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 Socialist Feminism in the 21st Centuryhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4105http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4105Against the Current ArticleIN 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 capitalist war on the working class, the enclosures sweeping peasants and farmers off the land or devastating their livelihoods upon it, and the consequent crisis and intensification in patriarchal relations, these movements are...Johanna BrennerFri, 14 Feb 2014 21:39:50 +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 Lineages of the Arab Revolthttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4109http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4109Against the Current ArticleLineages of Revolt:<br />Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East<br />By Adam Hanieh<br />Haymarket Books 2013 273 pages, paperback, $19.95.<br />This book ought to be read &#8212; or better, studied &#8212; by every socialist interested in the Middle East. On second thought, cut out the last five words; that part of the world is of vital interest to every socialist. As the author puts it in the book&rsquo;s final paragraph:<br />&ldquo;The Middle East remains a core zone of the world market, and the...Moshé MachoverMon, 17 Feb 2014 20:31:22 +0000 Post-election Turkey and the Revolution in Rojavahttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4162http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4162Webzine ArticleOn March 30 Turkey held local and regional elections. The dominant narrative has been that the elections were a victory for Prime Minister Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP). In fact, conservative forces have nothing to crow about. The elections forced the government to show its worst side and gave the left and the Kurdish liberation movement some openings.by Bob RossiThu, 24 Apr 2014 17:06:44 +0000 Climate Change Panel's Recognition of Inequality as Key to "Climate Risk" Is Not Enoughhttp://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4149http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4149Webzine ArticleLast year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change started the publication of its 5th Assessment Report (or AR5), initially showing the work by the Working Group I, which deals with the physical basis of climate change. Now, the AR5 process continued with the publication of the “Summary for Policy Makers” by the Working Group II, concerning "impacts, adaptation and vulnerability."<br />It is common for the socialist left to neglect the issue of climate change. But this is a very serious...by Alexandre CostaWed, 23 Apr 2014 17:03:11 +0000 It's Earth Day--Thanks, Toyota!http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4148http://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4148Webzine ArticleSave the earth by buying a Prius? That seems to be the takeaway message from this year&rsquo;s&nbsp;Earth Day New York&nbsp;taking place on April 22. Earth Day events in the city will be sponsored by &ndash; Who would have guessed? &ndash; Toyota.<br />Perhaps the organizers of Earth Day New York want to find out just how low our expectations could go for what passes as solutions to the imminent ruin of our planet. Perhaps they feel we should be grateful that Earth Day is not being sponsored by an...by Hadas ThierTue, 22 Apr 2014 13:53:16 +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