Solidarity http://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Not One More Deportation! April 5 Day of Action Spreads Resistance to Deportationshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4143http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4143Lead ArticleOn April 5, undocumented organizers and allies gathered for actions in more than 70 cities calling for an end to deportations. The date was chosen because it’s the estimated date for when the Obama administration will deport its two millionth person. Obama has officially overseen more deportations than any other President in U.S. history, with almost three years left in his second term, earning him the title “Deporter in Chief.”<br />April 5 action in Columbus, OH.<br />If deportations continue at...by Alex GreeneTue, 08 Apr 2014 16:24:13 +0000 Reproductive Rights Assaultedhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4126http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4126Lead ArticleThis article appears in the March/April 2014 issue of Against the Current.<br />Three Years Ago, Tamesha Means was rushed to Mercy Health Partners Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan after her water broke 18 weeks into her pregnancy. The hospital diagnosed a premature rupture of membranes but sent her home, saying there was nothing to be done at that stage.<br />Tamesha Means.<br />The next day she returned with painful contractions, bleeding and elevated temperature. She was given two Tylenols and, after her...by Dianne FeeleyFri, 21 Mar 2014 14:20:16 +0000 Socialist Feminism in the 21st Centuryhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4127http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4127Lead ArticleThis article is an edited version from “Twenty-first Century Socialist Feminism,” Socialist Studies, (Spring 2014). It appears in the March/April 2014 issue of Against the Current.<br />Pakistani women celebrate International Women's Day.<br />In the 21st century, women of the working classes &#8212; employed in the formal economy, the informal economy, working in the countryside or doing unwaged labor &#8212; have entered the global political stage in an astonishing array of movements. Sparked by the...by Johanna BrennerSat, 08 Mar 2014 14:20:47 +0000 Egyptian Women and the Revolutionhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4108http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4108Against the Current ArticleDE FACTO: THE spectacular and significant presence of Egyptian women among the rank and file as well as the leadership of the revolutionary movement since 2011 is a fact. This is in spite of the horrific and often gender-specific forms of repression, including harassment, assault and defamation hurled against them by all agents of the counterrevolution. Just a partial roster of female organizers and spokespeople, let alone participants includes Leila Soueif, Aida Seif al-Dawla, Mona Seif, Nawara...Noha RadwanFri, 14 Feb 2014 21:47:40 +0000 State of the "Recovery"http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4100http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4100Against the Current ArticleLIKE MOST OF president Obama&rsquo;s pronouncements, the State of the Union reflected a signature basketball move as well as his governing method: quick head-fake left, then drive to the right. The rhetoric soars, while the poverty of its substance is obscured by the rapturous applause of the Democrats &#8212; and of course by the knowledge that the Republican alternative is a combination of racist-fueled social savagery, misogyny and fiscal lunacy. Yet the policies of the right wing and Tea...The EditorsFri, 14 Feb 2014 21:13:06 +0000 Review: Defying Fundamentalismhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4107http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4107Against the Current ArticleYour Fatwa Does Not Apply Here<br />Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism<br />By Karima Bennoune<br />New York and London: W.W. Norton &amp; Company, 2013, 402 pages,<br />$27.95 hardcover.<br />THE POST-9/11 &ldquo;war on terror,&rdquo; and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, have provoked more interest in Islam. To some people Islam has come to represent the ideology of liberation from the yoke of Western imperialism; to others it is a backward and inherently violent faith targeting innocent...Haideh MoghissiFri, 14 Feb 2014 21:45:08 +0000 Albuquerque Organizes for Radical Reform of Police Departmenthttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4145http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4145Webzine ArticleIn the process of surrendering to Albuquerque police on March 16, 2014, James Boyd, a homeless and mentally ill man, was attacked by a police dog and shot in the back. Boyd was sleeping in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the city&rsquo;s eastern border and considered a &ldquo;direct threat&rdquo; by virtue of two small knives.<br />When one of the officers who shot Boyd had his helmet cam-video released shortly afterwards, people were angered and saddened by this murder.1 The video went...by Bill BradleyWed, 16 Apr 2014 22:16:43 +0000 Boston Climate Justice Teach-In: Race, Class, and the Anti-Ecological Logic of Capitalism (VIDEO)http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4144http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4144Webzine ArticleAround 150 people from Boston and surrounding areas attended the “Climate Justice Teach-In: Race, Class, and the Anti-Ecological Logic of Capitalism” on Saturday, April 5 at Northeastern University in Boston. The event was planned by an ad hoc committee consisting of members of the Boston branch of Solidarity and other local activists.by Boston SolidarityWed, 09 Apr 2014 15:06:45 +0000 Not One More Deportation! April 5 Day of Action Spreads Resistance to Deportationshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4143http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4143Webzine ArticleOn April 5, undocumented organizers and allies gathered for actions in more than 70 cities calling for an end to deportations. The date was chosen because it’s the estimated date for when the Obama administration will deport its two millionth person. Obama has officially overseen more deportations than any other President in U.S. history, with almost three years left in his second term, earning him the title “Deporter in Chief.”<br />April 5 action in Columbus, OH.<br />If deportations continue at...by Alex GreeneTue, 08 Apr 2014 16:24:13 +0000 In Defense of Energy Sovereigntyhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4142http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4142Webzine ArticleTranslator's introduction:<br />Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party's (PRI) privatization of the country's energy industry in December of 2013 was received with applause and glee by the U.S. and European financial press. The privatization of Petróleos Méxicanos (Pemex) is,by Román Munguía HuatoFri, 04 Apr 2014 13:58:59 +0000 What the Mainstream Misses: Observations on the Ukraine Crisishttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4141http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4141Webzine ArticleA great deal has been written regarding the Ukraine events of February and March leading to the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych. In their attempts to explain the upheaval, most of those weighing in have primarily focused on the internal dynamics - the domestic political terrain, the east/west ethnic divides, some inchoate desire to join the EU and “the West,” the influence of organized fascists, and the corrupt and oligarchical nature of the ousted leader.by Allen RuffThu, 03 Apr 2014 18:59:55 +0000 The People Want--But Do They Have A Chance?http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4139http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4139Webzine ArticleRana Nessim: In your book The People Want, you said this is going to be a very long revolutionary process. Did you expect it to turn into a military dictatorship so quickly?<br />Gilbert Achcar: I would dispute the idea that the whole regional revolutionary process has turned into a military dictatorship. Where did it turn into a military dictatorship? If you’re referring to Egypt, then that’s one country, not the whole process. Even there, I don’t think it turned into a military dictatorship,...Gilbert Achcar interviewed by Rana Nessim and Rosemary BechlerFri, 28 Mar 2014 17:24:23 +0000