Who killed Kendrick Johnson?

By April 10, 2014
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 [...]

 

Gathering in Brussels undermines African unity

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EU-Africa Summit may lead to increased imperialist interventions The EU-Africa Summit on April 2-3 in Brussels was not attended by several key African leaders from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Eritrea and Sudan. The European Union bypassed guidelines set down by a leading organ of the African Union, the Peace and Security Council, in convening and [...]

 

Behind right-wing gains in French election

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The New York Times and Washington Post in the U.S. and the Guardian in England presented France’s local elections on March 30 as a breakthrough for the French far right, along with substantial gains for the center-right. But the real key to understanding developments in France is the record level of abstentions. Nearly 40 percent [...]

 

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 [...]

 

MLK & jobs

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On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., while showing solidarity with more than 1,000 striking low-wage sanitation workers, all African Americans. The spark for the strike was the deaths of two sanitation workers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, due to malfunctioning garbage trucks. The utter disregard [...]

 

Albuquerque and people’s assemblies

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If anything cries out for the building of genuine people’s assemblies — places where workers and the most oppressed can freely testify to the unbearable crimes being committed against them — it’s the police shootings that have been happening in Albuquerque, N.M. The one that tipped the scales happened on March 16, when a homeless 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 [...]

 
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