Solidarity https://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en 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 Build and Fight: Beyond Trump and the Limitations of the United Fronthttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4894https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4894Lead ArticleOn Inauguration Day, we note the considerable range of the opposition to Trump, from traditional activists to very mainstream folks. In many respects the opposition mounted was unprecedented, on a day where patriotic and jingoistic hyperbole is typically concentrated and loudly broadcast more than at any other time, and when, traditionally, new Presidents make appeals to the heart and to democratic unity while all who know how false the claims are bite their lips, party, and hope for the best....by Kali Akuno and Doug NorbergMon, 06 Feb 2017 20:14:32 +0000 Women's March 2017: The Birth of a New Women's Movement?https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4892https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4892Lead ArticleI came back from the Women’s March in D.C. exhausted but thrilled, convinced that we are seeing the birth of a new women’s movement. The size, the inclusiveness, the defiant but good-humored spirit, and the progressive politics all make me very optimistic, though there will be challenges.<br />Photo by Nancy Holmstrom.<br />Let’s start with the size: having gone to demonstrations in D.C. since I was in high school, more than fifty years ago, including the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom, numerous...by Nancy HolmstromTue, 24 Jan 2017 17:35:59 +0000 New Trial for Rasmea Odehhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4850https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4850Against the Current ArticleRASMEA ODEH, THE Palestinian community activist in Chicago who was convicted in 2015 for &ldquo;fraudulent procurement of naturalization&rdquo; when she obtained her U.S. citizenship in 2004, has won a new trial. (For some background on the case and trial, see https://solidarity-us.org/node/4412.)<br />This is an important victory for Odeh and her defense team, who successfully argued on appeal that the Federal Judge Gershwin Drain hadn&rsquo;t properly considered the admissibility of testimony about...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:09:04 +0000 Hope in Dark Timeshttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4857https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4857Against the Current ArticleDONALD TRUMP&rsquo;S ELECTION shocked me and all of my comrades. While a Trump win was never outside the realm of possibility, all signs pointed to a close but decisive victory for Hillary Clinton. She never trailed in national polls, seemed to have a built-in advantage in key battleground states, and enjoyed the support of the vast majority of the ruling class.<br />These advantages, plus the widespread revulsion at Trump&rsquo;s open racism and misogyny, would have propelled Clinton to the White...Chris MaisanoFri, 16 Dec 2016 20:02:10 +0000 Chicago Teachers Settle Contracthttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4854https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4854Against the Current ArticleAFTER MORE THAN a year without a contract, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members voted by 14,388 to 5,585 in favor of a proposal reached hours before a strike. (For an account of the runup to the last-minute settlement, see http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4808 from our previous issue, ATC 185.)<br />While an almost 3-1 vote in favor is decisive, the vote against is significant in showing both dissatisfaction and anger among teachers. Who voted against the contract?<br />One group campaigning against...Robert BartlettFri, 16 Dec 2016 19:39:44 +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 Against Trump and Peña: Unity from Below and without Bordershttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4896https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4896Webzine 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 Fighting Trumpism: where do we go from here?https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4895https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4895Webzine ArticleIt’s been two weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration sparked some of the largest rallies in American history. Each week since has also seen demonstrations, culminating in those that broke out at airports across the country at the end of January to protest the president’s new Muslim ban barring travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Mass protests are in large measure a bellwether of popular sentiment. They carry an implicit threat that politicians who defy the will of the people...by Micah LandauThu, 09 Feb 2017 19:24:02 +0000 Build and Fight: Beyond Trump and the Limitations of the United Fronthttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4894https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4894Webzine ArticleOn Inauguration Day, we note the considerable range of the opposition to Trump, from traditional activists to very mainstream folks. In many respects the opposition mounted was unprecedented, on a day where patriotic and jingoistic hyperbole is typically concentrated and loudly broadcast more than at any other time, and when, traditionally, new Presidents make appeals to the heart and to democratic unity while all who know how false the claims are bite their lips, party, and hope for the best....by Kali Akuno and Doug NorbergMon, 06 Feb 2017 20:14:32 +0000 Trump Makes Early Enemieshttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4893https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4893Webzine ArticlePresident Donald Trump and his alt-right advisor Stephen Bannon—“President Bannon” as he is being called—are making enemies fast, and lots of them. Leaders of some of the country’s largest corporations have come out against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban. Some Christians, including Evangelicals, object to the ban’s privileging of Christians. Trump’s statement on the holocaust, which failed to mention Jews, offended major Jewish groups. Workers, workers' centers, and labor unions,...by Dan La BotzWed, 01 Feb 2017 15:32:08 +0000 Women's March 2017: The Birth of a New Women's Movement?https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4892https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4892Webzine ArticleI came back from the Women’s March in D.C. exhausted but thrilled, convinced that we are seeing the birth of a new women’s movement. The size, the inclusiveness, the defiant but good-humored spirit, and the progressive politics all make me very optimistic, though there will be challenges.by Nancy HolmstromTue, 24 Jan 2017 17:35:59 +0000