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Athletes break their silence

By December 17, 2014
Andrew Hawkins

The current national uprising against police violence dominates the U.S. political terrain. The revolt began with the Ferguson, Mo., rebellion, ignited by the broad daylight police murder of African-American 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white cop on Aug. 9. Black youth who racist white police officers humiliated, terrorized and demonized day in and day out […]

 

Why unions need Black youth

By December 12, 2014

The new youthful explosion demanding justice and battling police racism and terror is offering new life to the existing labor movement. We write “existing” to make it clear we are aware of its historic political weaknesses, especially with its predominantly white, male leadership at the highest levels. Hundreds of thousands of young people in the […]

 

Rebellion is justified!

By December 2, 2014

Dec. 2 — The new movement protesting injustice, racism and police brutality in the United States has entered its second week with undaunted determination and militancy. African-American youth in the main and other youth of color have led this movement. People — especially young people from all communities — have taken part, accepting that leadership. […]

 

¡Alto a la guerra contra Ferguson!

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Cuando el presidente Harry Truman envió tropas a Corea en 1950, lo llamó una “acción policial”. Él escogió esas palabras por una razón: Fue la primera vez que un presidente de Estados Unidos enviaba tropas a la guerra sin autorización del Congreso. Al llamarla una “acción policial”, él y el complejo militar-industrial evadieron el artículo […]

 

National Day of Mourning

By November 27, 2014

The 45th commemoration of the National Day of Mourning on Nov. 27 in Plymouth, Mass., will again honor Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier, a heroic fighter for the rights of Indigenous and other oppressed peoples. Peltier has been unjustly imprisoned for 38 years. The so-called “Thanksgiving” holiday on that date starkly recalls the centuries of […]

 

Stop the war on Ferguson!

By November 24, 2014

When President Harry Truman sent U.S. troops to Korea in 1950, he called it a “police action.” He chose those words for a reason: It was the first time a U.S. president sent troops into war without congressional authorization. Calling it a “police action,” he and the military-industrial complex evaded the article of the Constitution […]

 

Ferguson’s moment of truth

By November 19, 2014

A moment of truth approaches in Ferguson, in Missouri, in the United States. Two sides are mobilizing for the next step in the struggle for freedom from police and state repression for nationally oppressed peoples in the United States. The point of contention is the Missouri grand jury’s decision either to indict the killer of […]

 

Ferguson’s moment of truth

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A moment of truth approaches in Ferguson, in Missouri, in the United States. Two sides are mobilizing for the next step in the struggle for freedom from police and state repression for nationally oppressed peoples in the United States. The point of contention is the Missouri grand jury’s decision either to indict the killer of […]

 

Ebola, poverty & reparations

By November 16, 2014

The latest news about Ebola is both reassuring and tragic. On the hopeful side, it confirms that this deadly virus can be treated and contained. But it also confirms that Ebola is basically a disease of poverty. As of Nov. 11, there have been nine reported cases of Ebola in the United States. Of those […]

 

The wall & counterrevolution

By November 11, 2014

As part of their continuous attempt to denounce socialism, U.S. and German imperialism have been demonizing the wall that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. The imperialists hope that their attack — accompanied by a pro-capitalist orgy in Berlin — will obscure the crisis of world capitalism and the disaster that the profit system has […]

 
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