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Strategies of Solidarity: Israel/Palestine and the Empire

Strategies of Solidarity: Israel/Palestine and the Empire

The widen­ing gap between glob­al pub­lic opin­ion and the inef­fec­tu­al­i­ty of the inter­na­tion­al state sys­tem in the face of the ever-wors­en­ing con­di­tions of Pales­tin­ian lives oblig­es glob­al sol­i­dar­i­ty activists to deep­en our under­stand­ing of the con­flict, recon­sid­er the pos­si­bil­i­ties for its res­o­lu­tion, and reflect on our strate­gies.

Theoretical Practice in the New Communist Movement: An Interview with Paul Saba

Theoretical Practice in the New Communist Movement: An Interview with Paul Saba

In one sense the his­to­ry of the NCM can be summed up as “a moment of sec­tar­i­an­ism and dog­ma­tism.” In anoth­er sense, how­ev­er, the NCM was more than the sum total of its sec­tar­i­an and dog­mat­ic errors. It attempt­ed to keep alive the rem­nants of the mass move­ments of the 1960s, it orga­nized work­ers, built left cau­cus­es in unions, mobi­lized strug­gles around fun­da­men­tal issues of racism, women’s rights, immi­grant rights, and built move­ments in sol­i­dar­i­ty with lib­er­a­tion strug­gles around the world. 

Young Patriots at the United Front Against Fascism Conference (1969)

Young Patriots at the United Front Against Fascism Conference (1969)

The YPO was a Chica­go-based group of poor, white, and rev­o­lu­tion­ary south­ern trans­plants, who played a cru­cial role in found­ing the orig­i­nal 1969 Rain­bow Coali­tion, a ground­break­ing alliance ini­ti­at­ed by the Illi­nois chap­ter of the Black Pan­ther Par­ty. But on what grounds could the Patri­ots see them­selves as specif­i­cal­ly white rev­o­lu­tion­ary nation­al­ists?

Political Anatomy of the South American Conjuncture: Images of Development and New Social Conflict in the Present Period

Political Anatomy of the South American Conjuncture: Images of Development and New Social Conflict in the Present Period

Despite these osten­si­bly “pro­gres­sive” vic­to­ries, the region’s peri­od of left-wing state dom­i­nance may have reached its lim­its, and in some cas­es, fall­en into out­right con­ser­vatism. Con­se­quent­ly, there’s a need for a re-activi­a­tion of polit­i­cal strug­gle at the grass­roots lev­el to over­come the iner­tia of the polit­i­cal cycle.