Protests grow stronger, stop traffic across country

By December 8, 2014

Demonstrations expressing outrage over the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner took place over the Dec. 6-7 weekend and into Dec. 9. The most frequent chants at most protests were “Black lives matter” and “I can’t breathe.” At the University of California, Berkeley, on Dec. 4, the California Black Student Union held a […]


Ferguson rebellion and history of resistance

Lamont LillyWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Taken from a talk given by Lamont Lilly at the Nov. 15-16 Workers World Party national conference.   In 1865, African captives were supposedly freed from the brutal bowels and vicious bondage of chattel slavery. In 2008, we were supposedly freed again when the term “post-racial” became a national trend. What our mainstream history books […]


‘Homrich 9’ face charges for stopping water shutoffs

‘Homrich 9’ face charges for stopping water shutoffs

Dec. 8 — Nine Detroit activists were arrested in July for stopping trucks from leaving their yard to shut off thousands of poor people’s water. The nine are known as the “Homrich 9,” after the company hired by Detroit’s emergency manager to carry out water shutoffs of tens of thousands of people behind in their […]


Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists protest RE/MAX in Denver

Denver protest in solidarity with Palestine

Protesters marched with signs in front of the RE/MAX International headquarters in Denver to raise awareness that this U.S.-based global real estate corporation was selling Palestinian West Bank property to Jewish-only settlements that have displaced thousands of Palestinian families in the West Bank in violation of international law. RE/MAX profits from Israel’s relentless theft of […]


Brooklyn, N.Y., protest demands justice for Akai Gurley, slain by NYPD

By December 6, 2014
Demanding justice for Akai Gurley, Dec. 6.WW photo: Anne Pruden

Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 6 — Akai Gurley, a 28-year-old unarmed Black father, was taking the stairs with his partner at their apartment building in the Louis H. Pink Houses, a public housing project in East New York, Brooklyn, when he was shot to death on Nov. 20 by members of the New York Police Department. […]


Protests in U.S. grow bolder, larger after Garner injustice


Black, Brown and — to a greater extent even than in earlier protests in solidarity with Ferguson — white youth came out in great numbers and took the streets behind African-American leadership after the announcement that no charges would be brought against any of the cops responsible for the death of Eric Garner on Staten […]


Ferguson spreads: Walk out! Shut down!

By December 5, 2014
Shutting down St. Louis mall for justice, Nov. 28.

Dec. 1 — Resistance and anger over the failure of a grand jury to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown continued over the so-called Thanksgiving holiday, when activists and community members held protests to call attention to the struggle against police brutality and police killings, as well as disrupt the […]


Ferguson exposes U.S. ‘human rights’ fraud


Dec. 1 — With the grand jury in Missouri refusing to bring any charges against the white police officer who gunned down unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, President Barack Obama has revealed his incapacity to address the African-American national question at a time of rebellion and mass demonstrations in Ferguson and other areas […]


Up against the racist state


The national movement touched off Nov. 24 by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., reached over 170 cities. It is unprecedented in scope, going way beyond this recent killing to take on the front-line forces of the racist, capitalist state: the police. The police are a racist occupation force everywhere there is a […]


Imperialism and the Ebola epidemic

By December 4, 2014

Despite the international media attention focused on the latest and most widespread Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, there are contradictory reports on whether the three most severely impacted countries have met the treatment goals established by the World Health Organization and other agencies. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have borne the brunt of EBV’s latest outbreak. […]