What’s at stake in the settler colonial debate / by Albert Bender

Image:  Native Pride, Fibonacci Blue (CC BY 2.0);  Map showing native lands, Native Land Digital (website). The question has arisen: is the U.S. a settler colonial country? To begin with, the U.S. definitely was founded as a settler colonial state as well as a capitalist state. The most well-known of states in this classification besides theContinue reading “What’s at stake in the settler colonial debate / by Albert Bender”

We Failed to Protect Abortion Rights. We Need a Labor-Based Strategy / by Lillian Cicerchia

A crowd gathers outside the Supreme Court to protest against the overturning of Roe v. Wade. (Kent Nishimura / Getty Images) Despite majority support for abortion rights, we failed to build a majority coalition to defend reproductive freedom. We should honestly assess our failures — and then build a movement that ties together labor, feminists, andContinue reading “We Failed to Protect Abortion Rights. We Need a Labor-Based Strategy / by Lillian Cicerchia”

Amazon Labor Union and the awakening of the American working class / by Julien Arseneau

Economic conditions had first transformed the mass of the people of the country into workers. The combination of capital has created for this mass a common situation, common interests. This mass is thus already a class as against capital, but not yet for itself. In the struggle… this mass becomes united, and constitutes itself asContinue reading “Amazon Labor Union and the awakening of the American working class / by Julien Arseneau”

Socialist Planning Could Reverse Sobering Findings in New UN Climate Report / by Tina Landis

The latest UN Climate Report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability released Feb. 28 once again urges immediate action and outlines the catastrophic effects that humanity faces with the continued lack of meaningful action. Compiled by 270 researchers from 67 countries, it outlines the impacts that are already unfolding and how these disasters will increase evenContinue reading “Socialist Planning Could Reverse Sobering Findings in New UN Climate Report / by Tina Landis”

How the U.S. Has Empowered and Armed Neo-Nazis in Ukraine / by Medea Benjamin – Nicolas J.S. Davies

Photograph Source: Ivan Bandura – CC BY 2.0 Russian President Putin has claimed that he ordered the invasion of Ukraine to “denazify” its government, while Western officials, such as former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, have called this pure propaganda, insisting, “There are no Nazis in Ukraine.” In the context of the Russian invasion, the post-2014Continue reading “How the U.S. Has Empowered and Armed Neo-Nazis in Ukraine / by Medea Benjamin – Nicolas J.S. Davies”

Japanese Communists say humanitarian relief needed in Ukraine war, not more weaponry / by Shimbun Akahata

People show posters that read, ‘Stop the war, No more Hiroshima, No more Nagasaki, No nukes, No war,’ during a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, Feb. 26, 2022. The city was the site of an atomic bomb attack carried out by the United States in AugustContinue reading “Japanese Communists say humanitarian relief needed in Ukraine war, not more weaponry / by Shimbun Akahata”

Ukraine as the ‘Geopolitical Pivot’: The U.S. Grand Strategy, 1991-2022 / by The Editors of Monthly Review

The War in Eurasia. Image credit: Dossier 36, The Tricontinental, January 4, 2021 As we write these notes at the beginning of March 2022, the eight-year limited civil war in Ukraine has turned into a full-scale war. This represents a turning point in the New Cold War and a great human tragedy. By threatening globalContinue reading “Ukraine as the ‘Geopolitical Pivot’: The U.S. Grand Strategy, 1991-2022 / by The Editors of Monthly Review”

The Orwellian Attacks on Critics of NATO Policy Must Stop / by Branko Marcetic

US Army vehicles at Grafenwoehr Training Area, the largest NATO training facility in Europe, 02.09.22 | (Armin Weigel – Picture Alliance via Getty Images) Rampant militarism in the wake of 9/11 did not tolerate dissent. A similar jingoistic fervor today insists that criticism of Western foreign policy and calls for diplomacy are tantamount to treason.Continue reading “The Orwellian Attacks on Critics of NATO Policy Must Stop / by Branko Marcetic”

Transgender rights: China advances while US backslides / by Serena Sojic-Borne

This year, transgender star and People’s Liberation Army veteran Jin Xing announced the re-launch of her talk show. It aired in 2015-2017 as the most-watched show in China. With 100 million viewers, Jin was the world’s most popular trans celebrity. Her rise to fame foretells the Chinese people’s rise against transphobia. But in the US,Continue reading “Transgender rights: China advances while US backslides / by Serena Sojic-Borne”

Putin, Lenin, Imperialism and the (Real) History of Ukraine / by Gary Leupp

Image Credit: Wikipedia The people of this country suffer, I’ve always thought, from a general ignorance of history. This is because with vast oceans for borders, and ever-friendly neighbors, and no experience of being invaded, living in a country that has always urged assimilation including the acceptance of “American exceptionalism,” schooled through an educational systemContinue reading “Putin, Lenin, Imperialism and the (Real) History of Ukraine / by Gary Leupp”