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Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

Campaign builds to free Rev. Pinkney

December 22, 2014

Berrien County support for Pinkney, Dec. 15.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe Michigan political prisoner the Rev. Edward Pinkney, now being held in Jackson State Prison, remains in good spirits despite the racist injustice that has landed him there. He was sentenced to up to 10 years for supposedly [...]

Growing incarceration rates for African Americans

December 18, 2014

Beyond police bullets and chokeholds Since the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, and then the failure of a grand jury to indict white police officer Darren Wilson, mass demonstrations and rebellions have erupted across the country, bringing national and [...]

Rev. Pinkney jailed for fighting racist power structure

December 16, 2014

St. Joseph, Mich. — Another racist injustice has been committed. Here on Dec. 14, Berrien County Judge Sterling Schrock sentenced the Rev. Edward Pinkney, leader of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, to 30 to 120 months after a trial by an all-white jury. The five felony [...]

Justice Department intervention no cure to cop terror

December 14, 2014

Over the last several years police departments known for using lethal force against oppressed peoples have faced civil rights investigations by and consent decrees with the Justice Department. Nonetheless, violence by the police against the people has continued and even worsened. The recent public [...]

NATO powers threaten re-attack on Libya

December 12, 2014

Recent reports claim that Islamic State camps have been set up in Libya, the North African country in chaos after the U.S./NATO-led bombing and ground war in 2011 ousted the Gadhafi government and destroyed Africa’s most prosperous and stable state. At present there are two identifiable centers [...]

Ferguson exposes U.S. ‘human rights’ fraud

December 5, 2014

Dec. 1 — With the grand jury in Missouri refusing to bring any charges against the white police officer who gunned down unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, President Barack Obama has revealed his incapacity to address the African-American national question at a time of rebellion and mass [...]

Imperialism and the Ebola epidemic

December 4, 2014

Despite the international media attention focused on the latest and most widespread Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, there are contradictory reports on whether the three most severely impacted countries have met the treatment goals established by the World Health Organization and other agencies. [...]

Building solidarity with Africa, defeating neo-colonialism

November 29, 2014

Abayomi AzikiweWW photo: Brenda Ryan From a talk by Abayomi Azikiwe at the Workers World Party National Conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. From Egypt and Morocco in north Africa to Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and others to the west, right down through the Sudans, Uganda, Botswana, [...]

Judge rebuffs struggle to stop Detroit water shut-offs

November 27, 2014

Thousands demand water in Detroit, July 18.WW photo: Kris Hamel Federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has continued his anti-people legal reasoning by denying a motion to reconsider his earlier decision not to halt water shut-offs in Detroit. Since January, some 31,000 households have been [...]
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