MLK & jobs

By April 9, 2014

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 [...]

 

Importancia singular del Sur de los EUA

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Los siguientes extractos son de un documento escrito por las/os miembros de la rama del Partido Workers World /Mundo Obrero de Durham, Carolina del Norte, para la Conferencia sobre la Revolución y el Socialismo el 29 de marzo, con el tema “Los tiempos difíciles son tiempos de lucha”. Se puede leer el documento completo en [...]

 

Ukraine: People’s power vs. fascist repression

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Dramatic events April 6-8 have brought Ukraine to the brink of civil war. The rebellion by Ukraine’s Southeastern region — very working class and predominantly Russian speaking — against the far-right coup regime in Kiev has escalated to a crisis of dual power in many cities. In Donetsk, Kharkov, Nikolayev and Lugansk, thousands of anti-fascist protesters rooted [...]

 

All out for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 60th birthday

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Mumia Abu-Jamal

Philadelphia — On April 24, political prisoner and world-renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal turns 60. He has spent over half his life in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row, and most recently, since early 2012, he has been in general population at SCI Mahanoy where he still faces life in prison despite ample evidence of his innocence. In [...]

 

Black Workers for Justice banquet

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Black Workers for Justice held their 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Support for Labor Banquet in Raleigh, N.C., on April 5. The Rev. John Mendez of Winston Salem delivered the keynote address at the banquet, which raised the struggle for dignity and democracy in North Carolina and the South, particularly in the context of [...]

 

Seminar in Mexico: Fighting U.S. intervention takes front burner

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Ana Elisa Osorio, a leader of the Socialist Party, calls for solidarity with Venezuela’s government.WW photo: John Catalinotto

Some 260 leftist political activists from 39 countries, mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean but including people from around the world, gathered in Mexico City from March 27 to 29. They joined hundreds from the hosting Labor Party (Partido del Trabajo or PT) at its 18th International Seminar. Some 100 speakers, from a broad [...]

 

National actions say ‘Not one more deportation!’

By April 7, 2014
Atlanta

More than 80 events were held across the U.S. around the theme of “Not 1 More Deportation!” on April 5, the date immigrant rights activists estimated that the 2 millionth person would be deported under the administration of  President Barack Obama. The actions were coordinated by the National Day Labor Organizing Network, which says that [...]

 

Several African states boycott EU summit

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The planned April 2-3 summit between the European Union and African nation-states has met with controversy and rejection. The republics of Zimbabwe and South Africa, two very important states in Southern Africa that won independence through formidable mass and armed struggles, have stated that their leaders will not attend the gathering in Belgium. Controversy surfaced [...]

 
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