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Racist horrors at Rikers Island

By August 13, 2014

New York City’s Correctional Facility at Rikers Island is at the center of a growing scandal. The number of reported incidents of extreme cruelty and wrongful death are beginning to add up. A recently released document from the city’s independent Department of Investigation has added fuel to the fire. Jeremy Murdough, a 75-year-old homeless African-American […]

 

Occupy activist exposes Riker’s Island

By July 10, 2014

New York — Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan was released from the Riker’s Island Correctional Facility on July 2. McMillan had been sentenced to 90 days in jail this spring after being convicted of assaulting Grantley Bovell, a New York Police Department officer. McMillan and her supporters say Bovell sexually assaulted her and that […]

 

Syria election observers at UN: Elections ‘big defeat’ for U.S.

By June 24, 2014

An official United Nations press conference featuring five U.S. observers of the June 3 Syrian presidential elections was held on June 18. The briefing, held at the U.N. headquarters here, featured Joe Iosbaker of the Anti-war Committee — Chicago; Paul Larudee of the Syria Solidarity Movement; blogger Jane Stillwater; Judy Bello, founder of the Upstate […]

 

Cecily McMillan, OWS activist, faces seven years in prison after sham trial

By May 12, 2014
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New York — Cecily McMillan, a 25-year-old progressive activist, was convicted of assault on a police officer in New York City Criminal Court on May 5. Now a convicted felon, she could receive a sentence of between two and seven years in prison. The charge stemmed from McMillan’s arrest on March 17, 2012, when more […]

 

Pete Seeger: Folk musician, anti-capitalist fighter

By February 3, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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. […]

 
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