Solidarity http://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Who Are the Architects of Death?http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4283http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4283Lead ArticleAccording to the latest predictions of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if the Ebola pandemic continues to progress at the current rhythm, it could affect 1.4 million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone between now and January 2015, leading to the deaths of 700,000 in a year, and thus making Ebola the third leading cause of death from infectious diseases in Africa, after AIDS and respiratory diseases. The two countries most seriously affected could suffer the loss of 10...by Jean BatouSat, 25 Oct 2014 21:24:35 +0000 Two Years after the CTU Strike: “Reform” Plague Still Spreadshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4277http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4277Lead ArticleIt has been two years since the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) struck for the first time in over 20 years and changed the discourse on education in the United States. The strike was historic in making issues of race and class central to a contract struggle and in garnering public support to defend public education.<br />The CTU strike confronted the attack on public education championed nationally by Arne Duncan, Obama’s Secretary of Education, and the national forces in favor of privatization, from...by Rob BartlettThu, 23 Oct 2014 18:24:55 +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/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 Open the Border Now!http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4244http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4244Against the Current ArticleWHENEVER HE GETS around to it, president Obama might or might not take &ldquo;executive action&rdquo; to slow down the machinery of destruction that has earned him the title of &ldquo;Deporter-in-Chief.&rdquo; Meanwhile, the new tide of desperate children and families fleeing Central America piles up at the U.S. border.<br />Why has this happened? It&rsquo;s the legacy, first, of the much-praised Ronald Reagan whose administration sponsored Central American military dictatorships, death squads and...David Finkel, for the ATC editorsThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:41:57 +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 One Step Up, Three Steps Downhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4245http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4245Against the Current ArticleINEQUALITY HAS BECOME a heated political issue with the eruption of the Occupy movement, followed by the spread of minimum wage struggles &#8212; including the election of socialist candidate Kshama Sawant to Seattle city council &#8212; and union organizing efforts and strikes in the fast food industry and the infamous anti-union Walmart.<br />Against the Current interviewed Barbara Garson, author of Down the Up Escalator, How the 99 Percent Live (Anchor Books/Random House, 2013). Her latest book...an interview with Barbara GarsonThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:45:13 +0000 Who Are the Architects of Death?http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4283http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4283Webzine ArticleAccording to the latest predictions of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if the Ebola pandemic continues to progress at the current rhythm, it could affect 1.4 million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone between now and January 2015, leading to the deaths of 700,000 in a year, and thus making Ebola the third leading cause of death from infectious diseases in Africa, after AIDS and respiratory diseases. The two countries most seriously affected could suffer the loss of 10...by Jean BatouSat, 25 Oct 2014 21:24:35 +0000 Two Years after the CTU Strike: “Reform” Plague Still Spreadshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4277http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4277Webzine ArticleIt has been two years since the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) struck for the first time in over 20 years and changed the discourse on education in the United States. The strike was historic in making issues of race and class central to a contract struggle and in garnering public support to defend public education.<br />The CTU strike confronted the attack on public education championed nationally by Arne Duncan, Obama’s Secretary of Education, and the national forces in favor of privatization, from...by Rob BartlettThu, 23 Oct 2014 18:24:55 +0000 The People's Climate March: Looking Back at September 21sthttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4276http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4276Webzine ArticleThousands of us who traveled to New York City to participate in the People’s Climate March and the activities surrounding the Sunday, September 21st action have now returned home, organizing reportbacks and thinking about how this event pushed the movement forward.<br />Some have complained—both before the march and afterwards—that it was a symbolic action without official demands and heavy corporate funding, while others objected to the fact that we even marched away from the site of the...by Dianne FeeleyWed, 22 Oct 2014 19:39:29 +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