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Why build workers’ assemblies

By December 2, 2013
Sharon BlackWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Talk given at the WWP conference by Sharon Black. The new low-wage workers movement is really a movement in embryo form that is taking on the global problem of fighting low wages. In some parts of the world, like Bangladesh, the workers are way ahead. They have been engaging in revolts to raise the minimum […]

 

Why we fight for a $15 minimum wage

By October 23, 2013

On Oct. 24, community activists, students, members of the Occupy Wall Street movement, labor unionists and underpaid workers from every industry will rally to mark the 75th anniversary of the first minimum wage law. They will demand an increase from the current federal hourly minimum wage of $7.25 to $15. In New York City, protesters […]

 

Workers Assemblies, Oct. 24 and the fight to raise workers’ wages

By October 6, 2013

The following is taken from a talk by Sharon Black given at the Sept. 27 Workers World Party public forum in New York City. Black is a member of the Baltimore Workers Assembly and attended the 2013 AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles. I want to read a passage from “The History of the Russian Revolution” […]

 

Alabama struggle defends voter rights

By June 17, 2013

Selma, Ala. — The National Coalition of Leaders to Save Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is in the forefront of the struggle to fight the Supreme Court challenge that would render the 1965 Voters Act all but ineffective. On June 14, this coalition held a daylong caravan throughout Alabama.  Rallies and marches were held in four towns and […]

 

A real answer to police terror

By December 14, 2012
Sharon BlackWW photo: Brenda Ryan

  Excerpts from a talk given by Sharon Black, a national Workers World Party organizer and representative of the Baltimore People’s Assembly, at the WWP Nov. 17-18 conference in New York. See video at youtube.com/wwpvideo. Baltimore, like Gaza, is an occupied city. I’m not asserting that the people of Baltimore are suffering the same kind […]

 

NYC protesters: Superstorm exposes capitalism

By November 4, 2012
Photo: Janet Mayes

New York, Nov. 3 — The Peoples Power Movement held a protest in the center of Manhattan in front of the James A. Farley Post Office Building on 8th Avenue and 32nd Street to point out the huge contradictions of the capitalist system and to raise a “people’s program” of fighting for power. What was […]

 

Baltimore vigil protests cop killing of homeless man

By September 2, 2012
Friend of Rudolph Bell Sr. stands with Rev. Cortly “CD” Witherspoon.WW photo: Sharon Black

Representatives of the Baltimore Peoples Assembly gathered for a vigil and protest in front of the boarded-up house that Rudy Bell Sr., a homeless veteran, had made his home at 1607 W. Lexington Street. This was also where he was shot to death by Baltimore city police on Aug. 18. Bell is the 10th person […]

 
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