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The racist militarization of Ferguson, Mo.

By August 18, 2014

Aug. 18 — The air was again choked in Ferguson, Mo., with smoke bombs and tear gas.  Protesters’ chants competed with bursts of firearms shooting rubber bullets. This was in late evening, after Saturday, Aug. 16, passed into the early moments of Sunday, shortly after the curfew took effect. Residents of Ferguson, a small suburb […]


Honor Chokwe Lumumba

By March 11, 2014
Chokwe Lumumba

Build a people’s assembly Jackson, Miss. — On March 8, hundreds of people, especially from the South and particularly Jackson, Miss., came to mourn and reflect on the life of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who died suddenly on Feb. 25 at the age of 66.  Starting with a March 5 tribute at the historically Black college, […]


New investigation, reparations sought for Clarence Moses-El

By January 10, 2014
Clarence Moses-El

In November 1996, Clarence Moses-El, who is imprisoned at Kit Carson Correctional Facility in Burlington, Colo., expected to be vindicated of the rape for which he had been convicted in Denver. Ever since his conviction in 1987, Moses-El has upheld his innocence. From the beginning, he asked that the biological evidence be tested. It wasn’t. […]


Fighting for people’s power

By December 9, 2013
Larry Hales

  Talk given at the 2013 WWP conference by Larry Hales. What drives us as revolutionaries is our ability to generalize from our individual hardships — to see them not as personal misfortunes, but as stemming from systemic exploitation and oppression in an uncaring system, one that puts the interests of the few over the […]


Anatomy of two shootings in Washington, D.C., and Chicago

By September 26, 2013

There were two shootings within days of one another in the United States that have been classified as mass shootings.  The first was on Monday morning, Sept. 16, at the Washington Navy Yard, allegedly committed by Aaron Alexis.  The other was early Friday, Sept. 20, in Chicago, allegedly committed by more than one person. Both […]


The political, historical significance of Chokwe Lumumba mayoral win in Jackson, Miss.

By June 25, 2013
Chokwe Lumumba

The following article is based on a talk given at a June 14 Workers World Party forum in New York.  Hales is a WW contributing editor and a People’s Power Assembly Movement organizer.   The revolution can’t be elected, but elections can be helpful to the progressive and the revolutionary struggles.  Some on the left […]


The recent trip to Cuba by Jay-Z and Beyonce in proper context

By April 15, 2013

Recently the rapper Jay-Z released a track called “Open Letter” to answer the critics of him and his partner Beyoncé’s one-week excursion to Cuba for their fifth wedding anniversary.  The track is a spare 2-and-a-half minute retort produced by Swizz Beats and Timbaland.  It’s a laid-back, head-nodding type of production, reminiscent of the mid-to-late 1990s, […]


Protest demands justice for Ramarley Graham

By February 6, 2013
Ramarley Graham

New York — On Feb. 2, one year after Ramarley Graham was shot to death in his bathroom in front of his 6-year-old brother and his grandmother, hundreds of Bronx residents and supporters from throughout the New York metropolitan area rallied with the family of Ramarley and marched to the 47th Precinct, where Richard Haste, the […]


La tragedia de Sandy Hook

By January 2, 2013

Las armas no son su verdadero origen Traducción de Ricardo Garcia Pérez, revisado por MO. A la mayoría de las personas les resulta inconcebible que haya alguien capaz de hacer daño a un niño de forma deliberada. En realidad, la mayoría experimentaría idéntica reacción ante la cruel desconsideración de poner en peligro la vida de […]


Sandy Hook tragedy: Its roots go deeper than guns

By December 19, 2012

Most people find it unconscionable that anyone would deliberately harm a child. In fact, most would have the same reaction to callous disregard that puts a young life in danger’s way. So when news of the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., began to spread, it is of little doubt that […]