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‘Streetz Party’ commemorates Black Panther leader’s birthday in Chicago

By September 4, 2014
Comrade Mother Akua Njeri and Chairman Fred, Jr. in front of 2337 W. Monroe.

Every year on Aug. 30, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs organize a birthday celebration for Chairman Fred Hampton Sr., the Black Panther Party leader in Chicago who was assassinated by the Chicago Police Department in a pre-dawn raid on Dec. 4, 1969, along with Defense Captain Mark […]

 

Int’l Revolutionary Day honors Fred Hampton

By December 20, 2013
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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 at the hands of the Chicago Police Department on Dec. 4, 1969. […]

 

International Revolutionary Day honors Fred Hampton

By 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 at the hands of the Chicago Police Department on Dec. 4, 1969. […]

 

Event honors Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.

By 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 W. Chairman Fred Hampton Way (aka “Monroe St.”), where, […]

 

Chicago board closes 50 schools

By 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 schools in a decision that took less than two minutes. The May 22 decision means that […]

 

Chicago teachers step up resistance to school closings

By May 23, 2013
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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 public education. City Hall and the heads of […]

 

Profiteering, racism behind closing of 61 Chicago schools

By 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 the bad old days of Jim Crow apartheid “separate but equal” schools. The administration is trying to convince Chicago residents that a reckless […]

 

Chicago protesters say ‘No’ to Greek fascists

By 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 threw their bodies down the well.

Chicago  — About 100 concerned anti-fascists showed up Jan. 19, a very cold winter day, to demonstrate at the Greek consulate in Streeterville against the rumored opening of a Golden Dawn office here. That fascist group had already tried to open an office in Queens, N.Y., which is home to a large Greek community and the […]

 

Chicago New Black Panther Party focuses on local issues

By 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’s far South Side. The theme of the meeting was “S.O.S. — Saving Our Selves.” The meeting hall […]

 

Chicago teachers’ union points the way

By January 4, 2013
Eric StruchWW photo: Brenda Ryan

The teachers’ strike last September was a high-water mark in the class struggle in Chicago, and it shows in which direction things must move. The strike was a link in the chain of class struggle that includes other battles like the factory floor occupation at Republic Windows and Doors and the occupation of the state […]

 
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