Pentagon abets French incursion in Africa

By December 12, 2013

After a Dec. 8 meeting between U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and French Defense Minister Yves Le Drian while both were in Afghanistan, Hagel ordered the Pentagon to assist France’s military buildup in the Central African Republic. With the backing of the U.N. Security Council, the Francois Hollande government has more than doubled France’s [...]


Venezuela Enabling Law provides new hope for Bolivarian revolution


By depleting the stocks of basic goods and unleashing speculation, the oligarchy opposing the government has imposed great difficulties on the daily lives of the majority of the Venezuelan people. The corporate media focused on the shortage of cornmeal, essential in the making of arepas, a staple of the Venezuelan diet, and other everyday products [...]


South Africa: Which Road to Liberation?

By December 11, 2013

Eyewitness account written in 1993 by Monica Moorehead PDF pamphlet


International Revolutionary Day honors Fred Hampton


Chicago, Dec. 4 — Every year on this day, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs (POCC/BPPC) convene International Revolutionary Day (IRD). This anniversary memorializes the martyrdom of Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. and Defense Captain Mark Clark at the hands of the Chicago Police Department on Dec. 4, 1969. [...]


Rhode Island protests Wal-Mart, honors Rosa Parks


On Dec. 1, the 58th anniversary of Rosa Park’s refusal to move from her bus seat, which sparked the 382-day Montgomery bus boycott, Deborah L. Wray read an annual human rights statement for the Rhode Island Rosa Parks Human Rights Committee in the year of Rosa’s 100th birthday (Feb. 4, 1913). A Black Friday protest [...]


Black youth arrested by racist cops in Rochester, N.Y.


Police officers arrested three Black teens as they were standing outside a store in downtown Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 27. Their “crime”? Waiting for a school bus. The three youths — Raliek Redd, 16; Deaquon Carelock, 16; and Wan’Tauhjs Weathers, 17 — are star athletes at Edison Tech High School and were waiting for a [...]


Philly youth demand “Free Mumia, end education cuts & mass incarceration!’

WW photo: Betsey Piette

While dozens of schools close, incarceration of youth of color continues to increase, and the Black youth unemployment rate jumps to around 50 percent, young people feel the heat of an all-out war against them in Philadelphia. On Dec. 7, 75 young people from across Philadelphia came together at a “Youth on the Move” forum, hosted by Students for Mumia Abu-Jamal, [...]


Mandela’s legacy extends from South Africa, the Continent to the world

Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro meet in
Durban in 1998 for Non-Aligned Movement Summit.

Nelson Mandela’s death has drawn responses from throughout the U.S. and the world. To oppressed and working people, Mandela was a symbol and example of self-sacrifice and lifelong commitment to revolutionary change. Placing his legacy in a revolutionary perspective is important in countering the corporate media view, which attempts to strip away the actual history [...]


Mandela: ‘Great loss for struggle of Palestinian people’


The following statement was posted at on Dec. 7. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine expressed its deep condolences upon the death of the South African national symbol of struggle and solidarity against the apartheid regime, a friend of liberation movements around the world, the leader Nelson Mandela. The Front described Mandela [...]


New York protesters slam de Blasio’s choice to head NYPD

Youth say no to more racial profiling, Dec. 9.WW photo: Greg Butterfield

Dec. 9 — People came out on a day’s notice in freezing weather to protest New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s appointment of arch-racist William Bratton as the next police commissioner. De Blasio had campaigned as an opponent of stop-and-frisk racial profiling. But Bratton pioneered the policy under former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and has since [...]