‘Protesters are NOT the problem’

By December 22, 2014

An open letter to the head of the Durham, N.C., Police Department from Lamont Lilly. According to Chief Jose Lopez of the Durham Police Department, “outside agitators” have now penetrated Durham’s local protest and social justice movement. According to Chief Lopez, out-of-towners are the culprits causing trouble and influencing our city’s peaceful protesters to block […]

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Conference unites Southern Black movement forces

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Opening panel at Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference.WW photo: Dante Strobino

Savannah, Ga. — “The deep crisis facing Black people requires bold, radical action,” begins the Draft Manifesto for Black Liberation that was distributed at the Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference (SHROC X) held here Dec. 12-14. This powerful gathering brought together primarily Black activists from many Southern states to discuss campaigns and conditions of the […]

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Campaign builds to free Rev. Pinkney

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Berrien County support for Pinkney, Dec. 15.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe

Michigan political prisoner the Rev. Edward Pinkney, now being held in Jackson State Prison, remains in good spirits despite the racist injustice that has landed him there. He was sentenced to up to 10 years for supposedly changing the dates on five signatures on a petition to recall Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower. No material […]

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Statement of President Raúl Castro

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The Cuban government released the following statement by President Raúl Castro on Dec. 17. Since my election as President of the State Council and Council of Ministers I have reiterated on many occasions our willingness to hold a respectful dialogue with the United States on the basis of sovereign equality, in order to deal reciprocally […]

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Statement on Brooklyn, N.Y., shootings: Uprising must stay strong

By December 21, 2014

The New York City Peoples Power Assembly Movement issued this “Don’t let this incident be used to crush the uprising” statement on Dec. 21: The police have been desperately searching or waiting for some occurrence that they can use as a weapon to crush the most powerful, widespread, national mass uprising against racist police terror […]

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Protests against police brutality continue coast to coast

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Demonstrations to protest racist police killings and to assert “Black Lives Matter” have continued strong throughout the United States since the Dec. 13 national march in Washington, D.C., and the massive march in New York the same day. Protests have taken place in many other cities and towns, large and small. Walkouts, die-ins, road closures, […]

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U.S. attacks on Korea no joke

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In case anyone thought that Washington’s recent moves to modify its policy toward Cuba mean the imperialist monster has suddenly mellowed, the White House, State Department, FBI, CIA and Pentagon have all cleared up that misunderstanding. To the cheers of the corporate media, from the virulently right-wing Fox News to the liberal-sounding New York Times, […]

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George Stinney’s life mattered

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George Stinney: Justice 70 years too late

The current national uprising against police terror sweeping the U.S., following the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, is helping to shed a bright light on the racist war against Black youth, rooted in slavery and Jim Crow racism. The demise of Reconstruction, a radical period when freed Black people attempted to build institutions […]

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Eric Garner killed by police and capitalism

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It is an outrage that Eric Garner was killed by a wolfpack of racist cops and a chokehold. It is an even greater outrage that, although the attack was caught on videotape for the whole world to see, the killers were not brought to trial. What makes it even more horrendous is that Garner was […]

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Victoria: 5 cubanos unidos y libres en Cuba

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17 de diciembre de 2014 El gobierno de EUA ha hecho lo que repetidamente juró que nunca haría: ha liberado al último de los 5 cubanos. Hoy, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero y Gerardo Hernández fueron finalmente liberados de cárceles estadounidenses después de más de 16 años de encarcelamiento injusto. René González y Fernando González ya […]

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