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 One Historian's Journeyhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4250http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4250Against the Current ArticleA Contest of Ideas:<br />Capital, Politics, and Labor<br />By Nelson Lichtenstein<br />University of Illinois Press, 2013, 336 pages, $25 paper.<br />NELSON LICHTENSTEIN REPORTS that &ldquo;My real education came from Berkeley&rsquo;s [1960s] radical student milieu, especially from my political sect of choice, then labeling itself the International Socialists.&rdquo; (4) As a result of that, and his work on labor history in the 1940s (then only 25 years in the past), &ldquo;it is not surprising,&rdquo; he tells us,...Dan ClawsonThu, 28 Aug 2014 20:35:56 +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 Toward Energy Democracyhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4246http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4246Against the Current ArticleENERGY SYSTEMS ACROSS the planet are in accelerating transition towards sun and wind sourced production, driven by recognition of the catastrophic threat of climate change (caused by burning fossil fuels) and by the increasing cost advantages of renewable technologies.<br />As with many other emerging technologies with vast implications for profits and power, a great battle has erupted as to their integration into the productive system &#8212; under whose control, in whose interests? Indeed the...Bill ResnickThu, 28 Aug 2014 20:24:41 +0000 Decolonizing North Americahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4284http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4284Webzine 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...by Robert CaldwellMon, 27 Oct 2014 16:47:32 +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