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

Book Reviews: INDIA: HOTBED OF REVOLT

By Marty Goodman “Crisis and Predation: India, COVID-19, and Global Finance,” by the “Research Unit for Political Economy,” Monthly Review Press, 2020 “No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism,” by Vijay Prashad, LeftWord Books, 2015 “Crisis and Predation: India, Covid-19, and Global Finance” provides needed background for western readers about the gigantic farmer and … Continue reading Book Reviews: INDIA: HOTBED OF REVOLT

Israel-Palestine: The Missing Link… The Solution to the Nakba (Catastrophe)

By Jeff Mackler - May 15, 2021 In great detail the unfolding Palestinian freedom struggle against the racist, Zionist, colonial, apartheid settler capitalist state of Israel has captured headlines worldwide and won the solidarity of humanity’s finest democratic and human rights fighters. That apartheid Israel receives $3.8 billion annually in U.S. military aid – exceeding … Continue reading Israel-Palestine: The Missing Link… The Solution to the Nakba (Catastrophe)

Missing Persons Report – No Solution for Toronto’s LGBTQI Community

by John Wilson "Review Lays Bare Police Failings" topped page 1 in the Toronto Star of April 14, 2021. The Independent Civilian Review of Missing Persons Investigations report, led by retired Justice Gloria Epstein, falls considerably short of the press headline. While clearly condemning the indifference, bungling and "systemic" errors of police, the Review presents no credible … Continue reading Missing Persons Report – No Solution for Toronto’s LGBTQI Community

“The Most Unkindest Cut of All” A Rejoinder to “Syria and the ‘Anti-Imperialism’ of Fools”

By Jeff Mackler “Erasing people through disinformation: Syria and the ‘anti-imperialism’ of fools” is the title of a pitiful and tragically flawed signed statement that appeared on the websites of Al-Jumhuriya and New Politics magazine on March 27, 2021.  In the face of the ongoing, ten-year U.S./NATO-orchestrated war against Syria in collaboration with Turkey and … Continue reading “The Most Unkindest Cut of All” A Rejoinder to “Syria and the ‘Anti-Imperialism’ of Fools”

In Support of the Syrian People

US Hands off Syria [An open letter was recently initiated by some pro-western Syrian expats entitled, “Erasing people through disinformation: Syria and the ‘anti-imperialism’ of fools.” Their letter was signed by a number of people in the US and around the world including “progressives.” The letter supports the goal of the US and its allies of regime change in Syria. The … Continue reading In Support of the Syrian People

Marxism versus Anarchism

Robbie Mahood [Presented as on line educational sponsored by Ligue pour l’action socialiste (LAS)/Socialist Action/Canada. Montréal, April 23, 2021. SA/LAS is Socialist Action/USA sister party in the Canadian state] The last few decades have seen a resurgence in anarchist thought and modes of organizing inspired by anarchism.  Decisions by consensus, diversity of tactics, affinity groups, … Continue reading Marxism versus Anarchism

Abolish the Monarchy!

By Ann Montague Over 50 million people watched Oprah Winfrey’stell all interview with the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk (“Prince” Harry and Meghan Markle). They discussed their personal experiences with race but not systemic racism. They also discussed their relationship with the institution of the Monarchy, but of course without questioning its justification for existence. … Continue reading Abolish the Monarchy!

Brewery Workers Resist Concessions

BY BARRY WEISLEDER Call it the growing gap. Actually, chasm might be a more apt term to describe the breach between workers’ aspirations and what most union leaders are willing to do to fight the concession demands of the boss class. Helping to close that chasm is the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers’ Local 325.  The workers at … Continue reading Brewery Workers Resist Concessions

Canadian Military and Cops — Rife with Racism and Sexism

Hardly a week passes without another scandal that tears the lid off rampant sexism and racism in the Canadian military and police forces.  The latest episode involves allegations of sexual misconduct by two former chiefs of staff. General Jonathan Vance is accused of inappropriate behaviour involving a woman he outranked. Admiral Art McDonald stepped aside … Continue reading Canadian Military and Cops — Rife with Racism and Sexism

Bully Biden Bombs Syria, Slashes COVID-19 Payments and Drops $15 Minimum Wage

Updated March 17, 2021 By Jeff Mackler President Joseph Biden’s fealty to U.S. imperialism and its ruling class domestic agenda was demonstrated soon after his Jan. 20 White House arrival. Five days later he sent additional troops to northeastern Syria to fortify U.S. control of that U.S.-beleaguered nation’s oil rich and most fertile agricultural region. … Continue reading Bully Biden Bombs Syria, Slashes COVID-19 Payments and Drops $15 Minimum Wage

U.S. Hands off Iran, Syria and Afghanistan!

[Statement by Socialist Action National Committee, January 5, 2021] President Trump’s waning months at the White House saw him cloistered with his top National Security team of warmakers considering whether to launch yet another round of deadly missile strikes against Iran. In the same timeframe, the ongoing U.S. imperial war against Syria saw multiple U.S.-Israeli-orchestrated … Continue reading U.S. Hands off Iran, Syria and Afghanistan!

Ireland: Repeal the Eighth! Defend the Right to Choose! Separate Church and State!

UPDATE, May 26 — Votes are still being counted, but exit polls predict that the repeal of the Eighth Amendment has won overwhelmingly. It is expected that the "yes" vote will amount to about 68 percent of those voting. It is a great victory for women’s right to choose. Socialist Democracy urges all socialists and … Continue reading Ireland: Repeal the Eighth! Defend the Right to Choose! Separate Church and State!

French workers and students on strike!

By MARTY GOODMAN In a massive display of working-class power, workers throughout France walked off the job on March 22 and on April 3, launching a long-term series of one-day strikes. The strike wave is aimed at the anti-working-class attacks of the neoliberal French president, Emanuel Macron. The strike action gained tremendous force on March … Continue reading French workers and students on strike!

The rise and fall of the 1979 Iranian Revolution: Its lessons for today

By KAMRAN NAYERI and ALIREZA NASSAB The following paper was prepared for and presented at the III Conferencia Internacional de La Obra de Carlos Marx y Los Desafios del Siglo XXI (The Third Conference on the Work of Karl Marx and the Challenges of the 21st Century) in Havana, Cuba, in May 2006.  The conference was organized … Continue reading The rise and fall of the 1979 Iranian Revolution: Its lessons for today

Stop the ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims!

By MARTY GOODMAN Capitalism has reached a new level of barbarism in Myanmar. So far, over 500,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have been driven out of their homes in the Northern Rakhine State and into unsanitary, crowded camps in Bangladesh, without adequate food and water. Soldiers and Buddhist fascist-like gangs have torched thousands of Rohingya homes; … Continue reading Stop the ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims!

Myanmar: A revolution betrayed

By MARTY GOODMAN Myanmar (Burma) was a colony of Britain from 1824 to 1948. Despite super-exploitation and trigger-happy British troops, Myanmar was known for its ethnic diversity, rich cultural life, and intellectual influences, including Marxism. Burmese Muslims participated in the fight against British and Japanese imperialism and were officials in the first post-colonial governments. In … Continue reading Myanmar: A revolution betrayed

Greece, a story without the distorting prism of SYRIZA

By MANOS SKOUFOGLOU — ATHENS — During recent years, the debate on Greece has not been just a debate among the other ones. The particular intensity of the crisis, of the capitalist attack and of the social fightback, as well as the emergence of a party of reformist origin that finally managed to take power, … Continue reading Greece, a story without the distorting prism of SYRIZA

Interview: Puerto Rican student strike

By ERNIE GOTTA For two months, 50,000 students on campuses across Puerto Rico participated in a strike against the U.S.-imposed Fiscal Control Board, which was proposing $500 million in cuts. Mikael Rosa, a member of the student movement at the University of Puerto Rico, shares his experiences.  Ernie Gotta: What demands pushed students to go … Continue reading Interview: Puerto Rican student strike