BUILDING A MASS MOVEMENT FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE IN THE EAST BAY

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Socialist Action’s view on on January 6: Trump fanatics invade Capitol as his presidency disintegrates [Re-posted from one year ago]

By Jeff Mackler [Editor's Note: One year ago we published this article on the events and meaning of January 6. In the time since, its insistence that, "the ruling class as a whole understands quite well that a Biden presidency, minus Trump’s moronic bluster, will not differ in its fundamentals from the decisive bipartisan polices … Continue reading Socialist Action’s view on on January 6: Trump fanatics invade Capitol as his presidency disintegrates [Re-posted from one year ago]

Telling Tales of Death: Review of recently published books by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Richard Wright

By BRONSON TWEETY The story of Richard Wright’s 1944 character could well be incorporated in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s collection of short narratives Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? an exposé of America’s continuing legacy of murderous brutality towards Black people.

Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

By Jeff Mackler 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. With the panicked … Continue reading Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

Pride Month: Supreme Court Sides With Catholic Church Against Same Sex Couples 9-0

by Ann Montague Today’s unanimous ruling (Fulton V The City of Philadelphia) states Philadelphia must allow a “religious exception” to their non discrimination law. This is a setback for gays and lesbians seeking to be foster parents. The court ignored the fact that Catholic Social Services (CSS) is funded by public money. For many years … Continue reading Pride Month: Supreme Court Sides With Catholic Church Against Same Sex Couples 9-0

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

Northern Lights SA Canada: Delegates Pushed Undemocratic NDP Virtual Convention to the Left

by Barry Weisleder It may have been the most undemocratic convention in the 60-year history of the New Democratic Party.  Technical glitches (of which there were many) were not the main problem.  Political decisions by the party establishment really made it a farce.  But repeatedly, waves of rebellion crashed ashore as close to 2,000 delegates … Continue reading Northern Lights SA Canada: Delegates Pushed Undemocratic NDP Virtual Convention to the Left

Big Pharma’s Greedy Palm, Outstretched Again

By James Fortin U.S. Big Pharma is doing a victory lap.  Never to miss an accolade or two from their friends at the Wall Street Journal, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is taking the bow under the recent article entitled, “Capitalism Is What Will Defeat Covid.”  Oh, really? In the piece CEO Alex Gorsky half-truthfully … Continue reading Big Pharma’s Greedy Palm, Outstretched Again