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PFLP statement on Al Aqsa Flood battle

The following statement was released on Oct. 7.This is the day when the nature of the struggle and the dignity of the Arab nation are reclaimed. Steadfast mountains from the ranks of the resistance have united in response to the call of Palestine, the call of Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa, during which the essence…

Tucson rallies in solidarity with Palestine, demands end to U.S. aid to Israel

Tucson, AZ – In the second rally in three days, organizations and community members gathered outside the Federal Building in downtown Tucson on Monday, October 9 to show their support for the Palestinian struggle for liberation. Around 75 people gathered with signs reading, “From the river to the…

New York City: All out for Palestine this weekend! Stand up to the genocidal forces of imperialism…

New York City: All out for Palestine this weekend! Stand up to the genocidal forces of imperialism and apartheid! Indy Theme by Safe As Milk

Denver students rally for Palestine, demand end to U.S. aid to Israel

Denver, CO – On the afternoon of October 11, students held a solidarity rally on Auraria Campus to voice support for the Palestinian resistance. Over 100 students and community members gathered in the rain for a speak-out. They then marched in support of the Palestinian people’s resistance to Israeli…

Poverty is growing in Puerto Rico, under U.S. colonialism

Poverty in Puerto Rico, under U.S. colonialism, is getting worse over time, not better. More than two-fifths of Puerto Ricans suffer from poverty, and nearly three-fifths of Puerto Rican children live in poor households. In 2022, the poverty rate in the colonized U.S. “territory” grew from 40.5…

Why we are leaving Left Unity—a statement by SWP members in the PCS

PCS members responded enthusiastically to the 15 March national strike (Picture: Guy Smallman) Those pictured do not necessarily support the views in this article Socialist Workers Party members were among the founder members of Left Unity (LU) in the PCS over 20 years ago. Here we explain why we have…

Solidarity with the Palestinian people

“Shock” was the first word in ‘The Economist’ article following the Palestinian armed uprising in Gaza and Israel.  “Hamas must be made to pay for its atrocities” it exclaimed. ‘The Irish Times’ editorialised about the “appalling atrocities committed by Hamas” while stating that…

Massachusetts: Blockade Of L3Harris Protests Military Industrial Complex

Above photo: Twitter/@demilitarizewma. Northampton, MA – On the morning of Thursday, October 12, members and supporters of the Demilitarize Western Mass collective created a blockade at 50 Prince Street, Northampton, in front of L3Harris (the local subsidiary of weapons giant.) L3Harris is the ninth…

So, Global or International Development: Why Not Both? Marx in the Field, Planetary Immanent Development, and Centering Political Economy in Development Studies

In a compelling new contribution in the journal Development and Change, a political economy collective led by Jeorg Wiegratz builds a strong case against calls to “universalize” Development Studies shifting the focus from “International” to “Global” Development. Indeed, many such calls at…

The Threat Of Recession Looms Again

A year ago, many economists predicted that the US was headed for recession. But in the course of 2023, those same economists have become increasingly optimistic about the prospects of avoiding a recession. Recently, even “Doctor Doom” Nouriel Roubini, who famously predicted the ‘08 crisis, declared…

Los Angeles: Stand with Palestine

Thursday, October 12 - 5:00 pmMartin Luther King Blvd and Figueroa (next to BMO Stadium)Join this emergency action to demonstrate our solidarity with the Palestinan people and their struggle against Israeli occupation of their land! This event is NOT an anti-Semetic event! It is in solidarity w the people…

WWP statement: World solidarity with Palestine

The Israeli regime’s murders, seizures of territories, illegal settlements and occupation made a response from the Palestinian people and their liberation organizations as inevitable as it was justifiable. Palestinians have once again, under the most difficult circumstances, provided a heroic example…

The Jerusalem Post Is Now Enlisting Washed-up ANC Apparatchiks to Whitewash Israel’s Practice of Ethnic Apartheid

Photo credit: Wall in Palestine/Flickr (CC, image edited) On September 24, the Jerusalem Post published an article titled, “Israel is not an apartheid state, former South African defense minister says.” The article notes that the former African National Congress (ANC) minister in question, Mosiuoa…

Palestinian Resistance Launches Unprecedented Attack On Israel

Above photo: Palestinian members of the Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas burn military armored vehicle belonging to Israeli forces near Gaza Strip, Gaza on October 07, 2023. STR APAImages. At around 6:30 a.m., Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza launched a surprise attack…

Boston: We won’t back down! All out for Palestine

Monday, October 16 - 5 pm Copley Square, Boston We demand an end to the genocide on Gaza! History will judge how our community responds in this moment. Gaza is facing a brutal onslaught and over 2,000 Palestinians have been martyred. We need to rally to demand an end to the seige and to let the people…

Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers set to strike

Photo: Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions. Instagram: @unioncoalition. More than 60,000 California healthcare workers have authorized a strike at Kaiser Permanente – signaling the possibility of the largest healthcare strike in United States history.  Unions in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington…

UN Authorizes Kenyan-Led Military Intervention in Haiti

Peoples Dispatch Haitians protest against possible foreign intervention in August (Photo: Radyo Rezistans/Facebook) The multinational security force will collaborate with Haitian National Police to conduct “targeted operations” to allegedly combat gang violence On Monday, October 2, the United Nations…

Communist Party of Sweden: “Gang crime” is a problem of capitalism — No to the militarization of society

In a joint statement, the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) and its youth wing, SKU, comment on the recent rise of gang crime in the country and the government's plan to deploy the armed forces in order to deal with the situation. More specifically, the statement, which was published in the Party's official…

230+ journalists, political leaders, artists, and academics sign statement in support of Newsclick

Just days after Indian authorities raided the homes of over 100 journalists affiliated with Indian leftist outlet Newsclick, international outlet Peoples Dispatch, and Tricontinental Research Services, over 230 journalists, political leaders, artists, academics, and progressive activists signed an…

‘We’re rewriting history, our fighters took the initiative’—Palestinian speaks out

Palestinians need a wave of solidarity with their national liberation struggle (Picture: Guy Smallman) All of us are proud. Today was a rewriting of history—our history. I can hear the bombing now. In Tel Aviv, Gaza and everywhere is all under fire. We are watching what we thought would never, in our…

Tucson holds emergency rally: Victory to the Palestinian resistance!

Tucson holds emergency rally: Victory to the Palestinian resistance!By staff October 8, 2023 Tucson, AZ – On Saturday, October 7, with just a three-hour notice, nearly 30 Tucson activists gathered at a busy street corner to demonstrate their solidarity with the advancing Palestinian resistance forces…

From River to Sea: Interview with a Comrade of the PFLP

Beir Bua Resistance Reports Q: The PFLP is of course a socialist, Marxist-Leninist political party, and generally aims for a Palestine free from both national and class oppression. What is the specific program of the PFLP, and also what separates the PFLP from other Palestinian factions? A: The Arab…

On prettifying Russian imperialism and “multipolarism”

Presidents Xi and Putin met in the Kremlin in March 2023. They both want a “multipolar” world order. (Kremlin.ru) Published by KPML (Norway), June 17, 2023, and in Revolusjon no. 63, September 2023. A current among leftists who have not flung themselves into NATO’s lap is attempting to argue “theoretically”…

Watch: Israeli settler shoots Palestinian at point blank range in village of At-Tuwani

TRIGGER WARNING: Blood On Friday, October 13th 2023, a settler from the illegal Israeli outpost of Havat Ma’on entered the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani, in the region of Masafer Yatta, armed with an assault rifle and shot a Palestinian man in the stomach at point blank range. The video, which was…

Texas Republicans host neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes, fascist killer Kyle Rittenhouse

On October 8, the Texas Tribune reported that officials of Republican-aligned political action committees (PACs) hosted a multi-hour meeting on October 6 near Fort Worth, Texas with Nicholas J. Fuentes, leader of the “America First” groypers and an admirer of Adolph Hitler.Joining Fuentes at the…

Laura Rodriguez of the Tampa 5 speaks at pro-Palestine rally in NYC

New York, NY – Around 300 students and community members gathered outside the steps of the CUNY grad center in Midtown, October 18, to protest CUNY's involvement with Israel and to support the Palestinian resistance. Organized by CUNY 4 Palestine, the energetic crowd was loud in their chants and vocal…

Palestine rally at the ‘Dallas Morning News’

Dallas, TX – Around 300 people gathered at the Dallas Morning News headquarters on Thursday, October 19, to call out the media’s role in cheerleading the U.S.-backed Israeli siege on Gaza. Social media posts advertising the rally said, “End media complicity, end the siege, end U.S. aid to Israel”…

What Really Happened on October 7th? Evidence Countradicts Zionist Propaganda

Robert Inlakesh Evidence is now emerging that up to half the Israelis killed were combatants; that Israeli forces were responsible for some of their own civilian deaths; and that Tel Aviv disseminated false ‘Hamas atrocities’ stories to justify its devastating air assault on Palestinian civilians…

Fanmi Lavalas of Boston protests U.S. role in Haiti

BostonFanmi Lavalas of Boston responded to the deepening humanitarian and political crises in Haiti with a protest at the Massachusetts State House on Sept. 29. The action drew attention to multiple U.S. interventions and attacks on Haitian sovereignty as the root cause of these crises, which are causing…

No to Imperialist Hypocrisy!: Statements on Palestine-Israel from the PSL, KKE & WFTU

Palestine Tower in Gaza hit by an Israeli airstrike on October 7 -- still image from a video on Twitter While the mainstream media in the west are promoting a propaganda line about the events unfolding in Palestine-Israel that is utterly one-sided and often completely lacking context, a number of left…

Who is responsible for the violence in Israel and Gaza?

Palestinians inspect the rubble Abu Helal family in Rafah refugee camp, Gaza Strip, Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. [AP Photo/Rahmez Mahmoud]The governments and media of all the imperialist countries have been mobilized for a massive propaganda operation to poison public opinion about the ongoing popular uprising…

Palestinians attend powerful rally and initiate march in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA – The New Orleans Palestinian community and supporters rallied on October 9 in solidarity with Gaza and the Palestinian struggle for liberation. Around 200 people came to Duncan Plaza in the city’s central business district, waving dozens of Palestinian flags. The event was held in…

Behind France’s ban on abaya: Institutional harassment of Muslims

By Salah LamraniPublished in French at Le Club de Mediapart, Sept. 22, 2023. The author is a French literature teacher and union activist. Translation by the author. Women demand the right to control what they wear, protesting the French ruling. France’s new Education Minister, Gabriel Attal, launched…

Cops Cuffed Her For Failing To Signal, but a camera turned their plan upside down

Brittany Trevino of New Braunfels, Texas, was going through her family storage unit two years ago when she was suddenly accosted by police and arrested under questionable circumstances. Trevino’s possession of a small pipe used to smoke legal CBD hemp was used to charge her with drug paraphernalia…

San Jose State University students rally for Palestine

San Jose, CA – On October 12 around 100 students gathered on San Jose State University's campus to support Palestine. The protest began near the Olympic Black Power Statue and was organized by the SJSU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. Protesters brought Palestinian flags, keffiyehs and…

Introducing The :Louder Than Ten Workers’ Cooperative

Our jour­ney from a cor­po­ra­tion to coop­er­a­tive. And what it means to us all. Today is a big day. Today, Louder Than Ten Industries Inc. hands over operations to Louder Than Ten Workers’ Cooperative. That means Abby, Rachel, and I are equal partners. It also means new employees have the…

Six reasons why you should support Palestine

Tens of thousands on the streets of London on Saturday stand with Palestine (Picture: Guy Smallman) 1. Israel was formed out of imperialism Britain played a crucial role in creating Israel in the interests of its Empire. In 1917, Tory foreign secretary Arthur Balfour publicly pledged to recognise a “national…

A Shot across the Bows of WW3

Anyone else notice a colossal decoupling of old left and new right? Former adversaries allied against COVID have fallen foul to the oldest trick in the book – divide and rule. On one side, erstwhile defenders of freedom joined forces with establishment mouthpieces in their condemnation of Palestine…

Britain: the establishment vs Palestine – freedom of speech under attack

Across Britain, a movement has erupted in solidarity with Palestine. But this is being met with a repressive response from the authorities, as the ruling class looks to silence dissent and debate. Workers and youth must mobilise in defiance. [Originally published at socialist.net] The British establishment…

China, Russia, Israel, India, And The Difficult Birth Of A New World

Political economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson are joined by geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar to discuss the rapidly changing global order, from the Belt and Road Forum in China to the Valdai Club conference in Russia, from Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza to India’s alignment with the US…

Historic 4000-person march for a free Palestine in Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI – Upwards of 4000 people marched in support of Palestine and to call for an end to the genocide against Gaza, October 22, doubling the number of people in attendance at the large march just a week before. Led by a tow truck decorated in Palestinian flags and a 30-foot banner reading “Love…

The Climate March: Magnificent and Misdirected

At least 75,000 marched in New York City on September 17, quite impressive, inspiring to be a part of. As compared to previous marches, last seen pre-Covid, there were more people of color, indigenous and immigrant participants. But the question is, what exactly were the demands of this mass assemblage…

Seward Co-op workers reach tentative agreement after authorizing strike

Seward Co-op workers reach tentative agreement after authorizing strikeBy staff September 29, 2023 Minneapolis, MN – On Wednesday September 27, workers at Seward Co-op in South Minneapolis reached a tentative agreement on their next union contract. The agreement comes only one day after a strong majority…

Protests Against Mining Concession Given To Company Intensify In Panama

Above Photo: Panamanians continue to protest against the contract signed between the Laurentino Cortizo government and Minera Panamá S.A., a subsidiary of the Canadian multinational mining company First Quantum Minerals Limited. SUNTRACS/X. The Panamanian civil society condemned the contract. Claim…

Chrystia Freeland: Canada’s Fascist Queen

Marthad Umucyaba Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, posed with a Banderite Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) flag in February 2022. Image credit: Sputnik News/Wyatt Reed After measuring the level of support for Ukrainian Nazis in Canada by applauding a 14th Waffen SS war veteran, the Canadian…

Paradoxes Of Democracy In Ukraine

Above Photo: Photo composition showing a voter placing his vote in a ballot box, on the left the Ukrainian flag, on the right the Russian flag and in the background a civilian with a soldier. Al Mayadeen. Elections Take Place In Russian-Controlled Parts Of Ukraine While Authoritarian Rule Prevails In…

Antiwar Voices Condemn UN Authorization of US-Backed, Kenyan-Led Invasion of Haiti

"EVERY foreign military invasion and occupation of Haiti has brought nothing but pain and misery to our people," said one Haitian-American critic.Haitians protest against possible foreign intervention in August (Photo: Radyo Rezistans/Facebook) By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams Peace proponents in Haiti…

Biggest Health Worker Strike In United States History Begins

Above Photo: Kaiser Permanente workers mobilized to vote to authorize a strike in late August. SEIU 105. 75,000 healthcare workers across nonprofit Kaiser Permanente facilities walk off the job. Ongoing fight for safer staffing levels. On October 4, 75,000 healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities…

Depleted Ukrainium

Above Photo: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Pentagon, Sept. 21, 2023. Chad J. McNeeley. What Comes After Failure? You cannot name the last time you read anything about a parliamentary election in Slovakia, so I won’t bother asking…

Proposed toll hikes won’t cover Trans Mountain’s price tag

Trans Mountain wants to charge oil shippers more to use the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline (TMX), but those increased tolls wouldn’t cover even half of the project’s $30.9-billion price tag.“There has never been an instance in any western country — that I'm aware of — where tolls have been…

The Final Submission

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 Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University's Reed Magazine for 2015, and his Bel Red landscape paintings are part of the Bellevue…

Burning hatred in Llanelli—how racist movement turned violent

Anti-refugee protesters Picture: Stand up to Racism Llanelli Racist propaganda and far right anti-refugee agitation have led to a fire at a hotel and assaults on the offices of a Labour MP in Llanelli, near Swansea. It’s time for trade unions and anti-racists everywhere to wake up to the violence unleashed…

43 Million Children Forced From Homes Over Six Years Due to Climate Disasters

Children in countries such as South Sudan and Somalia were displaced by flooding, while young people in wealthy countries including the U.S. were forced to flee wildfires and other extreme events.By Julia Conley, Common Dreams The U.N.'s children's welfare agency released a new report Friday making the…

How Was the Aftermath of the October War Responsible for Continued Resistance and Normalization Deals?

Robert Inlakesh Although the 1973 conflict did not result in the recapturing of the territories occupied by the Zionist regime in 1967, the war did result in a number of significant achievements. It has now been 50 years since the beginning of the October War of 1973, a conflict that in its aftermath…

‘Reform, Revolution, and Opportunism: Debates in the Second International, 1900–1910’ – book review

The founding of the Second International, the organisation grouping together Social Democratic and Labour parties, in 1889 represented a major step forward for socialism. It brought together these parties under the banner of Marxism and with a formal commitment to revolution. Its founding resolution…

Manila Should be Aware of the Perils of Acting as a US Stick to Muddy South China Sea

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT The Philippines is regarded as a key component in the US Indo-Pacific Strategy. But compared to Tokyo and Canberra, which take on more aggressive roles, Manila, in the heart of Washington, is merely a stick used to muddy the waters of the South China Sea. In other words, the…

New Zealand’s ‘Russian Edits Scandal’

Above photo: Radio New Zealand House, Wellington. Dabbelju, Wikipedia Commons. How A National Broadcaster Demonized The Truth. The wrenching tale of Radio New Zealand accusing him of spreading Russian propaganda while he documented facts on the Ukraine crisis in his work for the broadcaster. In this…

KKE: “The Palestinian people have the right to defend their rights, need greater support and solidarity”

"The Palestinian people have the right to defend their rights and needs greater popular support", stresses out a statement issued by the Press Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), on the occasion of the recent military confrontation between the Israeli Armed Forces…

Hundreds Killed In Israel, Gaza After Surprise Resistance Raid

Above Photo: Palestinians destroy a portion of Israel’s militarized fence along Gaza’s eastern boundary in southern Khan Younis, 7 October. StringerAPA images. Hamas deputy chief says enough Israeli captives are being held in Gaza to secure release of all political prisoners. Israel pounded Gaza…

Al-Aqsa Flood

I received dozens of messages inquiring about my thoughts on what is going on now in Palestine and how we are doing and what is going to happen. I also did some TV & Radio interviews. It is really very simple: we have 15 million native Palestinians, 8 million of us are refugees or displaced people (2/3rd…

Hope amid the horror: Palestinian resistance after Operation Al-Aqsa Flood

As the Israeli state unleashes deadly retaliation for Saturday’s coordinated attacks by Palestinian militias, Anindya Bhattacharyya analyses the operation and its repercussions for resistance to occupation and imperialism in the region. An Israeli tank captured near the Gaza security fence. Source…

Banner drop demands justice for Jalen Randle

Oct. 7, 2023, Houston. (for online, for pdf, if we use, we don’t need caption as it’s a pic story)Houston Dozens of people stunned drivers Oct. 7 when they stretched a huge banner along the side of a bridge over one of Houston’s busiest freeways reading: “Justice for Jalen Randle.” Randle’s…

Jacksonville rally supports Palestinian liberation

Jacksonville, FL – Over 100 people rallied in support of Palestine, October 9, in front of the Duval County Courthouse in downtown Jacksonville. A large portion of those who attended were members of Jacksonville’s Arab community, including many Palestinians. They were motivated to attend the demonstration…

‘We Will Target US Bases if Washington Intervenes’: Iraqi Resistance

The Cradle News Desk Multiple Iraqi resistance factions and religious leaders are voicing support for the historic Operation Al-Aqsa Flood Iraqi resistance faction Kataib Hezbollah issued a stern warning on 11 October, threatening to strike at US bases in Iraq and surrounding areas if the US intervened…

Black Alliance for Peace condemns murderous assault on Occupied Palestine

Palestinians protest holding up a Palestine flag amidst a Zionist assault in 2018.This slightly edited article was released on Oct. 11, 2023.  Link to online version: blackallianceforpeace.com/bapstatements/bapstandswithpalestine We say that a colonized people has a right to resist occupation and fight…

Baltimore: Stand with Palestine

Friday, October 13 - 6:00 pmMLK Blvd & Howard St, Baltimore, MDHosted by Peoples Power Assembly and Struggle - La Lucha for SocialismThe crimes of Israel are the crimes of the United States and their allies. Israel is a loyal dog on a leash firmly held by the US military-industrial complex.The people…

‘Reporting Palestine’

PhiladelphiaWith the rapidly growing Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation increasingly in the news, it is important to show solidarity with Palestinian journalists, often on the front lines of the struggle and increasingly at risk. ‘Reporting Palestine’ panel from left to right Majdi Bannoura…

Democratic Senator Menendez charged with being an unregistered agent of the Egyptian government

On Thursday, Robert Menendez, Democratic Senator from New Jersey, was charged with acting as an unregistered agent of the Egyptian government while he was a member of Congress, including his time as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The charge is included in a superseding indictment…

Neither the bombings nor Israel’s apartheid policy will break the Palestinian resistance!

Published by the Workers’ Communist Party of France (PCOF), Oct. 8, 2023. Translated from French. On Saturday, October 7, Hamas launched an unprecedented surprise military offensive in Israel by land, air, and sea, firing over 5000 rockets from the Gaza Strip. Hundreds of its fighters infiltrated Israeli…

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced the martyrdom of Awad “Abu…

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced the martyrdom of Awad “Abu Samoud” Al-Sultan, a senior member of the Palestinian resistance faction. The PFLP declared in an official statement that Al-Sultan, along with his son and other family members, lost their lives in an Israeli…

Vale Tom O’Lincoln

It was with great sadness that Solidarity comrades learned that Tom O’Lincoln had died after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Although Tom had been more recently a member of Socialist Alternative, he played a central role in establishing the International Socialist Tendency in Australia. Tom…

Class Leaders and Tipping Point for Advanced Capitalism

We are living in the most dangerous time for the human species since our early origins. The massive numbers of wildfires destroying large swaths of Canada and elsewhere this summer are one sign among many that we are mere years away from irreversible environmental degradation. The Ukraine War reminds…

Israeli Apartheid System and the Canadian Media Supporting It

Christo El Morr and Yahya El-Lahib Israeli ground invasion of Gaza stalled…. The CBC and other mainstream media outlets in Canada have had many opportunities to distinguish between misinformation and what is happening on the ground. Yet, they chose to stand with “Israel” against Palestinian rights…

Hundreds at Palestine solidarity rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI – Hundreds gathered in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 15 in the afternoon to support the Palestinian resistance against Israeli apartheid. They joined a worldwide solidarity movement in response to the Israeli government's retaliation against the Palestinian resistance…

Ilan Pappe to Israeli friends: This is why I support Palestinians

The following article is reproduced from the Palestine Chronicle, with thanks. ***** It is challenging to maintain one’s moral compass when the society you belong to – leaders and media alike – take the moral high ground and expect you to share with them the same righteous fury with which they…

Philadelphia students walk out in support of Palestine

PhiladelphiaAround 300 high school students, from 20 city schools, walked out of classes on Oct. 20 to converge on Philadelphia City Hall for an incredibly energizing pro-Palestine protest. They started off their rally with chants, including “Say it loud, say it clear, Zionists not welcome here”…

Authoritarian Control Freaks Want to Micromanage Our Lives

Man is born free but everywhere is in chains. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract Authoritarian control freaks out to micromanage our lives have become the new normal or, to be more accurate, the new abnormal when it comes to how the government relates to the citizenry. This overbearing despotism…

China Strengthens Electronic Trade With Argentina

The Chinese Belt Road Initiative is not just about building physical infrastructures like trains and roads. In the case of Argentina, it is also about digital trade. From this article in Global Times: “Argentina’s strength in services trade stems from a state policy initiated in 2004 with focus on…

Daily LIFT #1042

Chinese students exercise in front of the Beijing Workers' Stadium, People's Republic of China, September 1972 -- Daily LIFT #1042

World War II revisionism on full display in Nazi’s visit to Parliament

World War II revisionism in Canada is leading to some shocking, dangerous new places. Parliamentarians gave a standing ovation to Yaroslav Hunka, a former member of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, the military wing of the Nazi Party, during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit…

East London council organises scabbing against Unite strike

Defiance on the picket line in Tower Hamlets, east London. (Picture: Alan Kenny) More than 200 bin workers employed by Tower Hamlets council in east London are in their second week of strikes and are set to escalate their action. The Unite union members now plan to extend their strike by another two…

“We’re standing for the working class, the politicians are coming here for the cameras” : Striking Michigan Ford worker

Striking Ford workers block truck entering Michigan Assembly Plant [Photo: WSWSSign up for text message updates on the Detroit Three contract fight by texting AUTO to (866) 847-1086.Join the next online meeting of the Autoworkers Rank-and-File Committee Network to discuss uniting workers for an all-out…

Verdi union supports German government’s pro-war policies

Last week at its national congress, service sector union Verdi practised solidarity with the pro-war policies of the German government. The delegates made it clear they support the constant escalation of the Ukraine war and horrendous rearmament, and ensured that the billions needed for this will be…

Philadelphia youth react when charges dropped against killer cop

Manifestantes pidiendo justicia para Eddie Irizarry Jr., Filadelfia, 31 de agosto de 2023. WW Photo: Joe PietteReminiscent of the mass reaction in the aftermath of the George Floyd lynching in May 2020, angry youth reacted in a similar situation in Philadelphia in the wake of a Sept. 26 decision by Philadelphia…

Declaration of the Editorial Board of Socialist Revolution

Editorial for issue 43 of Socialist Revolution magazine. Subscribe now to get your copy!This issue marks a rebirth of Socialist Revolution.In our inaugural editorial six years ago, we proclaimed: “No longer is it a matter of defending the basic ideas of socialism. The task before us is nothing less…

5 CPI (Maoist) Cadres Arrested By CAF Personnel In Dantewada District

Dantewada District, October 1, 2023: Five cadres of the CPI (Maoist), including a militia commander, were arrested in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, an official said on Sunday. The Maoists taken into custody by security forces were identified as Ayata Korram, alias Hadma, Bheema Hemla, Deva Hemla…

Irish neutrality and Left confusion

Much of the Irish Left seems to have a strange fascination with the Irish State’s declared policy of neutrality, wanting to defend it while also seeming to deny that it actually exists. A report of a recent meeting in Belfast on the Socialist Democracy website records the confusion.  It was organised…

Show Support For Activist Shot In Hate Crime

Above photo: Jacob Johns with his daughter. Many in our Backbone community know Jacob Johns, climate activist, artist, dad. Jacob was shot on Friday by someone wearing a red MAGA hat, while at a prayerful rally, celebrating the postponing of resurrecting a conquistador monument in New Mexico. After being…

Workers in Milwaukee host panel discussion featuring author and labor activist Jon Melrod

Milwaukee, WI – On the evening of September 27, one year after the publication of his book Fighting Times, author Jon Melrod joined a discussion led by a panel of workers in an event organized by the Young Workers’ Committee (YWC) of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council (MALC). A noted labor activist…

Michael Chong: US’ Point Man for Canada-China Policy

Truth Bomb Media In the political sphere, Canadian civic education emphasizes placing trust in our elected officials, anticipating that they will prioritize the collective good, embody unyielding integrity, and advocate for transparency. Foremost, the welfare of our nation should be their guiding concern…

Israeli Occupation Government Transfers PFLP SG Ahmad Sa’adat To Nafha Prison

Palestine, October 1, 2023: The Handala Center for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs reported that the Israeli Occupation Government transferred the Secretary-General of the Marxist-Leninist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad Sa’adat, and a number of other political prisoners…

Anti-War Activists Arrested at Sit-In for Peace inside Sen. Bernie Sanders Office

Washington, D.C. – A group of 50 activists and Vermont constituents staged a sit-in inside Senator Bernie Sanders’ office on Wednesday, demanding the senator to call for peace and diplomacy in Ukraine instead of more weapons and war. The sit-in resulted in the arrest of 11 activists, including an…

Haiti needs solidarity, not US-backed Kenyan occupation

On Oct. 3, the United Nations Security Council approved a U.S.-backed, 1,000 member Kenyan police force intervention to Haiti, ostensibly to fight gang violence. The 15 member council adopted a resolution, calculatedly drafted by the United States and Ecuador, which has authorized the so-called Multinational…

Australia: Fight the closure at Molycop! Form a rank-and-file committee to defend steelworker jobs!

The Socialist Equality Party urges workers to take up a fight against the shutdown of steelmaking at Molycop in Newcastle. The 250 jobs must be saved, the company’s attack defeated! Such a struggle is possible and necessary.Necessary, because the mass sackings and the end of steel production threaten…

Protests in Germany: ‘Lay Down Your Arms – No to War’

The following is from a report in the Oct. 4 German daily newspaper jungewelt.de about antiwar actions in Germany. Translation: John Catalinotto.Peace activist Willi van Ooyen of the Ukraine antiwar initiative called “Lay down your arms – No to war” reported about protests by the peace movement…

We have here, in Africa, everything necessary to become a powerful, modern, and industrialised continent: The Fortieth Newsletter (2023)

Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Guo Hongwu (China), 革命友谊深如海 (‘Revolutionary Friendship Is as Deep as the Ocean’), 1975. In his 1963 book, Africa Must Unite, Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president, wrote, ‘We have here, in Africa…

Communist Party of Israel and Hadash: “Netanyahu’s fascist government bears full responsibility for the dangerous escalation”

In a statement concerning today's rapid escalation of military confrontation between Hamas and Israeli forces, the Communist Party of Israel (MAKI) and Hadash blame the criminal occupation policy of the far-right Netanyahu government, underlining the grave dangers that it poses for the peace in the region. "The…

Daily LIFT #1051

Fidel Castro being interviewed 1967 -- Daily LIFT #1051 In the interview he says "Revolutionaries didn't choose armed struggle as the best path; it's the path that oppressors imposed on people. So people have only two choices: to suffer or to fight." A statement that is incredibly important to remember…

Israel and Palestine: A Lengthy Discussion with Ryan Cristian

Vanessa Beeley The Bulldozer by Palestinian artist Beesan Arafat. Ryan and I discuss the regional events of the last four days including the UK/US faciliated terrorist attack on the military academy in Homs Syria that targeted civilians and cadets massacring more than 80 and leaving an estimated 240…

CPP: Rally Around The Palestinian Armed Resistance

Marco Valbuena | Chief Information Officer | Communist Party Of The Philippines October 8, 2023 The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) calls on all revolutionary and democratic organizations in the Philippines and around the world to rally around the Palestinian people as they mount armed resistance…

Israel-Palestine: no to the invasion of Gaza! End the occupation!

Hamas’s attack on Israel yesterday (Saturday 7 October) came as a shock, taking the Israeli Intelligence and military establishment by surprise, but it should not surprise us in the least. It is the direct consequence of the escalating violent suppression of the Palestinians promoted by Netanyahu…

Communist Party of Turkey: “The rightful resistance of the Palestinian people will win!”

More specifically, the statement issued by the CC of the TKP reads: "Following the operation launched against Israel from Gaza yesterday, there is no shortage of propaganda in favor of the Israeli government in the bourgeois media and anti-violence messages of hypocritical imperialist centers and statements…

Victory to the Palestinian people in their just war for liberation!

In today’s world no one is innocent, no one a neutral. A man is either with the oppressed or he is with the oppressors. He who takes no interest in politics gives his blessing to the prevailing order, that of the ruling classes and exploiting forces. – George Habash, Founder of the Popular Front…

Netanyahu And The US Prepare Bloody Counterattack Against Gaza Strip

Above photo: Fatima Shbair. After the “Al-Aqsa Storm” operation by Hamas, Israel and its allies are preparing to make Palestinians pay tenfold for their resistance. In a press conference, the Israeli Prime Minister threatened to convert the Gaza Strip into rubble. We extend all our solidarity with…

Facing rank-and-file rebellion UAW president holds rally with Democrats in Chicago

On Saturday afternoon, United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain held a rally in Chicago with national and local union officials and the Democratic Party mayor of Chicago Brandon Johnson. Other speakers included Stacy Davis Gates, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and Sara Nelson, the…

Canada Has Welcomed Fascists, Collaborators, and War Criminals Since 1946

By the CP of Canada October 6, 2023 In a statement concerning the Canadian Parliament’s standing ovation for Waffen SS war criminal Yaroslav Hunka, the Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada has stressed: “While Parliament seeks to wash its hands of the spectacle of its two…

Hundreds mobilize in Tampa in solidarity with Palestine

Hundreds mobilize in Tampa in solidarity with PalestineBy Gage Lacharite October 9, 2023 Tampa, FL – On October 8, 300 pro-Palestine protesters lined the intersection of Fowler Avenue and 56th Street in the Tampa area in solidarity with the ongoing fight in Palestine against the Israeli occupation…

Ford Saarlouis: Investor pulls out leaving 6,000 jobs in danger

Get in touch with the Ford Action Committee! All contacts will be kept absolutely confidential. Write a Whatsapp message to +491633378340 or click here to fill out the form below.Ford’s plant in the German city of Saarlouis resembles a slave market. For years, the company, the works council, the union…

WSWS speaks to workers and student ahead of New Zealand election

As New Zealand approaches an election on Saturday, the World Socialist Web Site has spoken with workers and young people about the rising cost of living, the pro-war policies of all the capitalist parties and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Tom Peters (right) discussing the Socialist Equality Group’s…

How ‘parental rights’ language smuggles anti-LGBTQ hate into mainstream politics

With the so-called “1 Million March 4 Children” protests occurring in cities throughout the country and Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe announcing he would defy court orders in order to impose anti-trans policy in schools, late September saw Canada’s anti-LGBTQ+ movement advance further into mainstream…

Israel: ‘Damage Worse than 2006 Lebanon War’

The Cradle News Desk The Israeli economy has been dealt a severe blow as joint Palestinian resistance factions continue their push against the occupation Israeli sources told Yedioth Ahronoth on 11 October that damage to the settlements surrounding Gaza is the largest in Israeli history, exceeding…

Complexity Without Contradictions: The Social Theory of Left-Liberal Legal Thought — Rob Hunter

Relativism is null and void simply because, what it on the one hand considers popular and contingent, and on the other hand holds to be irreducible, originates out of objectivity—precisely that of an individualistic society—and is to be deduced as socially necessary appearance [Schein].1 Introduction…

John McDonnell and Labour “left” in Britain pledge loyalty to Starmer

The Labour Party conference was an unprecedented display of right-wing, nationalist, pro-war fervour. Leader Sir Keir Starmer declared in his keynote speech that Labour had “stood with NATO—an historic achievement of this party. Held out our hand to business. Ripped antisemitism out by the roots…

‘Human Catastrophe’ In Gaza As Israel Prepares For Ground Invasion

Above photo: Palestinians inspect the damage following an Israeli airstrike on the El-Rimal area in Gaza City on October 9, 2023. Naaman Omar / APA Images. ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 5. As the Israeli army amasses 300,000 troops on Gaza’s border for a potential ground invasion, the scale of…

CALL TO ACTION: No Ground Invasion of Gaza

13 October, 2023 | International Solidarity Movement  Occupation forces have issued a 24-hour deadline for 1.1 million civilians in northern Gaza to evacuate to the southern parts of the besieged enclave. The demand for a harrowing evacuation of terrified civilians includes an order to clear out all…

Uygur Secessionists and the Canadian Establishment Endorse Zionist Party Line

Marthad Umucyaba Logo of the NED-funded World Uyghur Congress. Image credit: World Uyghur Congress Uygur Muslim separatists and Zionists have become strange bedfellows on social media, and in the general public media space. In a bid to support their white supremacist backers, the Uygur “Independence”…

By Melinda Butterfield

By Melinda ButterfieldWe trans people should be the first and loudest in solidarity with the Palestinian people, who are facing immediate genocide by military force. FreePalestine GazaUnderAttack imperialism Israel genocide massacre solidarity protest TransRightsAreHumanRights LGBTQ redguard Struggle…

The Arab World’s Democratic Transition Has Kicked Off In Sarajevo

Above photo: Conclusion of the ‘Democratic Transition in the Arab World: roadmap’ conference on October 8, 2023. @ARCFOfficial/X. It is ironic that a conference on democracy in the Arab world could not be held in the capital of any Arab country. It is ironic that a conference on democracy in the…

The Illusion of Green Capitalism

Adapted from Dying for Capitalism: How Big Money Fuels Extinction and What We Can Do About It Many Americans – even those who recognize capitalism’s destructive impacts – find the idea of discarding capitalism for a more just system unimaginable. Yes, capitalism is part of the problem. But, they…

Israel Detains, Expels To West Bank Hundreds Of Gaza Palestinian Workers

Above Photo: A Palestinian police officer checks the documents of Palestinian workers as they enter the Beit Hanoon (Erez) crossing to Israel, September 28, 2023. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters. Some 600 workers from Gaza have faced threats and arrests inside Israel. And were forced to go to the occupied…

A Losing Voice: The Fall of an Indigenous Referendum Measure

Even before October 14, The Voice, or, to describe in full, the Referendum on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament, was in dire straits.  Referenda proposals are rarely successful in Australia: prior to October 14, 44 referenda had been conducted since the creation of the Commonwealth…

She Exposed One Of The World’s Biggest Banks; They Ruined Her Life

 Above photo: Whistleblower Stephanie Gibaud, a former employee of banking group UBS gives a press conference prior to her trial for defamation, on February 2, 2017 in Paris. Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images. Stephanie Gibaud pulled back the cover on the criminal activities of UBS, the world’s…

The Plan to Wipe Out Hamas

Seymour Hersh Smoke and flames billow after Israeli forces struck a high-rise tower in Gaza City, October 7, 2023. Palestinian militants have begun a “war” against Israel which they infiltrated by air, sea and land from the blockaded Gaza Strip, Israeli officials said, a major escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian…

Appalachians Slap Back: Pipeline Work In National Forest Halted Again

In Response To Mountain Valley Pipeline SLAPP Suit. Peters Mountain, VA — On Monday afternoon 10/9/23, pipeline fighter Ben locked himself to a sleeping dragon in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, preventing tree cutting and clearing in the area. A banner at the site read “Appalachians Slap…

This Way For The Genocide, Ladies And Gentlemen

Above photo: This Way for the Genocide, Ladies and Gentlemen – by Mr. Fish. Washington and European governments are cheerleading Israel’s genocidal campaign in Gaza. The failure to intervene to halt the carnage threatens to ignite violence throughout the region. I have been in urban warfare in El…

Ukraine War Leads to Splits in the Communist Movement: Back to Lenin!

War poses everything in stark terms and thus puts all tendencies to the test. The war in Ukraine has led to a series of splits within the communist parties in several countries, as well as provoking divisions among them. In order to go forward it is necessary to return to genuine Leninist policies, on…

Jacksonville stands with Palestine

Jacksonville stands with PalestineBy staff October 18, 2023 Jacksonville, FL – Over 500 people took the streets, October 14, to march in support of the Palestinian liberation movement against Israeli occupation. Demonstrators held Palestinian flags and chanted “Free free, Palestine.” While the…

Seattle rallies in solidarity with Palestine

Seattle, WA – On October 14, over 1000 people rallied in Westlake Park to show support for the liberation of the Palestinian people. Since the successful offensive by the Palestinian Resistance only a week before, many organizations in Seattle and across the world have held massive demonstrations showing…

To Live And Strike In Hollywood

Above photo: WGA Strike May 4 2023. Wikimedia Commons. In the seminal book The Hollywood Writers’ Wars by Nancy Lynn Schwartz, completed by her mother Sheila Schwartz upon her daughter’s untimely death, the internal and external battles of Writers Guild of America, WGA, formed in 1933, were chronicled.  The…

“End the Siege of Gaza Now!”: Thousands march in Toronto in solidarity with Palestine

All images by Natalie Lochwin & Michael Laxer As the relentless slaughter in Gaza continues, thousands rallied in Toronto in solidarity with Palestine on Saturday afternoon at an action that began in front of the US consulate on University Ave. and then made its way through the streets of the city. Chanting…

“Global popular unity”Artwork of a comrade in China

“Global popular unity” Artwork of a comrade in ChinaVia Nadezhda Sablina communist socialism revolution workers internationalism intersectionality class struggle youth women transgender LGBTQ FreePalestine Black Liberation Marxism China artists Oct 22, 2023 rafasimon5 reblogged this from fuckyeahmarxismleninism…

Washington’s OFAC Licenses Prevent CITGO’s Auction

Above photo: Venezuelan people in a street protest with banners of CITGO and PDVSA. Bloomberg. Venezuelan Vice Minister for Anti-Blockade Policies William Castillo explained that as a consequence of the decisions announced by the United States Department of the Treasury regarding sanctions against Venezuelan…

The Grim Prospects of US Proxies: Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan

Brian Berletic As Russia’s special military operation (SMO) approaches two years of intense fighting, having parried Ukraine’s “spring counteroffensive” and with the initiative shifting to Russian forces, Western capitals are now admitting they are reaching the limits to remaining support for…

Demonstration in Inverness, Scotland against Israel’s war on Gaza

WSWS reporters spoke to protesters at a demonstration of over 200 people on Saturday in Inverness, Scotland, in opposition to Israel’s war on Gaza. Protesters braved atrocious weather conditions, with Inverness on an amber weather warning with heavy storm conditions. Protesters in Inverness with a…

Famed New York City cultural center shuts down program after censoring writer for supporting Palestinians

Last week, the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, recently rebranded as 92NY, a venue esteemed for its talks and readings by both prominent and up-and-coming writers, novelists and poets, abruptly canceled, or “postponed” as it claimed, an appearance by the Vietnamese-American Pulitzer Prize winning writer…

More money for wars can’t house the poor

The United States is in the midst of a housing crisis. Roughly one-half of all renters in the U.S. are “cost-burdened,” spending at least 30% of their income on rent. Just over one-fifth of homeowners are cost-burdened as well. All told, 40.6 million households paid at least 30% of their income to…

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Sergio Massa Pulls Ahead in First-Round Presidential Election in Argentina

By Global News Service Argentina will head to runoff presidential elections after the Unión Por la Patria (Union for the Homeland) candidate, Sergio Massa, the current Minister of Economy, secured an unanticipated 37 percent of the votes on October 22, beating far-right candidate Javier Milei, who received…

Before Discussing Gaza: Essential Facts You Need To Know

Children make up about half of Gaza’s 2.3 million population. The Nakba Palestinians worldwide commemorate the Nakba, which refers to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948. After securing the British government’s support for the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, Zionist forces, on May…

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Brotherhood campaign ends with sector-leading enterprise agreement and stronger union

Workers at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne have voted up a new enterprise agreement by 64 per cent to 36, ending 16 months of bargaining that saw strikes and other industrial action for the first time in the 93-year-old anti-poverty charity’s history. The agreement includes pay rises of…

Autoworkers express outrage over Unifor’s sham ratification at Ford Canada

Sign up for text message updates on the auto contract fight by texting AUTO to (866) 847-1086. Join the next online meeting of the Autoworkers Rank-and-File Committee Network to discuss uniting workers in the US and Canada for an all-out strike across the auto industry. Register here to attend.Unifor’s…

Workers must mobilize against Unifor’s sham ratification at Ford Canada! For a revote controlled by the rank and file!

Sign up for text message updates on the auto contract fight by texting AUTO to (866) 847-1086. Join the next online meeting of the Autoworkers Rank-and-File Committee Network to discuss uniting workers in the US and Canada for an all-out strike across the auto industry. Register here to attend. The…

El Conde: Vampires and military brutes don’t die easily

Jaime Vadell as El Conde Karl Marx and Frederick Engels used imagery of bloodsucking vampires in their writing to describe the parasitic ruling class. The new Chilean satirical film El Conde (The Count), directed by Pablo Larraín, goes further. It portrays one of history’s most despicable ruling class…

Ageing population or senile system?

By the end of this century, the global population is predicted to fall for the first time since the Black Death. In every continent the pitter-patter of babies’ feet is being replaced by the clanging of walking sticks as family size shrinks under the immense pressures of working life. Faced with a…

UAW: Fighting to win back concessions given in 2009

By Sofia D., Red Phoenix correspondent, Minnesota. Since Sep. 15, thousands of United Auto Workers (UAW) nationwide have been on strike against General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis, demanding higher wages and benefits. On Sep. 23, a Red Phoenix correspondent joined UAW on the picket line at Stellantis’…

When Zionists redefine ‘antisemitism’ into a political cudgel

The question of historical and present antisemitism is at the heart of Zionism, though not always in the ways supporters of Israel would believe. In the effort to shield Israel from criticism of occupation and apartheid, organizations such as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance have attempted…

Home Secretary Suella Braverman seeks license to kill for UK police

Writing in support of Metropolitan Police officers who had handed in their guns in protest at the announced murder trial of the killer of Chris Kaba, Home Secretary Suella Braverman insisted on X/Twitter that armed officers should not “fear ending up in the dock for carrying out their duties”.Braverman…

PDF of September 28 issue

Home » U.S. and Canada » PDF of September 28 issue Download the PDF. Auto strike spreads: ‘No deal, no wheels!’ Historic Palestine Writes Festival triumphs over opposition Download the PDF. More PDF back-issues here. ← Previous article Search by month Search by month Search by keywords

Class and Privilege from One of the One Percent

I opened Nick McDonell’s new book, Quiet Street: On Privilege, (NY:Pantheon,2023), fully expecting to find an insider’s tell-all, enumerating all the advantages bequeathed to someone who’s within the rarified ranks of the upper class. I was not disappointed. The author spelled out how these privileges…


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