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Pete Seeger: Folk musician, anti-capitalist fighter

By February 3, 2014
Pete Seeger

World-renowned folk musician and songwriter, Peter “Pete” Seeger, was born in 1919. He came from a wealthy New England family, and both his parents were classical musicians. In the summer of 1936, when Seeger was 17 years old, he went to “Mountain Dance and Folk Festival” in Asheville, N.C. At the festival, Seeger had what […]


1934: When low-wage workers fought back

By January 9, 2014
Union Square, 1934, some 60,000 communists gather in New York City to protest unemployment and capitalism.

As 2014 begins, workers and oppressed people in the United States are looking at the fight ahead. Low-wage workers are on the move, demanding higher wages, union rights and dignity. Eighty years ago, workers were also fighting back and organizing for justice. The year 1934 was a turning point in the class struggle, and a […]


Anti-imperialist youth meet in Ecuador

By January 3, 2014

In Ecuador, years of organizing, resisting and fighting back led to the election of President Rafael Correa in 2006. Correa is identified with the protest movement. His election was a referendum on neoliberalism, and he won overwhelmingly. After Correa was elected, the U.S. imperialists tried to overthrow him. They turned to the Ecuadorian police, who […]


Communists oppose war, organize resistance and fight for revolution

By December 2, 2013

Talk given at WWP conference by Caleb Maupin. I’m proud to know that, a generation ago, many of the people in this room weren’t blindly waving the flag and saying “my country right or wrong” as the government slaughtered thousands of innocent people in Vietnam. I’m even prouder that, unlike many people who were active […]


Harlem, N.Y., anti-racist fighter runs progressive election campaign

By October 20, 2013

Christina “Stina” Gonzalez is a 27-year-old Latina and a fierce fighter against police brutality in New York City. Her activism began at Occupy Wall Street in the fall of 2011 and has not stopped since. Gonzalez, and her partner Matthew Swaye, had their faces plastered on posters. The posters, put up by the New York […]


Occupy protests mark movement’s 2nd anniversary in NYC

By September 20, 2013
NYC, Sept. 17.WW photo: Caleb Maupin

New York — Hundreds of people took to the streets Sept. 17 to celebrate the second anniversary of  Occupy Wall Street. The protests began at 8 a.m., when Sumumba Sobukwe, the leader of Occu-Evolve, along with the People’s Power Assembly, held a picket line in front of the McDonalds restaurant facing Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan. […]


New U.S. ambassador to U.N.: Selling military intervention as ‘activism’

By August 27, 2013

The term “warmonger” is often used to describe those who seem overly enthusiastic about militarism. Its literal meaning, however, is “war seller.” As fishmongers sell fish, warmongers sell war. Samantha Power, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, can be described as nothing but a professional warmonger. She is a promoter and seller of […]


Occupy Wall Street ‘From Zuccotti to Gezi’

By June 3, 2013

Occupy Wall Street forces called an “Occupy Homecoming” June 1 in Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in lower Manhattan, N.Y.  The park, the site of a historic occupation in the fall of 2011, is becoming a “movement center.” Each day, from 9 in the morning until 9 at night, activists will gather for classes, political […]


Cooper Union students seize president’s office

By May 22, 2013
May 15 protest at Cooper Union.WW photo: Anne Pruden

May 20 — The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Society and Art is a New York City college that has long been associated with progressive politics and activism. The college was a center of the abolitionist movement, and Abraham Lincoln gave a historic anti-slavery address there in 1860. In more recent times, Latin American […]


Film vividly shows how Angela Davis was freed

By April 18, 2013

The power of the recently released film, “Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners,” directed by Shola Lynch and now showing at select AMC theaters around the country, is its ability to place Angela Davis’ trial in proper historical context. The film is not only about the arrest and trial of one political activist, but […]