Posts in: LGBTQ

Chelsea Manning — a pioneer fighting on two fronts

December 2016

Courageous whistleblower and transgender activist Chelsea Manning remains in military lockup. But she does not remain silent. She resists brutish prison conditions by the Army and defends the right and need for whistleblowers. Manning was originally charged with espionage for leaking thousands of documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. These leaks exposed war crimes committed by… Read more »

Intersectionality: its meaning and its potential for movement-building

April 2017

“Intersectionality” is a term that has been coming up a lot in political movements and in the news, especially in regard to the Women’s March on Washington in January. It means examining how the intermingling of all forms of discrimination that people experience — based on race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality and more — affect… Read more »

Standing with the trans community

April 2017

When the Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by a young trans man and in fact overturned his victory in a lower court, they sentenced trans youth to continuing harassment, beatings, illnesses, suicides, and murders! This deplorable decision was engineered by the Trump regime when they overturned the nationwide guideline requiring schools to… Read more »

Letters to the Editor, June 2016

June 2016

MEXICO Union leader and socialist jailed Heriberto Magariño is an indigenous school teacher and leader of almost 14,000 educators on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the state of Oaxaca. He is a socialist and for years a leader of the Mexican Partido Obrero Socialista. Police arrested him on May 10 and slapped him with ten… Read more »

Stamp out fascism before it grows!

19 March 2015

Reclaim Australia is a dangerous nationalistic, anti-Muslim grouping with neo-Nazi ties. Its main organiser claims to be a member of the fascist Australian Defence League. Fascism is a violent movement, fostered by the capitalist élite when it needs to crush potential revolt. Today, fascists churn up racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia to divide and weaken working… Read more »