By Angus McFarland and T.R. Whitworth This article was originally published in the September issue of Socialism Today! Subscribe here. Across the United States, and in many parts of the world, the far right is on the attack. Stirred up during the 2007-08 recession, encouraged and emboldened by the Trump administration, and driven to aContinue reading “Organize Mass Protests to Fight the Far Right“
by Milena Germon and Ben Desjarlais According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 has infected over 600 million people worldwide and accounted for over 6 million deaths–although bias and underreporting factors could mean that the data we have is a conservative guess at best. When the pandemic initially took hold, it became clear thatContinue reading “Monkeypox: Next Capitalist Health Crisis”
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!”
by Emery Addams (Maine Educators Association, personal capacity) Over 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and the political origins of Pride month, the LGBTQ+ community is under attack. The most recent right-wing offensives are laws targeting trans people, and trans youth in particular. These range from Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which bans any mentionContinue reading “Pride is a Protest!”
by Char Scott March 11, 2022 – Students in Iowa walk out to protest a new law to prevent transgender students from competing in sports. Photo by Phil Roeder via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0) Multiple states across the nation, including Tennessee, Alabama, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida, have recently proposed or passed laws that threatenContinue reading ““Don’t Say Gay” Bill Shows No Rights Guaranteed Under Capitalism”
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!”
It’s been six years since the oppressive bans on same-sex marriage in the US were overturned by a Supreme Court decision. Yet homophobic oppression hasn’t disappeared with legal equality. The LGBTQ+ community needs more than symbolic support and token representation—we need a real material improvement in our conditions!