‘Streetz Party’ commemorates Black Panther leader’s birthday in Chicago

By September 4, 2014
Comrade Mother Akua Njeri and Chairman Fred, Jr. in front of 2337 W. Monroe.

Every year on Aug. 30, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs organize a birthday celebration for Chairman Fred Hampton Sr., the Black Panther Party leader in Chicago who was assassinated by the Chicago Police Department in a pre-dawn raid on Dec. 4, 1969, along with Defense Captain Mark […]


‘Behind the Red Line’ highlights human suffering of U.S.-backed war


The following is an International Action Center news release of Sept. 4. A dramatic exhibit of 40 photos by Russian and Ukrainian journalists showcasing the destruction and human suffering caused by the U.S.-backed war in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region opens in New York City on Thursday, Sept. 4. The touring exhibit, entitled “Ukraine: Behind the […]


The Pentagon — the climate elephant


There is an elephant in the climate debate that by U.S. demand cannot be discussed or even acknowledged. This agreement to ignore the elephant is now the accepted basis of all international negotiations on climate change. It is well understood by every possible measurement that the Pentagon, the U.S. military machine, is the world’s biggest […]


Ferguson Rebellion exposes U.S. racism globally

By September 2, 2014
We are Ferguson

Just one day after U.S. President Barack Obama hosted leaders from across Africa, African Americans exploded in rebellion in Ferguson, Mo. A series of lawsuits have been filed against the city of Ferguson charging police misconduct and brutality during the demonstrations in response to the police killing of Michael Brown. Six plaintiffs have filed federal […]


Ferguson struggle helps build workers’ solidarity

By September 1, 2014
Hands Up Don't Ship

The call for justice continues not only in Ferguson, Mo., but around the United States since the Aug. 9 brutal murder of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African American who was shot in broad daylight by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Not since the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion has there been another one like the […]


Ukraine photo exhibit: Suffering and resistance in the Donbass

By August 31, 2014
Ukraine photo exhibit

Huntington, N.Y. — “Ukraine: Behind the Red Line,” a photographic display of the war in Ukraine, documents the devastation of the lives of the people in the Donbass region as well as the organized resistance in Donbass to the junta regime in Kiev. Armed men and women who make up the people’s militias supported by […]


Residents resist gentrification

Brooklyn protesters say they ‘won’t be moved!’

Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 24 — About 250 angry demonstrators gathered today for a march near the east side of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. This is where developers plan to build luxury housing with up to 25 floors that will block the beautiful view of the park and crowd the neighborhood. Protesters marched down Empire […]


A celebration of Chelsea Manning’s courage

WW photo: Gloria Verdieu

San Diego, Calif., activists marked the one-year anniversary of Chelsea Manning’s coming out as a transperson with a gathering in Hillcrest, Calif., on Aug. 22. There, they celebrated Manning’s courage and raised awareness about transgender issues and the imprisoned hero’s campaign for freedom. Manning, a U.S. Army private, was sentenced last summer to 35 years […]


Judge Claudia House Morcom, ¡Presente!

By August 28, 2014
Judge Claudia House Morcom, second from left, followed by Alicia Jrapko,
Graciela Ramirez, Gloria Justo, Netfa Freeman on the right end, Nov. 2013.Photo: International Committee For The Freedom Of The Cuban 5

Judge Claudia House Morcom died in her Detroit home on Aug. 17, at age 82. ­Dignified, glamorously beautiful and generous with her time, wisdom and counsel, she didn’t fear speaking truth to power whether the struggle for justice appeared on a global stage or closer to home. A memorial service remembered her rich, lifelong and […]


Detroit WWP hosts Marxist conference


“Marxism: The Science Behind the Struggle” was the theme of a two-day educational conference Aug. 23-24 hosted by Detroit Workers World Party and FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together, a revolutionary youth group. In addition to Detroit and metropolitan Detroit, participants came from the Chicago area, Wisconsin, Ohio and Virginia. Attendees were a multinational group […]