Rebellion is justified!

By December 2, 2014

Dec. 2 — The new movement protesting injustice, racism and police brutality in the United States has entered its second week with undaunted determination and militancy. African-American youth in the main and other youth of color have led this movement. People — especially young people from all communities — have taken part, accepting that leadership. […]

 

Fighting Syracuse University students say, “We will not submit!”

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Syracuse, N.Y. — On Day 18 of the student sit-in at Syracuse University’s administration building, “THE General Body,” a united front of student groups, announced they were closing the occupation in order to move to Phase II of organizing against the corporate takeover of their school. (thegeneralbody.org) In a press conference, student spokespeople said: “We will not […]

 

Phony gay rights bill throws trans community under the bus in Michigan

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There is no question that the victories for marriage equality represent a huge advance for the LGBTQ movement. Two-thirds of the U.S. population now lives in states that permit or recognize same-sex unions. It is wholly possible that the U.S. Supreme Court will compel states that still discriminate against same-sex couples to allow them to […]

 

Ethnic Studies won for Los Angeles public schools — interview with an organizer

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Jefferson Azevedo of Workers World conducted this interview with Ron Gochez of Unión del Barrio in Los Angeles after a popular struggle won a districtwide Ethnic Studies program. Workers World: Ron, can you, please, let us know about yourself and what struggles you’ve been involved with. Ron Gochez — By profession, I’m a history teacher in […]

 

Walmart strikes unite with Ferguson protests

By December 1, 2014
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The fighting, angry spirit of the people of Ferguson, Mo., following the decision not to prosecute racist killer-cop Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown seems to have carried into many of the more than 2,250 reported strikes at Walmart stores around the United States from Nov. 26 through Nov. 28, “Black Friday.” Originally […]

 

BlackOut Collective shuts down BART for Michael Brown

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Photo: Julia Carrie Wong

Cat Brooks, one of the arrestees in the BlackOut Collective’s civil disobedience action, which shut down transbay traffic at the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station for most of the day on BlackOut Friday, spoke that same day to Terri Kay of Workers World. The demonstrators had chained themselves to two trains, one in each […]

 

National Day of Mourning honors Indigenous resistance

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WW photo:  Liz Green

Indigenous people and their supporters gathered on Coles Hill in Plymouth, Mass., for the 45th annual National Day of Mourning, organized by United American Indians of New England. A spirited march followed a rally, and then a potluck dinner and social at two local churches. NDOM brings the truth to light about the real meaning […]

 

At Day of Mourning rally, ‘Resistance is our right’

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Mahtowin MunroWW photo: Liz Green

Speech by Mahtowin Munro, co-chair of United American Indians of New England, on Nov. 27 at the Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass. To see a video of her talk, go to youtu.be/oOd1rASb5s8 Greetings to the people from the Four Directions who are here today and listening elsewhere! We want to welcome all the Indigenous people who […]

 

On 45th Day of Mourning — Native nations ‘are not vanishing … We are as strong as ever’

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Moonanum JamesWW photo: Liz Green

Speech by Moonanum James, co-chair of United American Indians of New England, on Nov. 27 at the Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass.  To see a video of his talk, go to youtu.be/n5x-gANVKG4 Once again on the fourth Thursday in November, United American Indians of New England have gathered on this hill to observe a […]

 

Leonard Peltier’s message on “Thanksgiving”

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National Day of Mourning march, Nov. 27.WW photo: Liz Green

The following greeting from political prisoner Leonard Peltier was read at the 45th annual National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass. Greetings my relatives, friends and supporters: I was thinking about the national holiday, “Thanksgiving,” the other day.  I won’t even go into what a horrible shame this American holiday is based on.  Instead, I […]

 
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