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Growing incarceration rates for African Americans

By December 18, 2014

Beyond police bullets and chokeholds Since the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, and then the failure of a grand jury to indict white police officer Darren Wilson, mass demonstrations and rebellions have erupted across the country, bringing national and international attention to the plight of African Americans at […]


Rev. Pinkney jailed for fighting racist power structure

By December 16, 2014

St. Joseph, Mich. — Another racist injustice has been committed. Here on Dec. 14, Berrien County Judge Sterling Schrock sentenced the Rev. Edward Pinkney, leader of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, to 30 to 120 months after a trial by an all-white jury. The five felony charges stemmed from a successful recall petition drive […]


Justice Department intervention no cure to cop terror

By December 14, 2014

Over the last several years police departments known for using lethal force against oppressed peoples have faced civil rights investigations by and consent decrees with the Justice Department. Nonetheless, violence by the police against the people has continued and even worsened. The recent public slayings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and others have […]


NATO powers threaten re-attack on Libya

By December 12, 2014

Recent reports claim that Islamic State camps have been set up in Libya, the North African country in chaos after the U.S./NATO-led bombing and ground war in 2011 ousted the Gadhafi government and destroyed Africa’s most prosperous and stable state. At present there are two identifiable centers of neocolonial power in Libya: the Islamic-oriented government […]


Ferguson exposes U.S. ‘human rights’ fraud

By December 5, 2014

Dec. 1 — With the grand jury in Missouri refusing to bring any charges against the white police officer who gunned down unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, President Barack Obama has revealed his incapacity to address the African-American national question at a time of rebellion and mass demonstrations in Ferguson and other areas […]


Imperialism and the Ebola epidemic

By December 4, 2014

Despite the international media attention focused on the latest and most widespread Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, there are contradictory reports on whether the three most severely impacted countries have met the treatment goals established by the World Health Organization and other agencies. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have borne the brunt of EBV’s latest outbreak. […]


Building solidarity with Africa, defeating neo-colonialism

By November 29, 2014
Abayomi AzikiweWW photo: Brenda Ryan

From a talk by Abayomi Azikiwe at the Workers World Party National Conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. From Egypt and Morocco in north Africa to Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and others to the west, right down through the Sudans, Uganda, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa in the central, eastern and southern regions, […]


Judge rebuffs struggle to stop Detroit water shut-offs

By November 27, 2014
Thousands demand water in Detroit, July 18.WW photo: Kris Hamel

Federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has continued his anti-people legal reasoning by denying a motion to reconsider his earlier decision not to halt water shut-offs in Detroit. Since January, some 31,000 households have been subjected to a concerted policy of massive termination of water services. Even though officials of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department […]


Detroit bankruptcy ‘exit plan’ latest attack on African-American majority

By November 21, 2014

As the corporate-controlled media in the city of Detroit continue to champion the massive theft of health care programs, pension funds and public assets totaling over $6 billion, the majority African-American population is being completely disenfranchised by the bank-led “plan of adjustment.” Despite claims of a “rebirth” of the municipality through a forced and illegal […]


Burkina Faso coup leader trained by Pentagon

By November 12, 2014

After much intense discussion among opposition parties, mass organizations and the religious leaders of Burkina Faso, it was announced on Nov. 10 that a roadmap was agreed upon for a transition to civilian rule — after mass protests had pushed out President Blaise Compaore. This consensus must now be negotiated with the military to set […]