Cómo eliminar las semillas del fascismo

diciembre de 2009

Los comentadores de la extrema derecha inundan los medios de comunicación convencionales con descarados comentarios prejuiciosos. “¿Se han dado cuenta de que todos los retratos compuestos de fotos de criminales buscados se parecen a Jesse Jackson?”, declara con desprecio Rush Limbaugh de Fox News. “La invasión de extranjeros ilegales es una amenaza para la salud… Read more »

“Reforma” migratoria — los anteproyectos federales ameritan más protestas que la ley racista de Arizona

junio de 2010

En abril, Arizona aprobó su discriminatoria ley de migración SB 1070 y 20 días después prohibió los estudios étnicos en las escuelas. Desde entonces se ha producido un pandemonio. El anteproyecto del Senado 1070 exige que la policía determine la condición migratoria de cualquiera que “sospeche” de no tener papeles. Esto lógicamente provoca que la… Read more »

Federal immigration “reform” deserve same protests as racist Arizona law

June 2010

Arizona passed its discriminatory immigration law SB 1070 in April, and 20 days later banned ethnic studies in schools. Since then all hell has broken loose. Senate Bill 1070 requires police to determine the immigration status of anyone they “suspect” lacks legal standing. This guarantees that people of color and those with Spanish accents will… Read more »

Massive Los Angeles protest drowns out Nazis

June 2010

A small band of swastika-bedecked Nazis announced they would rally on April 17 in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate Hitler’s birthday. Their party was a bust, however, when they were greeted by a rainbow of over 2,000 taunting and chanting protesters. Los Angelinos of all races and nationalities showed up with banners and picket signs…. Read more »

Anti-immigrant laws — and opposition to them — spread across the country

October 2010

Economic crisis fuels racist scapgoating. Arizona’s legislative broadside against immigrants triggered a nationwide tsunami of similar proposals. A network of xenophobes churned out legislation and called for constitutional change — accompanied by racist stereotypes of Latino immigrants — aimed at marginalizing over 12 million working people. But, in defiance of racist apartheid, massive opposition from… Read more »

What to do if the FBI comes knocking

December 2010

Residents of the U.S. have the right to freedom of association and to organize without government interference. But the FBI routinely stomps on the Constitution in its rush to intimidate and harass activists. Being prepared to assert your rights is half the battle when facing down agents of government repression. The other half is to… Read more »

United resistance pushes back against FBI raids and grand jury

December 2010

Update:War on terror? Nope, it’s a war on dissent, as the feds raid anti-war groups’ offices and homes and open a grand jury witch hunt. And, since the FS went to press, the government has delivered subpoenas to nine additional Midwest activists – bringing the total to 23. For more information see: Committee to Stop… Read more »

Editorial: Video game McCarthyism

December 2010

Apparently, there’s nothing like long winter nights (and the prospect of holiday sales!) to make video game developers dream of reviving the Cold War. A new game — “Call of Duty: Black Ops” — is set on military battlegrounds in Cuba, Vietnam and the Soviet Union. At one point, the player joins the Bay of… Read more »

Sit down and shut up: the Patriot Act renewed

August 2011

By now it should be clear to all thinking people that the U.S. Patriot Act has nothing to do with protecting the public from terrorists, and everything to do with protecting this nation’s ruling elite from we the people. When Obama signed the renewal of the act for four more years on May 26, it… Read more »

Why the united front is the best weapon against modern-day Nazis

December 2011

Earlier this year, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks the radical right, noted that extremist groups have “expanded explosively.” Since 2008 they’ve increased 62 percent! This development is to be expected in times of economic crisis. But how do we fight this alarming trend? What can we learn from past efforts? In 1988, the… Read more »