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Why Emmett Till’s life still matters

September 1, 2015

During the height of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in the South,  activists like Jimmy Lee Jackson, Medgar Evers, Viola Liuzzo, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, the Rev. James Reeb and others lost their lives to KKK violence.  But the reaction to one earlier lynching, along with . . .

Migrant crisis in Europe: Who caused it?

August 27, 2015

Behind the horror stories about the treatment of migrants trying to reach Europe is the imperialist system of exploitation of their countries of origin, the policies exacerbating this exploitation and the imperialist wars that made their home countries unlivable for them and their children. . . .

Defend Planned Parenthood!

August 11, 2015

Amidst the ratcheted-up misogyny on display by the ranks of the Republican Party, the right wing has unleashed a full-out attack on Planned Parenthood Federation of America. For almost a century, PPFA has provided all kinds of health services to women across the country, from family planning . . .

Zimbabwe and the killing of Cecil

August 4, 2015

It has taken the illegal and cruel killing on July 1 of a beloved lion named Cecil by a stereotypically arrogant U.S. “trophy” game hunter to bring Zimbabwe back into the news here. Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer paid $55,000 under the table to have the lion lured from its game . . .

The Civil War: Lessons for today’s struggle

July 30, 2015

Below are excerpts from the book “The Klan and the Government: Foes or Allies?” written in 1983 by Sam Marcy, the founder of Workers World Party. The entire book can be read online at workers.org. In the Civil War in the U.S., the bourgeois democratic revolution was aborted. It did result in . . .

Capitalism’s war on children

July 30, 2015

The Black Lives Matter upsurge gained national and international prominence almost a year ago in the aftermath of the police murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The next day, Aug. 10, a heroic rebellion led by Black youth exposed an ongoing racist war and occupation by local and . . .

Is prison clemency the answer?

July 21, 2015

On July 16, President Barack Obama made a visit to a federal prison in Reno, Okla., to bring attention in his own way to the criminality of the U.S. criminal justice system and its biased laws, especially toward people convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. It is the first time that a U.S. . . .

Debt means having the same enemy

July 14, 2015

What do working people in Greece, Ghana, Detroit and Puerto Rico have in common? They are all exploited by imperialist finance capital. Now, in 2015, all are targets of big capital’s class war. From Wall Street to London, Paris and Frankfurt, the banks and the national states that ride shotgun . . .

Solidarity with workers in Greece

July 13, 2015

Which side are you on? In the struggle between European and U.S. finance capital, on one side, and the work force of Greece, on the other, the choice should be easy. Any class-conscious worker, any progressive individual from Tierra del Fuego to Lapland, from Vladivostok west to Honolulu, should be . . .

Stop racist executions!

July 10, 2015

The Supreme Court has backed the use of an execution drug used in U.S. prisons over the objection of death row inmates. By a vote of 5-4, the court’s five right-wing justices on June 29 gave the stamp of approval to death-penalty states to utilize midazolam during executions. Their ruling in . . .
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