Category Archives: International Solidarity

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

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Chavez does it again!

This article was originally published on BlackCommentator.com. Let me start by being clear that I am in favor of term limits.  I am not in favor of people running forever. That said, the victory of President Chavez is a tremendous … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Spring and the New King Naked

We present here an article that appeared in Spanish on the website América Latina en Movimiento from Quito, Ecuador and was translated to English in condensed form by Zancudo. It analyzes the student uprising at the Universidad Iberoamericana, the large … Continue reading

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Support the Greek General Strike: New Elections & an End to Austerity

We, the NEC of FRSO/OSCL support the General Strike and the peoples’ upsurge in Greece. Here’s some further information from one of our leading comrades. As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow across the US, with over 700 … Continue reading

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