Still demanding justice for Michael Brown

By September 19, 2014
Parent and child at protest in Ferguson, Mo.

The people of Ferguson, Mo., and supporters are still demanding the indictment and arrest of white police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. They attempted to block traffic on Interstate 70 on Sept. 10. Large numbers of police were in force to try to prevent the protest from having […]


Central Park Five settlement finalized

Photo from a leaflet for an Oct. 29, 2012, protest for the Five.

“This is now the icing on the cake,” said Raymond Santana, one of the Central Park Five. “My whole life has been about fighting this case. … Back in 1989, our voices were taken from us and we were silenced, and now, to have it back, to stand up tall and to take what’s rightfully […]


Police terror in Milwaukee

By September 18, 2014
Protest at Red Arrow park in Milwaukee
Aug. 22 demands justice for victims of police terror.Photo: Bryan G. Pfeifer

Dontre Hamilton was sleeping in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee on April 30. Moments later he lay on the ground dead, shot at least 14 times by a Milwaukee cop. Family spokesperson Nathaniel Hamilton, Dontre’s brother, says that before the cop that killed Dontre arrived on the scene, two police officers had previously been […]


Boston workers unite behind fired union leader

Andre Francois, left, and Steve Kirschbaum (with bullhorn) at Sept. 15 rally. Both were illegally fired by Veolia.Photo: Howard Rotman

A Dorchester, Mass., district courtroom was packed Sept. 15 with mainly school bus drivers and supporters in solidarity with Steve Kirschbaum, a leader and founder of United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union. Kirschbaum has been falsely accused of four felony charges by the Boston police following a rally in late June […]


Against climate change? Fight for system change!


The largest demonstration against climate change ever will take place in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21. This important action deserves the support of all employed and unemployed workers and certainly of all who consider themselves revolutionaries. Climate change is such a dire issue for the worldwide working class that it merits a massive […]


Banks cause Detroit water crisis


The city of Detroit, under a right-wing, state-appointed “emergency manager” who has plunged the city into the largest municipal bankruptcy in United States history, has been on a vicious campaign since March to turn off the water of residential customers whom the city claims owe more than $150 on their water bills. These mass shutoffs […]


WWP hosts Philly socialism conference

UNITE HERE Local 7 member Sara Benjamin at socialist conference, Sept. 13.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Some 100 community members, students and activists attended the Philadelphia Workers World Party Socialism Conference on Sept. 13 held at the historic Church of the Advocate, a center of struggle for Black liberation. Speakers included WWP First Secretary Larry Holmes; secretariat members Deirdre Griswold and Sara Flounders; Berta Joubert-Ceci, leader of the Philadelphia branch of […]


Atlanta Hawks owners’ racism exposed

By September 17, 2014

I am not a sports fan. In fact, I have never been to a professional basketball game, much less an Atlanta Hawks game. What I know about the owners and managers of the Atlanta Hawks comes from what I have read in the local papers and heard on television — and of course, my own […]


The Cuban Five: 16 years of unjust imprisonment

Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort, Ramón Labañino Salazar, and Rene González Sehewert.

People of conscience gathered Sept. 12 in cities across the country and the world to commemorate the 16th year since Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González — known collectively as the Cuban Five — were arrested in Miami. Several years before their arrest in 1998, these five intelligence officers ­began […]


Ray Rice, racism and women’s oppression

By September 16, 2014

The National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens’ running back, Ray Rice, has been indefinitely suspended from the NFL, and then cut by his team as of Sept. 8 due to a February domestic violence incident involving his then fiancee Janay Palmer. In May, a surveillance video was publicly released showing Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out […]