Solidarity http://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Nothing New in Trump's Commentshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5226http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5226Lead ArticleTrump’s latest racist rant during a horse trading session with congressional leaders from both parties about the fate of the DACA program, has been widely denounced as an escalation of his racist discourse.<br />Even before his latest comments, Trump demonstrated his contempt for the people of systematically underdeveloped countries by his response to Hurricanes Harvey and Maria’s devastation of the Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico, the world’s oldest colony. These recent comments are...Keith MannMon, 15 Jan 2018 20:47:37 +0000 Reflections on the Protests in Iranhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5225http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5225Lead ArticleThe demonstrations that erupted in Iran on December 28 and continued for days after have apparently died down as of January 10. There have been clashes with the repressive forces, and something like 20 people have been killed and many arrested (there are widely divergent figures on the number of arrests).<br />Demonstration in the northeastern city of Mashhad, where the anti-government protests began. Photo: Morteza Salehi/AFP/Getty Images.Barry SheppardSat, 13 Jan 2018 23:38:15 +0000 Catalunya: Special Election Updatehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5196http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5196Lead ArticleThis article updates the author’s previous analysis of the October 1 Catalan self-determination referendum and its aftermath: Catalunya: Together We Build the Republic.<br />Catalan voters queue to vote on December 21st in Barcelona. Photo distributed by author's comrades during election day.<br />Amidst a Coup, Catalans reconfirm support for Left, Independentist Majority<br />On December 21st, 2017, a record number of voters in Catalunya turned out for special midterm parliamentary elections, imposed on the...Bayla OstrachMon, 25 Dec 2017 18:29:48 +0000 How the UAW Can Make It Righthttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5175http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5175Against the Current ArticleMY NAME IS Asar Amen-Ra, I am a UAW member (Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) and a Chrysler (FCA) employee with over 22 years of experience in the auto industry, as a worker, elected union representative and as an organizer.<br />Moreover, I have over 26 years' experience as a grassroots community organizer dedicated to the social, economic, and political change in this country. I was a UAW organizer in the South from 2011-2014 with assignments in...Aswar Amen-RaFri, 15 Dec 2017 21:31:00 +0000 Race and the Logic of Capitalhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5183http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5183Against the Current ArticleClass, Race, and Marxism<br />By David Roediger<br />London: Verso, 2017, 198 pages, $26.95 hardback.<br />TODAY&rsquo;S ANT-RACIST LEFT is roiled by at least four absorbing controversies about racism and resistance: &ldquo;Afro-pessimism,&rdquo; recurrently taken up in relation to journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and literary scholar Saidiya Hartman;(1) the &ldquo;New History of Capitalism,&rdquo; fostered by Harvard historians Sven Beckert and Walter Johnson;(2) contrasting versions of &ldquo;Identity...Alan WaldMon, 18 Dec 2017 21:37:11 +0000 Kurds at a Glancehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5177http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5177Against the Current ArticleKRG&#8212;Kurdish Regional Government in autonomous area of northern Iraq since 1992<br />KDP&#8212;Kurdistan Democratic Party, led by Barzani family<br />PUK&#8212;Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by Talabani family<br />peshmerga&#8212;fighters affiliated with the KPD and PUK<br />PKK&#8212;Kurdistan Workers Party, leftwing Kurdish Party in Turkey<br />PYD&#8212;Democratic Union Party, which is ideologically and politically affiliated with the PKK<br />YPG&#8212;the armed wing of the PYD....Joseph DaherFri, 15 Dec 2017 21:56:07 +0000 Nothing New in Trump's Commentshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5226http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5226Webzine ArticleTrump’s latest racist rant during a horse trading session with congressional leaders from both parties about the fate of the DACA program, has been widely denounced as an escalation of his racist discourse.<br />Even before his latest comments, Trump demonstrated his contempt for the people of systematically underdeveloped countries by his response to Hurricanes Harvey and Maria’s devastation of the Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico, the world’s oldest colony. These recent comments are...Keith MannMon, 15 Jan 2018 20:47:37 +0000 Reflections on the Protests in Iranhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5225http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5225Webzine ArticleThe demonstrations that erupted in Iran on December 28 and continued for days after have apparently died down as of January 10. There have been clashes with the repressive forces, and something like 20 people have been killed and many arrested (there are widely divergent figures on the number of arrests).<br />Demonstration in the northeastern city of Mashhad, where the anti-government protests began. Photo: Morteza Salehi/AFP/Getty Images.<br />Conflicting reports from Iran and hasty conclusions from...Barry SheppardSat, 13 Jan 2018 23:38:15 +0000 Catalunya: Special Election Updatehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5196http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5196Webzine ArticleThis article updates the author’s previous analysis of the October 1 Catalan self-determination referendum and its aftermath: Catalunya: Together We Build the Republic.Bayla OstrachMon, 25 Dec 2017 18:29:48 +0000 What Can We Learn from Roy Moore’s Defeat in Alabama?http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5195http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5195Webzine ArticleDemocrat Doug Jones’ narrow victory over the Trumpist Republican and accused pedophile Roy Moore in Alabama’s special Senatorial election caused a nationwide sigh of relief for leftists, liberals and some moderate Republicans “at least Alabama did not vote an accused pedophile into office.”<br />Doug Jones celebrates victory. AP Photo/John Bazemore<br />Exit polls made one fact clear -- Roy Moore’s loss was due in large part to the huge turnout of Black voters, especially Black women. Thirty...Luke PretzMon, 25 Dec 2017 03:44:36 +0000 William A. "Bill" Pelzhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5194http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5194Webzine ArticleBill Pelz, a well-known socialist activist and prolific scholar in the field of European and comparative Labor History, died at the age of 66 in Chicago on Sunday, December 10, 2017 following a heart attack. Bill was born into a working class family on the South Side of Chicago. After graduation from high school he became a bus driver, aspiring to make as much money as his father had as a union machinist, “but later,” he said, “I lowered my expectations and became an academic...Patrick M. Quinn and Eric SchusterThu, 21 Dec 2017 04:44:29 +0000 Standing Up for Palestine: BDS More than Ever!http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5168http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5168Webzine ArticleIF THERE WAS any “Israel-Palestine peace process,” Donald Trump torched it with his December 6 announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer of the U.S. embassy to that bitterly contested city.<br />But there are two, more important, underlying realities.<br />First, there is no “peace process” and hasn’t been for a long time. Endless blather about “the two-state solution” has only covered up the destruction of any viable two-state possibility -- through...from the Steering Committee of SolidaritySat, 09 Dec 2017 17:08:29 +0000