Decree 575, A Coup D’état In Colombia

by Joaquin Romero, from Labor Today, June 1, 2021 Labor Today would like to thank Joaquin Romero, Member of the WFTU Presidents Council and President of Funtramiexico for this excellent report and manifesto of the workers of Colombia who continue their courageous general strike and their opposition to the fascist government of President Iván Duque Márquez.  Please send messages of[…]

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‘1619 Project’: Progressive educators oppose reactionary legislation

by Andy Terhune, published on Workers World, May 27, 2021 Right-wing lawmakers in 15 states are passing legislation that will require public school teachers to teach a nationalist narrative of history, which ignores the genocidal, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant and oppressive history of the United States. Specific legislation differs among the 15 states, but they all include a shared goal of[…]

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Indian Farmers’ Rise Against Modi Regime

by Umar Shahid, published on Socialist Action, February 20,2021 The article below by Umar Shahid is an update on the historic January 26 mobilizations in India against the neoliberal policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The previous strike/protest of November 26, 2020, the “Bharat Bandh” meaning the 24-hour closure of, included a monumental 250 million participants! [Socialist Action Editor] I have repeatedly[…]

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Resistance is not Futile: A Brief History of Lebanon’s Hezbollah

by Steve Lalla, published on CounterPunch, January 15, 2021 Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has inspired fear within the Empire through both armed struggle and its success in electoral politics. For effectively wielding this double-edged sword, the “Party of God” has been vilified by countless politicians and media outlets. From its birth as an armed resistance to Israeli attacks on Lebanon[…]

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BLM Chapters Demand “Accountability” from Trio that Cashed In on the Movement

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report,  December 3, 2020 Ten chapters of the national Black Lives Matter organization are in open revolt against the individuals that have treated the mass movement as their personal vehicle for upward political, professional and financial advancement. “The BLMGNF became the principal beneficiary of millions of dollars in individual and corporate philanthropy.” In 2013 three Black[…]

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Political Prisoners “Say Their Names”

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, August 6, 2020 Unless folks are under the delusion that victory over the “fascists” is imminent, the condition of political prisoners should be a deeply personal, as well as political, concern to all activists. “Movement activists of today will inevitably become the political prisoners of tomorrow.” It has become a righteous ritual:[…]

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Let the Movement Be Radical

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 29, 2020 Craven black misleaders jumped at the chance to side with white corporate power against radical white allies. “Decades of movement stagnation and lack of political education has made black people less likely to push the envelope.” The unprecedented size and diversity of the new protest movement is something that[…]

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Community Control of Police – and a Whole Lot More

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, June 18, 2020 Abolition of the police begins with community control, in which community representatives not only hire, fire and oversee the cops, but decide the nature of the policing that is necessary and acceptable. “Movements are about amassing power to the people, not collecting promises from corporate flunkies.” The wave of[…]

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Mistrial in Trump Admin’s Biased Case Against Venezuelan Embassy Protectors is Win for Sovereignty

by Leonardo Flores, published on The Grayzone, February 14, 2020 A hung jury in the Donald Trump administration’s case against activists who were arrested protecting Venezuela’s internationally recognized embassy in Washington, DC is being heralded as a major win for sovereignty, amid the US government’s floundering coup attempt against the Chavista government in Caracas. On February 14, a jury of[…]

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