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Labor & Trayvon — An injury to all

By July 24, 2013

Trayvon Martin didn’t live long enough to find a permanent job. He wasn’t a dues-paying union member. Why then is justice for Trayvon Martin, who was a 17-year-old African-American high school student at the time of his slaying, important to the organized labor movement in the United States? His importance is being shown by the […]

 

Snowden needs safe haven

By July 17, 2013

Since Washington has already ordered the employment of air piracy in its attempts to capture whistleblower Edward Snowden, no country has subsequently offered to fly him out of Russia, where he has been trapped for three weeks at Moscow’s airport. Snowden, who is currently negotiating with the Russian government for temporary sanctuary, told human rights […]

 

Lynching of Trayvon Martin goes unpunished

By July 15, 2013
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Workers World statement: One more travesty of justice Workers World Party joins with millions of people inside the U.S. and around the world in condemning in the strongest terms possible the “not guilty” verdict in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.  Martin, who was […]

 

Stop the war on Black America: Justice for Trayvon Martin!

By July 14, 2013

The following statement was issued on July 14 by Black Workers for Justice based in North Carolina. The not guilty ruling of George Zimmerman, the white supremacist murderer of Trayvon Martin, is a crime against humanity upheld by the courts. It sends a message made by the Dred Scott Act that a Black person has […]

 

A good move on Syria

By July 9, 2013

Demonstrations across the country against the U.S.-NATO-Israeli intervention in the war against Syria began in June and are continuing until at least July 17. Now, for the first time, the major anti-war coalitions in the United States have issued a joint call for these demonstrations. We want to congratulate those activists in the anti-war movement […]

 

Paula Deen: A Scarlett O’Hara, corporate-style

By July 1, 2013

By now, millions of people have heard about the so-called “down-to-earth” white Southern chef, Paula Deen, who was cited in a recent lawsuit for using the racist N-word against Black people who worked in her restaurants. The lawsuit was filed last November in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia by Lisa […]

 

Standing up to racist courts

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In the pre-Civil War era, courts in the U.S. regularly gave legal cover to slave catchers to search across the countryside for runaway slaves in order to return them in chains to face torture, rape and murder. After abolition, Black people were convicted of petty or nonexistent “crimes” to create chain gangs as a “legal” […]

 

WW salutes LGBTQ heroes B. Manning & CeCe McDonald

By June 26, 2013

Pride annually honors and commemorates the 1969 Stonewall rebellion, when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, primarily people of color, fought back against police brutality and harassment of LGBT communities. When police attempted to raid the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan in New York City, bar patrons and […]

 

Rosenbergs, Manning & Snowden

By June 18, 2013

June 19 marks the 60th anniversary of the assassinations of Ethel Rosenberg and Julius Rosenberg at Sing Sing prison in New York.  The Rosenbergs were convicted in a show trial of violating the 1917 Espionage Act by “stealing” atom bomb secrets for the Soviet Union, a charge which was totally false. Today, that same law […]

 

Apple bites workers at home & abroad

By June 16, 2013

Workers and small business people complain a lot about taxes — and rightfully so. Too often, however, some especially in the middle class buy into the right-wing argument that their taxes are high because of “wasteful” government social programs meant to alleviate the worst aspects of poverty in the U.S. Nothing could be further from […]

 
Over 100 U.S. cities: ‘We are all Trayvon’ Over 100 U.S. cities: ‘We are all Trayvon’

July 22 — Rallies, vigils, sit-ins and marches have continued across the United States in response to the July 13 jury verdict acquitting racist vigilante George Zimmerman in the 2012 slaying of Black youth Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. These actions erupted spontaneously on July 14 and 15 and have kept up since then all over the country. The African-American community, joined in solidarity by people of many nationalities, demands justice for Trayvon Martin and an end to murderous racism and national oppression. […]

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