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Propaganda movie? It all depends on the country

Western media like the BBC call the Chinese movie The Battle at Lake Changjin "propaganda" while unironically mentioning James Bond and Marvel movies. They don't mention the line-by-line veto power the Pentagon had over scripts for films like Iron Man and Goldeneye though. Promotional shot for the C…

Boeing’s War Profiteering: A Virtual Teach-inSaturday,…

Saturday, October 23 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern Come learn about how Boeing profits off of the death and destruction of Palestinians, Filipinos, Yemenis and other oppressed peoples through its weapon sales. This teach-in will also expose so-called “progressive” institutions such as universities and mu…

Right wing Democrats aim to gut social program budget — Will Biden capitulate?

Photo: Joe Biden with Sen. Joe Manchin. Credit — @Sen_JoeManchin Right-wing Democrats in Congress remain determined to kill some of the most important measures included in the Biden administration’s social program budget as the self-imposed deadline of October 31st to reach an agreement approach…

Israel’s “terrorist” designations aim to suppress Palestinian organizing: Confront them with action and resistance!

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Israel's "terrorist" designations aim to suppress Palestinian organizing: Confront them with action and resistance!: Since the beginning of the year, Israeli war criminal and “Minister of Defense” Benny Gantz has repeatedly designated Palestinian and interna…

BDS Vermont: historic resolution introduced after Ben & Jerry’s divestment

Vermonters for Justice in Palestine is a grassroots organization that has waged a boycott over the past decade of Vermont-based company Ben & Jerry’s for their business ventures in Israel. Ben & Jerry’s painted themselves as a “beacon of social justice” while selling their ice cream in the o…

Settler violence in the West Bank ‘is out of control’

The ancient city of Hebron, said to be the burial site of the prophet Abraham, is the second holiest site in the Jewish world, the fourth holiest site in the Muslim world, and currently the largest Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank. Besieged by the violence of Israeli occupation and economi…

New Warrant Issued To Political Prisoner Varavara Rao Connected To 2005 Case

Bangalore Urban District, October 22, 2021: Additional sessions court in Madhugiri issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) on Thursday to Telugu poet and political prisoner Varavara Rao in connection with the Naxal attack case dating back to 2005. It issued the warrant for non-appearance before the cou…

Detroit activists say NO to capitalist World Economic Forum

“Who’s Detroit’s top corporate thief?” and “Biggest money leech in Michigan named” should have been the [accurate] headlines. Instead, when Forbes announced its list of the 400 wealthiest people in the United States on October 5, the news in Michigan was rife with stories touting the sta…

Chicago protest of ex-mayor’s bid for ambassadorship 7 years after Laquan McDonald murder

“How many shots?” “16 shots!” “How many shots?” “16 shots!”A chorus of voices reverberated at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago on October 20, breathing new life into the memory of Laquan McDonald’s murder on its seventh anniversary. Each year, a crowd gathers to remember his death…

Battleground Baltimore: Biden comes to Baltimore

President Joe Biden came to Baltimore on Thursday night for a town hall hosted by Anderson Cooper and aired live on CNN. There, Biden fielded questions from realtors, college professors, college students, and other members (or future members) of the professional–managerial class, and mostly told t…

Brighton bins win: GMB victory helps set the stage – News from

Counterfire’s weekly digest with the latest on strikes and workplace struggles GMB union and Brighton City Council agreed a pay-and-conditions deal this week that will lift all low-paid staff at Sussex council, not just the members involved in the dispute. Council bin collectors and drivers had be…

Socialist barred from NYC major debate asks: ‘What are they afraid of?’

Rojas answers debate questions in the street. Liberation photo: Joyce Chediac. Cathy Rojas, the socialists candidate for New York City mayor,  drew a crowd on Oct. 20 as she stood outside the studio where New York City’s mayoral debates were being held and answered the questions presented to main…

Strike!

The class struggle is sharpening. Workers all across the country are striking and engaging in other job actions, large and small. Fed up with company attempts to impose two-tier wages, long hours, and inadequate pay, despite rising productivity and skyrocketing corporate profits, unions in several i…

Britain and the EU: Inching ever closer to a trade war

In 2019, Boris Johnson promised that he would ‘Get Brexit Done’, ending the ‘dither and delay’ of negotiation and renegotiation with the European Union, so that Britain could get on with the job of establishing a new relationship with Europe and the world. Two years later, however, the Brexi…

Obituary: Eileen Cook, 1950-2021

Eileen Cook, who died on 6 October 2021, was a life-long trade unionist, feminist campaigner, and revolutionary socialist. She is much missed by many, including her comrades in Edinburgh rs21 who remember her in this obituary. Eileen Cook, 1 May 1950 – 6 October 2021 Eileen Cook was a brightly shi…

Revolution Festival 2021: Only one week to go! Join the revolution!

Excitement is building for this year’s Revolution Festival: a three-day festival of Marxist ideas, hosted in London by Socialist Appeal, which begins next Friday. Hundreds have already booked their tickets and will be making the journey to attend in person, in order to take part in an amazing arra…

AFL-CIO Leadership Tries to Block Affiliate’s Vote on Endorsing BDS

The AFL-CIO leadership cited a procedural rule to tell the San Francisco Labor Council it couldn’t even debate a resolution on BDS. By Isaac Scher, The Intercept October 21, 2021 The national leadership of the largest labor federation in the country is trying to stop one of its affiliates from deb…

Guantánamo detainee’s imprisonment ruled illegal by US judge in ‘historic victory’

This story first appeared in Common Dreams on Oct. 21, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. Two weeks after a review board cleared Guantánamo Bay prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul for release, a federal judge ruled this week that the Afghan’s imp…

Cops pulled him over for a bogus ticket, then things got really ugly

A questionable traffic stop by an Arizona highway patrol officer reveals how the powers bestowed upon police are ripe for abuse. Video shows how the officer escalated the encounter after he was challenged by a motorist to justify his actions. In this episode of the Police Accountability Report, we b…

If all refugees lived in one place, it would be the 17th most populous country in the world: The Forty-Second Newsletter (2021)

Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Kim in Sok (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), Rain Shower at the Bus Stop, 2018. On 5 October, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a historic, non-legally binding resolution that ‘recogni…

For the immediate fulfilment of the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination!

The immediate recognition of the inalienable right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination is a demand that urgently needs to be fulfilled and that calls for the solidarity of all those who aspire to a world of peace.The violent oppression exercised by the Kingdom of Morocco on the Sahrawi peopl…

SPEECH: Frederick Douglass on John Brown, 1860

On December 3rd, 1860, Frederick Douglass was set to address an anti-slavery rally at Boston’s Tremont Temple Baptist Church, held to commemorate the death of the radical abolitionist John Brown and to mark the one-year anniversary of his ill-fated raid on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry V…

New World Coming: ‘Racial Capitalism’ with Robin D. G. Kelley

James Counts Early is joined by historian and activist Robin D.G. Kelley to discuss Robin’s career work on racial capitalism, multiculturalism and identity, and the history of the struggle for socialism. To learn more about James and Robin’s discussion, check out our Political Education platform…

Britain: a spectre is haunting universities – join the Marxist Student Federation!

It’s been an amazing start to the new academic year for the MSF, with thousands signing up to Marxist societies across the country, participating in meetings and reading groups, and organising on campus. Join the Marxists! Join the revolution!This year’s freshers period has come to an end. And w…

The ‘Democratic Majority for Israel’ is a hate organization

I argued in my last article that the hatred coming from the Jewish community is not confronted because it comes in the guise of fighting antisemitism. Ten days ago we saw another example of this hatred that has no name. The target was once again Michigan congresswomen Rashida Tlaib. So, what did Tla…


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