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Brian H. Silverstein

Don’t Vote Uncommitted — Commit to Breaking with the Democrats

Tapping into deep anger with President Biden, the left wing of the Democratic Party is urging Michigan voters to vote “uncommitted” in the primary election. But this strategy funnels progressives’ energy back into the Democratic party when we need political independence from the parties supporting the genocide in Gaza.

Brian H. Silverstein

February 27, 2024

University of Michigan Administration Caves to Zionist Pressure, Students Fight Back

University of Michigan caved to pressure from off-campus Zionist groups and canceled a vote by the student body on a referendum to investigate the institution’s investments in Israel.

Brian H. Silverstein

December 8, 2023

The Labor Movement Is Key for Palestinian Liberation

As part of the global movement in solidarity with Palestine and against the genocidal policies of the Israeli government, labor unions are taking action and demanding a ceasefire. This is not only a welcomed addition to the movement, but a necessary one that concretely shows the power of the working class.

Brian H. Silverstein

November 18, 2023

Thousands March in Largest Mobilization for Palestine in Detroit History

A rally and march last weekend drew thousands of people to Detroit’s Hart Plaza, making it the largest protest for Palestine in the city’s history. Democrat-affiliated NGO leaders and politicians struggled to make the case that voting is the only available response to the apartheid. But the signs and chants of the people had a different message for “Genocide Joe.”

Brian H. Silverstein

November 1, 2023

Drop the Charges, Defend the Movement, #StopCopCity 

The Left must take up a mass campaign to defend activists facing state repression that threatens the democratic and civil rights of protesters everywhere.

Brian H. Silverstein

September 12, 2023

Divisions Within the Capitalist Class Shine Through During GOP Primary Debate

This week, the GOP held its first primary debate, which Trump did not attend. It revealed the extent of confusion within the Republican Party about how to respond to the growing social crisis and decline of U.S. hegemony.

Brian H. Silverstein

August 27, 2023

48,000 University of California Academic Workers Begin Historic Strike

On November 14, 48,000 academic workers across the University of California system began the largest higher education strike in history. Their fight could inspire higher education workers across the country.

Brian H. Silverstein

November 15, 2022

Disabled Black Detroiter Facing Eviction from Prominent Nonprofit

Housing justice and anti-police brutality groups stand with a Black Detroiter fighting an unjust eviction by a major nonprofit in Detroit.

Brian H. Silverstein

October 9, 2022

University of Michigan Nurses Prepare to Fight for a Fair Contract

The Michigan Nurses Association’s contract ended on June 30th. Despite being lauded as "essential workers" and "healthcare heroes" for the past two years, nurses are facing cuts that seriously impact working conditions and ethical quality of care.