Solidarity https://solidarity-us.org/site Solidarity RSS feed en Justice for Miriam Rodriguezhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4992https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4992Lead ArticleSolidarity activists are raising their voices against the assassination on May 10 of Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez, a human rights activist in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas well known for holding the authorities to account after the murder of her daughter.<br />Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez<br />The following open letter calls on state and federal authorities in Mexico and the U.S. government to ensure the safety of those who stand for human rights.<br />OPEN LETTER<br />On the night of...SolidarityFri, 19 May 2017 05:18:46 +0000 "A Threat to Democracy"https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4991https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4991Lead ArticleThe media know, of course, and some are even saying up front, that Donald Trump’s shambolic firing of FBI Director James Comey is a blatant move to block the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and the possible collusion of Trump campaign operatives. More importantly, what they’re not saying is that as “a threat to our democracy” Russian hacking ranks no higher than third on the list.<br />Protestors at White House. Yahoo News Photo Staff<br />The much bigger...David FinkelFri, 12 May 2017 23:06:30 +0000 Trump in Power: The First 100 Dayshttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4935https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4935Lead ArticleAs Trump took office, the majority of Americans were anxious, worried.<br />Trump’s inaugural address did nothing to put their minds at ease. Many were shocked and frightened by his short, strident speech with its allusion to “American carnage” and its dystopian visions of an American populated by “mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash, but which leaves...by Dan La BotzMon, 01 May 2017 02:39:56 +0000 Reflections on Tom Haydenhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4983https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4983Against the Current ArticleI&rsquo;VE GONE BACK and forth on the Port Huron Statement, the 1962 foundational document of Students for a Democratic Society. Decades ago, I took the opening lines of the Statement literally (and pejoratively): &ldquo;We are people of this generation, bred in at least modest comfort, housed now in universities.&rdquo;<br />Clearly, I thought, this was a &ldquo;middle class&rdquo; (petit-bourgeois) movement of intellectuals whose reformist imagination couldn&rsquo;t go beyond the...Howard BrickThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:46:00 +0000 Learn from Malcolm Xhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4967https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4967Against the Current Article&ldquo;If you&rsquo;re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.&rdquo; &#8212;Malcolm X<br />WE LIVE IN strange times. A white, nationalist, billionaire businessman has been elected president. His 24-member cabinet is made up primarily of wealthy white men, many former Goldman Sacks executives, that Trump&rsquo;s most extreme nationalist ideologues call &ldquo;New York liberals.&rdquo; Trump has appointed...Malik MiahWed, 19 Apr 2017 21:55:46 +0000 Baba Jan, Pakistani Prisonerhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4987https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4987Against the Current ArticleAWAMI WORKERS PARTY Workers Party Gilgit-Baltistan (GB, formerly known as the &ldquo;Northern Areas&rdquo; &#8212; ed.) regional leader and Federal Committee member Baba Jan is serving a lengthy term in jail. He is pictured here with AWP Hunza District party leaders (left to right) Muhammad Ramazan, Engineer Amanullah, Ikram Jamal, and Akhon Bai after appearing in a lower court in Hunza on Wednesday, March 8.<br />While this great son of the mountains is incarcerated for raising his voice for the...Farooq TariqThu, 20 Apr 2017 00:58:55 +0000 Science for the People with the EZLNhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4994https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4994Webzine ArticleLike many previous revolutionary movements, the Zapatistas in Mexico have their share of conventions, encounters, protests and the like. It is not unusual to celebrate the contribution of the arts to revolutionary fervor. Yet something different, and to us unique, happened this past December 25-January 4.<br />Following a conference on the role of art in the revolution last year, they held a large conference on the role of science in the construction of a new society. Called ConCiencias (literally...by John Vandermeer and Ivette PerfectoFri, 26 May 2017 15:12:26 +0000 Justice for Miriam Rodriguezhttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4992https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4992Webzine ArticleSolidarity activists are raising their voices against the assassination on May 10 of Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez, a human rights activist in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas well known for holding the authorities to account after the murder of her daughter.<br />Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez<br />The following open letter calls on state and federal authorities in Mexico and the U.S. government to ensure the safety of those who stand for human rights.<br />If you would like to support...JohannaFri, 19 May 2017 05:18:46 +0000 "A Threat to Democracy"https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4991https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4991Webzine ArticleLET’S ASSUME THAT Russia is actually guilty of everything it’s accused of doing – which I’m personally guessing it probably is – to hack and interfere in the U.S. election (and others, including most recently France). At the very least, it seems clear that these charges are not ideologically motivated inventions like those infamous mythical Iraqi weapons-of-mass-destruction in 2003. In the present case, the reality of Russian hacking appears to be the informed judgment of journalists...David FinkelFri, 12 May 2017 23:06:30 +0000 Trump in Power: The First 100 Dayshttps://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4935https://solidarity-us.org/site/node/4935Webzine ArticleAs Trump took office, the majority of Americans were anxious, worried.<br />Trump’s inaugural address did nothing to put their minds at ease. Many were shocked and frightened by his short, strident speech with its allusion to “American carnage” and its dystopian visions of an American populated by “mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash, but which leaves...by Dan La BotzMon, 01 May 2017 02:39:56 +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