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Articles by Eric Struch

Int’l Revolutionary Day honors Fred Hampton

December 20, 2013

Fred Hampton Chicago, Dec. 4 — Every year on this day, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs (POCC/BPPC) convene International Revolutionary Day (IRD). This anniversary memorializes the martyrdom of Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. and Defense [...]

International Revolutionary Day honors Fred Hampton

December 11, 2013

Chicago, Dec. 4 — Every year on this day, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs (POCC/BPPC) convene International Revolutionary Day (IRD). This anniversary memorializes the martyrdom of Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. and Defense Captain Mark Clark [...]

Event honors Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.

September 11, 2013

Photo: Amanda Avilez The Chairman Fred Street Party is a yearly observance by the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs of the Aug. 30 birthday of Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. The event takes place annually at Ground Zero, 2337 [...]

Chicago board closes 50 schools

June 2, 2013

Photo: Patricia Linarez Despite a heroic series of demonstrations led by the Chicago Teachers Union that involved support from school pupils and community organizations, the Chicago Board of Education and the right-wing, anti-people, anti-Black administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 [...]

Chicago teachers step up resistance to school closings

May 23, 2013

Chicago school teachers held a large rally on May 20 that focused on resisting attempts to shut down as many as 54 public schools, most in oppressed Black and Latino/a neighborhoods. The right-wing, anti-people, anti-Black administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been waging a war against [...]

Profiteering, racism behind closing of 61 Chicago schools

March 27, 2013

Support for Chicago teachers in September.Photo: Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 Chicago — The Rahm Emanuel administration and the Chicago Public Schools, along with politically connected corporate interests, are making a calculated move to turn the clock back for Black and Latino/a students to [...]

Chicago protesters say ‘No’ to Greek fascists

January 24, 2013

Workers World Party activists at Jan. 19 anti-fascist protest. Sign, left, reads, “O thanatos sto fasismo!” (death to fascism!), with picture of the Meligala well. Meligala is a Greek town that was liberated in 1944 by ELAS, the communist guerrilla army, who executed all the Nazis and [...]

Chicago New Black Panther Party focuses on local issues

January 11, 2013

Chawn Saddam Kweli speaks Jan. 5.Photo: Patrice Linarez Chicago — The first public meeting of the newly re-established Illinois Chapter of the New Black Panther Party was held on Jan. 5 at the Cultural Center of the Marcus Garvey Institute, in the historic Roseland neighborhood on [...]

Chicago teachers’ union points the way

January 4, 2013

Eric StruchWW photo: Brenda RyanExcerpts from a talk by Eric Struch, a Workers World Party organizer in Chicago, at the Nov. 17-18, 2012, WWP conference in New York. See video at youtube/wwpvideo. The teachers’ strike last September was a high-water mark in the class struggle in Chicago, and it [...]
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