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Alabama: #JusticeForKindraChapman

July 23, 2015

In Alabama, a Black teenager has died in police custody under suspicious circumstances. Kindra Darnell Chapman, 18 years old, was arrested July 14 by the Homewood city police, allegedly for stealing a cell phone on the street. Homewood is a suburb of Birmingham. Charged with first-class theft, a [...]

Philadelphians march against police brutality

July 22, 2015

Twenty-two-year-old Tyree Carroll was stopped April 3 by Philadelphia police for riding his bicycle the wrong way on a one-way street. The stop escalated into a violent beating of the unarmed Black man by up to 24 cops, who charged him with assault and drug-related charges. A bystander released a [...]

Justice for O’Shaine Evans

July 22, 2015

On July 18 in San Francisco, the families of O’Shaine Evans, Kenneth Harding Jr. and James Rivera held a “Celebration of Life” for their loved ones, whose lives were stolen by police terror, as well as to celebrate the birthday of Nelson Mandela, who was born on July 18, 1918. Evans was [...]

Newton Knight– abolitionist guerrilla leader in Mississippi

July 22, 2015

A hidden history of the Civil War Ever hear of the First Alabama Cavalry, or the name Newton Knight? Not likely. The capitalist media have always promoted stories of “former Confederate soldiers” who loyally served the Confederacy, loved Gen. Robert E. Lee, had no issue with slavery and so on. [...]

Struggle for justice for Eric Garner continues

July 21, 2015

It was one year ago on July 17 that 43-year-old Eric Garner, an African-American father of six children, died of a heart attack after a white police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, put him in a chokehold while several other officers slammed his head and body to the ground on the streets of Staten Island, [...]

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. [...]

Greek deal means more hardship for workers, more money for bankers

July 21, 2015

July 20 — The bailout deal signed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the European bankers has brought more hardship to the Greek workers, more money to the bankers and shows that electoral politics without vigorous class struggle is a dead end for the working class. Cutting pensions [...]

China, rising wages and worker militancy

July 21, 2015

Workers’ wages in the United States have been stagnant since the 1970s in terms of purchasing power. It is common knowledge that it now takes several wage earners in most working-class families just to meet basic expenses. Meanwhile, low-wage workers are on the move, fighting hard for a [...]

Resistencia masiva debe decir ¡NO!

July 21, 2015

14 de julio – Con pistola en la cabeza, los dirigentes de Syriza encabezados por Alexis Tsipras, han cedido ante los poderes financieros de Europa encabezados por los banqueros alemanes. Los términos del acuerdo dictan dificultades aún más graves para las masas griegas y una dominación [...]

Baltimore activists launch cop watch campaign

July 20, 2015

The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly held a People’s Tribunal Against Police Terror on June 6 that brought many members of oppressed communities out to testify about their experiences with the police. One of the resolutions adopted by that tribunal was to launch a campaign to teach people in [...]
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