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Legacy of May Day today

April 21, 2015

Next year will mark the 130th anniversary of the founding of May Day. Also known as International Workers Day, May Day is still commemorated more consciously abroad — with demonstrations, protests, strikes and other militant actions worldwide — than where it originated: in the United [...]

After Walter Scott’s murder, police try to divide the movement

April 14, 2015

Walter Scott As the whole world knows, Walter Scott, a 50-year-old African American, was fatally shot in the back multiple times by a white police officer, Michael T. Slager, on April 4. The murder occurred in North Charleston, S.C., a city that is 47 percent Black but where four out of every five [...]

Outrage pushes back bigoted Indiana law

April 6, 2015

In Indianapolis, before final four game April 4. From the minute Indiana Gov. Mike Pense passed the bigoted “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” the law permitting businesses to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer peoples has faced the fury of LGBTQ people and their allies [...]

Why the April 2 People’s Tribunal is timely

March 31, 2015

The opening session of the “People’s Tribunal on Police Violence and Structural Racism” scheduled for April 2 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, N.Y., could not have come at a better time. A project of the Peoples Power Assemblies, the tribunal is being organized because “The cases of [...]

Racist double standard

March 26, 2015

For most people, it should be enough to point out that Black people are 21 times more likely to be shot by cops than white people. That pretty much proves the cops mete out violence with a racist double standard. For anyone who still has doubts about that overwhelming bias, another simple [...]

Oklahoma University and society racism

March 17, 2015

Oklahoma University football team hold protest against SAE racist tape, March 12. When a vile, racist video by members of the Oklahoma University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity was put online, strong demonstrations by students, teachers, community members and even the school [...]

¡A Defender a Venezuela y poner fin a las sanciones!

March 11, 2015

El Presidente Nicolás Maduro de Venezuela merece los mayores elogios y el apoyo por rechazar firmemente la última ronda de presiones de Estados Unidos diseñada para socavar y derrocar a la Revolución Bolivariana. El 9 de marzo, la administración Obama anunció más sanciones contra Venezuela, [...]

Defend Venezuela, end the sanctions!

March 10, 2015

Nicolás Maduro President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela deserves the highest praise and support for firmly rejecting the latest round of U.S. pressures designed to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution. On March 9, the Obama administration announced more sanctions on Venezuela, calling the [...]

Por lo que luchan las mujeres

March 10, 2015

El Día Internacional de la Mujer es un buen momento para examinar algunas luchas cruciales de las mujeres, incluyendo la equidad de remuneración y salarios decentes. Este tema surgió notoriamente en los Premios Oscar del 22 de febrero cuando una conocida actriz, Patricia Arquette, destacó en su [...]

What women are fighting for

March 7, 2015

International Women’s Day is a good time to examine some crucial struggles for women, including pay equity and livable wages. This topic arose starkly at the Feb. 22 Academy Awards when a well-known actor, Patricia Arquette, stressed in her award acceptance speech that it’s time for women in [...]
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