Author: Dan Fischer

Libertarianism and the Far Right

Not So Strange Bedfellows

The Libertarian Party has become just another flavor of the same reaction that propelled Trump to office in the first place.

Launch statement of Zabalaza for Socialism

Launch statement of Zabalaza for Socialism (ZASO), a new eco-socialist, feminist, and anti-racist organization in South Africa, which aims to unite the left and contribute to building a mass movement for socialism in response to the crisis and failures of capitalism in the country.

No To Warmongering: Statement by a Group of Iranian Civil Rights Activists

We believe that in the current situation, saying “no to warmongering” is a necessary position both to reject the militarist structure of the Islamic Republic and to clearly delineate a stand against war and bloodshed in the region.

The coming Israeli attack on Iran

There is little doubt that Israel will respond to Iran’s launch of three hundred and twenty drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles on its territory with a major attack on Iran, and this for several reasons.

Labor Education for All Workers

As the cause of labor has long declared “a new social order is needed.” Labor education will help create the possibility for this new social order—democratic control of our workplaces and communities—to emerge.

Gentrification and Social War

Andrew talks through the organizing reality of confronting housing as both a commodity and a human necessity.

We Need Creative Measures Against the Genocidaires

Use all kinds of peaceful creative measures to embarrass, shame, inconvenience and bother the mass killers.

Yes, it’s a Genocide

Destruction of Palestine Tower on Oct 7. Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Damage_in_Gaza_Strip_during_the_October_2023_-_01_(cropped).jpg

The ongoing suffering, displacement, and destruction in Gaza invoke a sense of urgency in labeling the situation for what it is, and for prompt investigation and adjudication, rather than waiting for a tragic culmination.

The Political and Legal Underpinnings of the Palestine-Israel Conflict

The Israeli state has responded by bombing the Gaza Strip, in which Hamas has its headquarters and over 2.3 million civilians have their homes, starving inhabitants of food, water, medicines and fuel. But why did this happen? And what can be done about it?

The Claim that Hamas’ Military Center is Under Gaza’s Biggest Hospital

Barak said, “Every reporter that lives in Gaza or in Israel knows” about the location of this command center. His claim is preposterous.

Statement from the Leadership of Religion and Public Life on the Current Spate of Violence in Palestine/Israel

Start with the rockets fired into Israel by Hamas on October 7, 2023 and not with the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by Israel and the blockade of Gaza since 2007, and you have an entirely different story.

Zionist Volksgemeinschaft

On the völkisch nature of Zionism and its relation to imperialism

In this essay, I attempt to offer a Marxist examination of Zionism and some of its essential features: its völkisch character, its settler colonial character, and its relation to imperialism.

The Struggle to Stop Cop City—By Any Means Necessary

A history of Stop Cop City and the struggle to defend the Atlanta Forest. A must read for anyone interested in getting the whole story.

I’m Sick to Death of Florida’s Racism

Before the Florida Department of Education issued its curriculum directive that slavery in the United States did, after all, produce “personal benefits” for the enslaved in the form of a well-stocked resumé of trades, useful after Emancipation in 1863, the board members might have consulted a seminal document in the literature of the oppressed—Angela Davis’s 1971 essay, “Reflections on the Black Woman’s Role in the Community of Slaves.”

Toxic Entanglements

A review of Nicole Fabricant’s Fighting to Breathe

Review of “activist ethnographer” Nicole Fabricant’s book on youth activism and environmental justice in the South Baltimore Peninsula.

Kali Akuno to Get 2023 Peace Award

Kali and his fellow members of Cooperation Jackson are creating a model for how the rest of us might be able to achieve peace on and with Earth.

Review: Socialism in Yiddish

Socialism in Yiddish: The Jewish Labor Bund in Sweden
by Hakkan Blomqvist
Translated by Blomqvist and Glasser
(Stockholm, Sodertons University, 2021)

The Jewish Labor Bund in Stockholm, Sweden, marching with the Swedish Social-Democrats on the First of May 1946
 
If one knows anything . . .

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Book Review Essay: Anti-Authoritarian Internationalism, Then and Now

The consensus from the authors reviewed here is that the anti-fascist and anti-authoritarian causes requires profound socio-economic and political changes at all levels of global society.

Polarization and protest in Ciudad Juárez

Residents and migrants in Ciudad Juárez have ramped up protest in the wake of the fire that killed forty men detained by the National Migration Institute.

Constitutions Are the Problem

An excerpt from We the Elites: Why the US Constitution Serves the Few. Direct self-organization makes a constitutional system unnecessary while simultaneously dismantling the rule of property.

Disappeared for 10 Years in Syria

Everyone you see in the photo above was kidnapped by Assad forces on March 9-11 in 2013.  Exactly 10 years ago.  The mother depicted, Rania Alabbasi, was a dentist and Syria’s most famous chess champion.  In addition to her . . .

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