Solidarity http://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Bolivia Elects Morales for Another 5 Years: Is Revolutionary Change Still on the Agenda?http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4274http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4274Lead ArticleOn Sunday, October 12, Bolivians voted to re-elect Evo Morales Ayma, Bolivia’s incumbent president, with an overwhelming 60% of the vote. Morales has indeed gained widespread popular support through his anti-imperialist and socialist policies, with even the World Bank forced to recognise the successes of his social programmes. His government has fallen short, however, of the revolutionary promises it was first elected on. That is why it is important to ask: how far do Morales’ reforms truly...by Claire VealeMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:23:42 +0000 Ferguson October: A Participant's Reporthttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4273http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4273Lead ArticleThe weekend's events began with a protest in Clayton, MO, outside the offices of county prosecutor Robert McCulloch. Clayton is the county seat for St. Louis County, where Michael Brown was killed. It is a government and financial hub characterized by the type of highrise office buildings we in the Midwest associate with downtowns.<br />Over 500 people assembled in the rain to demand an indictment against the cop who killed Michael Brown. Police and civic leaders throughout the St. Louis area were...by John ReedFri, 17 Oct 2014 21:29:48 +0000 A Green Deal for New Yorkhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4272http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4272Lead ArticleOur campaign plan extends past the election. The post-election focus will be on building the Green Party as a mass party in New York for all progressives and socialists who agree on the need for united political action independent of the two-party system of corporate rule.<br />Our campaign organization is built around local campaign committees open to all supporters, who range from members of socialist organizations to disgruntled Democrats and Working Families Party members to unaffiliated...by Howie HawkinsFri, 10 Oct 2014 14:47:55 +0000 Allan Sekula, Against the Grainhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4253http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4253Against the Current ArticleALLAN SEKULA, &ldquo;photographer ,film-maker, &nbsp;cultural theorist and political activist (and) one of the outrstanding Marxist intellectuals of his generation,&rdquo; died August 10, 2013 in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. (See Steve Edwards, &ldquo;Socialism and the Sea,&rdquo; www.radicalphilosophy.com/obituary/socialism-and-the-sea) He was known among other things for his studies of the sea, which fascinated him from his years growing up in the port city of San Pedro,...Fred LonidierThu, 28 Aug 2014 20:43:14 +0000 Toward Energy Democracyhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4246http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4246Against the Current ArticleENERGY SYSTEMS ACROSS the planet are in accelerating transition towards sun and wind sourced production, driven by recognition of the catastrophic threat of climate change (caused by burning fossil fuels) and by the increasing cost advantages of renewable technologies.<br />As with many other emerging technologies with vast implications for profits and power, a great battle has erupted as to their integration into the productive system &#8212; under whose control, in whose interests? Indeed the...Bill ResnickThu, 28 Aug 2014 20:24:41 +0000 Is Water a Human Right in Detroit?http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4235http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4235Against the Current ArticleON JULY 29, after national and international outcry against shutting off the water of thousands of Detroit residents, governor-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr turned over management of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department to mayor Mike Duggan. Under legislation that has been overturned by Michigan voters in the last election but nonetheless passed once again (this time with an appropriation attached so it cannot be challenged by another referendum vote), the Emergency Manager holds all...Dianne FeeleyThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:14:54 +0000 Free Baba Jan!http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4275http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4275Webzine ArticleBaba Jan and 11 other activists from Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan were sentenced to life imprisonment by an anti-terrorism court on 25th of September. Anti-Terrorism courts function as a parallel legal system that allows the party in office a way to speed up cases against its opponents. These 12 people are not terrorists!by Dianne FeeleyTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:30:11 +0000 Bolivia Elects Morales for Another 5 Years: Is Revolutionary Change Still on the Agenda?http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4274http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4274Webzine ArticleOn Sunday, October 12, Bolivians voted to re-elect Evo Morales Ayma, Bolivia’s incumbent president, with an overwhelming 60% of the vote. Morales has indeed gained widespread popular support through his anti-imperialist and socialist policies, with even the World Bank forced to recognise the successes of his social programmes. His government has fallen short, however, of the revolutionary promises it was first elected on. That is why it is important to ask: how far do Morales’ reforms truly...by Claire VealeMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:23:42 +0000 Ferguson October: A Participant's Reporthttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4273http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4273Webzine ArticleI participated in five events over the October 10-13 weekend: the protest in Clayton on Friday, the march on Saturday, the rally Sunday evening, and two actions on Monday. I can report what I witnessed at those events; for other events I can only report from what I heard or read.<br />I was impressed with the organizers' strategizing and flexibility. While some events were planned with an eye towards getting the maximum media exposure, others were conceived with the aim of disrupting business as...by John ReedFri, 17 Oct 2014 21:29:48 +0000 A Green Deal for New Yorkhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4272http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4272Webzine ArticleIn January 2014, when we wrote the first draft of our election campaign plan for governor and lieutenant governor of New York, we set down what we thought were four ambitious goals. But as the campaign has unfolded, it appears we aimed too low. We have revised our goals upwards.<br />Goal 1: Retain Ballot Status<br />Our first goal was to receive at least 50,000 votes, which is the threshold for securing and maintaining a ballot line for the Green Party in all upcoming New York State elections. With...by Howie HawkinsFri, 10 Oct 2014 14:47:55 +0000 Ferguson's Killer Cop Is Not Arrestedhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4271http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4271Webzine Article“Nearly two times a week in the United States a white police officer kills a Black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI.<br />“While the racial analysis is striking, the database it's based on has been long considered flawed and largely incomplete. The killings are self-reported by law enforcement and not all police departments participate, so the database undercounts the actual number of deaths…...by Malik MiahTue, 07 Oct 2014 17:24:58 +0000 Occupy Central: What’s Next for the Hong-Kong Democracy Movement? A Brief Observation on the Current Movementhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4269http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4269Webzine ArticleIntroduction and Update (from a statement by Left 21)<br />Boycotts of classes by university and secondary school students initiated by the Hong Kong Federation of Students and Scholars begun on September 22 in the fight for genuine universal suffrage escalated to the full-blown Occupy Movement on the evening of September 26. Attempts by the government and police to evict protestors with violence on September 28 just triggered another wave of ever-expanding autonomous occupation across the...by Au Loong YuMon, 06 Oct 2014 16:55:33 +0000