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 A Global Matrix of Controlhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4912https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4912Against the Current ArticleWar Against the People:<br />Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification<br />By Jeff Halper<br />London: Pluto Press, 2015, distributed by University of Chicago Press, 280 pages plus notes &amp; index, $25 paperback.<br />IN ITS LAST days the Obama administration offered a futile, last-minute gesture of rebuke to Israel&rsquo;s undiminished drive to build more settlements in the Occupied Territories (particularly East Jerusalem). It abstained on a UN Security Council vote condemning Israel&rsquo;s illegal,...Michael FriedmanMon, 20 Feb 2017 22:40:02 +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 Adorno's The Authoritarian Personalityhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4900https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4900Against the Current ArticleIN THE EARLY post-World War II years, antifascism&rsquo;s most intricate, intersectional analysis of the political right came from a highly influential work within the academic social sciences: The Authoritarian Personality (1950, reissued 1982), by Theodor Adorno and University of California-Berkeley psychologists Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel Levinson and Nevitt Sanford. [For background on Adorno&rsquo;s life and work, see the essay in &ldquo;The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,&rdquo;...Christopher VialsFri, 17 Feb 2017 21:31:51 +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 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