China Walks The Walk On Climate / ‘By Any Means Necessary’ (Radio Show)

In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Carlos Martinez, author and activist, co-founder of No Cold War, and co-editor of Friends of Socialist China to discuss the misleading attacks on China over climate, the reality behind China’s carbon emissions and its climate change mitigation efforts, how the ChineseContinue reading “China Walks The Walk On Climate / ‘By Any Means Necessary’ (Radio Show)”

The Marxist Classes: Neofascism and Neoliberalism: A Marxist Exploration

Join Dr. Prabhat Patnaik, a leading Marxist professor and active member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), in sharing his examination of the relationship between the inner workings of neoliberalism and the upsurge of neofascism. Dr. Patnaik’s presentation will be followed by questions and comments. Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021 | Time: 11 AM eastern; 10Continue reading “The Marxist Classes: Neofascism and Neoliberalism: A Marxist Exploration”

China’s first clinic for transgender children and adolescents set up in Shanghai / by Global Times

China’s famous transgender female artist Jin Xing Photo: VCG China’s first multidisciplinary clinic for transgender children and adolescents was set up at the Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai recently to safely and healthily manage transgender minors’ transition.  Experts expect that the clinic, integrated with psychology, endocrine and genetic metabolic, urology departments among otherContinue reading “China’s first clinic for transgender children and adolescents set up in Shanghai / by Global Times”

Solidarity Harvest 2021

http://www.foodandmedicine.us/solidarity-harvest/ Solidarity Harvest is a project organized by Food AND Medicine and sponsored by the Eastern, Southern and Western Maine Labor Councils that distributes locally-sourced Thanksgiving meal baskets, each with nearly 30 pounds of produce, enough food for 8-10 people. Funds are raised to purchase produce from smaller Maine farms and food producers, which isContinue reading “Solidarity Harvest 2021”

Prospects for Chile: New President New Constitution, Continuing Turmoil / by W.T. Whitney. Jr.

Photograph Source: Rodrigo Fernández – CC BY-SA 4.0 The 1973 U.S.-supported military coup against Chile’s socialist government, and the murder of president Allende, may be old history. The Pinochet dictatorship may have ended in1988 and democratic forms – elections, political parties, debate – are in place. And Chile’s economy, recovering from the pandemic, is booming. For theContinue reading “Prospects for Chile: New President New Constitution, Continuing Turmoil / by W.T. Whitney. Jr.”

Cuban foreign minister tells U.S. audience of blockade’s impact on COVID fight / by Gary Bono

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez. | Ramon Espinosa / AP NEW YORK—When Cuba’s main oxygen production facility went down in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and threatened access to life-sustaining treatment, the U.S. blockade magnified the danger and suffering for the Cuban people. The country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, described the barriers presentedContinue reading “Cuban foreign minister tells U.S. audience of blockade’s impact on COVID fight / by Gary Bono”

Forty-seven trillion dollars: exploitation writ large / by Greg Godels

“Exploitation” is a word seldom encountered today. Its common usage roughly spans the heyday of socialist thinking, especially the era of Marx’s influence over socialist theory. It was and should still be the cornerstone of Marx’s critique of capitalism. But the idea of labor exploitation– capitalists taking uncompensated advantage of workers’ labor– has largely disappearedContinue reading “Forty-seven trillion dollars: exploitation writ large / by Greg Godels”

Occupy in the rearview mirror / by Greg Godels

Ten years ago, September 17, 2011, protesters settled in Zuccotti Park in the New York City financial district, a privately held park owned by Brookfield Office Properties and named after its former chairman. This action acquired the simple, straightforward, but somewhat misleading moniker, “Occupy Wall Street.” While the specific motivations of the congregation are debated,Continue reading “Occupy in the rearview mirror / by Greg Godels”

FEATURE ARTICLE: WHY THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT NEEDS THE WORKING CLASS / BY EMMA BLACK

Supporters of the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) in Sydney in the early 1970s The scale of the climate crisis has driven a new generation of radical young activists to demand “system change, not climate change”. This is a welcome leftward shift within environmental politics—away from a focus on individual consumption and towardsContinue reading “FEATURE ARTICLE: WHY THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT NEEDS THE WORKING CLASS / BY EMMA BLACK”

Workers are Walking Out / by Richard Moser

Photograph Source: legoscia – CC BY 2.0 After decades of retreat, it might just be that workers are coming into their own as a force for social change. Forty years of punishing austerity and a two-tiered labor system pitting new, temporary, or part-time workers against regular workers have finally found the lowest pay and conditions workersContinue reading “Workers are Walking Out / by Richard Moser”