$15 and a union!

By April 10, 2014
April 3 protest at McDonald’s restaurant in Philadelphia.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Philadelphia — Low-wage workers and their supporters gathered outside a McDonald’s restaurant here on April 3 for the second time in two weeks to challenge the megacorporation’s theft of workers’ wages and its negative treatment of employees and customers alike. Both demonstrations were organized by “Fight for $15” and called for a union for the […]

 

Detroit youth march for jobs

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April 4 protest.WW photo: Kris Hamel

Demanding jobs and an end to the corporate theft of city services in the municipal bankruptcy case, several dozen people marched through downtown Detroit on April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Called by the youth group Detroit FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together), it was a march for jobs […]

 

Who killed Kendrick Johnson?

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April 4 rally.Photo: Azi Ebrahimi

Macon, Ga. — Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the William Augustus Bootle Federal Building in Macon, Ga., on April 4 to press for justice in the case of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, whose mutilated body was discovered in a rolled-up wrestling mat on Jan. 11, 2013. K.J., as he was known to his […]

 

Barbecue honors Bobby Hutton

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Lil’ Bobby Hutton BBQ.

The “Lil’ Bobby Hutton BBQ for the People” was held in Oakland, Calif., on April 6, with about 75 people enjoying free food, speakers and entertainment. Lil’ Bobby was killed by the Oakland Police Department prior to his having a “Feeding The People” function at ­DeFremery Park in Oakland. Mumia Abu-Jamal notes in “We Want […]

 

Lenin’s ‘Imperialism’ and the struggle vs the 1%

By April 9, 2014
Lamont Lilly & Monica Moorehead lead “What is a revolutionary” discussion on March 29.WW photo: Durham WWP branch

In commemoration of Lenin’s death 90 years ago. Excerpted from a talk given at the March 29, 2014, “Hard Times are Fighting Times” conference in Durham, N.C. Vladimir Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik Party, which led the first successful socialist revolution in modern history. Out of this revolution was born the Union of […]

 

The National Question & Black Liberation

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V.I. Lenin

In commemoration of Lenin’s death 90 years ago. Excerpted from a talk given at the March 29, 2014, “Hard Times are Fighting Times” conference in Durham, N.C. Just as Vladimir Lenin did in October of 1917, it is time that freedom fighters once again revisit the importance of the National Question. As thinkers and revolutionaries […]

 

Challenge to labor movement: UPS fires 250 union workers

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April 4 press conference for fired UPS workers.WW photo: Anne Pruden

Bosses fire workers for being late. But Jairo Reynes, a 24-year United Parcel Service worker at the company’s Maspeth hub in Queens, N.Y., was fired for being early. With management approval, Reynes came in early sometimes to find a good spot at the loading dock for his truck. The UPS bosses then turned around and […]

 

Hard times are fighting times: Why and how we must win the South

By April 8, 2014
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The following document was prepared by members of the Durham, N.C., branch of Workers World Party and updated on April 8, 2014.   The goal of this document is to help inform discussion at the March 29th Hard Times Are Fighting Times Conference on Socialism by placing current anti-racist struggles in the U.S. South and […]

 

All out for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 60th birthday

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Mumia Abu-Jamal

Philadelphia — On April 24, political prisoner and world-renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal turns 60. He has spent over half his life in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row, and most recently, since early 2012, he has been in general population at SCI Mahanoy where he still faces life in prison despite ample evidence of his innocence. In […]

 

Black Workers for Justice banquet

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Black Workers for Justice held their 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Support for Labor Banquet in Raleigh, N.C., on April 5. The Rev. John Mendez of Winston Salem delivered the keynote address at the banquet, which raised the struggle for dignity and democracy in North Carolina and the South, particularly in the context of […]

 
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