We received these remarks in response to Chino’s “Bloom and Contend”. We feel the response is a useful contribution to the discussion and debate. We welcome additional feedback, debate, and questions in the comments sections of both pieces. by John Steele There’s a lot in this essay to agree with, and I appreciate the attempt
by Chino This is the introduction from a longer pamphlet, the full PDF is available for download here: Bloom and Contend_Chino ——- Introduction Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution. –Mao Tse-tung, Analysis of the Classes in Chinese Society, 1926 The Chinese revolutionary experience
While Washington D.C. has arguably been experiencing a slow-moving constitutional crisis in the last few years, unknown in recent U.S. history, there has been something like a “counter-revolutionary” surge at the state level in which the rightwing of the Republican party has passed dozens, if not hundreds of laws targeting nearly every sector of the
Excuse the mess. We have been in the process of moving to a new site. While all the content of the old blog has been transferred and everything is functional, expect some changes in the look of the new blog in the coming months. xoxo
The following post was written by U&S’s comrade, Will. The following piece is predicated on a series of discussions which have already occurred: 1. “Fast Food Workers Fight for $15 an Hour” – Vice 2. “Fast Food Workers Strike: What Is and What Isn’t the Fight for Fifteen Campaign” – Machete 408 3. “Fast Food Strikes to Massively Expand:
en español aquí In the United States, during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, a specific set of politics among the left reigns king. Today, you could go into any university, on any number of liberal-to-left blogs or news websites, and the words “identity” and “intersectionality” will jump out you as the hegemonic theory.
The Florence Johnston Collective is a new group of both U&S and non U&S members in New York City struggling around “reproductive” work; or work that’s primary function is not to make things to be sold, but to take care of the lives of both workers and non-workers in society. This includes nurses, CNAs, home
On July 22nd, the “Dream 9” – nine undocumented activists who were raised in the U.S. since childhood but were recently deported or self-deported to Mexico – attempted to re-enter the country at Nogales, AZ, in protest of U.S. immigration policies. They were arrested and put in federal custody for violation of U.S. immigration law.
One night Trayvon Martin walked to the store. On the way back he was followed and harassed by racist vigilante George Zimmerman. The vigilante murdered him. The police showed up, but they knew Zimmerman. His father was a judge. They took him to the station, questioned and let him go. Zimmerman became a hero for
*This post reflects the views of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of the Southwest Defense Network as a whole* Last October, a handful of Unity & Struggle members living in Houston, TX, together with other Houston-based organizers, started a solidarity network, the Southwest Defense Network (SWDN).  Since then our work