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The Civil War: Lessons for today’s struggle

July 30, 2015

Below are excerpts from the book “The Klan and the Government: Foes or Allies?” written in 1983 by Sam Marcy, the founder of Workers World Party. The entire book can be read online at workers.org. In the Civil War in the U.S., the bourgeois democratic revolution was aborted. It did result in [...]

Capitalism’s war on children

July 30, 2015

The Black Lives Matter upsurge gained national and international prominence almost a year ago in the aftermath of the police murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The next day, Aug. 10, a heroic rebellion led by Black youth exposed an ongoing racist war and occupation by local and [...]

Is prison clemency the answer?

July 21, 2015

On July 16, President Barack Obama made a visit to a federal prison in Reno, Okla., to bring attention in his own way to the criminality of the U.S. criminal justice system and its biased laws, especially toward people convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. It is the first time that a U.S. [...]

Debt means having the same enemy

July 14, 2015

What do working people in Greece, Ghana, Detroit and Puerto Rico have in common? They are all exploited by imperialist finance capital. Now, in 2015, all are targets of big capital’s class war. From Wall Street to London, Paris and Frankfurt, the banks and the national states that ride shotgun [...]

Solidarity with workers in Greece

July 13, 2015

Which side are you on? In the struggle between European and U.S. finance capital, on one side, and the work force of Greece, on the other, the choice should be easy. Any class-conscious worker, any progressive individual from Tierra del Fuego to Lapland, from Vladivostok west to Honolulu, should be [...]

Stop racist executions!

July 10, 2015

The Supreme Court has backed the use of an execution drug used in U.S. prisons over the objection of death row inmates. By a vote of 5-4, the court’s five right-wing justices on June 29 gave the stamp of approval to death-penalty states to utilize midazolam during executions. Their ruling in [...]

Ruling on ACA subsidies

July 6, 2015

Some 6.4 million people breathed a sigh of relief on June 25. On that day, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in the King v. Burwell case to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s subsidy provision. The law provides federal subsidies in the form of tax credits to low-income individuals so they can purchase [...]

No more Dylann Roofs!

June 23, 2015

At Big Bethel AME church in Atlanta. The pastor asked for the banner to be held behind the pulpit during the Friday service honoring those killed in Charleston, S.C.Photo:  @BigBethelAMEC The senseless and unspeakable massacre of nine Black people, ranging in ages from 26 to 87, in an historic [...]

Zero tolerance for racism

June 18, 2015

An historic Black church in Charleston, S.C., has been hit by an act of racist terrorism. The nine people killed on June 17 may not be victims of the systematic racism of the police and courts that the Black Lives Matter movement has been combatting. They also may not be the victims of an organized [...]

A very hot summer

June 16, 2015

Protest in Texas. It gets very hot in June in McKinney, Texas, 30 miles north of Dallas. So when 19-year-old high school senior Tatyana Rhodes invited her classmates to a “school’s out” pool party on June 5 at her subdivision’s facility, the Craig Ranch North Community Pool, dozens of [...]
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