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Call Me – Washington’s Generosity

By ISAAC SANEY and CHERYL LaBASH
While various countries such as Mexico and Venezuela were concretely assisting Cuba in overcoming the unprecedented disastrous fire consuming the Mantanzas oil storage facility, the United States cynically sat on its hands, instead asking Havana to call them. 

POMPEO SUED OVER SURVEILLANCE OF ASSANGE VISITORS

By JOE LAURIA
Guests Who Visited WikiLeaks Publisher Julian Assange In The Ecuador Embassy Have Sued The C.I.A., Former C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo And Spanish Security Firm UC Global For Allegedly Violating Their 4th Amendment Rights.

One year ago,  Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

By JEFF MACKLER, National Secretary of Socialist Action
A re-print from August 2021, when US military fled Afghanistan in defeat.
After 20 years of untold U.S. government-inflicted barbaric horrors on the people of Afghanistan the world’s greatest military power, along with its NATO allies, stands humiliated, demoralized and defeated, forced to abandon their claimed nation-building project in the face of irreversible Taliban victories over the past year and longer.

POMPEO SUED OVER SURVEILLANCE OF ASSANGE VISITORS

By JOE LAURIA
Guests Who Visited WikiLeaks Publisher Julian Assange In The Ecuador Embassy Have Sued The C.I.A., Former C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo And Spanish Security Firm UC Global For Allegedly Violating Their 4th Amendment Rights.

One year ago,  Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

By JEFF MACKLER, National Secretary of Socialist Action
A re-print from August 2021, when US military fled Afghanistan in defeat.
After 20 years of untold U.S. government-inflicted barbaric horrors on the people of Afghanistan the world’s greatest military power, along with its NATO allies, stands humiliated, demoralized and defeated, forced to abandon their claimed nation-building project in the face of irreversible Taliban victories over the past year and longer.

Call Me – Washington’s Generosity

By ISAAC SANEY and CHERYL LaBASH
While various countries such as Mexico and Venezuela were concretely assisting Cuba in overcoming the unprecedented disastrous fire consuming the Mantanzas oil storage facility, the United States cynically sat on its hands, instead asking Havana to call them. 

Matanzas Explosion Unleashes Wave of Solidarity for Cuba

By ALEJANDRA GARCIA from Havana
The eyes of the world are upon Cuba after an enormous fire caused by a lightning strike on a crude oil storage tank in the Cuban city of Matanzas killed one firefighter and injuring more than 120 people.

STOP ISRAELI TERROR IN GAZA! FREE PALESTINE!

The United National Antiwar Coalition stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine and strongly condemns the most recent violent attacks by Israel on the people of Gaza.

FBI Attack on the Uhuru Movement is a Warning

By MARGARET KIMBERLEY, Black Agenda Report
The FBI targeted the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) because it is a Black organization that has dared to confront and oppose U.S. imperialism. APSP is the first but they will not be the last.

Call for solidarity: FBI raids African People’s Socialist Party and Uhuru Movement

By JEFF MACKLER
The specter of a Biden administration-authorized Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated McCarthy-era witch hunt was posed in bold relief last week as FBI agents took aim at a Black liberation organization that has been a sharp critic of the U.S./NATO-backed war in Ukraine and a defender of poor nations threatened with U.S. sanctions, coups, embargoes and blockades. These include Cuba, Syria, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Iran.

Call Me – Washington’s Generosity

By ISAAC SANEY and CHERYL LaBASH
While various countries such as Mexico and Venezuela were concretely assisting Cuba in overcoming the unprecedented disastrous fire consuming the Mantanzas oil storage facility, the United States cynically sat on its hands, instead asking Havana to call them. 

Matanzas Explosion Unleashes Wave of Solidarity for Cuba

By ALEJANDRA GARCIA from Havana
The eyes of the world are upon Cuba after an enormous fire caused by a lightning strike on a crude oil storage tank in the Cuban city of Matanzas killed one firefighter and injuring more than 120 people.

STOP ISRAELI TERROR IN GAZA! FREE PALESTINE!

The United National Antiwar Coalition stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine and strongly condemns the most recent violent attacks by Israel on the people of Gaza.

FBI Attack on the Uhuru Movement is a Warning

By MARGARET KIMBERLEY, Black Agenda Report
The FBI targeted the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) because it is a Black organization that has dared to confront and oppose U.S. imperialism. APSP is the first but they will not be the last.

Call for solidarity: FBI raids African People’s Socialist Party and Uhuru Movement

By JEFF MACKLER
The specter of a Biden administration-authorized Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated McCarthy-era witch hunt was posed in bold relief last week as FBI agents took aim at a Black liberation organization that has been a sharp critic of the U.S./NATO-backed war in Ukraine and a defender of poor nations threatened with U.S. sanctions, coups, embargoes and blockades. These include Cuba, Syria, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Iran.

Lessons from Vietnam for Ukraine

By RICK STERLING
There are similarities today with the US and NATO pouring tens of BILLIONS of dollars in weapons into Ukraine to counter the Russian military intervention. The US and western allies are providing additional support in intelligence and military advice.

France, Pay Your Debt to Haiti!

Thursday, July 28 at 4pm. Come join us at the San Francisco site of Citibank and the French Consulate to highlight and protest their role in foreign intervention in Haiti.

UPROAR GROWS IN UVALDE, TEXAS, DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY 

BY MALIK MIAH and BARRY SHEPPARD
What the report did not say was why all the 376 officers failed to carry out their duty May 24. There is only one plausible explanation — racism — because the victims were primarily Latino. Texas is run by an ultra-right racist, sexist Republican administration. Uvalde, a town of 16,000 people, is closer to the Mexican border than the nearest large city, San Antonio. Texas, as well as federal law enforcement, is mobilized against any immigrant asylum seekers who manage to cross the border. They use force when necessary.

Biden Visits Apartheid Israel and “Bone Saw” Saudi Monarch

BY BARRY SHEPPARD
Biden’s Mideast trip, aimed at boosting his historically low and still-declining approval ratings, now at 32 percent, ended with a whimper. Indeed, the U.S. ruling elite is increasingly looking for a more viable, that is, electable 2024 presidential alternative. Regardless, whichever face they decide upon, Democrat or Republican, progressive or liberal or centrist, their fundamental policies will remain in place to the detriment of all humanity.

UKRAINE: NO TO THE U.S.-ORCHESTRATED WAR AND FASCIST COUP

BY JEFF MACKLER
U.S. Out Now! U.S. Hands off Ukraine!
Abolish NATO!
No to U.S./NATO nuclear war-threatening “no-fly zones” over Ukraine!
Self-determination for the people of Donbass!
For an independent socialist Ukraine!
No to U.S.-backed fascist coups and the establishment of U.S. puppet governments!
No to U.S. oil wars everywhere!
$Billions for human needs; not a penny for war! For a rapid transition to a safe, clean, fossil fuel free worker-controlled energy system that guarantees quality jobs and security for all!
Close all military bases the world over, beginning with the 1,100 U.S. bases in 110 countries, followed by Russia’s seven bases and China’s single base in Djibouti!

Joseph Ryan, Revolutionary Socialist, 1944-2022

By JEFF MACKLER
His companion Ellen summarized his life well and donated Joe’s extensive Marxist library to Socialist Action. She wrote: “To the memory of Joseph Ryan who never gave up in his belief that the working people of the world would one day prevail.”

No, Justice Alito, Reproductive Justice Is in the Constitution

By MICHELE GOODWIN
Justice Samuel Alito’s claim, that there is no enumeration and original meaning in the Constitution related to involuntary sexual subordination and reproduction, misreads and misunderstands American slavery, the social conditions of that enterprise and legal history.

FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL! LEGAL UPDATE AND UPCOMING EVENTS

By JEFF MACKLER
Dear Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal,
Here are some important background and round up materials on Mumia Abu-Jamal’s freedom struggle.

In solidarity Jeff Mackler, Director, The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Northern California
jmackler@lmi.net

VIDEO ON ASSANGE’S DEFENSE AT THE PEOPLE’S SUMMIT 

By ROBERT CORSINI
Assange activist and filmmaker Robert Corsini created a video in defense of journalist and whistleblower Julian Assange at the Los Angles People’s Summit. Julian’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton, are featured speakers as well as a terrific Assange table staffed by Assange activist Vincent De Stefano.

A Tale of Two Summits

By RICK STERLING
Last week (June 8-10) there were two summits in Los Angeles, California: the Summit of the Americas hosted by the US State Department and the Peoples Summit hosted by US and international activist organizations. The two summits were held in the same city at the same time but could not be otherwise more different.

Capitalism’s World Economic, Political and Social Crises and the Road to Fight Back

By JEFF MACKLER
Led by the dominant capitalist-imperialist nations, especially the U.S. and China, the system involves the capture and transfer of surplus value from workers in poorer countries to leading corporations in the advanced countries. Today, global value chain corporations that represent only 15 percent of all trading firms worldwide, capture some 80 percent of total trade.

Debate in the Fourth International Part III: Capitalism’s World Economic, Political and Social Crises and the Coming Fightback

By JEFF MACKLER, for Socialist Action/USA
This is the third and final text presented by Socialist Action as a minority viewpoint to the February 19-23, 2022 meeting of the Fourth International (FI), an international socialist current of some 56 parties across the globe. Some 150 representatives of these parties gathered this year via Zoom due to the COVID 19 crisis to discuss and debate the Fourth International’s politics and program. The politics in the report below were adopted by the National Committee of Socialist Action/USA, a fraternal party of the FI barred by reactionary U.S. legislation from being a formal member of any international socialist organization. The text below was rejected by the February FI meeting by the vast majority of delegates. The central thesis of the majority text asserts that the building of revolutionary socialist parties on the Leninist model anywhere in the world today is not on the agenda. The text below, slighted updated to cover developments since the February FI meeting, challenges this view in all its fundamentals.

How unions are backing BDS

By OLIVIA KATBI The Electronic Intifada
Major unions and labor federations in Oregon recently passed unprecedented resolutions calling for divestment from an Israeli company over its human rights abuses.

Debate in the Fourth International Part II: There Is No Equal Sign Between U.S. Imperialism and Chinese and Russian Imperialism: An Alternative to the FI majority text entitled “The World Geostrategic Situation”  

By JEFF MACKLER, National Committee/Socialist Action USA
This text was adopted by Socialist Action’s National Committee for presentation to the annual February 2022 meeting of the delegates to the Fourth International’s elected international leadership. Representatives of some 56 parties across the globe were present at this five-day zoom gathering. Socialist Action participates only in a fraternal capacity due to reactionary U.S. legislation that bars membership in international socialist organizations.

How Latin American Women Are Winning the Battle for Abortion Rights

By DIANA CARBONI
Today, 37 percent of Latin America and the Caribbean’s population of 652 million live in countries where women have won rights to legal abortion or are no longer imprisoned for terminating a pregnancy (including Cuba, Guyana, and Puerto Rico). Five years ago, it was less than 3 percent. None of this would have been possible without feminist activism, networks and demonstrations, and public conversations about the autonomy of women.

Amazon Workers Electrify Labor

By MARTY GOODMAN
Workers in the U.S. may be on the cusp of a big labor upsurge. In 2021, petitions to hold union elections were up more than 50 percent over the previous year during the six months ending in March, on pace to reach its highest point in at least a decade. Successful organizing struggles at Amazon, Starbucks and other locations continue to grow. Angry younger workers in particular are stepping up to play militant leadership roles, many with Black Lives Matter protest experience.

Musk, Twitter, Google: Censorship and the National Security State

By BARRY SHEPPARD
The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, is buying the social media company Twitter for $44 billion. If he was in Russia, Western propaganda would call him an “oligarch” but since he in in the United States he is referred to as a very successful businessman, a euphemism for a capitalist who owns about $265 billion total wealth.

Women’s Rage: My Body, My Choice

By ANN MONTAGUE and LISA LEONARD
The leaked draft opinion by a majority of Supreme Court Justices supporting overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has fueled the anger of women across the country. Furious women immediately surged the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to denounce the court’s intention to overturn half a century of legal abortion rights. 

Abortion Is A Right! Organize For Reproductive Justice!

By CINCINNATI SOCIALIST WORKERS ORGANIZATION
The legalistic-liberal strategy excludes the masses from participation and abandons the mass action tactics that led to Roe in the first place. Even though it came through the courts, abortion was not legalized because someone came up with a clever argument but because masses of people mobilized and took to the streets to demand it.

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