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Legacy of May Day today

April 21, 2015

Next year will mark the 130th anniversary of the founding of May Day. Also known as International Workers Day, May Day is still commemorated more consciously abroad — with demonstrations, protests, strikes and other militant actions worldwide — than where it originated: in the United [...]

After Walter Scott’s murder, police try to divide the movement

April 14, 2015

Walter Scott As the whole world knows, Walter Scott, a 50-year-old African American, was fatally shot in the back multiple times by a white police officer, Michael T. Slager, on April 4. The murder occurred in North Charleston, S.C., a city that is 47 percent Black but where four out of every five [...]

Outrage pushes back bigoted Indiana law

April 6, 2015

In Indianapolis, before final four game April 4. From the minute Indiana Gov. Mike Pense passed the bigoted “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” the law permitting businesses to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer peoples has faced the fury of LGBTQ people and their allies [...]

Why the April 2 People’s Tribunal is timely

March 31, 2015

The opening session of the “People’s Tribunal on Police Violence and Structural Racism” scheduled for April 2 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, N.Y., could not have come at a better time. A project of the Peoples Power Assemblies, the tribunal is being organized because “The cases of [...]

Racist double standard

March 26, 2015

For most people, it should be enough to point out that Black people are 21 times more likely to be shot by cops than white people. That pretty much proves the cops mete out violence with a racist double standard. For anyone who still has doubts about that overwhelming bias, another simple [...]

Oklahoma University and society racism

March 17, 2015

Oklahoma University football team hold protest against SAE racist tape, March 12. When a vile, racist video by members of the Oklahoma University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity was put online, strong demonstrations by students, teachers, community members and even the school [...]

Defend Venezuela, end the sanctions!

March 10, 2015

Nicolás Maduro President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela deserves the highest praise and support for firmly rejecting the latest round of U.S. pressures designed to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution. On March 9, the Obama administration announced more sanctions on Venezuela, calling the [...]

What women are fighting for

March 7, 2015

International Women’s Day is a good time to examine some crucial struggles for women, including pay equity and livable wages. This topic arose starkly at the Feb. 22 Academy Awards when a well-known actor, Patricia Arquette, stressed in her award acceptance speech that it’s time for women in [...]

Protest war criminal Netanyahu

February 28, 2015

He won’t be the first war criminal to speak before the U.S. Congress. Remember that George W. Bush delivered eight State of the Union messages, most of them after he lied his way into a criminal war that killed 1 million Iraqis. No, what distinguishes current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin [...]

Hatching new wars

February 19, 2015

U.S. occupation force in Afghanistan. Capitalist crises engender war. To the profiteers, war spoils and the selling of war materiel are the answer to sagging markets and declining production. The war drive of U.S. imperialism has kicked up a notch even as we write. Long U.S. wars in Afghanistan and [...]
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