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Philadelphia rally demands: ‘Reinstate Dr. Monteiro!’

By March 21, 2014

“Some will say, ‘You’re a Marxist and a socialist. That you teach W.E.B. DuBois’ magnum opus “Black Reconstruction in America.” That you teach C.L.R. James and Amiri Baraka.’ Are you telling me that you can have a Department of African-American Studies without teaching the radical tradition and the traditions of socialism? And, if that’s what […]


Richard Sherman and the NFL’s exploitation

By January 28, 2014
Richard Sherman

With 55.9 million television viewers watching the National Football Conference championship game on Jan. 19, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman sealed his team’s dreams of going to Super Bowl XVIII by tipping away a last minute pass to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone. This game-changing play occurred within seconds […]


Desempleo juvenil global: barril de pólvora contra el capitalismo?

By January 15, 2014

Las estadísticas son alarmantes.  Las/os jóvenes constituyen el 17 por ciento de la población mundial pero el 40 por ciento de las/os desempleados.  Los reportes oficiales dicen que la tasa mundial de desempleo es de 4,5 por ciento mientras que la tasa mundial de desempleo juvenil es un 12,6 por ciento.  Sin embargo, en realidad […]


Global youth unemployment: powder keg to explode capitalism?

By January 9, 2014

The statistics are alarming. Young people make up 17 percent of the world’s population, but 40 percent of its unemployed. Official reports say the global unemployment rate is 4.5 percent, while the world youth unemployment rate is 12.6 percent. However, it’s really much higher. Global youth unemployment/underemployment: myths vs facts The world has 1.2 billion […]


Small Supreme Court victory for unions, big challenges ahead

By January 6, 2014

The legality of card-check neutrality was recently raised in the highest body of the U.S. government, the Supreme Court. Taking it very seriously, Harvard labor law professor Benjamin Sachs told the New York Times that Mulhall vs. UNITE HERE Local 355 could be “the most significant labor case in a generation.” (Nov. 10) There are […]


Philly youth demand “Free Mumia, end education cuts & mass incarceration!’

By December 11, 2013
WW photo: Betsey Piette

While dozens of schools close, incarceration of youth of color continues to increase, and the Black youth unemployment rate jumps to around 50 percent, young people feel the heat of an all-out war against them in Philadelphia. On Dec. 7, 75 young people from across Philadelphia came together at a “Youth on the Move” forum, hosted by Students for Mumia Abu-Jamal, […]


Anti-racists shut down white supremacists in Philadelphia

By October 21, 2013
Anti-racist activists confront skinheads.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Around 200 anti-racist activists, primarily young people, stopped the skinheads in their tracks, physically confronting their gathering in a triumphant show of people’s power. Chanting “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, white supremacists go away!” the demonstrators held the line and stopped the racists from finishing their march. For the seventh year in a row, the white supremacist […]


Vigil for Laporshia Massey – Victim of Philly Schools Budget cuts

By October 19, 2013
Laporshia Massey

In honor of Laporshia Massey, nearly 150 people gathered on Oct. 17 for a silent candlelight vigil hosted by school nurses at the headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia. Massey, who was a 12-year-old sixth grader at Bryant Elementary School in West Philadelphia, died on Sept. 25 after having breathing problems caused by asthma. […]


Philadelphia protesters fight for public schools’ future

By August 29, 2013
Youths join teachers to demand better schools.Photo: Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Despite thunder and rain on Aug. 22, a flood of red T-shirt-wearing protesters overtook Philadelphia’s Comcast Center, home to the world’s 49th largest corporation and majority-owner of NBCUniversal. Nearly 3,000 city teachers, members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, supported by hundreds of students, parents and community members, descended on the corporate home of Philadelphia’s […]


Philly schools may not open on time

By August 15, 2013

Superintendent William Hite of the School District of Philadelphia caused quite a stir on Aug. 10. He said that because of the lack of staff, city schools will not be able to open on Sept. 9. He is requesting $50 million from the city of Philadelphia to rehire some 1,000 people, including counselors, assistant principals […]