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.

Mexico’s President AMLO demands freedom for Julian Assange, ‘prisoner of conscience’ and ‘best journalist of our time’

By BENJAMIN NORTON Mexico’s left-wing President López Obrador denounced US hypocrisy and reiterated his call to free Julian Assange, calling him a “prisoner of conscience” and the “best journalist of our time, in the world.” At a press conference, AMLO played a WikiLeaks video showing the US military killing civilians in Iraq.

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.

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.


Free Legal Abortion On Demand! 

All Out October 2! By Ann Montague In an interesting interview with the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) near the end of her life, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked what can be done about the large number of states restricting abortion rights. She responded, “We need a movement like the one that … Continue reading
Free Legal Abortion On Demand! 

The Hell that is Haiti Webinar

Join us for a special Socialist Action webinar on the latest developments in Haiti. Featuring prominent activists in the Haitian community. Thursday, September 23 at 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm CT / 8:30 pm ET. Bring a friend! Click here to join the webinar.  Haiti is being torn by a presidential assassination, a deadly earthquake, … Continue reading The Hell that is Haiti Webinar

My Friend Michael Ratner

[The following is the July 27, 2021 presentation by Michael Steven Smith at a book party in New York City’s Lower East Side sponsored by the New York City chapter of the National Lawyers Guild to celebrate the publication of Michael Ratner‘s memoir, “Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer. Smith is a lifelong socialist … Continue reading My Friend Michael Ratner

Afghanistan: Defeat of US Imperialism and the Road Ahead

A Socialist Action Webinar Hello friends of Socialist Action! Join us for our next special webinar to discuss the recent defeat of US imperialism in Afghanistan and the road ahead. Featuring two longtime anti-war activists, Joe Lombardo of UNAC and Jeff Mackler, National Secretary of Socialist Action. Please note that this webinar will take place on Thursday, September 2nd (rather than our regular … Continue reading Afghanistan: Defeat of US Imperialism and the Road Ahead

Afghan Women Speak: U.S. Occupation and the Taliban

{Editors note by Ann Montague: Organizations like the Feminist Majority Foundation collaborated with the Bush administration in calling for the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan as a “coalition of hope” for Afghan women. This was of course led by Democratic Party women politicians like Senator Hillary Clinton, always a supporter of U.S. wars and interventions. The oldest … Continue reading Afghan Women Speak: U.S. Occupation and the Taliban

Heatwave: A Socialist Action Webinar (rescheduled)

The need for a unified global mass action movement to fight climate change. HEAT WAVES, WILDFIRES AND OTHER CLIMATE DISASTERS HAVEBEEN STRIKING WITH HIGH FREQUENCY AROUND THE GLOBE. WHATARE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS? WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIGHT BACKAND PROMOTE SYSTEM CHANGE TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE CRISIS? Wednesday, August 11, 2021 5:30 PM PT/7:30 PM … Continue reading Heatwave: A Socialist Action Webinar (rescheduled)

Is an Innocent Man Still Languishing on Death Row? We’ve Seen the DNA Evidence in the Kevin Cooper Case. It Points Elsewhere.

By Nicholas Kristof, Opinion Editor New York Times, January 23, 2021 [Editorial note by Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action. Kevin Cooper, an innocent San Quentin, CA death row prisoner for the past 37 years, won an important victory on his road to exoneration and freedom when California Governor Gavin Newsom, issued a May 28, … Continue reading Is an Innocent Man Still Languishing on Death Row? We’ve Seen the DNA Evidence in the Kevin Cooper Case. It Points Elsewhere.

Let the Cuban People Live! End the Blockade and Sanctions!

By Barry Sheppard President Biden has not only kept all of Trump’s sanctions designed to severely harm the Cuban people, he has added two more. His response to the July 11 protests in Cuba was to call for the overthrow of the socialist Cuban Revolution. The July 11 protests of the Cuban government were wildly … Continue reading Let the Cuban People Live! End the Blockade and Sanctions!

Unexpected Development in Assange Case Again Points to Kafkaesque Criminalization of Journalism

By Eric Harvey [Editor’s note: The article below originally appeared in The Reframer publication, July 8, 2021]Photo: Hacker Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, a key witness in the Assange case Recruited by The United States to build a case against Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks Julian Assange, hacker Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson has admitted to fabricating information … Continue reading Unexpected Development in Assange Case Again Points to Kafkaesque Criminalization of Journalism

The Case Crumbles: Why Isn’t Julian Assange Free?

By Terina Hine Reprinted from the British-based online publication, Counterfire. [Editor’s note: Assangedefense.org, the U.S.-based national Julian Assange defense committee organized a series of 17 meetings throughout the month of June in cities across the U.S. The meetings featured Julian Assange’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton. Entitled "Home Run for Julian,” tour demands included, … Continue reading The Case Crumbles: Why Isn’t Julian Assange Free?

The Radical History of Pride Webinar

Join us for a special webinar as we listen to veteran activists discuss foundational movements in the fight for LGBTQ+ liberation. Let's reclaim the radical history of the Pride movement! WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD AT 5:30 PM PT/7:30PM CT/8:30 PM ET Featuring:Ann Montague -Long time out Lesbian Feminist activist in the union movement (SEIU 503 Oregon), … Continue reading The Radical History of Pride Webinar

Chicago Police Murdered Adam Toledo

By Cristobal Cavazos Thirteen-year old Adam Toledo was shot to death in the Mexican working class neighborhood of Little Village, among the most poverty stricken in Chicago. CPD officer Eric Stillman did this heinous deed on March 29, but a Chicago police cover-up reported otherwise. Months later video footage showed Stillman shooting an unarmed Toledo, … Continue reading Chicago Police Murdered Adam Toledo

New Minnesota Police Murder Enrages Community

By Lisa Leonard Rage, pain and cries for justice boiled into the streets again on Sunday, April 11 following the police murder of African-American youth, Daunte Wright in Minnesota. The new killing, which came in the midst of the high profile trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd last year, has once … Continue reading New Minnesota Police Murder Enrages Community