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Trans immigrant Jennicet Gutiérrez challenges Obama

July 1, 2015

Jennicet Gutiérrez disrupting President Obama. How should the progressive or the immigrant rights movement respond to the Democratic Party’s policies and actions on immigration? Jennicet Gutiérrez has shown how. On June 24, Gutiérrez, a Mexican transgender woman, boldly and courageously took [...]

Los Angeles PRIDE forum

July 1, 2015

Shelley Ettinger Rebecka Jackson John Parker “Liberation and solidarity in the age of the Black Lives Matter movement” was the topic of discussion during a June 13 Workers World Party Pride Month forum held in Los Angeles at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice featuring Shelley [...]

Fortieth anniversary of Oglala incident: Free Leonard Peltier!

July 1, 2015

Following are excerpts from a statement written by Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier on June 26, 2015. Peltier has been falsely imprisoned for 40 years. In a July 5, 2007, Workers World article, Brenda Ryan wrote: “In Native American history, June 26th is a day of anguish. On that date in [...]

Solidarity caravan for Cuba

June 30, 2015

“The blockade has not been lifted. We cannot miss that point,” emphasized Gail Walker, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization director and daughter of Pastors for Peace founder the Rev. Lucius Walker. She spoke June 24 at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., to [...]

Standing with Charleston massacre victims

June 30, 2015

PhiladelphiaWW photo: Joseph Piette DetroitWW photo: Kris Hamel A protest and speakout against the Charleston, S.C., terrorist massacre and systemic racism was held in downtown Detroit on June 26. Called by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, activists lined Woodward Avenue during the busy afternoon [...]

Baltimore City Councilmember proposes moratorium on water shutoffs

June 30, 2015

WW photo: Sharon Black Baltimore is a city that has been in the headlines in recent weeks because of the Black Lives Matter movement and the righteous rebellion against police terror in the wake of the murder of Freddie Grey. However, what has been overshadowed since then is the continuing crisis [...]

LGBTQ victory shows that mass struggle wins rights

June 29, 2015

Michigan plaintiffs Jayne Rowse, left, and April DeBoer with their four children at Motor City Pride, June 7.WW photo: Kris Hamel June 26 was a day of huge celebrations. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality. Laws defining marriage as “between one man and one woman” came [...]

‘By any means necessary, Black Liberation will matter!’

June 29, 2015

By Erica Mines Erica Mines speaking at June 27 Charleston solidarity demonstration in Philadelphia. Philadelphia represents the epitome of state-sanctioned violence at the hands of police: the so-called race riots of 1964, orchestrated by a racist mayor named Frank Rizzo; the bombing of the MOVE [...]
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