In defense of rebellion in Ferguson

By November 25, 2014
Philadelphia, Nov. 24.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Members of the Ferguson and St. Louis, Mo., communities started gathering in front of the notorious Ferguson police station on Nov. 24, hours before the pro-cop state prosecutor, Bob McCullough, announced to the whole world the grand jury findings on whether a white police officer, Darren Wilson, would be indicted for killing an 18-year-old African-American […]

 

The KKK and Ferguson

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Domestic terrorism is not new in the United States. Following the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 freeing the enslaved Africans, and then the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction in 1865, the notorious hate group, the Ku Klux Klan, was formed that same year. Since then, the KKK […]

 

Frame-up trial of Boston school bus drivers union leader turns into ‘Solidarity Day 7’

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After two charges were dropped at hearing, union militant Stevan Kirschbaum speaks to crowd of Boston bus drivers and other supporters.WW photo: Brenda Ryan

Dorchester, Mass. — The fighting members of Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, and their supporters from the community, labor and the political movement staged a virtual occupation of the Dorchester [Mass.] District Court on Nov. 24 at the scene of the continuing anti-union frame-up trial of USW 8751 grievance chair and founder, Stevan […]

 

Boston school bus union on trial

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Nov. 24 — As hundreds of supporters of Stevan Kirschbaum, a USW Local 8751 chief steward, packed the court here today, his attorneys filed a motion to dismiss charges. The judge ruled that he would make a decision on the motion in two weeks’ time. He set a date for the trial to begin on […]

 

Tues, Nov 25 – JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN

By November 24, 2014
Michael Brown

PROTEST FERGUSON GRAND JURY VERDICT JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN NYC EMERGENCY PROTEST TOMORROW TUES ►NOV 25 5 pm Union Square • NYC (North Side of Square on 17th Street) Peoples Power Assembly and Other Justice Forces http://peoplespowerassemblies.org/ – Michael Brown  

 

Capitalist crisis, Ferguson and state repression

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Ferguson

Nov. 22 — Whatever happens with the Darren Wilson case, one thing is certain: The rebellion and resolve of the people in Ferguson, Mo., particularly the African-American youth, are not an accident. The Black population of Ferguson has been subject to all the forces bearing down upon the workers and oppressed in the U.S. In […]

 

Long live a free Puerto Rico!

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Berta Joubert-CeciWW photo: Bert Joubert-Ceci

Excerpted from a talk by Berta Joubert-Ceci to the Workers World Party national conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. We are seeing the effects and the consequences of this stage of capitalism — what we have called “capitalism at a dead end.” The intensification of the attacks at all levels on working people, on […]

 

Build workers’ assemblies!

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Steven CeciWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Talk given by Steven Ceci at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York City. First, I would like to congratulate Comrade Tommy for his courageous decision as a McDonald’s worker to go on strike and be arrested. We also want to salute the Walmart workers who, this past Thursday, took the […]

 

Racism and the underfunding of Philadelphia schools

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Betsey PietteWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Betsey Piette, of the Philadelphia branch of Workers World Party, gave this talk at the WWP national conference, held on Nov. 15-16 in New York City. In 2014, the discretionary budget for one Philadelphia elementary school was just $160 — roughly the cost of a family’s weekly groceries. It was meant to provide books, postage, […]

 

Fast-food worker: Strike is our main weapon

By November 23, 2014
Tommy CavanaughWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Talk by Tommy Cavanaugh at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York on Nov. 15. It really is an honor to address this conference as a McDonald’s worker and striker. Instead of the self-blame and lack of dignity the bosses and bourgeois media try to instill in us, I stand proud […]

 
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