Category: Social protests

Czech Grandmothers with Ukraine

A Conversation with Czech Activist Anna Ŝabatová

A sketch of a long-time human rights activist

Iran Protests Against Compulsory Hijab and State Violence

At this time, international solidarity with women in Iran is critically important in order to help the continuation of the current courageous wave of protests in defense of women and against state brutality.

The United States in Crisis

Homeless Camp

Colin Wilson, website editor for rs21 (revolutionary socialism in the 21st century), interviewed Natalia Tylim and Phil Gasper in July about the upheavals, dangers and opportunities facing socialists in the US today.

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Against the Law

The perils and possibilities of law as a tool for social transformation have been debated by legal scholars and advocates for social justice for many years.

The Global Revolt and Its Discontents

Robinson and Rangel offer an overarching view of the revolts across the world today, and analyze opportunities and dangers for the left.

Beyond Roe

Strategic Lessons in the Fight for Abortion Rights

Davison and Pospieszyńska discuss the struggles for abortion rights in Poland and Argentina, and their lessons for the US feminist movement.

The Right to Resist: A Feminist Manifesto

We, feminists from Ukraine, call on feminists around the world to stand in solidarity with the resistance movement of the Ukrainian people against the predatory, imperialist war unleashed by the Russian Federation.

Their Values and Ours: The Debate over Western Values and the Values of the Socialist Left

Where does the Left stand and where should it stand on this question of “Western values”?

Explaining Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis

The Sri Lankan crisis has its roots in neoliberalism and an unjust global economic order.

Political Dimensions of the Crisis in Sri Lanka

The role of the various Sri Lankan political parties in the current crisis.

DSA and the Russian War on Ukraine: Political Paralysis

Why is DSA in this anomalous position: A political organization with no useful position on the central foreign policy question of the day?

The US Supreme Court is Now a Front for Christian Nationalist Minority Rule

Striking down Roe will just be a starting point

The significance of the Alito draft

We Who Are in Prison Escape Every Day

Students and Women Organizing Against Israeli Occupation: An Interview with Layan Kayed

Layan Kayed, who was imprisoned by Israel for her activism, discusses organizing by students and women.

The Politics of Sports

An interview with Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin looks at sport through the lens of politics.

The “Big Pink Elephant in the Room”

How Major Reproductive Rights Groups Prevent Us from Winning

The shortcomings of the reproductive rights movement are related to racism within the major reproductive rights groups.

The Abortion Crisis and the Legacy of Activism

The history of the erosion of Roe v. Wade is marked by misguided and failed movement reliance on electoral politics and legalistic strategy.

Mike Parker: Socialist, Labor Educator, Political Activist – 1940-2022

Mike Parker spent his entire adult life engaged in movements and organizations that he believed would advance the struggle for the creation of a democratic socialist society.

The Fight to Defend Abortion Rights: A Roundtable

We at New Politics have been horrified by the passage of laws in Texas and Mississippi aimed at reversing Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that upheld women’s right to choose an abortion. The Texas law bans abortions . . .

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When Push Came to Shove

New Politics editorial board member Michael Hirsch (1945-2021) was a young radical when he came into contact with the journal’s founding editors, Phyllis and Julius Jacobson. The first of his many articles for it appeared in Spring 1970.

The Two Souls of Aplutsoc

John Barzman responds to Aplutsoc’s criticisms of his interview with New Politics about social resistance to the French health pass.

Social Resistance to the Health Pass

Continuing debate about the health pass and social resistance in France: The editorial board of Aplutsoc responds to New Politics’ coverage.

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