by Elisabeth Wichser Working women in Argentina, Ireland, and Colombia have won access to abortion in the last decade, yet in some countries, like the U.S., the right wing has escalated attacks on abortion rights. In response to the leaked Supreme Court opinion draft against Roe V. Wade, protests to defend abortion rights—like the thousandsContinue reading “Organize and Fight for Reproductive Rights!”
On May 2nd, a draft opinion from the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson was leaked to the public, suggesting that the ruling in this case will overturn the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, it will result in millions of women in the United States losing access toContinue reading “Workers Won’t Go Back: Build a Movement to Defend and Expand Abortion Rights!”
by Emery Adams (Saco Education Association, personal capacity) and Ruby Nguyen This article was originally published in Socialism Today, the paper of the Independent Socialist Group. Subscribe to the paper to receive each issue in print and read the articles before they’re published online! Here in Portland, Maine, members of the Proud Boys—a white supremacistContinue reading “ISG In Action: Shut The Proud Boys Out of Portland, Maine”
“The jury system works, and we have to abide by it.” Biden, in reaction to Rittenhouse acquittal Image: Police response to Jacob Blake protest in WI. Aug 24, 2020 Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot three protestors and killed two during the Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was acquitted of all charges yesterday. TheContinue reading “Kyle Rittenhouse, Right-Wing Vigilante Who Killed Two at Wisconsin Protests, Acquitted of All Charges – Capitalist Courts Will Not Defend the Working Class!”
The danger of violent far-right hate groups has not disappeared along with Trump. In Portland, Maine, members of the Proud Boys—a white supremacist hate group—have been meeting in Mathew’s Pub for months, as reported by Mainer on July 20th. These meetings are bringing the threat of far-right violence to our city and beyond, and mustContinue reading “Keep Fascists out of Portland, ME: Build a Mass Movement to Fight the Right”
Trump’s loss has been a relief to many Americans. There is mass anger at the actions of his administration from deploying the Department of Homeland Security against protestors, to massive tax cuts for the rich, to continued austerity for public services such as cutting SNAP and the Low Income Energy Home Assistance Program, alongside bailouts and tax cuts for corporations, and more. Any defeat of a right-wing figure can be seen as positive, but Biden’s election is far from a victory for the working class. Biden represents the same capitalist interests as Trump.
On January 6th, the Congress of the United States formally certified the results of the Electoral College, which Joe Biden won. On the same day, President Trump gave a speech to a rally outside the White House, where he continued to claim victory in the 2020 election. This speech was one part of the largerContinue reading “A Socialist Response to Pro-Trump Riot in DC”
by Claire Bayler and Jai Chavis If you’ve been to a protest in the last four years, you’ve probably seen at least one sign saying “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA.” Amidst increasing right-wing violence, like the 2017 battle in Charlottesville, the right-wing militia shootings in Kenosha, WI, and the recent plot to kidnapContinue reading “Build a Movement to Fight the Far-Right”
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Episode 66, the latest episode of the podcast, looks at the ongoing decline of US imperialism, as capitalist chaos and coronavirus struggles envelop our nation. More episodes of Socialism can be found on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, as well as many other podcast services.
This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. With right-wing politicians, like Hungarian premier, Viktor Orbán, not slow to blame ‘foreigners’ for the coronavirus crisis, the looming world downturn could provide new opportunities for the far right to develop. The continuing murderous activity in Europe and furtherContinue reading “The danger of the far right today”