Rise for Climate, Jobs + Justice Takes Over the San Francisco Streets

Joan Lichterman

September 18, 2018

This September 8 more than 900 climate actions took place on seven continents and in 95 countries as people worldwide demanded climate action from their local leaders. As noted on the Rise for Climate website, “Rise is a global moment organized by hundreds of local leaders and dozens of partners. It’s coordinated by a global steering.... Every individual action is different, but most are organized by local groups who are leading the way for climate action in their communities.”

In San Francisco more than 30,000 people marched from the foot of Market Street up to the Civic Center to Rise for Climate, Jobs + Justice...

Dan La Botz
September 16, 2018

Julia Salazar, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and candidate in the Democratic Party primary election for the New York State Senate, won her race by a decisive vote of 58.5 to 41.5 percent. Since there is no Republican opponent in the general election, she is virtually assured of taking a seat in the Senate. Her victory represents another demonstration that DSA’s electoral strategy of running or endorsing candidates in the Democratic Party can be successful in winning primary...

Radical Socialist
September 9, 2018

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, introduced by the British colonial administration in 1861, criminalized sexual activities “against the order of nature.” On September 6, 2018, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that the application of Section 377 to consensual homosexual sex between adults is unconstitutional. This article celebrates that victory and explains how much more is needed. Radical Socialist is an Indian affiliate of the Fourth International (FI). Solidarity is a U.S. affiliate of...

Chinese workers strike far more often than workers in the U.S. do. The rapidly growing Chinese economy gives them leverage, despite fierce government repression. Censorship means that most of these strikes don’t make the media in China or in the U.S. Protests at the Jasic Technology factory have been a partial exception. Solidarity action by students in mainland China and workers in Hong Kong have helped break through the censorship.

Below is an article by Jenny Chan on worker-student solidarity...

The Editors
September 11, 2018

WITHOUT LOSING ANY of the outrage that the present situation demands — highlighted by the sheer sadistic brutality of the Trump regime’s crimes against humanity perpetrated on refugee families — it’s also necessary to analyze it carefully. Donald Trump did not arise from a vacuum. Riding retrograde trends that have been developing for decades, he’s emerged in his grotesque way as a kind of “transformational” president, promoting a set of programs that the right and far-right in U.S....

David Finkel
September 7, 2018

Aren’t we all feeling so much safer knowing about the anonymous “Quiet Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” revealed by the bombshell New York Times op-ed, assuring us “that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worse inclinations”?

Sure we are. Thanks to these diligent country-over-party patriots who “have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions,” so many things...

On August 25 demonstrations by Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh celebrated the one-year anniversary of raids by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on facilities of the Myanmar police and military. ARSA sought to defend the Rohingya against attempts by Burmese nationalists and the Myanmar authorities to drive them out.

In retaliation for the raids the military escalated its campaign to expel the Rohingya. But many Rohingya felt it was better to resist, even if it meant escalated attacks. Hence...

David Grosser
September 4, 2018

In 2009, twenty years after the negotiated end to a brutal civil war, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), former guerrillas turned left political party, finally won the presidency of El Salvador, defeating ARENA, the far rightists who had made the country a showcase of neoliberal “reforms”.

With a second FMLN administration nearing its end and a presidential vote scheduled for February 2019, the prospects for a third term for the Frente are very much in doubt. They have attempted...

Dan La Botz
August 2018

What is the state of the popular rebellion in Nicaragua? What brought about the rebellion? Who is involved in the rebellion? Who are the most important national and international actors? And what is the nature of the Left’s debate over Nicaragua?

Vicki Cervantes

We round out our set of articles on Central America with two articles on Honduras by Vicki Cervantes from Against the Current, Honduras: U.S. Support for Repression & Fraud and Honduras Since the 2009 Coup. Vicki Cervantes is coordinator in North America for the Honduras Solidarity Network.

Socialist Resistance
August 22, 2018

Socialist Resistance is the British section of the Fourth International. Solidarity is a sympathizing organization of the Fourth International. This article describes the attack on Jeremy Corbyn and the left of the British Labour Party by Labour Party Ministers of Parliament (MPs) and the mainstream media, falsely alleging “anti-Semitism” for the left’s criticism of Israel and defense of Palestinian rights.

Similar attacks are used in the U.S. to try to silence politicians like Cynthia...

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