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Dan La Botz reports on the issues being debated in DSA in the run up to next month's national convention
07/11/2021
Democratic Socialists of America Faces Challenges at Convention - New Politics

Dan La Botz reports on the issues being debated in DSA in the run up to next month's national convention

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist group in the United States, will hold its biennial national convention during the first week of August, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the convention will be a virtual Zoom event.

Asking comrades to industrialize means jettisoning inaccurate, nostalgic concepts of the working class and work. https:/...
07/03/2021
Learning from Industrialization’s Mixed Legacy: Notes on Class Struggle Unionism under Biden - New Politics %

Asking comrades to industrialize means jettisoning inaccurate, nostalgic concepts of the working class and work. https://newpol.org/learning-from-industrializations-mixed-legacy-notes-on-class-struggle-unionism-under-biden/

Understanding capitalism as a social system centers struggles for freedom, equality, and justice in our political interventions and principles, including work in unions. Thus our commitment to human emancipation as both process and product of the fight for “socialism from below” doesn’t have t...

TDU & Labor Notes Office Flood Emergency Recovery
06/30/2021
TDU & Labor Notes Office Flood Emergency Recovery

TDU & Labor Notes Office Flood Emergency Recovery

The Detroit office of Teamsters for a Democratic Union and Labor Notes has been hit with a massive flood. The water rose to almost five feet

“We must broaden the contours of what is anti-Asian violence to also include Asian workers being exploited, or Asian wom...
06/26/2021
Beyond Atlanta: Contextualizing Anti-Asian Hate and Violence - New Politics

“We must broaden the contours of what is anti-Asian violence to also include Asian workers being exploited, or Asian women being sexually attacked, a pattern of violence of misogyny and oppression linked to colonialism and white supremacy.”

During the pandemic, hate crimes against Asian Americans have increased by 150 percent.

"We on the left should be opposed to both the United States and to the Ortega dictatorship. We in the U.S. left, while s...
06/17/2021
Nicaragua: Ortega Arrests Opposition Candidates Ahead of November 2021 Election - New Politics

"We on the left should be opposed to both the United States and to the Ortega dictatorship. We in the U.S. left, while supporting the general movement for political democracy and civil rights, should seek to identify and to work with emerging socialist groups in Nicaragua and with workers, feminists, LGBT activists, environmentalists and others. As international socialists, we stand with all movements for democracy, civil rights, and for socialism."

President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua has arrested five of the most prominent opposition presidential candidates and a number of other opposition leaders.

The Democratic Socialists of America holds its national convention online in early August. Andrew Sernatinger explains t...
06/11/2021
DSA Convention Primer: 2021 Edition - New Politics % %

The Democratic Socialists of America holds its national convention online in early August. Andrew Sernatinger explains the players, the issues, and the proposals for consideration.

A look at the basics of the convention and an overview of the proposals and items for consideration.

"One hundred years ago, a white mob attacked the black neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma and in two days kill...
06/11/2021
A Century Since the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 - New Politics

"One hundred years ago, a white mob attacked the black neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma and in two days killed hundreds of people, burned to the ground every building, and left ten thousand homeless."

One hundred years ago, a white mob attacked the black neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma and in two days killed hundreds of people.

06/09/2021

Trevor Ngwane and Luke Sinwell will appear live from Johannesburg this Saturday at 2 pm US EDT / 6 pm GMT

Video of yesterday's panel on the Paris Commune, co-sponsored by New Politics
06/04/2021
The Legacy of the Paris Commune: 1871-2021

Video of yesterday's panel on the Paris Commune, co-sponsored by New Politics

Join a panel of authors to discuss the enduring legacy of the great Paris Commune and its lessons for today.-------------------------------------------------...

"Years of education, protest, and lobbying seem to be finally having an effect on U.S. environmental policies, though no...
06/04/2021
Biden, the Oil Companies, and the Environment - New Politics

"Years of education, protest, and lobbying seem to be finally having an effect on U.S. environmental policies, though not without constant Republican resistance and Democratic vacillation—and so far, neither fast enough or strong enough for the change we need."

The oil and coal companies relentless drive for profits and their political power represent the great obstacle to lowering CO2 emissions.

"Only by becoming connected to [young people] and their movements can any remembrance of a past movement stand a chance ...
06/04/2021
Tiananmen: For a Different Kind of Remembrance - New Politics

"Only by becoming connected to [young people] and their movements can any remembrance of a past movement stand a chance of continuing to renew itself and inspire new generations for social change."

How to remember the crackdown on democracy on June 4, 1989.

The Lausan Collective unpacks the legacy of colonialism in Hong Kong and the democracy movement, in an interview transla...
05/31/2021
The Lausan Collective on Colonialism in Hong Kong - New Politics

The Lausan Collective unpacks the legacy of colonialism in Hong Kong and the democracy movement, in an interview translated from the German left publication, iz3w.

This is an original translation into English of an interview conducted with the Lausan Collective that appeared in German in IZ3W, a left German publication.

Mapping connections in international resistance to police brutality: https://newpol.org/pathways-to-solidarity-struggles...
05/23/2021
Pathways to Solidarity: Struggles against Police Brutality in the U.S., Myanmar, and Iran - New Politics

Mapping connections in international resistance to police brutality: https://newpol.org/pathways-to-solidarity-struggles-against-police-brutality-in-the-u-s-myanmar-and-iran/

[PDF][Print]Why is so little explicit connection being made by activists between the Black Lives Matter uprising in the U.S., the current mass uprising in Myanmar, and the ongoing struggles in Iran? Although located in different geographical . . . Read more ›

Why do we not hear more from the U.S. left about France's dangerous shift to the right, propelled by #Islamaphobia? http...
05/22/2021
American Progressives and France’s Surge to the Right - New Politics

Why do we not hear more from the U.S. left about France's dangerous shift to the right, propelled by #Islamaphobia? https://newpol.org/american-progressives-and-frances-surge-to-the-right/

[PDF][Print]Macron’s newest orders banning demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine reveal even more clearly the real nature of France’s anti-Muslim campaign, one that the U.S. and French Left have with few exceptions mostly ignored. Members of the French . . . Read more ›

First-hand account and analysis of India's Covid crisis: "An effective fight against Covid-19 depends on our recognising...
05/19/2021
India’s Covid Crisis: Can the Modi Regime Get India Out of It? - New Politics

First-hand account and analysis of India's Covid crisis: "An effective fight against Covid-19 depends on our recognising that India is in an undeclared civil war between a Hindutva dictatorship and a secular democratic republic, and that the Hindutva dictatorship, currently in power at the Centre and in several states, has neither the will nor the competence to defeat the virus." https://newpol.org/indias-covid-crisis-can-the-modi-regime-get-india-out-of-it/

[PDF][Print]It’s hard to live in India these days, surrounded by death, fear and grief. We are inundated with heart-breaking TV reports of people begging for hospital beds and oxygen as their family members die on the . . . Read more ›

'Israel’s official discourse vehemently denies its “deeply ingrained institutionalized” anti-Arab racism and the settler...
05/18/2021
Israel’s Racism and the Misuse of Antisemitism - New Politics

'Israel’s official discourse vehemently denies its “deeply ingrained institutionalized” anti-Arab racism and the settler-colonial nature of its state, although it is as blatant as could be and was even acknowledged by Zionism’s prominent historical figures.'

The official response to Palestinian protests reveals the depths of Israeli racism.

#ICYMI: How academic freedom to teach about Palestine has been attacked on U.S. campuses: https://newpol.org/right-educa...
05/18/2021
The Right To Educate - New Politics

#ICYMI: How academic freedom to teach about Palestine has been attacked on U.S. campuses: https://newpol.org/right-educate/?fbclid=IwAR2OD_XG6cUR0cLPtyOk0yhkUL0XPskRo7seurx-yiZ2z8HZXAjVwIm6OnY

The 2016-2017 academic year has just started in occupied Palestine, and with it come the hopes and dreams of young students, but also the daily challenges of walking to school past Israeli soldiers, or driving through checkpoints in the West Bank, or assigning a culturally and politically relevant c...

"Narendra Modi, more than any Prime Minister since the 1980s, has brutally wielded the might of the Indian state to shap...
05/15/2021
Turning a Profit from Death - New Politics

"Narendra Modi, more than any Prime Minister since the 1980s, has brutally wielded the might of the Indian state to shape a polity safe for capital."

What is happening in India right now is mass murder. And it is organized by a man who has practice in such matters.

This account of the fightback against the eviction of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem by Toufic Haddad w...
05/11/2021
The Struggle Against Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem - New Politics

This account of the fightback against the eviction of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem by Toufic Haddad was categorized as “hate speech” by Facebook and taken down after the author first posted it. Judge for yourself and share it if you agree with us that it is in fact valuable commentary.

An Intifada has broken out across the entirety of historic Palestine now.

Moshe Machover replies to brian bean
05/11/2021
Prospects of joint class struggle - New Politics

Moshe Machover replies to brian bean

Talk of mass ‘joint struggle’ against the Zionist regime in the present circumstances is facile, but it is a mistake to think in a rigid static way.

"The NRA creates the hysteria. R***r rakes in the cash."
05/11/2021
R***r and the Far-Right NRA - New Politics

"The NRA creates the hysteria. R***r rakes in the cash."

R***r and the NRA seem to be joined at the hip. The NRA creates the hysteria. R***r rakes in the cash.

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