Solidarity http://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en What is to be Done with the Banks? Radical Proposals for Radical Changeshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4636http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4636Lead ArticleNine years after the outbreak of the financial crisis that continues to produce damaging social effects through the austerity policies imposed on victim populations, it’s time to take another look at the commitments that were made at that time by bankers, financiers, politicians, and regulatory bodies. Those four players have failed fundamentally in the promises they made in the wake of the crisis: to moralise the banking system, separate commercial banks from investment banks, end exorbitant...from the Committee for the Abolition of Third World DebtSun, 17 Apr 2016 16:32:21 +0000 The New Free Trade Agreements (TPP, TTIP AND TISA), Aren't A Solution: They're Another Problemhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4634http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4634Lead ArticleSurreptitiously--like bandits who prey on their victim--and undemocratically, the elite which owns finance and the multinationals is driving the implementation of new “Free Trade Agreements”: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, (TPP); the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); and the Trade in Services Agreement (TSA).<br />As on previous occasions--when the treaties that gave birth to the European Union or the North American Free Trade Agreement were imposed--the dominant classes...from the Fourth InternationalWed, 06 Apr 2016 15:05:09 +0000 On the Brussels Terrorist Attackshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4632http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4632Lead ArticleThe LCR-SAP condemns in the most energetic fashion the cowardly terrorist attacks that were perpetrated on 22 March in Brussels. No political or religious motivation can be an excuse for these heinous crimes. The LCR-SAP expresses its support and its profound solidarity with all the innocent victims of this blind violence.<br />The LCR-SAP also calls for greater democratic vigilance in the face of the new warmongering, racist, and Islamophobic security drive that these terrible events are likely to...from the LCR-SAPThu, 24 Mar 2016 15:34:43 +0000 Towards Workers' Climate Actionhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4596http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4596Against the Current ArticleWorkers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity:<br />Tackling climate change in a neoliberal world<br />By Paul Hampton<br />Rutledge, 2015, 211 pages, $54.95 kindle.<br />For Workers&rsquo; Climate Action:<br />Climate Change and Working-Class Struggle<br />By Paul Hampton<br />http://tinyurl.com/hl86nm4, 54 pages, &pound;4.<br />[The workers had] &ldquo;done more for the future of green energy and green jobs in the UK in two weeks than the government has done in 12 years.&rdquo; &#8212; National Union of Rail, Maritime and...Traven LeyshonFri, 26 Feb 2016 22:46:42 +0000 Jerusalem: Colonized Cityhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4591http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4591Against the Current ArticleTHOMAS ABOWD IS the author of Colonial Jerusalem. The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948-2012 (Syracuse University Press, 2014). Against the Current interviewed him about his research and observations on the present crisis. &#8212; David Finkel for the ATC editors<br />Against the Current: Your book connects the post-1967 Israeli occupation with the earlier pre- and post-1948 periods. But if we can start with the present situation: the attacks by individual...an interview with Thomas AbowdFri, 26 Feb 2016 21:54:12 +0000 Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016)http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4598http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4598Against the Current ArticleA BRILLIANT MARXIST historian and theorist, Ellen Meiksins Wood passed away January 14, after a long battle with cancer. As a friend and colleague Vivek Chibber stated, &ldquo;Wood was a thinker of extraordinary range, writing with authority on Ancient Greece, early modern political thought, contemporary political theory, Marxism, and the structure and evolution of modern capitalism. But even more importantly, she was one of those few from the New Left who never relented in their commitment to...Robert BrennerFri, 26 Feb 2016 22:52:34 +0000 Demand that President Obama Free Leonard Peltier!http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4637http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4637Webzine ArticleAmerican Indian activist Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for 40 years for a crime he did not commit. Now is the time to redouble our efforts to free him! Demand that President Obama take action to grant executive clemency!<br />Designated a political prisoner by Amnesty International, Peltier is the highest profile American Indian prisoner incarcerated in the United States. He has always maintained his innocence and has emphatically maintained that his continued persecution by the U.S. government...by TushkahommaTue, 19 Apr 2016 19:17:31 +0000 What is to be Done with the Banks? Radical Proposals for Radical Changeshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4636http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4636Webzine ArticleNine years after the outbreak of the financial crisis that continues to produce damaging social effects through the austerity policies imposed on victim populations, it’s time to take another look at the commitments that were made at that time by bankers, financiers, politicians, and regulatory bodies. Those four players have failed fundamentally in the promises they made in the wake of the crisis: to moralise the banking system, separate commercial banks from investment banks, end exorbitant...from the Committee for the Abolition of Third World DebtSun, 17 Apr 2016 16:32:21 +0000 When the Plan B is the Plan Ahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4635http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4635Webzine ArticleThe conference for a plan B, which was held in Madrid from 19 to 21 February 2016, is the most important international policy initiative in the Europe of austerity, following on other meetings of this type, whose profile and audience were more restricted. It aimed to articulate political and social alternatives and to project strategic debates on a European scale. As necessary as it is difficult, the international arena has been a space for struggle, exchanges and reflection in the chiaroscuro...by Josep María AntentasMon, 11 Apr 2016 15:59:55 +0000 The New Free Trade Agreements (TPP, TTIP AND TISA), Aren't A Solution: They're Another Problemhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4634http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4634Webzine ArticleSurreptitiously--like bandits who prey on their victim--and undemocratically, the elite which owns finance and the multinationals is driving the implementation of new “Free Trade Agreements”: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, (TPP); the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); and the Trade in Services Agreement (TSA).<br />As on previous occasions--when the treaties that gave birth to the European Union or the North American Free Trade Agreement were imposed--the dominant classes...from the Fourth InternationalWed, 06 Apr 2016 15:05:09 +0000 Statement on Another Attack by the Far Right on Christians and Democracy in Pakistanhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4633http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4633Webzine ArticleIn the past many years, the Awami Workers Party has mourned and condemned many attacks. Today, we sit heartbroken, condemning yet another.from the Awami Workers PartyMon, 28 Mar 2016 19:54:43 +0000 On the Brussels Terrorist Attackshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4632http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4632Webzine ArticleThe LCR-SAP condemns in the most energetic fashion the cowardly terrorist attacks that were perpetrated on 22 March in Brussels. No political or religious motivation can be an excuse for these heinous crimes. The LCR-SAP expresses its support and its profound solidarity with all the innocent victims of this blind violence.<br />The LCR-SAP also calls for greater democratic vigilance in the face of the new warmongering, racist, and Islamophobic security drive that these terrible events are likely to...from the LCR-SAPThu, 24 Mar 2016 15:34:43 +0000