Celebs speak out on Ferguson

By December 3, 2014
St. Louis Rams wide receivers in solidarity with Ferguson, Nov. 30.

While celebrities these days are not particularly known for their political courage or progressive stances, many have spoken out, particularly African-American artists, entertainers, musicians, actors, athletes and others, against the outrageous non-indictment of killer cop Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Perhaps the most widely televised act of […]

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The whole world watches Ferguson

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The United States is the major imperialist power in the world, so governments and media worldwide thoroughly analyze any major developments here from multiple points of view. The struggle against racism in Ferguson, Mo., has been the subject of tens of thousands of articles and programs, in both written and broadcast media around the world, […]

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Oakland, Calif., vigil for police brutality victims

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An event entitled “Ferguson Response: Vigil for Fallen Angels” was attended by about 200 people at Oakland’s Lake Merritt on Nov. 30. Inspired by a need to heal the community, the evening commemorated the lives of Mike Brown, Alan Blue­ford, Oscar Grant, James Rivera Jr., Derrick Gaines, Mario Romero, Yanira Serrano Garcia, Errol Chang, Pedie […]

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A tribute to Leslie Feinberg

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Leslie Feinberg speaks at Madison Square Garden Theater rally of 6,000 people in 2000 to demand freedom for political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Many people involved in the fight for a better world are at this time feeling a great sadness at the loss of Leslie Feinberg, whose contributions in the working-class movement were vital. Leslie Feinberg dedicated her life to the struggle against oppression and for liberation. Her work and writing have been an inspiration to social […]

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NYC SHOW your OUTRAGE TODAY over the murder and NO indictment of murderers of #ERICGARNER

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NYC SHOW your OUTRAGE TODAY over the murder and NO indictment of murderers of #ERICGARNER   Peoples Power Assemblies is encouraging people to GO: ► ANYTIME to Rockfeller Center 48th btw 5th & 6th ► 4:30 pm GRAND CENTRAL STATION ► 5:00 pm Times Square TONIGHT where #EricGarner’s family will be ► 7:00 pm March […]

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Legal update to #FreeRasmeaNow

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Workers World publishes this release from the Rasmea Defense Committee, Nov. 28. Ever since her unjust conviction on Nov. 10, ­Rasmea Odeh has been detained in St. Clair County Jail in Port Huron, Michigan. Three days later, her attorneys filed a motion calling on Judge Gershwin Drain to release her pending sentencing scheduled for March […]

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Rebellion is justified!

By December 2, 2014

Dec. 2 — The new movement protesting injustice, racism and police brutality in the United States has entered its second week with undaunted determination and militancy. African-American youth in the main and other youth of color have led this movement. People — especially young people from all communities — have taken part, accepting that leadership. […]

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Fighting Syracuse University students say, “We will not submit!”

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Photo:  Mark Ruppert

Syracuse, N.Y. — On Day 18 of the student sit-in at Syracuse University’s administration building, “THE General Body,” a united front of student groups, announced they were closing the occupation in order to move to Phase II of organizing against the corporate takeover of their school. (thegeneralbody.org) In a press conference, student spokespeople said: “We will not […]

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Phony gay rights bill throws trans community under the bus in Michigan

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There is no question that the victories for marriage equality represent a huge advance for the LGBTQ movement. Two-thirds of the U.S. population now lives in states that permit or recognize same-sex unions. It is wholly possible that the U.S. Supreme Court will compel states that still discriminate against same-sex couples to allow them to […]

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Ethnic Studies won for Los Angeles public schools — interview with an organizer

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Jefferson Azevedo of Workers World conducted this interview with Ron Gochez of Unión del Barrio in Los Angeles after a popular struggle won a districtwide Ethnic Studies program. Workers World: Ron, can you, please, let us know about yourself and what struggles you’ve been involved with. Ron Gochez — By profession, I’m a history teacher in […]

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