regional potentates and dictators assembled for the occasion in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was generally acclaimed as eminently presidential, and rightly so. That is to say, it was firmly in the tradition of U.S. presidential addresses on Middle East policy: utterly cynical, dripping with deceit, and above all, irreversibly tied to the United States&rsquo; leading role as the chief arms merchant to some of the world&rsquo;s most brutal regimes.<br />Unlike some of his...The EditorsWed, 21 Jun 2017 18:53:27 +0000 The World and Its Particularshttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5034https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5034Against the Current ArticleThe Ways of the World<br />By David Harvey<br />Oxford University Press, 2016, 384 pages,<br />$27.95 hardcover, forthcoming paperback $19.95.<br />DAVID HARVEY&rsquo;S THE Ways of The World is an excellent collection of essays from an academic who has contributed significantly to Marxist theory and its popularization. Harvey is the acclaimed author of many works on geography, capitalism and politics, among the best-known of which is A Companion to Marx&rsquo;s Capital (Verso, 2010).<br />The Ways of the World works on...Luke PretzThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:09:46 +0000 The Unraveling Middle Easthttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5035https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5035Against the Current ArticleShifting Sands:<br />The Unraveling of the Old Order in the Middle East<br />Raja Shehadeh and Penny Johnson, editors<br />Olive Branch Press, 2016, Northampton, MA, 261 pages, $17.95 paperback.<br />RAJA SHEHADEH AND Penny Johnson have made a valuable contribution with a collection of brief and easy-to-read essays. These outline some of the main contours of the Arab Spring and place modern events in historical context.<br />The authors, who live in Ramallah in the West Bank, are deeply involved in the struggles of...Kit Adam WainerThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:15:16 +0000 An Orientation Toward Local Independent Political Organizations (IPOs)https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5076https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5076Webzine ArticleThe last several years have seen cracks in the hegemony of bourgeois electoral politics unlike anything we’ve seen since the beginning of the neoliberal era in the late 1970s. Tens of thousands of radicalizing young people have been mobilized the campaigns of Bernie Sanders in the US, Jeremy Corbyn in the UK, and others around the world, and have swelled the ranks of organizations or caucuses like Momentum within the British Labour Party, and DSA in the US.<br />The contradictions of this moment...from SolidarityMon, 14 Aug 2017 15:31:49 +0000 Statement in Solidarity with Activists and Victims in Charlottesvillehttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5075https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5075Webzine ArticleWe express our deepest sympathy and solidarity with the brave protestors--including comrades in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and International Socialist Organization (ISO)--who fell victim to an act of white supremacist terror in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. We are heartbroken and angry to learn of the murder of Heather Heyer, and more determined than ever to continue fighting.from the National Committee of SolidarityMon, 14 Aug 2017 14:37:00 +0000 On the Crisis in Venezuelahttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5059https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5059Webzine ArticleIn the face of the political crisis in Venezuela, as anti-capitalists, we declare that:a statement from AnticapitalistasSun, 06 Aug 2017 21:39:37 +0000 Labor's Legitimacy Crisis Under Trumphttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5058https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5058Webzine ArticleAs nativist right-wing populism surges across the Global North amidst the exhaustion of social democracy and “Third Way” liberalism, the United States finds itself at the forefront. Elsewhere, right populist parties have led in the polls, as with the Front National in France and the PVV in the Netherlands, or played key roles in seismic political events, as with UKIP and Brexit. But so far, only in the US has the right populist wave captured a major political party and ridden it to power....by Barry EidlinSun, 16 Jul 2017 17:24:47 +0000 One-Half Cheer for Trump on the Climate?https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5027https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5027Webzine ArticleOn a fateful Thursday, June 1, Donald Trump announced that “The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord,” setting off alarm bells and outraged protests in U.S. cities and around the world. We would suggest that under present circumstances, he chose the better – well, less bad -- of the existing options.From the Editors of Against the CurrentThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:48:46 +0000 Theresa May’s Katrina: Grenfell Tower and the Election Outcome that Wasn't Supposed to Happenhttps://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5018https://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5018Webzine ArticleWe live in a north London street which, despite its impressive 19th century architecture, is peopled mainly by “council tenants” (public housing residents). This is largely due to the left-of-center politics of the local council (government), which bought up large areas of such housing in the 1970s, limiting “development” and gentrification, and preserving much of the working class population. Perhaps as a result Labour MP Emily Thornberry, a strong supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, was...by Sheila Cohen and Kim MoodyWed, 21 Jun 2017 18:46:32 +0000