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January 2023

1,300 social justice groups demand Atlanta mayor resign over Tortuguita’s death

This story originally appeared in Truthout on Jan. 31, 2023. It is shared here with permission. Over 1,300 climate, justice and community groups are calling for Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens to resign over the police killing of anti-“Cop City” activist Manuel “Tortuguita” Terán on January 18, issuing a strong rebuke to Dickens for his refusal…

Panel: Solidarity with Ukraine from the Global South

TRNN board member Bill Fletcher Jr. convenes Ukrainian historian and social activist Vladyslav Starodubtsev, Syrian-American activist Ramah Kudaimi, and Rafael Bernabel of the Puerto Rican Senate to discuss solidarity with Ukraine from parts of the Global South. This panel was produced in partnership with Haymarket Books. Studio/Post-Production: Cameron…

The Good Work In Urban-Rural

Above Photo: Hjulsjö 103 in Sweden is a de facto rural innovation hub. Gathered together here, for a meal of heritage potatoes and breads, are: an award-winning baker; the founder of a sustainable food lab; a farmer experimenting with agritourism; a telecoms designer interested in P2P rural networks; a nature reconnection service designer; an agroforestry…

Palestinians Are Not Liars: Confronting the Violence of Media Delegitimization

Above Photo: (Nasser Ishtayeh). On January 19, during one of its raids in the Occupied West Bank, the Israeli military arrested a Palestinian journalist, Abdul Muhsen Shalaldeh, near Al-Khalil (Hebron). This is just the latest of a staggering number of violations against Palestinian journalists and freedom of expression. A few days earlier, the head…

Union from The Start (You Don’t Have to Wait)

Above Photo: Millions of workers can form a union right now, even when union certification or a contract may be impossible or many years away. Despite North Carolina’s ban on public sector collective bargaining, municipal workers in Charlotte have organized a union with UE Local 150, winning wage increases and the reinstatement of unjustly fired workers…

It’s Not About Phenotype; It’s About The Interests Being Served

Above photo: Demonstrators gather outside the White House on Friday for a protest over the death of Tyre Nichols. Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press. “It makes it even harder to swallow…because they know what we have to go through.” RowVaughn Wells – January 28, 2023 Well, they have done it to us again.  What for most White Americans is a…

Everything you need to know about Ontario’s environmental cuts

The last few months have been an endless rollercoaster of non-stop news in Ontario — and The Narwhal’s team is here to help you make sense of it all. Ontario’s integrity commissioner and auditor general have each announced investigations into the Progressive Conservative government’s plan to open the Greenbelt to development. Meanwhile, the…

Assange Visitors Renew Request For CIA To ‘Purge And Destroy’ Files On Them

Above photo: Julian Assange at the Ecuador embassy in 2012. Snapperjack from London, UK. Attorneys and journalists, who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange while he was living under political asylum in the Ecuador embassy, amended their lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for allegedly spying on them. The complaint [PDF] filed…

Tories Ramp Up Attacks on Trans Rights

Originally published January 19 at socialistalternative.info. The Tory onslaught on trans rights has entered a new phase. For the first time since Scottish devolution in 1998, Westminster has stepped in to block a decision of the Scottish Parliament — to reform the Gender Recognition Act. The reform, which was designed to make it easier for trans…

20,000 Docs Obtained By Russia Expose US Biowarfare Program In Ukraine

Above Photo: Chief of Russian Radiation, Chemical, and Biological Protection Force Igor Kirillov. (TASS) Russia reveals that documents obtained in Ukraine during the special military operation prove that coronavirus research has been ongoing by US-funded organizations since 2015. A few months into the special military operation in Ukraine, the Russian…

Fusion breakthroughs: how capitalist profiteering impedes clean, unlimited energy

The future of our planet depends on the successful transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. We are in a race against time. Climate scientists estimate there is a 50 percent chance of global temperatures exceeding pre-industrial levels by 1.5C in the next five years. Recently, a flurry of major breakthroughs in fusion energy have demonstrated the…

Medieval inquisition returns to Europe as historical truth-tellers are put on trial

The following article is reproduced from Italian Marxist website Marx21.it with thanks. ***** On 31 October 2022, Tomáš Hübner, single judge of the Prague 7 district court, sentenced Josef Skála, a well-known Marxist intellectual and former vice-president of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), together with Vladimír Kapal, and Juraj…

Stop US interference: Interview with the Labour Party of Taiwan

We are very pleased to republish this important and informative interview with Wu Rong-yuan, Chairperson of the Labour Party of Taiwan, the island’s main left-wing political party. Wu explains that the Labour Party was founded in March 1989 by three groups of people: veteran political prisoners from the martial law period who had persisted in the…

France: on the split in the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA)

The New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in France – formed in 2009 by members of the now-disbanded Revolutionary Communist League (LCR), with the primary intention of uniting France’s far-left – announced at its 5th congress in December it would be undergoing a split, into two roughly similar-sized groups. The following article by Révolution, the…

What Does “Real” Mean in an AI World?

By Mickey Z. / January 31st, 2023 The images in this post are not photographs taken at a recent party for relatively well-off white people. These people do not exist. Rather, they were created by an artificial intelligence platform called Midjourney. Remember these images whenever the “news” or some other “official” entity shows you photos or…

Temple’s Undergrads Are Taking On the University Bosses

At Temple University, undergraduate students are joining the ranks of higher ed workers who are fighting back. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Coast to coast, the biggest labor struggles happening today are happening at universities. We’ve seen it with grad workers at the University of California and adjuncts at The New School in New York. That…

Hitting the Books: High school students have spent a decade fighting Baltimore’s toxic legacy

Above Photo: (tifonimages / Getty Images) It’s 2023, We’re The Richest Country On The Planet, Why Are We Still Burning Our Trash? There was a time in the last century when we, quite foolishly, believed incineration to be a superior means of waste disposal than landfills. And, for decades, many of America’s most disadvantaged have been paying for…

‘A Game Changing Decision’: Why Louisville Trader Joe’s Employees Voted To Unionize

Above Photo: (Brynn Anderson/AP) The First Trader Joe’s Location In The South Affiliated With Trader Joe’s United. Louisville, Kentucky – Employees at the only Trader Joe’s store in Louisville voted in favor of organizing Thursday evening, becoming the third location of the national grocery chain to form a union. The store’s workers will now…

Logic or Obedience?

By Allen Forrest / January 31st, 2023 Spock’s logic as to why one should blindly obey: “Without followers, evil cannot spread.” – Star Trek, “And the Children Shall Lead” Allen Forrest is a writer, painter, graphic artist and activist. He has created covers and illustrations for literary publications and books, is the winner of the Leslie…

Brutal Police Murder of Tyre Nichols Sparks Outrage in Memphis and Beyond

Outrage at police violence has erupted once again across the United States. Protests began in Memphis on Friday, January 27, following the release of video showing the barbaric and fatal police beating of 29-year-old photographer and FedEx worker, Tyre Nichols. The protests then spread to at least 38 cities nationwide.Five cops dragged Nichols from…

Ukraine’s Tank Problem

It seems to be a case of little provision for so much supposed effect. The debates, the squabbles, the to-and-fro about supplying Ukraine with tanks from Western arsenals has served to confirm one thing: this is an ever-broadening war between the West against Russia with Ukraine an experimental proxy convinced it will win through. Efforts to limit the…

Denver demands justice for Tyre Nichols, Jordan Waddy and all victims of police crimes

Denver demands justice for Tyre Nichols. (Fight Back! News/staff) Denver, CO - A small but strong crowd gathered in the freezing snow on January 29 to protest the brutal murder of Tyre Nichols by Memphis, Tennessee police. Activists and community members at the Colorado State Capitol building chanted “Black lives matter” and “No justice, no peace!”…

“The Conformist Rebellion: Marxist Critiques of the Contemporary Left”

Elena Louisa Lange and Joshua Pickett-Depaolis (eds) The Conformist Rebellion: Marxist Critiques of the Contemporary Left Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, 2022. 326 pp., £100.00 hb ISBN 9781538160152 Already a century ago, political thinkers and philosophers were confronted with an apparent paradox: the failure of revolution. Just when the material conditions…

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine condemns planned visit of US Secretary of State Blinken

In a January 29 statement, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) warned that the January 30 visit of U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will be detrimental to Palestinian interests. Blinken is set to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The PFLP states that the visit will…

Popular Front for the Liberation condemns planned visit of US Secretary of State Blinken

In a January 29 statement, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) warned that the January 30 visit of U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will be detrimental to Palestinian interests. Blinken is set to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The PFLP states that the visit will…


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