Solidarity http://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Eduardo Galeano, ¡Presente!http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4404http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4404Lead ArticleEduardo Galeano, the world-renowned leftist Uruguayan journalist and writer made famous with the publication in 1971 of his book The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, died today at the age of 74 in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he lived. Long admired as a journalist, with his three-volume Memory of Fire in 1982, Galeano also became known as a writer of non-fiction prose who might be compared to writers of fiction such as Gabriel García Márquez, author of...by Dan La BotzTue, 14 Apr 2015 01:38:59 +0000 April 4, 2015: A Landmark in the Greek Debt Strugglehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4401http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4401Lead ArticleThe Committee will audit the Greek debt in the coming months, aimed at finding out whether part of the Greek public debt is illegitimate, illegal, odious or unsustainable. Without claiming to be exhaustive, one can propose the following definitions:<br />Illegitimate public debt: debt that was contracted by a government without considering the public interest, a debt contracted in favour of a privileged minority.<br />Illegal debt: debt contracted in violation of the current legal or constitutional...by Eric ToussaintWed, 08 Apr 2015 16:44:38 +0000 Ferguson: Poster City for Municipal Extortionhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4398http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4398Lead ArticleTa-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic may have said it best when he said Ferguson was run by a gang, but Ferguson certainly is not unique. A Justice Department report painted a vivid picture of the police and courts shaking down low-income, Black residents of Ferguson in order to pad their own pockets and support the agenda of a white power structure. Since then, news reports across TV, newspapers and radio have shown that the practice of targeting poor people for selective ticketing, fines, and fees...by John ReedMon, 23 Mar 2015 20:18:40 +0000 Studies About Workplace Violencehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4369http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4369Against the Current ArticleTHE DEPARTMENT OF Labor defines workplace violence as &ldquo;any threat or act of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at [a] worksite.&rdquo;<br />The Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says there are two million reports of workplace violence each year and that many more go unreported. The Department of Justice says that &nbsp;workplace violence is less likely to be reported to the police than other violence: 47% of...Jane SlaughterMon, 23 Feb 2015 20:24:38 +0000 Feminism, Marxism: Marriage or Divorce?http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4382http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4382Against the Current ArticleDangerous Liaisons:<br />The marriages and divorces of Marxism and Feminism<br />By Cinzia Arruzza<br />Translated by Marie Lagatta and Dave Kelly<br />Wales, UK: Merlin Books, 2013; also notebook 55 of the International Institute for Research and Education (www.iire.org), 156 pages paperback.<br />CINZIA ARRUZZA&rsquo;S DANGEROUS Liaisons is an ambitious attempt to give a brief history of the interrelation between the 18th to 20th century women&rsquo;s, labor and left anti-capitalist movements in the UK and Europe, and...Ann FergusonMon, 23 Feb 2015 20:53:36 +0000 China: Rise and Emergent Crisishttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4385http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4385Against the Current ArticleFragility<br />By Au Loong Yu, with contributions from Bai Ruixue, Bruno Jetin and Pierre Rousset<br />Merlin Press in association with Resistance Books and IIRE, 2012, 326 pages, &euro;26 + shipping from www.iire.org/en/iire-shop.html.<br />THE METEORIC RISE of Chinese capitalism over the past two decades has elicited myriad responses by mainstream and left commentators. From neoconservatives decrying the rise of the &ldquo;red dragon&rdquo; to leftists seeking to find socialist diamonds in the rough of...Jase ShortMon, 23 Feb 2015 21:02:18 +0000 Protesting Rape Culture in Indiahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4405http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4405Webzine ArticleA historical rally involving women, men, and trans activists took place protesting the whole of rape culture and not just a few cases. The proposal for the demonstration grew out of an initiative originating in Maitree, a West Bengal based women’s right network incorporating Women’s organisations, NGOs, and individuals. Maitree observes International Women’s Day every year. Individual member organizations have their programmes, and Maitree has a collective programme. However, it was felt...by Soma MarikTue, 14 Apr 2015 21:43:57 +0000 Eduardo Galeano, ¡Presente!http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4404http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4404Webzine ArticleEduardo Galeano, the world-renowned leftist Uruguayan journalist and writer made famous with the publication in 1971 of his book The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, died today at the age of 74 in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he lived. Long admired as a journalist, with his three-volume Memory of Fire in 1982, Galeano also became known as a writer of non-fiction prose who might be compared to writers of fiction such as Gabriel García Márquez, author of...by Dan La BotzTue, 14 Apr 2015 01:38:59 +0000 Cuba: A New Erahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4403http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4403Webzine ArticleTo understand this major diplomatic shift, which has historical ramifications for all of Latin America, one has to go back to the origins of the Cuban Revolution, a popular revolution driven by the will to break with North American domination and to fulfill the aspirations of the struggle for national independence, beginning at the start of the twentieth century. The revolution‘s slogan Patria o Muerte meant that national sovereignty would not be negotiable. And it was not negotiated. The...by Janette HabelMon, 13 Apr 2015 19:12:56 +0000 Podemos and the Catalan Independence Processhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4402http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4402Webzine ArticleIntroduction<br />The rise of Podemos (“We Can”) in the Spanish state--and of its counterpart Podem in Catalonia--has presented a new challenge to both the Catalan independence movement and to the traditional left in that subordinated national component of the Spanish state. Pablo Iglesias and other Podemos leaders, while indicating sympathy for self-determination of Catalonia, do not support its independence.<br />A key issue now on the agenda in Catalonia is how to combine the social emancipatory...by Josep María Antentas (introduced by Richard Fidler)Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:29:37 +0000 April 4, 2015: A Landmark in the Greek Debt Strugglehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4401http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4401Webzine ArticleFor the first time in Europe a committee for an audit of the debt (with citizens’ participation) was set up under the auspices of a parliament. On Saturday 4 April the president of the Hellenic parliament Zoe Konstantopoulou opened the first official session creating a debt audit committee, also called committee for the truth about the debt. Belgian economist Eric Toussaint has been appointed to head the committee. The following is a transcription of Toussaint’s speech to Hellenic Parliament...by Eric ToussaintWed, 08 Apr 2015 16:44:38 +0000 After the Israeli Election: What Next?http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4400http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4400Webzine ArticleSuzi Weissman interviewed Moshé Machover on her program “Beneath the Surface,” KPFK Pacifica radio in Los Angeles, March 20, 2015. Their discussion has been transcribed by Meleiza Figueroa, and edited for publication here.<br />Suzi Weissman: We're going to start tonight's program on the results of the election in Israel. I'm very pleased that Moshé Machover is joining us for the first time on BTS, and we hope to have him many more times in the future. He is joining us from London to analyze...Moshé Machover interviewed by Suzi WeissmanMon, 30 Mar 2015 20:01:30 +0000