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Bratton and protests

February 3, 2015

NYC cop on Wall Street. New York Police Commissioner William Bratton, in a speech to the Police Foundation on Jan. 29, announced the formation of a new unit to combat “terrorism and protests.” Here’s the New York Times report on his speech: “The new unit, to be made up of [...]

Lo que Obama omitió

February 3, 2015

Editorial Workers World-Mundo Obrero del 26 de enero El “Estado de la Unión” es el discurso presidencial anual que supuestamente informa sobre cómo van las cosas para la gente de este país. En miles de manifestaciones y marchas de protesta en los últimos meses, sobre todo desde los [...]

What Obama left out

January 26, 2015

‘Hands up, don’t shoot’, Ferguson, Mo. The “State of the Union” is the annual presidential speech that is supposed to report on how things are going for the people of this country. In thousands of protest rallies and marches over recent months, especially since the events in Ferguson, [...]

Racism in the Academy behind snubbing of ‘Selma’

January 20, 2015

Institutionalized racism in the U.S. comes in many forms — some of it subtle, some not so subtle. The not so subtle, to put it mildly, includes the police murders of Black and Brown people, especially youth, too numerous to mention here. Heroic national resistance to this police terror began on [...]

Dr. King and Black lives today

January 16, 2015

If the great Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would unequivocally lend his name and support to the national protests being called in his honor against racism and especially police terror. Beginning on Jan. 15, the 87th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth, protests [...]

Ébola, socialismo e imperialismo

January 13, 2015

Editorial WW/MO    7 de enero 2015 Ahora que la amenaza de la propagación del ébola en EUA ha disminuido — por el momento – las noticias de la crisis han sido relegadas a las últimas páginas de los periódicos más importantes de los medios corporativos.  Pero esta epidemia sigue siendo [...]

Ebola, socialism & imperialism

January 7, 2015

Now that the threat of the spread of Ebola within the United States has diminished — for the present — news of the crisis has dropped into the back pages of the corporate-owned major newspapers and off the broadcast media. But the Ebola epidemic remains a continuing danger in parts of Africa [...]

George Stinney’s life mattered

December 21, 2014

George Stinney: Justice 70 years too late The current national uprising against police terror sweeping the U.S., following the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, is helping to shed a bright light on the racist war against Black youth, rooted in slavery and Jim Crow racism. The demise of [...]

Athletes break their silence

December 17, 2014

Andrew Hawkins The current national uprising against police violence dominates the U.S. political terrain. The revolt began with the Ferguson, Mo., rebellion, ignited by the broad daylight police murder of African-American 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white cop on Aug. 9. Black youth who racist [...]

Why unions need Black youth

December 12, 2014

The new youthful explosion demanding justice and battling police racism and terror is offering new life to the existing labor movement. We write “existing” to make it clear we are aware of its historic political weaknesses, especially with its predominantly white, male leadership at the highest [...]
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