Solidarity http://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Weekend of Resistance: National Call to Action in Ferguson, October 10-13http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4267http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4267Lead ArticleWe are in a movement moment.<br />What began as a local call for Justice for Mike Brown has grown into a nationwide shout for justice. Mike Brown falls in a long line of others killed as a result of systemic racial bias and violence against black and brown communities. John Crawford, III, Ezel Ford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, Marilyn Banks and countless others named and unnamed have been killed through the excessive use of force by law enforcement.<br />As droves of people, many of them...by the Organization for Black StruggleTue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:44 +0000 The Tangled Imperial Web: Iraq. War. Again.http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4261http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4261Lead ArticleImperialism creates crises that it cannot solve. That&rsquo;s the ultimate takeaway from president Obama&rsquo;s September 10 speech &ndash; and the entire series of cascading catastrophes from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan and beyond. As the United States slip-slides into its next Middle East war, are there any reasons to expect this time will turn out differently?<br />Leaving aside the boilerplate twaddle about U.S. &ldquo;leadership&rdquo; in combating every global crisis from terrorism to Ebola...by David FinkelFri, 12 Sep 2014 12:56:39 +0000 Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Ferguson on Center Stagehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4227http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4227Lead ArticleTwo Americas. Two realities. Race matters. Us against them.<br />The mass media have swarmed all over Ferguson, Missouri for one reason: The Black community went into the streets after the police murder of Michael Brown, and refused orders to leave. They have inspired solidarity actions taking place all over the United States and internationally, including Latino, Asian and white young people along with African Americans.<br />&ldquo;Hands Up, Don&#39;t Shoot&rdquo; spread across the country. It reflects...by Malik MiahTue, 19 Aug 2014 14:44:26 +0000 De-colonizing North Americahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4249http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4249Against the Current ArticleThe Inconvenient Indian:<br />A Curious Account of Native People in North America<br />By Thomas King.<br />Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press,<br />2012, 287 pages, $24.95.<br />An Indigenous Peoples&rsquo; History of the United States<br />By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz<br />Boston: Beacon Press, 2014, 296 pages, $27.95.<br />TWO NEW BOOKS, Thomas King&rsquo;s The Inconvenient Indian and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz&rsquo;s An Indigenous Peoples&rsquo; History of the United States, offer American Indian perspectives on the history of North...Robert CaldwellThu, 28 Aug 2014 20:33:50 +0000 Richmond Progressive Alliance Updatehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4241http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4241Against the Current ArticleTHE LAST-MINUTE entry of a new mayoral candidate has shaken up the electoral topography of Richmond, California, where the Richmond Progressive Alliance is taking on the money and political muscle of Chevron Corporation. Richmond resident and labor writer-activist Steve Early reports:<br />&ldquo;(O)n the eve of the filing deadline for city candidates, a longtime city council member not up for re-election this year decided to throw his hat into the ring for mayor. Arkansas native Tom Butt, a...Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:35:29 +0000 Military Emancipationhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4248http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4248Against the Current ArticleThe Fall of the House of Dixie:<br />The Civil War and the Social Revolution that Transformed the South<br />By Bruce Levine<br />New York: Random House, 2013, 303 pages, Paperback edition $17.<br />Freedom National:<br />The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865<br />By James Oakes<br />New York and London: W. W. Norton &amp; Company, 2013, 492 pages, $29.95 paperback.<br />&ldquo;EASILY THE MOST dramatic episode in American history,&rdquo; so begins W.E.B. Du Bois&rsquo; Black Reconstruction in America, &ldquo;was...Connor DoneganThu, 28 Aug 2014 20:31:41 +0000 Socialism and the Struggle for Queer Justicehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4268http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4268Webzine ArticleThe following video is from a talk given by Alan Sears at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN; the talk was sponsored by the Middle Tennessee branch of Solidarity. For more discussion of these issues, see Alan's essay "Queer in a Lean World," which has been published as a Solidarity pamphlet, and this interview with Alan by the creators of Black Sheep Podcast. Alan is also currently working on a new book on queer politics.<br />Alan Sears is a member of Toronto New Socialists and a...a talk by Alan SearsThu, 02 Oct 2014 14:09:16 +0000 Weekend of Resistance: National Call to Action in Ferguson, October 10-13http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4267http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4267Webzine ArticleWe republish this call from the Organization for Black Struggle to encourage those who are available to respond and participate.<br />We are in a movement moment.<br />What began as a local call for Justice for Mike Brown has grown into a nationwide shout for justice. Mike Brown falls in a long line of others killed as a result of systemic racial bias and violence against black and brown communities. John Crawford, III, Ezel Ford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, Marilyn Banks and countless others...by the Organization for Black StruggleTue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:44 +0000 Climate Convergence Moves Us Forward, but Challenges Us to Create a Strategyhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4266http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4266Webzine ArticleThe Global Climate Convergence with its more than one hundred workshops, its large plenary sessions, and its miles-long mass march of more than 300,000 people, the largest climate protest in American history, represents a turning point for the environmental movement. The gigantic and passionate parade of indigenous people, ethnic groups of all sorts from everywhere in the country, students by the tens of thousands, neighborhood organizations by the dozen, several major national labor unions, and...by Dan La BotzThu, 25 Sep 2014 23:13:37 +0000 A Red-Green Electoral Alliance in Milwaukeehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4265http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4265Webzine ArticleA step forward for united independent political action was taken recently when Angela Walker, independent socialist candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff, and Ron Hardy, Green Party candidate for Wisconsin state treasurer, met with campaign supporters to discuss joint action for the upcoming November 4 elections. The two campaigns agreed to jointly distribute campaign literature. A joint press release is planned as is a public rally featuring both candidates.<br />Walker is a social justice...by Keith MannWed, 24 Sep 2014 15:55:32 +0000 Project Fear Denies Scottish Independencehttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4264http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4264Webzine ArticleThe proposal for an independent Scotland has been defeated in the referendum and the ruling elites have expressed a huge collective sigh of relief. It was a defeat based on fear and intimidation organised by the No campaign in collusion with Downing Street which delivered a "no" vote by a margin of 44.7% to 55.3%.<br />The whole of the Westminster establishment and the three ‘main’ political parties were lined up against a Yes vote. To these we can add virtually the whole of the media, the banks,...by Alan ThornettWed, 24 Sep 2014 15:40:28 +0000 Palestine Solidarity and Mass Mobilizationhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4263http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4263Webzine ArticleOmar Barghouti wrote in December 2013 that the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign "may well be reaching a tipping point." Barghouti is one of the founders of this movement to pressure Israel to recognize fundamental Palestinian rights. This may be the breakthrough moment for BDS, shifting from the slow accumulation of modest victories to major successes and widespread support. He described this as the "South Africa moment," where BDS organizing would reach the critical mass of...by Alan SearsMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:16:36 +0000