The place to be Nov. 16-17: Workers World Party conference

By November 4, 2013

When a revolutionary workers’ party is engaged in so many important struggles — locally, nationally and internationally, all tied to combating the global capitalist crisis — it is crucial to take stock by analyzing those struggles and collectively strategizing on how to move forward with building future campaigns. This is one of the major goals […]

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Anti-war activists fight government secrecy on FBI raids

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The following news about two anti-war activists who have been subject to government persecution since September 2010 was published on the fightbacknews.org website on Nov. 1. It reports the government’s threats of future indictments. St. Paul, Minn. – Two prominent anti-war and international solidarity activists, Jess Sundin and Mick Kelly, were in federal court here, […]

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Two hundred attend Boston premiere of ‘Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary’

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Chuck Turner inspires crowd on Mumia’s life, Nov. 1. WW photo:  Alberto Barreto Cardona

In an inspiring event Nov. 1 at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury’s Dudley Square, the heart of Boston’s African-American community, about 200 people, many of them Boston school bus drivers, attended the Boston premiere of the documentary film “Mumia Abu-Jamal: Long Distance Revolutionary.” The event was emceed by Miya X of the Women’s Fightback Network. The […]

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Education cuts spark big protests in Spain

By November 3, 2013
Teachers, students, parents’ associations and public servants in the state education system protesting on Oct. 26.

Tens of thousands of students, teachers and parents in Spain marched Oct. 24 to protest cutbacks in education and a new education “reform” act that cuts funding of universities, raises tuition fees, places obstacles on university study grants and requires annual exams for students. Thousands of students will be forced into vocational programs instead of […]

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Marches, strikes hit austerity in Portugal, Italy

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The main Portuguese union federation, the CGTP-IN, reported Oct. 19 that “Many tens of thousands of workers marched today in the two major cities of our country and on the islands of Madeira and the Azores. Their goal was to defend the gains of the April 1974 [anti-fascist] revolution, and raise demands against exploitation and […]

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‘Let the Fire Burn’ Philadelphia premier

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The controversial documentary “Let the Fire Burn” had its Philadelphia premiere on Oct. 26 during the 2013 Philadelphia Film Festival. Introducing the film, which is about the 1985 bombing of the MOVE house by Philadelphia police, director Jason Osder described it as “one of the most relevant films to be shown during the festival.” Osder’s […]

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A brief history of ‘marriage,’ part 22

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Patriarchal heterosexual marriage under slavery & feudalism In her well-researched book, “Marriage, a History,” Stephanie Coontz suggests that one of the objectives of patriarchal political domination was to stamp out the vestiges of matrilineal kinship solidarity that still manifested themselves in the form of competing family coalitions and dynasties. “Ultimately,” she says, “none of [the […]

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Honduras repression deepens before election

By November 1, 2013

A U.S.-sponsored military coup in Honduras on June 29, 2009, ousted elected President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya. Since that time, his spouse, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, has become a leading figure in the movement to restore his presidency as well as a leader in the burgeoning resistance movement for the rights of all throughout the country. […]

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30 years after Marines invaded Grenada

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“They make the victim look like the criminal, and the criminal look like the victim.” — Malcolm X This Oct. 25 marked the 30th anniversary of the self-serving United States bombing and invasion of the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada. It was launched by President Ronald Reagan and his vultures to carry out pre-arranged plans. […]

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Tucson gathering to say ‘Tear down the walls’

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Arizona activists are frontline in the battle to tear down the wall separating Indigenous and Latino/a people on either side of the U.S./Mexico border. As many in the Southwestern states point out, the border crossed them and their ancestors when the United States stole territories belonging to Mexico in the 19th century [“We didn’t cross […]

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