Solidarity https://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Declaration of the Fourth International on the current events in Cataloniahttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5093https://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 Migrantshttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092https://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!https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5089https://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 How the UAW Lost at Nissanhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5082https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5082Against the Current ArticleIN EARLY AUGUST the UAW&rsquo;s union recognition campaign at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi ended in a disastrous 63% &ldquo;no&rdquo; vote &#8212; 10% greater than the loss at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee three and a half years earlier.<br />From the beginning of the decade-long campaign at Nissan the UAW sought community support, stressing that &ldquo;Workers&rsquo; Rights = Civil Rights.&rdquo; This was a particularly effective strategy given that 80% of the workers are African...Dianne FeeleyTue, 15 Aug 2017 23:50:57 +0000 The Wheel Has Come Full Circlehttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5077https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5077Against the Current ArticleWhat Went Wrong<br />The Nicaraguan Revolution: a Marxist analysis<br />By Dan La Botz<br />Brill, Leiden/Boston, 2016. (Haymarket paperback edition forthcoming, Fall 2017)<br />THE MID-1970S WERE a difficult time for socialists. The euphoria of the sixties, and its promise of revolution, came to a sudden and dramatic stop on September 11, 1973.<br />The military coup that overthrew the government of Salvador Allende in Chile ended the promise of a non-violent &ldquo;Chilean road to socialism.&rdquo; The Chilean...Mike GonzalezTue, 15 Aug 2017 01:27:53 +0000 Chronicle of Black Detroithttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5086https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5086Against the Current ArticleBlack Detroit:<br />A People&rsquo;s History of Self-Determination<br />By Herb Boyd<br />NY: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publications, 2017, 418 pages, illustrated, $27.99 hardcover.<br />HERB BOYD HAS written a masterful account of the experience of African Americans in the city of Detroit. He begins in 1701 with the slaves who arrived when Cadillac founded the city as a French colony, and ends with the shakers and movers of a distressed contemporary Detroit.<br />A columnist for Harlem&rsquo;s Amsterdam...Dan GeorgakasWed, 16 Aug 2017 00:30:25 +0000 No Trump, No War, No Way!https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5094https://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 Cataloniahttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5093https://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 Migrantshttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5092https://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”https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5090https://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!https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5089https://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, Ohiohttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/5088https://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