USA/Canada

Labour's martyrs: the story of Sacco and Vanzetti

Submitted by martin on 15 March, 2016 - 1:52 Author: James P Cannon and Max Shachtman

Workers' Liberty 3/53, published as a pull-out in Solidarity 397.

The story of the Sacco and Vanzetti case, told by James P Cannon and Max Shachtman, who were leading activists in the defence campaign.

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Joanne Landy

Submitted by Matthew on 18 October, 2017 - 10:43

Joanne Landy, one of the last surviving representatives of a thin thread of living continuity between the Third Camp Trotskyists of the 1940s and politics today, died on 14 October in New York, aged 75. She was one of the early members of the Independent Socialist Club which was founded by Hal Draper in Berkeley, California, in 1964, to regroup the revolutionary socialist wing of the remnants within the Socialist Party USA of the old “Shachtmanite” Workers’ Party and Independent Socialist League.

Trump, Iran and the nuclear options

Submitted by AWL on 11 October, 2017 - 9:13

Morad Shirin of the Iranian Revolutionary Marxist Tendency spoke to Solidarity.


Under the Iran Nuclear Review Act, the White House has to certify the agreement every 90 days. He’s done it twice so far but he is saying he may not do it this time. As far as anybody else is concerned — because it’s not a bilateral agreement — the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, between five permanent members of the Security Council, plus Germany, plus the EU, has been voted on by the Security Council, and is part of international law.

Climate change is the problem

Submitted by SJW on 21 September, 2017 - 11:07 Author: Editorial
Hurricaine Harvey rescue operation

Hurricane Harvey, which began on Friday 25 August and lasted until the middle of the following week hit Texas, Louisiana and Kentucky and especially the coastal areas of Texas.
Houston, the US’s fourth biggest city, spread out over 1700 square miles, was the worst affected. The hurricane displaced one million people, caused 44 deaths and damaged 185,000 homes.

"The horizon of socialism" - interview with Bhaskar Sunkara

Submitted by AWL on 24 August, 2017 - 10:06
Bhaskar Sunkara

Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of the US socialist magazine Jacobin, spoke to Solidarity. (For an interview with another Jacobin editor, Peter Frase, when he took part in a tour of Momentum groups last autumn, see here.) What’s your assessment of the current political situation in the US, and how is the left responding and developing in that context?

Trump and Charlottesville

Submitted by AWL on 23 August, 2017 - 11:29 Author: Dan Katz

After hundreds of far right activists marched on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on 12 August US President, Donald Trump, condemned both sides. In other words he placed Nazi sympathisers who chanted antisemitic slogans on the same moral level as the anti-racist black and white youth who rallied against them.

Trump: the unpredictable face of neoliberalism

Submitted by cathy n on 11 August, 2017 - 11:57 Author: Andrew Gamble
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Martin Thomas spoke to Andrew Gamble about the character of the Trump government. Andrew Gamble is a Professor in Politics at the University of Sheffield and the author of many books on political economy. [The interview was recorded at the end of July, before the North Korea crisis blew up]

MT: Since the 1940s the world markets have been structured by a series of institutions: the WTO, the IMF, the G20, the G7, NATO. The USA has been central to all of these. Is Trump going to blow them up?

Shot for being black and sick

Submitted by Matthew on 3 July, 2017 - 11:14 Author: Charlotte Zalens

On 18 June Seattle police shot and killed Charleena Lyles after she reported a burglary. Charleena was pregnant, and was shot in the presence of her three children aged one, four and 11. The police claim when they arrived at her apartment she drew a knife, so they shot her. Audio recordings of the shooting show police started shooting very soon after entering the apartment — 15 seconds after shouting for Charleena to “get back”.

Chicago dyke march kicks out LGBTQ Jews

Submitted by Matthew on 3 July, 2017 - 11:07 Author: Elizabeth Butterworth

On 24 June, a group of LGBTQ Jews were asked to leave Chicago’s annual Dyke March. The group, including Laurel Grauer from A Wider Bridge (an NGO that links with LGBTQ organisations in Israel), were approached by a group of activists asking about their intentions in carrying Pride flags with a Star of David imposed on a rainbow.

Trump freezes US-Cuba relations

Submitted by Matthew on 21 June, 2017 - 10:59 Author: Cathy Nugent

Donald Trump has introduced new restrictions on travel to Cuba and on US companies trading with Cuban businesses owned by the state’s military and intelligence services (which includes most of the tourist sector). Trump has revised, but not as he originally threatened reversed Obama’s policy on Cuba.