Since the presidential inauguration, far-right forces have been mobilizing under the slogan of free speech. Right-wing demonstrations began in February with a clash between rightists and anti-fascist activists who were intent on stopping a speech by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos. This confrontation gave the so-called alt-right the opportunity to play the victim and advance their … Continue reading Mass Mobilization and Solidarity Can Defeat The Far Right
A community meeting (5/24/17) in Bristol, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, sent a clear message to white nationalists who have been posting flyers in the community -- You will not divide us! by John Leslie The meeting of about 70 community members -- co-sponsored by One Bucks, The Bucks County Peace Center, The Bucks County … Continue reading Organizing against white nationalism in suburban Philly
In the nine days from April 22 to May 1 inclusive, there were three important national mobilizations against aspects of the Trump administration’s policies. By Barry Sheppard The March for Science The first of these, on April 22, was called by scientists and their supporters following Trump’s election to counter his attacks … Continue reading A Week of Mass Actions Challenge Trump
Resistance Editorial. After an attack in Syria involving chemical weapons, US President Donald Trump launched a major attack on airfields in the country, firing over 50 Tomahawk missiles and killing at least 6. In doing so, Trump dangerously escalated the ongoing conflict, where a civil war has been raging since 2011. The US and Russia have … Continue reading U.S. Hands Off Syria!
by Karl Belin Writing for Left Voice in a March 28 article entitled “All Power to the Rank and File,” William Lewis makes the case for a renewed and concerted effort to carry out socialist work in the trade union movement. We thank Comrade Lewis and Left Voice for publishing the article, as we share … Continue reading A Socialist Strategy for Trade Union Work – A Reply to William Lewis
In a sweeping executive action, President Donald Trump signed an executive order titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” that is aimed at undoing many of former President Obama’s regulations on climate change. Yet despite its rhetoric, Trump’s move is short-sighted and doomed to failure. by Wayne de Luca Trump surrounded himself with coal miners … Continue reading Trump Targets the Climate
Trump promised to cut through the disarray in the two parties of capitalism in the U.S. through forcing upon them both a new strongman – himself – who knew how to get things done and make deals. By Barry Sheppard The Republican health insurance debacle not only cut him down to size, but represented the … Continue reading The Strongman Falls on His Face
U.S. Hands Off North Korea! No To The Imperialist War Drive! Resistance Editorial The so-called "America First" budget put forward by Trump includes a 10% increase in military spending. This increases what is already the world's largest military budget by $56 billion. The cost of this increase will be balanced on the backs of the … Continue reading U.S. Hands Off North Korea!
Much more could have been written, including Trump's $54 billion increase in the already bloated war budget, and the Obama-Trump one trillion dollar program to "modernize" the nuclear arsenal, including developing smaller bombs that would make their use more likely. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved their doomsday clock up to 2 minutes … Continue reading Dangerous Escalation of U.S. Wars in the Offing
I want to caution the reader that I am not a trained economist. I’m a blue collar worker with a few basic math skills. I have, however, experienced the capitalist system firsthand for several decades, which gives me a certain understanding of how capitalism really doesn’t “work” for the vast majority. by Steve Xavier The … Continue reading Crunching the jobs numbers