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Articles by Scott Williams

Federal gov’t: ‘College athletes don’t deserve rights’

August 29, 2015

Nearly a year and a half after the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board declared that Northwestern University football players have the right to unionize, the national board reversed that decision. Citing the need for “stability in labor relations,” the NLRB claimed that it [...]

Victories against killer cops

June 21, 2015

After acquittal of protesters, June 10.WW photo: Joseph Piette In the struggle against racist police brutality, winning the smallest victories from the state has taken monumental struggle. On June 9-10, those who have been struggling against killer cops in Philadelphia gained two small, yet [...]

Workers World and FIST at Left Forum

June 13, 2015

More than 1,300 speakers and thousands of activists and academics met in New York City from May 29 through May 31 for the annual Left Forum, this year with the theme “No Justice, No Peace: Confronting the Crises of Capitalism and Democracy.” Workers World Party and its allies in the [...]

Why a warming planet means game over for capitalism

April 15, 2015

Climate change march, New York City, September 2014.WW photo: Brenda Ryan Until his veto of the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 24, President Barack Obama had kept the entire world unsure of his position. The issue of the KXL pipeline — the 1,700-mile-long project to be owned by energy monopoly [...]

Problema de salud de Mumia Abu Jamal enciende acción de masas

April 7, 2015

31 de marzo – A la 1 pm  del 30 de marzo, el preso político Mumia Abu-Jamal tuvo una emergencia médica y fue llevado a la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Centro Médico Schuylkill en Pottsville, Pensilvania. Hasta ahora, no se ha proporcionado casi ninguna información por las [...]

Political prisoner’s health scare ignites mass action

April 3, 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal March 31 — At 1 p.m. EDT on March 30, political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal had a medical emergency, and was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pa. As of this morning, almost no information has been provided by hospital or prison authorities [...]

Philadelphia cops arrest Black Lives Matter activists

March 23, 2015

Activists celebrate release from jail; Scott Williams, second from right.WW photo: Joseph Piette Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey and District Attorney Seth Williams planned to address a local Town Hall on March 19 with the intention of whitewashing recent police killings which have led to [...]

Keystone XL and Climate Change: Game Over for Capitalism

March 9, 2015

Until his veto of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline on Feb. 24, President Barack Obama had kept the entire world unsure of his position. The issue of the KXL pipeline — the 1,700-mile-long project to be owned by energy monopoly TransCanada — had been seen as his chance to take a principled stand [...]

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 [...]
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