Bay Area tours Venezuelan Embassy Protectors

By NICK BAKER Three Venezuelan Embassy Protectors toured the Bay Area earlier this month in an eight-event, seven-city tour. Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, and David Paul were three of the last four Embassy Protectors remaining in the Venezuelan Embassy when police broke down the embassy doors and arrested them. They stayed in the embassy for…

Mass anti-capitalist protests rock Chile

By LAZARO MONTEVERDE, Reporting for Socialist Action from Valparaiso, Chile It started small. In the week of Monday, October 14 small groups of middle-school and high-school students started to jump the turnstiles and barriers at Santiago metro stations to protest a 30 peso (approximately 4 cents US) hike. The rate hike took place on October…

Elections in South America: Not much changes

By LAZARO MONTEVERDE Reporting for Socialist Action from Valparaiso, Chile Bolivia, Argentina, and Uruguay all held national elections in October.  The result, not much change in the Southern Cone of South American. Bolivia Bolivia was the first to hold elections on October 20.  President Evo Morales ran for reelection along with his MAS [Movimiento al…

Anatomy of a Split in Socialist Action

It is indeed quite unusual when a political party, such as ours, widely distributes a report that describes a political split from its ranks. How the U.S. antiwar movement should respond to the U.S. government’s ongoing deadly wars of intervention across the globe – from Syria to Iran, Venezuela and Nicaragua – was central to…

Philosopher Antonio Gramsci: How revolutionary?

By MARTY GOODMAN “The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters.”  “I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” “To tell the truth is revolutionary.” — Antonio Gramsci, Italian communist leader and philosopher (1891-1937). “We must stop this brain working for 20…

Millions say: Change the system, not the climate!

By JEFF MACKLER The week of unprecedented massive and worldwide climate mobilizations that began on Friday, Sept. 20, represented an historic breakthrough in the consciousness of the world’s people. An estimated 7.6 million people in 185 countries from every continent on earth except Antarctica mobilized in unprecedented numbers to condemn the governments and politicians of…

Protests erupt in Egypt

By JOHN LESLIE Protests have rocked Egypt since Sept. 19 as protesters have taken to the streets demanding the downfall of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi following the revelations of a corruption scandal. Construction magnate Mohamed Aly posted a series of videos on social media exposing el-Sisi, el-Sisi’s wife, and elements of the military for corruption…