Category Archives: International Solidarity

“Remember, Struggle and Be Transformed by the Struggle!” — Reflecting on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

Claire Tran asked Cameron Barron, Mary Jo Connelly, Jamala Rogers, Peter Hardie, and Montague Simmons to share their reflections after the death of Nelson Mandela. They talked about his life and the influence and lessons from the anti-apartheid movement. I first learned of Nelson Mandela. . … Continue reading

Posted in International Solidarity, Presente!

Victory Is Possible Against All Odds – Nelson Mandela Presente!

The death of Nelson Mandela, though hardly unexpected, is reverberating through the world, and especially the global left. For revolutionary socialists, this is a moment to reflect on the accomplishments and on the shortcomings of the movement whose main public … Continue reading

Posted in International Solidarity, Presente!

Help the people and communities affected by typhoon Yolanda

Disasters like the deadly typhoon which has devastated the Philippines can be daunting for folk hundreds or thousands of miles away. What can we do? One thing is to contribute right now to relief efforts in these critical days. But … Continue reading

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The War Drive Against Syria Has Been Stalled—Let’s Stop It Cold!

1. It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks since Barack Obama announced that US armed forces would launch a military attack on Syria, because of the Assad regime’s alleged use of poison gas in the civil war there. Day … Continue reading

Posted in International Solidarity, NEC Statements

Arundhati Roy: Jungles of Resistance

Renowned Indian author Arundhati Roy says her country’s government has declared war on its own people. Her outspokenness earned her an invitation to spend time with Maoist rebels. In a conversation with Making Contact, Arundhati Roy takes us into the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, International Solidarity

¡Hugo Chávez Presente!

The death of Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, on March 5 is a momentous and sorrowful event for the Left on a world scale. Chavez was a towering figure on the Left like no other who has come along in … Continue reading

Posted in Against War & Empire, International Solidarity, Presente!

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Heartfelt, hard, painful songs of Marikana

In the blazing North West summer sun Marikana workers sing about the abuse they suffer, about their dissatisfaction and their demands; they sing of their terrible experience and the massacre that changed everything. The lyrics of their songs are a … Continue reading

Posted in International Solidarity, Music

Native American Activists Talk Idle No More

When Robert Caldwell gently — and correctly — criticized our article “Introducing Idle No More” for slighting the question of First Nations sovereignty, it became obvious what the follow-up article should be. We asked Robert and two other old friends … Continue reading

Posted in Ecological Crisis, International Solidarity, Intersecting Oppressions, Oppressed Nationalities

Israel: The Logic of a Settler State

The recent round of Israeli attacks on Gaza, in which more than one hundred and fifty Palestinians were killed and more than a thousand wounded, have brought the issue of Palestine to the world’s attention again. This article, published on … Continue reading

Posted in International Solidarity