Suit challenges law muzzling Mumia

By November 20, 2014

Attorneys representing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed a lawsuit in federal court in Harrisburg, Pa., on Nov. 10 seeking to overturn a Pennsylvania censorship bill that had been quickly passed in October and then signed into law by outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett. The Pittsburgh-based Abolitionist Law Center, the Amistad Law Project and the Roderick and […]

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Homeless organize in Boston

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An overflow crowd of 300 homeless people and their supporters rocked the Blackstone Community Center in Boston’s South End on Nov. 12. Many were among the 700 homeless people who were thrown out of Boston’s biggest shelter — Long Island Shelter in Boston Harbor — on Oct. 9, after the only bridge leading to it […]

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Protests over police violence sweep France

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Paris youth say: ‘Rémi: The people are in the streets!’

Rémi Fraisse was killed by an “offensive grenade” used by French cops Oct. 26 during a protest against a dam being built in Tarn, a rural area northeast of Toulouse. Fraisse, 21, was part of the encampment by a local militant group with the slogan “As long as there are bodies, there will be no […]

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Spread Marxism, build the party

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Excerpts from the talk given by Fred Goldstein at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE This is a very difficult period for the working class and the oppressed. But this difficult period also offers great potential and opportunity for revolutionaries. I think it is safe to say that the capitalist system in all its aspects has not been so visibly rotten and so universally harmful to […]

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Lessons of May Day & the migrant rights movement

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Talk by Teresa Gutierrez to the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Not too long ago, the movement in this country hardly remembered, much less commemorated, May Day. In 2005, however, a wonderful grouping of labor activists and communists sought to revive May Day and organized a Union Square demonstration. May Day 2005 was a great start in flexing working-class muscle: a call […]

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What it takes to unite the workers & oppressed

By November 19, 2014
Excerpts from the talk given by Larry Holmes at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: Brenda Ryan

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Comrades, I want to start by saying a word about the immense Boston struggle. In the relationships between capital and labor at any given time there is a norm. We all know what it has been: givebacks, concessions, two-tier wage levels. From Detroit to Philadelphia, everywhere, the workers have been decimated. […]

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Youth are the future!

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Opening talk at the 2014 Workers World National Conference in New York City by Colleen Davidson, a member of the Baltimore Branch of Workers World Party and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE I would like to ask all the FIST members, in fact, all the young people in the hall, to stand — because you are the future of Workers World Party! This year’s conference comes at a critical juncture. Many of you who have gathered in this hall have been on the […]

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Ferguson’s moment of truth

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A moment of truth approaches in Ferguson, in Missouri, in the United States. Two sides are mobilizing for the next step in the struggle for freedom from police and state repression for nationally oppressed peoples in the United States. The point of contention is the Missouri grand jury’s decision either to indict the killer of […]

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WWP National Conference: ‘Down with capitalism!’

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FIST youth lead the conference in singing the Internationale.WW photo: G. Dunkel

Long Island City, Queens, N.Y. — The stage banner in a school auditorium in Queens, N.Y., said it all: “Workers World Party stands in solidarity with Gaza, Ferguson and Ayotzi! Down with capitalism! Fight for socialism!” This theme resonated on Nov. 15-16 as the WWP annual national conference highlighted major struggles here and worldwide, including […]

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Ferguson’s moment of truth

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A moment of truth approaches in Ferguson, in Missouri, in the United States. Two sides are mobilizing for the next step in the struggle for freedom from police and state repression for nationally oppressed peoples in the United States. The point of contention is the Missouri grand jury’s decision either to indict the killer of […]

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