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Articles by Scott Williams

The FBI came looking for me

October 25, 2014

To the editor, I am writing to let everyone know that the FBI visited my father today with the intention of questioning me about my trip to Syria as an international election observer for the 2014 Syrian presidential elections. In June 2014, I visited Syria with the objective of learning the truth [...]

Philadelphia’s public education nightmare

October 16, 2014

Philadelphia students walked out of classrooms in May 2013 to protest the proposed elimination of all extracurricular programs in the city’s public schools. Thousands of students from 27 high schools and middle schools took to the streets, chanting, “No ifs, no buts, no education cuts” and [...]

Nashville, Tenn., youth rebel against mass incarceration

September 9, 2014

The scene could have been scripted by Hollywood, except this time the prison guards and cops were certainly not the heroes. In the late night hours of Labor Day, Sept. 1, during a guard shift change, 32 young men, Black, Brown and white, broke through the walls of their dorms and slipped out [...]

Syria’s elections: Big setback to imperialist war plans

June 11, 2014

Damascus, Syria — Nearly 12 million Syrians cast their ballots on June 3 at 9,601 open polling sites across Syria and in Syrian embassies around the world. With a turnout of 72 percent, President Bashar al-Assad from the Ba’ath Party won over 88 percent of the vote. Communist legislator [...]

Syrian people elect president by wide margin amid insurgent attacks

June 5, 2014

Scott Williams in Syria, June 1. Damascus, Syria —  On June 3, nearly 12 million Syrians cast their ballots at one of the 9,601 polling sites across Syria. With turnout out at 72 percent, including the millions of Syrian refugees who live across the world, President Bashar al-Assad from the [...]

Northwestern football players can unionize

April 18, 2014

Kain Colter, football union organizer. In a move that could change the rights of many of the 420,000 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) athletes, the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board, Peter Ohr, declared on March 28 that football players at Northwestern [...]

Philadelphia rally demands: ‘Reinstate Dr. Monteiro!’

March 21, 2014

Dr. Tony Monteiro at March 10 rally.WW photo: Scott Williams “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 [...]

Richard Sherman and the NFL’s exploitation

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 [...]

Desempleo juvenil global: barril de pólvora contra el capitalismo?

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 [...]

Global youth unemployment: powder keg to explode capitalism?

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 [...]
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