Articles by John Catalinotto

Bernie Sanders flunks first big test

July 28, 2015

At the Netroots Nation gathering of progressive political activists in Phoenix this mid-July, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders encountered the first real-time challenge in his new role as aspiring 2016 candidate for president in the Democratic Party. When challenged on stage by representatives of the [...]

Immigrant workers, refugees face repression in Greece

July 13, 2015

Jobless in a depression-era society, targeted by fascists like those in the Golden Dawn party and seeing benefits cut even for workers who are citizens, immigrant workers are near the bottom of Greek society, with perhaps only the refugees from ongoing wars below them. Immigrants find only the [...]

New opening to battle housing bias

July 4, 2015

The Supreme Court decided by a 5-4 vote on June 25 that housing discrimination doesn’t have to be intentional to be illegal. This means that plaintiffs who believe that either government or private housing policies have discriminated against them in obtaining housing no longer have to prove that [...]

German political leader says: ‘Fuck U.S. imperialism’

June 29, 2015

Oskar Lafontaine Oskar Lafontaine, former German finance minister and political leader of, first, the Social Democratic Party, and most recently the Left Party, shocked the pro-U.S. German media and political world with his June 23 comment written on FaceBook: “Fuck U.S. imperialism.” He was [...]

Leftist party gains in Turkey elections

June 21, 2015

The June 7 national parliamentary elections in Turkey resulted in both a leap forward for a coalition of leftist and pro-Kurdish forces, called the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), and a setback for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This is a [...]

Mass protest confronts G7 summit

June 9, 2015

Like medieval lords plotting against an impending peasant revolt after a bad harvest, the heads of the seven most powerful imperialist countries — the U.S., Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Canada — met June 7-8 in a renovated castle-turned-hotel in Elmau in southeastern [...]

Ukraine, NATO and history: Communists defeated Nazis in WWII

May 12, 2015

Berlin 1945. Red flag on the Reichstag. Seventy years ago, on May 8 and 9, 1945, millions all over the world gave shouts of joy and relief as the Nazi regime in Berlin crumbled while the Soviet Union’s Red Army rolled into the German capital and hung the red flag with its hammer and sickle on top [...]

April 19: Massive call for day of solidarity with Venezuela

March 17, 2015

In Mexico City, Venezuelan and Mexican participants in “The Parties and a New Society” seminar with Berta Joubert-Ceci, center and John Catalinotto, right. Mexico City — A broad spectrum of political parties meeting in Mexico City called for solidarity actions with Venezuela against U.S. [...]

Dominicans join Haitians to protest lynching

March 8, 2015

Haitian and Dominican organizations in New York held a rally at noon and later a vigil at the Consulate of the Dominican Republic on Feb. 26 to protest against the lynching of a Haitian man in the Dominican Republic earlier in February. The lynching of Henry Claude-Jean “Tulile” on Feb. 4 [...]

Police attack demonstrators in India

February 28, 2015

West Bengal police attack SUCI(C) activists Under the normal rules of demonstrations of workers and poor people in Kolkata, India, people are allowed legal protests. Even “illegal” actions, such as peaceful civil disobedience mobilizations, are allowed in a stipulated area without police [...]
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