USA

Building the Red Army: The Death and Forbidden Rebirth of the Oakland Commune

clash with police in Oakland on 1/28/12

A report on the J28 "move-in day" in Oakland by Asad Haider, first published at Viewpoint Magazine.

Californian nurses strike over patient care and pensions

Thousands of nurses across California have gone on strike to fight for their pensions which are being slashed by Kaiser Permanente. They have been joined on the picket line in a 'sympathy' strike by nurses from a union with a 'no strike' policy, and by maintainence workers.

Martin Luther King, Jr

A short article by Martin Glaberman about MLK's legacy of nonviolent tactics.

In Memoriam: Stan Weir, 1921-2001

US socialist group Solidarity's obituary of Stan Weir.

Voices from the rank and file: remembering Marty Glaberman and Stan Weir

a month before oakland general strike

Staughton Lynd remembers two socialists who wrote extensively about life on the job and struggles at work, Martin Glaberman and Stan Weir.

One of many open letters to Mayor Jean Quan from Occupy Wall Street

An open letter to Oakland mayor Jean Quan, in response to her plans to contact leaders of the Occupy movement in other cities to convince them to condemn Occupy Oakland's "violence".

Dispatches from the ruins: documents and analyses from university struggles, experiments in self-education

A collection of texts from various student struggles around the world and about the role of the university in general.

Longview, occupy, and beyond: rank and file and the 89% unite!

Black Orchid Collective's look at the Occupy movement, the West Coast port shutdowns and the various conflicts and controversies in and between different union factions and activist groups.

Attention CNN: There's this thing called Youtube...

CNN's journalism is often appalling, for example this article explaining how Mohamed is the most popular boy's name in England (strange, I thought it was Harry). But whoever it was who put together the coverage for the Occupy Oakland skirmishes has managed a really amazing level of awfulness.

Stealing a Nation (Documentary)

'Stealing A Nation' (2004) is an extraordinary film about the plight of the Chagos Islands, whose indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled by British Governments in the late 1960s and early 1970s to make way for an American military base. The tragedy, which falls within the remit of the International Criminal Court as "a crime against humanity", is told by Islanders who were dumped in the slums of Mauritius and by British officials who left behind a damning trail of Foreign Office documents.