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Articles by Caleb T. Maupin

Low wages, police terror, and the need for revolution

January 6, 2015

Based on remarks at a joint forum of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) and Workers World Party in New York City on Jan. 3. We have heard a lot about the disaster that is unfolding before us. The rise of police repression and brutality — with millions of people locked up and the police [...]

Fighting imperialism, come hell and high water

November 29, 2014

Caleb T. MaupinWW photo: G. Dunkel Excerpted from remarks by Caleb Maupin at the Workers World Party 2014 National Conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. What’s the difference between a socialist and a communist? This question comes up as we spread the revolutionary message among our class. [...]

Scottish independence and the struggle against austerity

September 23, 2014

Excerpts from a talk given by Caleb Maupin at a Workers World Forum in New York on Sept. 19. Until recent weeks the question of Scottish independence from the so-called United Kingdom seemed an abstract question. It was something that did not seem relevant in the ongoing struggle. A number of [...]

Racist horrors at Rikers Island

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 [...]

Occupy activist exposes Riker’s Island

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 [...]

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

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; [...]

Pete Seeger: Folk musician, anti-capitalist fighter

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 [...]

1934: When low-wage workers fought back

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 [...]

Anti-imperialist youth meet in Ecuador

January 3, 2014

Caleb T. MaupinWW photo: Brenda Ryan 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 [...]
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