In the immediate aftermath of Trump’s electoral victory, progressives quickly remembered radical labor activist Joe Hill’s evocative call to his supporters on the eve of his execution—“don’t mourn, organize.” But Hill’s command is more of a battle cry than a battle plan. The most difficult question is still front and center: What is the best way to organize against Trump’s regime?
Drawing upon historical episodes and the more recent forms of right-wing violence, Building the Commune author George Cicciarello-Maher allows the reader to delve into a tangible Venezuela with a perspective that is conscious of political complexities and the historic importance of grassroots movements.
Fear and trepidation are slowly building up, as US President-elect, Donald Trump, is fortifying his transitional team with people capable of bringing about a nightmare scenario, not only for Americans but for the rest of the world as well. For Palestinians, however, the signs are even more ominous.
In the shadow of the Trump election, I found myself explaining to world climate leaders how to see Standing Rock through an indigenous lens.
Here is a volume offering great surprise, at least to this presumably well-educated reader, deeply sympathetic to the Cuban Revolution since its inception. Perhaps the cult of the personality around Che and Fidel is the reason for an absence of real social history on this vital subject?
On October 30, 2016, the French Minister of Defense, Jean-Yves Le Drian was in Bangui, Central African Republic to end the French military help to the UN peacekeeping troops. He claimed that the French mission had been “a success.”
Vijay Prashad speaks on Western Bombs, Eastern Societies: The Destruction of Nations and 'Humanitarian' Interventionism. Prashad is an Indian historian, writer, and commentator. He has reported from around the world -- from Colombia to Iraq.
At a moment when Trump’s new administration looks like a threatening new totalizing power holding sway over the whole country, what if instead that territory started to become a mosaic of local spaces of non-cooperation at scales ranging from renegade states and cities, to neighborhood spaces we walk through everyday?