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A victory won through struggle: High court upholds right to marry!

June 29, 2015

Michigan plaintiffs Jayne Rowse, left, and April DeBoer with their four children at Motor City Pride, June 7.WW photo: Kris Hamel June 26 was a day of huge celebrations. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality. Laws defining marriage as “between one man and one woman” came [...]

‘By any means necessary, Black Liberation will matter!’

June 29, 2015

By Erica Mines Erica Mines speaking at June 27 Charleston solidarity demonstration in Philadelphia. Philadelphia represents the epitome of state-sanctioned violence at the hands of police: the so-called race riots of 1964, orchestrated by a racist mayor named Frank Rizzo; the bombing of the MOVE [...]

As Black churches burn, where are the feds?

June 29, 2015

Pastor Bobby Jones outside torched church in Warrenville, S.C. The capitalist state in the U.S. coexists cosily with right-wing terrorists. This vile fact has once again been confirmed in the aftermath of the murder spree by racist terrorist Dylann Roof. As of June 29, six Black churches in the [...]

An eyewitness report from Columbia, S.C.

June 28, 2015

Bree Newsome taking down Confederate flag, June 27. Columbia, S.C., June 27 — As Bree Newsome climbed the pole in the early morning of June 27, James Tyson stood at the bottom and helped her take down the pro-slavery Confederate flag in front of the state Capitol here. A group of supporters [...]

Longshore worker local condemns Charleston massacre

June 28, 2015

The following resolution — submitted by longshore rank-and-file worker veteran Clarence Thomas — was adopted by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10, on June 25.   WHEREAS, On June 17, 2015, nine defenseless Black lives were taken, including Rev. Clementa C. [...]

U.S. terrorism comes from the right

June 28, 2015

The capitalist media would have the people of this country believe that the main terrorist threat in the United States comes from terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims. But a June 16 op-ed piece in the New York Times revealed that “headlines can mislead. The main terrorist threat in the United [...]

Sexual Minorities Archives: ‘Queer Archiving = Queer Activism’

June 28, 2015

Ben Power marches with Stonewall Warriors for CeCe McDonald, Chelsea Manning and justice for Trayvon Martin, Boston Pride, 2012.WW photo: Stevan KIrschbaum For LGBTQ Pride, WW Contributing Editor Minnie Bruce Pratt interviewed longtime anti-racist Transgender activist Ben Power Alwin, curator of [...]

Gender bias behind Detroit outrage

June 28, 2015

We are taught, beginning in elementary school, that our rights are protected by the Constitution. Freedom of expression is one of these rights. Or are there exceptions? Can a person be legally dragged out of a restroom and physically removed from a public place because of gender expression or how [...]

Rape culture and Rolling Stone

June 28, 2015

With just the title of his article, a Washington Post writer has unwittingly spoken volumes about the issue of rape and sexual assault under capitalism. “Why do high-profile rape cases keep falling apart?” asks the writer, Radley Balko. He just can’t seem to fathom why the allegation of rape [...]
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