Solidarity http://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Statement in Solidarity with Activists and Victims in Charlottesvillehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5075http://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 Venezuelahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5059http://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 Trumphttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5058http://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 Sweatshop Shoes for Ivankahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5025http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5025Against the Current ArticleTHE FACTORY PRODUCING shoes for Ivanka Trump&rsquo;s brand has come under scrutiny for exploitative workplace practices, and for the arrest and disappearance of three labor rights activists who were investigating the place for China Labor Watch. The following information is taken from a report written by Zheping Huang, posted May 31, 2017 on the Quartz Media website (http://bit.ly/2qEVokd). A June 7 report aired on &ldquo;Democracy Now&rdquo; is online at...Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:33:00 +0000 Poland's Solidarity and Its Fatehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5037http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5037Against the Current ArticleSeeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution:<br />Solidarity and the Struggle against Communism in Poland<br />By Jack Bloom<br />Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2014, 428 pages, $28 paperback.<br />IN 1980, HUNDREDS of thousands of workers challenged the foundations of the communist regime in Poland and won the right to form an independent self-governing trade union. It was an unseen first in the Soviet bloc, and these events played their part in precipitating the demise of communism in Poland and elsewhere in the...Tom JunesThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:31:17 +0000 Roots of the Rebellionhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5030http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5030Against the Current ArticleFor Against the Current&rsquo;s discussion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, poet and cultural activist Kim L. Hunter interviewed Melba Joyce Boyd, Distinguished Professor in African American Studies at Wayne State University. Boyd She is an award-winning author of 13 books, nine of which are poetry. Her activism in a struggle against police abuse is referenced by Heather Ann Thompson in Whose Detroit? (Cornell University Press, 2004), 150.<br />Against the Current: Let&rsquo;s...Kim D. Hunter interviews Melba Joyce BoydThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:33:19 +0000 An Orientation Toward Local Independent Political Organizations (IPOs)http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5076http://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 Charlottesvillehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5075http://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 Venezuelahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5059http://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 Trumphttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5058http://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?http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5027http://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 Happenhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5018http://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