By JEFF MACKLER The US sabotaged the Nord Stream pipelines as part of a plan to substitute US Liquified Natural Gas for cheaper Russian fossil fuels, eliminate Russia as the chief fossil fuel supplier to Germany and much of Europe, and prolong the highly profitable U.S.-instigated and financed war in Ukraine.
SPONSORED By THE MOBILIZATION TO FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL & THE INTERNATIONAL CONCERNED FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL. CO-SPONSORS: Courage Foundation/Assange Defense.org & Middle East Children's Alliance, Arab Resource Organizing Center. HEAR Alice Walker, prize-winning novelist; Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers; Jamal Jr, Mumia's grandson; Chris Hedges, prize-winning journalist
FREE ASSANGE! FREE MUMIA! FREE PALESTINE! An evening of unity and solidarity on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7pm In Berkeley, California.
SOCIALIST FEMINIST COALITION EAST BAY Art build and political conversation to build an independent mass feminist movement rooted in anti-capitalist and anti-racist struggles. When: Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 pm Where: 642 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland -- by the Lake Merritt Boating Center
By ERIC TOUSSAINT and OMAR AZIKI [Editor’s note: We reprint this article by the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM). In 1989, the Bastille Appeal was launched, inviting popular movements throughout the world to unite in demanding the immediate and unconditional cancellation of the debt of the so-called developing countries. This crushing debt, along with neo-liberal macro-economic reforms imposed on the global South, has led to an explosion of worldwide inequality, mass poverty, flagrant injustice and the destruction of the environment.
By MOLLY ROSENZWEIG Environmental racism at work: Jackson, Mississippi, a city whose population is more than 80 percent Black, has been without clean reliable water for days, adding to the ongoing water issues due to decades of neglect and divestment.
CLIMATE CRISIS STRIKES PAKISTAN -- To aid the millions of Pakistanis suffering from the catastrophic floods: send donations through ESSF (Europe solidaire sans frontières)
By FAROOQ TARIQ A financial appeal and summary of Pakistan’s flood situation: Incessant monsoon rains and flash floods have devastated Pakistan, affecting millions of people and incurring huge economic losses.
By ANN MONTAGUE In Britain, the working class is experiencing a wave of strikes and “Industrial Action” from some of the largest established unions in the country, activity that disrupts the economy. These striking unions have made political demands in recent years to renationalize mail, rail and the electric grid.
By JEFF MACKLER Of the estimated 1.4 million top security clearance U.S. personnel employed by one or another of the government’s 18 branches of its $81 billion annually budgeted “U.S. Intelligence Community,” perhaps one or two individuals each year are designated as “whistleblowers” and persecuted to the high heavens.
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.
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.
By ROBERT BELANO Congressional Democrats, supported by President Biden, just passed a major spending bill focused on climate change, health care, and taxes. But it’s no win for the climate or the working class.
By ROGER WATERS I am constantly amazed at the cruel pretexts the United States uses to destabilize Cuba. Since the triumph of the Cuban revolution, the US government has relentlessly attacked the country’s socialist project.
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.
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.
Dear Friends, Please sign this important solidarity petition initiated by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) condemning the recent terrorist FBI raids on the African Peoples Socialist Party and the Uhuru Movement. In solidarity, Jeff Mackler, National Administrative Committee, UNAC; National Secretary, Socialist Action
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.
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.
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!
By BRIAN GARVEY From start to finish Waters used his platform to scream out a message to a packed Boston Garden. It was a message that was explicitly anti-war, anti-authoritarian, pro-people, and pro-justice; offering commentary that was not only poignant but also intentionally challenging to a mainstream audience.
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.
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.
Socialist Action newspaper for the summer of 2022: UKRAINE: NO TO THE U.S. PROXY WAR AND FASCIST COUP; and Women’s Rage: My Body, My Choice; May Day in Canada
By NICOLAS BAKER Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81200185268?pwd=bmprdVN1d1VUMVhLZmlBVXlVOWV2Zz09 The U.S. government and its corporate media have created an Orwellian world of lies and half truths regarding the origins of the present war in Ukraine. Obliterated from the record has been the central role of the U.S. in its orchestrated 2014 coup that imposed a fascist-led U.S.-dominated government aimed at seizing control of Ukraine’s resources to advance the wealth and power of the U.S. corporate elite.