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Project South is a 25 year-old membership-based social justice organization rooted in the US South. It works at the local, regional, and national levels to dismantle systems of poverty, racism, and...
Portside aims to provide varied material of interest to people on the left that will help them to interpret the world, and to change it. Portside had been providing daily news, analysis, commentary...
"Stop the Wall" is a grassroots movement uniting the struggle of the popular committees in the villages, refugee camps, and cities struggling against the Wall and settlements and the...

Member Blogs

  • Portside - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:51pm
    Palestinian citizens of Israel - and their political parties - agreed on a most basic principle: there should be equality under law and in practice between them and Israeli-Jews. Everything else, the peace process, the two state solution, could fall to the side. Netanyahu's demographic fear-mongering is rooted in the foundation of the Zionist project in Palestine and demographic engineering to ensure political power remains in the hands of one ethno-religious group.
  • Portside - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:35pm
    Golden Dawn's penchant for violence led to the charge that it is a criminal organization. It is accused of several murders, as well as attacks on immigrants, leftists, and trade unionists. Raids uncovered weapon caches. Investigators turned up information suggesting close ties to wealthy shipping owners, and the National Intelligence Service (EYP) and municipal police departments. Close ties between the extreme right and Greek security forces is not new in Greece.

    When some 70 members of the neo-Nazi organization Golden Dawn go on trial sometime this spring, there will be more than...

  • Portside - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:12pm
    The Democratic Party finds itself with some serious divides that ought to be settled by the electorate. Some are clear-cut policy differences, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an enormous free-trade agreement with Pacific Rim nations that Warren opposes and Clinton backs. The big-picture debate on financial regulation and income inequality is what's most at peril if the Democratic primaries come and go without top-notch opponents for Clinton.

    Democrats would be making a big mistake if they let Hillary Clinton coast to the presidential nomination without real opposition, and, as a...

  • Portside - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:05pm
    In Ireland, with a population of 5 million, upwards of one hundred thousand took to the streets to protest the new charges for water. The Irish government's austerity measure has sparked widespread public anger, with Saturday's street protest the fourth since October.

    Tens of thousands of people marched in Dublin on Saturday in the latest protest against the government's new water charges. It is the latest show of public opposition to the austerity measure put in place by Ireland's coalition government, which hopes the country's economic growth will quell the discontent.

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  • Portside - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:54pm
    Reader Comments - Today's Student Protests; Vietnam War History, My Lai; Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism; Israel - Right Wing Nation with Nukes; Unions Key to Fighting Inequality; Women Fighters; Venezuela Sanctions; Socialists, Socialist Movement and Socialism; Human Genome Tinkering; Hey, World! Let's create a nuclear-free future -- April 24-26, New York City Remembering Jean Hardisty, Geraldine Blankinship and Grace Paley
  • Portside - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Coney Island's standing for some 147 years as inspiration for artists, from its inception as an elite seaside resort through its days as an entertainment mecca and leisure refuge for New York's working people, up to its more recent decline and the closing in 2008 of Astroland, its last iconic amusement park.

    There may be no five-mile area in the United States that better captures the nation's democratic spirit than New York City's Coney Island. Coney Island came to symbolize America's working-class dreams, growing ethnic and racial diversity, love of amusement, and the dreams of...

  • Portside - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 8:00pm
    The movement led by Cesar Chavez , Dolores Huerta and others created a union and reduced the oppression of farm workers for a time. Then the corporations and the Right Wing forces adapted their strategies of oppression. The assault on the UFW and the current reconquest of power in the fields are examples of strategic racism, that is a system of racial oppression created and enforced because it benefits the over class -- in this case corporate agriculture.

    On March 31, 2015, Eleven states and numerous cities will hold holidays celebrating labor and Latino leader Cesar Chavez.  Conferences...

  • FAIR - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 6:05pm
    By "inattention" and "failing to act," John Bolton just means we haven't bombed Iran yet. That's what paying attention is to him.
  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 6:03pm

    Dunnes Stores workers who are in Mandate Trade Union are going on strike on April 2nd. Workers are demanding that the wealthy and profitable store provides secure contracts and incomes, secure jobs, fair pay and the right to union representation.

    Mandate trade union and their supporters have been campaigning in towns and cities all over Ireland building support for next weeks strike.

    Watch the video here from Dublin’s busiest shopping thoroughfares, Henry Street and North Earl Street. Mandate and their supporters are busy building support and solidarity for the strike...

  • This Can't Be Happening - Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:48pm
    A world gone mad by:  Dave Lindorff

     

    When I lived in China back in the early 1990s, there was a story going around about a China Airlines flight in which both the pilot and the co-pilot had left the cockpit and then, on their return, found the door locked. They reportedly got a fire ax, and with the whole planeload of freaked out passengers watching in horror, started wailing on the metal door. The co-pilot then turned, and seeing the panic developing, calmly...