#FeesMustFall: Revival of South African Student Movement
The demonstrations that have shaken various South African universities have taken the African National Congress (ANC) by surprise. For the first time, the ANC saw itself obliged to desist, but without succeeding to pacify the rebellion. The students have revealed the fictive nature of the transformation of the regime and of South African capitalism after the end of apartheid.
Juan ChingoOctober 28, 2015
For Renisha McBride and the Other Black women who Fight back after Death
Black women reside within both axes of white supremacy and misogyny. The capitalist media portrays us as "angry" and "irrational" to de-humanize and de-legitimize our self- defense against a multitude of systematic attacks. In doing so, we are perceived by mainstream white society as deserving of the oppression that we are constantly dodging or breaking through everyday. Manners, respectability and silence will never guarantee equal rights, respect or freedom from brutality. This poem is dedicated to the Black women whose murders inspired demands, uprising, and organizational resistance to racism, patriarchy, capitalism and all oppressive forces that bind our international struggle for liberation. In life, they inspired their families. In death, they inspire resistance. #SayHerName #RenishaMcBride
Tiffany WallaceOctober 20, 2015
Thanks, But No Thanks: The Implications of the Black Lives Matter DNC Rejection
Black Lives Matter rejected the Democratic National Convention’s endorsement of the movement. This is a positive step towards political independence, but not the complete break with capitalist parties that we need for the liberation of Black and all oppressed people.
Julia WallaceSeptember 18, 2015
New Mexican Ambassador will Continue the Country’s Subordination to the U.S.
On September 3, Miguel Basáñez Ebergenyi was confirmed as Mexico’s new ambassador in the US, with the blessing of US president Barack Obama. His appointment was proposed by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto after the position had been vacant for 6 months.
Tania VonkiSeptember 12, 2015
In Baltimore, the Fight for Justice Continues
The last few weeks, Baltimore protesters have returned to the streets to call for justice as the criminal prosecution of the six police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death begins. New developments in the trials and an out-of-court settlement raise questions about the path to justice through the legal system.
Tre KwonSeptember 11, 2015
Statistically, there’s a mass shooting every day in the US
According to the Washington Post, there have been 204 mass shootings since the year began. Statistically, that’s one for each day of the year so far.
Óscar FernándezAugust 4, 2015
Left and Workers’ Front: once again on the United Front
Debates within the Left and Workers’ Front (FIT) in Argentina.
Matías MaielloJuly 4, 2015
The Charleston Massacre and the Uses of White Supremacy
The cold-blooded murder of nine black women and men in a Charleston church by the white supremacist Dylann Roof was one of the most horrific single acts of racist violence carried out in the U.S. in the past century.
Robert BelanoJune 25, 2015