Zionists trying to shut down Temple SJP

September 13, 2014

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Zionists trying to shut down Temple SJP In an incident that allegedly occurred during Temple Fest, a day where student organizations set up tables to tell fellow students about their activities, members of Temple University Students for Justice in Palestine were harassed by a pro-Zionist student. During the exchange, the Zionist student alleges that he […]

Chris Christie’s Savage Assault on Workers

September 12, 2014

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Chris Christie’s  Savage Assault on Workers J Leslie Governor, Chris Christie,  renewed his attacks on public employees in New Jersey in August. Citing the so-called “Cadillac Tax” on health benefits under Obamacare, which he claims will further raise the tax burden on the state’s citizens, he called for more cuts in public worker health care and […]

Posted in: austerity, labor, US Politics

Palestine: Gaza Remains a Giant Holding Cell

September 10, 2014

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Palestine: Gaza Remains a Giant Holding Cell [reprinted from Issue No. 318 (Sept. 10, 2014) of Informations Ouvrières (Labor News), the weekly newspaper of the Independent Workers Party of France. The translation is by The Organizer newspaper.] Since the end of the Israeli bombings of Gaza in late August, the media have been silent on […]

Nationwide protests target police killers

September 7, 2014

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Nationwide protests target police killers by Barry Sheppard (source: Green Left Weekly) Thousands marched in Staten Island, New York City, on August 23 to protest against the police murder of an unarmed Black man, Eric Garner, in July. The action was led by Reverend Al Sharpton, who has been outspoken against police brutality since the […]

Posted in: police brutality, racism

Tactics and Strategy

September 7, 2014

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From the Spring 2000 issue of Labor Standard (formerly Bulletin in Defense of Marxism) It’s part of a Basics of Marxism series written by Paul LeBlanc. This is a particularly useful exploration of strategy and tactics for socialists. Tactics and Strategy by Paul Le Blanc In previous columns, we have seen that the capitalist economy […]

‘No justice, no peace’ – racist violence fuels anger

August 23, 2014

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‘No justice, no peace’ – racist violence fuels anger by Barry Sheppard, source: Green Left Weekly “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” This slogan was taken up by community protesters right after the murder of 18-year-old African American Michael Brown by police in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9. Brown had his hands […]

Uprising in Ferguson, MO – a compilation of links

August 23, 2014

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Uprising in Ferguson, MO introduction by John K: The left, especially the white left, in this country is in need of some serious introspection. The uprising in Ferguson is the “chickens come home to roost” for mass incarceration, the so-called war on drugs, jobs discrimination, voter suppression and police brutality. Our stand should always be […]

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