Solidarity https://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Our Planet, Our Lives!https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4946https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4946Lead ArticleTrump promises to intensify the production of coal, fracking, and oil through cutting health and safety regulations and dramatically downsizing the Environmental Protection Agency. Construction union officials and some unemployed miners were delighted with these promises. Yet these are the very same people who suffer debilitating health injuries from their work!<br />Continuing to measure “progress” by the expansion of commodity production and industrial agriculture will lead civilization to a...from Solidarity's Ecosocialist Working GroupTue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:36 +0000 Trump's New and Used Middle East Warhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4941https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4941Lead ArticleLast night, supposedly in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, President Trump ordered a missile attack on a Syrian air base, the first U.S. military strike directly against the regime (though hardly the first U.S. intervention in the war). As socialists and internationalists, we oppose both imperialist intervention and the atrocities of the Syrian government.<br />Imperialism creates problems that it cannot solve, and absolves itself of responsibility for the consequences....from the National Committee of SolidarityFri, 07 Apr 2017 19:31:30 +0000 Against Trump and Peña: Unity from Below and without Bordershttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4896https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4896Lead ArticleAfter the dramatic increase in fuel, electricity, and water prices throughout the country and a month of uninterrupted, massive protests across the country that have deepened the crisis of legitimacy--which is increasingly a political crisis--of Mexico’s oligarchic regime, we are now beginning to see the first steps of the new, extreme right, xenophobic, macho, racist, and anti-Mexican administration in the White House. This can only bring further complications, contradictions, and...from the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (PRT)Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:46:26 +0000 Lessons from New Orleanshttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4902https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4902Against the Current ArticleKRISTEN BURAS IS the author of Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Space: Where the Market Meets Grassroots Resistance (2015). She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta and a fellow of the National Education Policy Center. Peter Brogan interviewed Buras and holds a doctorate in geography from York University in Toronto. For his dissertation he studied the ways in which school privatization and activism among teachers and...Peter Brogan interviews Kristen BurasFri, 17 Feb 2017 21:57:23 +0000 Sanders' Campaign & the Democratic Partyhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4899https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4899Against the Current ArticleTHE FOUR ARTICLES featured in the January/February issue (ATC 186) under the heading &ldquo;The Election and Beyond&rdquo; were informative, particularly Kim Moody&rsquo;s piece &ldquo;Who Put Trump In The White House?&rdquo; Strangely, however, only Chris Maisano&rsquo;s article &ldquo;Hope In Dark Times&rdquo; gives the Bernie Sanders campaign more than passing mention. This convinces me that the socialist left does not really understand that campaign&rsquo;s significance and the lessons to be...Jules GreensteinFri, 17 Feb 2017 21:19:04 +0000 Beyond Lean-In: For a Feminism of the 99% and a Militant International Strike on March 8https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4908https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4908Against the Current ArticleTHE MASSIVE WOMEN&rsquo;s marches of January 21st may mark the beginning of a new wave of militant feminist struggle. But what exactly will be its focus? In our view, it is not enough to oppose Trump and his aggressively misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies; we also need to target the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights.<br />While Trump&rsquo;s blatant misogyny was the immediate trigger for the massive response on January 21st, the attack on women (and...Linda Martin Alcoff, Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, Angela Davis, Nancy Fraser, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, Barbara Ransby & Keeanga-Yamahtta TaylorMon, 20 Feb 2017 21:52:23 +0000 Our Planet, Our Lives!https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4946https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4946Webzine ArticleA Systematic Crisis<br />With Trump's barrage of absurd “alternative facts,” his administration attempts to cover up the scientific analysis that points to a systemic ecological crisis. In order to avoid a major catastrophe we must drastically reduce the use of carbon as an energy source, transitioning to sustainable energy within twenty years. There is no technical fix or more efficient use of coal, gas, oil, or nuclear power that will do the job.<br />Carbon as an energy source is linked to other...from Solidarity's Ecosocialist Working GroupTue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:36 +0000 Trump's New and Used Middle East Warhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4941https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4941Webzine ArticleLast night, supposedly in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, President Trump ordered a missile attack on a Syrian air base, the first U.S. military strike directly against the regime (though hardly the first U.S. intervention in the war). As socialists and internationalists, we oppose both imperialist intervention and the atrocities of the Syrian government.<br />All the external powers intervening in the Syrian catastrophe--the United States, Russia, Iran, Turkey--have told...from the National Committee of SolidarityFri, 07 Apr 2017 19:31:30 +0000 Trump's Military Adventurism Under Way in Syriahttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4940https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4940Webzine ArticleThe Assad government’s April 4 chemical weapon attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed more than 100 people, once again demonstrated the barbarism of that regime, responsible for countless deaths, sadistic torture and the destruction of much of the country. But it is unlikely that compassion for the victims of another brutal Assad attack was in the forefront of Donald Trump’s mind when he ordered the cruise missile attack on the Syrian airbase near Homs.<br />As was...by Phil HearseFri, 07 Apr 2017 16:49:06 +0000 Chuck Berry's Promised Landhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4939https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4939Webzine ArticleThe reverberations from the death of Chuck Berry are starting to subside. The news naturally had the greatest impact on people of my generation, Boomers, for whom he is an inextricable part of the soundtrack of our lives, while many young ‘uns are wondering what the big deal is.<br />Plenty of critics and pundits are ready to fill them in, of course. And unsurprisingly, their memorial articles tend toward what my friend Yolanda M Carrington calls "Berry-as-colorblind-god tributes from mass media."...by Dennis O'NeilMon, 27 Mar 2017 14:09:54 +0000 A Partial Peace in Colombiahttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4934https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4934Webzine ArticleIn November 2016 the Colombian Congress approved a peace deal between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas, potentially ending a 50-year armed conflict that has killed at least 220,000 people--82 percent civilians--and displaced almost seven million. The accord includes mechanisms for disarmament and reintegration of guerrilla fighters, lenient sentencing for those who confess to committing acts of violence, and an allotment of ten congressional seats...by Kevin YoungTue, 14 Mar 2017 16:33:47 +0000 Remembering Seymour Kramer (1946-2017)https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4903https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4903Webzine ArticleSeymour Kramer, a founding member of Solidarity and longtime labor union activist in the San Francisco Bay area, died of complications of diabetes in Berkeley, California, on January 20, 2017 at the age of 70.by Patrick M. QuinnMon, 20 Feb 2017 18:01:29 +0000