Fight to free Chelsea Manning

By August 22, 2013

It was no surprise, but no less a crime of U.S. military injustice, that Pvt. Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. And there is no reason that the movement that supports this young soldier, whose actions most of the world’s people consider heroic, should slow down its actions to win Manning’s freedom. [...]

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Detroiters call for international assembly against banks Oct. 5-6

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Dozens of community and progressive activists representing various organizations and struggles, including city of Detroit workers and retirees faced with the loss of their pensions, met Aug. 14 at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Detroit to plot their next move in the class war intensifying in this city. A new formation, the Coalition for [...]

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Philadelphia schools end teacher seniority

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By Betsey Piette and Scott Williams Philadelphia With less than 24 hours notice to the public, on Aug. 15 the Philadelphia School Reform Commission held a special “emergency” meeting for the purpose of approving a request by School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. to suspend parts of the state school code. Despite a chorus of [...]

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Moral Monday movement slams restrictions on voting rights

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Durham, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law on Aug. 12 a sweeping anti-voting rights bill that attacks the basic democratic rights of people of color, youth and other members of the working class. As voter ID bills sponsored by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) make their way through many state legislatures, [...]

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Black August: A tribute to freedom fighters

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The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, galvanized hundreds of thousands in the streets of Washington, D.C. A. Philip Randolph helped to establish the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in Harlem, N.Y., on Aug. 25, 1925. The Haitian Revolution first broke the chains of French colonialism in August 1791. August [...]

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All unite to fight racism

By August 21, 2013

Key to the class struggle Reality has demolished the myth that classes and class struggle don’t exist in the United States. Never true, lately it’s obvious that the very rich have waged a one-sided class war against the poor and indeed against all of us have to sell our labor to live. The particular history [...]

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Workers’ solidarity with immigrants

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May 1 Coalition contingent.

While many powerful economic and political issues are currently driving immigration policy in this country, an outstanding one is racism. In 2004, Harvard historian Samuel Huntington wrote a racist call to arms against immigrants in the magazine Foreign Policy. He wrote that Latino/a immigration “threatens to divide the United States into two peoples, two cultures, [...]

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Real voices behind the 1963 March on Washington

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Aug. 28, 1963, Washington, D.C.

August 28 is the 50th anniversary of that fateful 1963 day in Washington, D.C., when 300,000 people marched and rallied demanding jobs and freedom. Although the corporate media often reference this monumental historic event, the actual march, the circumstances leading up to it and the organizations and personalities represented have largely been lost in people’s [...]

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South Africa one year after Marikana tragedy

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South Africans have commemorated the first anniversary of the Marikana massacre where 34 mineworkers were shot dead by provincial police in Rustenburg on Aug. 16, 2012. The miners had been on an unprotected wildcat strike that had been marked by violence between security forces and the workers, as well as clashes involving rival labor unions. [...]

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A brief history of ‘marriage,’ part 14

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For women, the agricultural revolution was a counterrevolution How, in the view of 19th-century anthropologist Lewis Henry Morgan, did early human society based on mother right, or matrilineality and matrilocality, become patrilineal and patriarchal? For his explanation in “Ancient Society,” Morgan drew on his knowledge of the evolution that resulted in Grecian and Latin patriarchal [...]

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