Solidarity http://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Declaration of the Fourth International on the current events in Cataloniahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5093http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5093Lead ArticleOn 20 September 2017, the Civil Guard and the Spanish National Police arrested 14 senior officials of the Generalitat (the Catalan government) and carried out 40 searches of public buildings and private homes. A police operation then seized propaganda material of the CUP (Candidatura de Unidad Popular, the main party of the pro-independence left) and, without any legal authorisation, surrounded its headquarters for the whole day, for no reason other than provocation. Following the prosecution of...from the Executive Bureau of the Fourth InternationalThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:52:36 +0000 Defend DACA and Demand Justice for All Migrantshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092Lead ArticleThe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by an executive order from President Obama in June 2012. Far from a gift from a sympathetic administration, DACA was a victory won only through the brave and militant actions of undocumented activists who were willing to criticize the devastating immigration policies of a supposedly progressive President, including by occupying Obama campaign offices.<br />Tuesday morning, a new administration that nobody could mistake as...from the National Committee of SolidarityThu, 07 Sep 2017 19:26:28 +0000 From the Gulf Coast to South Asia: solidarity for flooding and rainstorm victims!http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5089http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5089Lead ArticleTorrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have already taken 1200 lives, and left millions homeless and internally displaced in South Asia. A third of Bangladesh is under water; Hurricane Harvey has slammed the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts, where it has continued to rain, resulting in the worst flooding in Texas history and the worst rainstorm in U.S. history. Much of Houston, the United States’ fourth largest city, is still flooded.<br />What is happening in Houston, like what...from the Steering Committee of SolidarityThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:07:27 +0000 For Mike Hamlinhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5067http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5067Against the Current ArticleMichael&rsquo;s hands convinced me,<br />Those great well-articulated<br />fingers spread wide<br />to welcome/not divide.<br />Workers&rsquo; hands<br />equal to the demands<br />of Mississippi cotton field quotas<br />and the wheel of Detroit steel,<br />embodiment and inheritors<br />of generations of black struggle<br />opening to greet me, gathering me up<br />in the Movement building here....Michele GibbsSat, 12 Aug 2017 18:16:13 +0000 The People vs. Big Oilhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5070http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5070Against the Current ArticleRefinery Town<br />Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City<br />By Steve Early<br />Foreword by Bernie Sanders<br />Boston: Beacon Press, 2017, 222 pages, $27.95 hardback.<br />REFINERY TOWN TELLS the story of how a small, formerly industrial city &#8212; with a population just over 100,000 &#8212; attempts to fight its way out of the hell that segregation, joblessness, pollution and violence have imposed.<br />Richmond, California&rsquo;s one remaining major industry, Chevron&rsquo;s sprawling refinery, can...Dianne FeeleySat, 12 Aug 2017 21:23:42 +0000 Under Attack at San Francisco State Universityhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5084http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5084Against the Current Article[THE FOLLOWING IS a brief excerpt from an extensive account written by student activist Saliem Shehadeh online at http://mondoweiss.net/2017/07/struggling-francisco-university/, which we urge our readers to check out in detail, regarding smear tactics by a consortium of Zionist organizations. We also note that San Francisco State University Professor Rabab Abdulhadi is a longtime target of anti-Palestinian campaigns and threats to her job and her physical safety.<br />In view of the historic...Saliem ShehadehTue, 15 Aug 2017 23:58:51 +0000 No Trump, No War, No Way!http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5094http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5094Webzine ArticleIf it weren’t frightening, it would be funny: “Big Twit Calls Out Rocket Man,” as Donald Trump ramps up his insults and threats of war against North Korea. Let’s look at some of the issues behind the antics and escalating rhetoric.<br />North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump © Wong Maye-E, Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press).<br />It’s really impossible to assess the chances of an actual war on the Korean peninsula, but while it may be a low-probability event its...from the Steering Committee of SolidarityFri, 22 Sep 2017 13:34:53 +0000 Declaration of the Fourth International on the current events in Cataloniahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5093http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5093Webzine ArticleOn 20 September 2017, the Civil Guard and the Spanish National Police arrested 14 senior officials of the Generalitat (the Catalan government) and carried out 40 searches of public buildings and private homes. A police operation then seized propaganda material of the CUP (Candidatura de Unidad Popular, the main party of the pro-independence left) and, without any legal authorisation, surrounded its headquarters for the whole day, for no reason other than provocation. Following the prosecution of...from the Executive Bureau of the Fourth InternationalThu, 21 Sep 2017 14:52:36 +0000 Defend DACA and Demand Justice for All Migrantshttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092Webzine ArticleThe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by an executive order from President Obama in June 2012. Far from a gift from a sympathetic administration, DACA was a victory won only through the brave and militant actions of undocumented activists who were willing to criticize the devastating immigration policies of a supposedly progressive President, including by occupying Obama campaign offices.<br />Tuesday morning, a new administration that nobody could mistake as...from the National Committee of SolidarityThu, 07 Sep 2017 19:26:28 +0000 Running for the People: “Run, Run, Run (for office) and Don’t Look Back”http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5090http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5090Webzine ArticleLa’Shadion Shemwell, 30, is a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and member of the Huey Newton Gun Club. He organizes youth in the projects and has one Saturday a month where he does free educational activities at the community center and feeds all children who come. He recently won election to the McKinney, Texas City Council. His campaign was endorsed by the Collin County Green Party, followed by Our Revolution in the open primary. The Democratic Party,...An Interview with La’Shadion ShemwellThu, 31 Aug 2017 19:48:04 +0000 From the Gulf Coast to South Asia: solidarity for flooding and rainstorm victims!http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5089http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5089Webzine ArticleTorrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have already taken 1200 lives, and left millions homeless and internally displaced in South Asia. A third of Bangladesh is under water; Hurricane Harvey has slammed the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts, where it has continued to rain, resulting in the worst flooding in Texas history and the worst rainstorm in U.S. history. Much of Houston, the United States’ fourth largest city, is still flooded.from the Steering Committee of SolidarityThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:07:27 +0000 Defend Comrades Under Attack in Franklin, Ohiohttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5088http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5088Webzine ArticleThe monument in Franklin, OH.<br />Solidarity stands with the courageous activists who are fighting against the restoration of Confederate "monument" display in Franklin, Ohio. These ugly testimonials to white supremacy are coming down, both North and South, and have no place in the public square anywhere. The threats and attempted intimidation of activists by elements of the city government are sickening and must be met by the removal from office of anyone responsible for them.<br />For additional...from the Steering Committee of SolidarityThu, 31 Aug 2017 14:09:27 +0000