Racist team name protested

By November 14, 2014

By Chris Getowicz Republished from an article at fightback­news.org Minneapolis, Minn. — Over 5,000 people joined 11 tribal nations in demanding Washington’s football franchise “change the name!” Gathering at Northrop Plaza at the University of Minnesota, over 3,000 people marched and converged on the stadium two hours before the game and were joined by 2,000 […]

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The disappeared ones

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Taken from an Oct. 31 audio column from prisonradio.org In Mexico, fires are burning. I mean this metaphorically and literally. For thousands of youth feel the heated indignation against their corrupt government, as shown by their Oct. 13 protest and the firing of government buildings in Chilpancingo, Guerrero State, Mexico. Why did they set the […]

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After kidnapping of students, mass protests rock Mexico

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Protesters take to the streets in Mexico City, Nov. 5, in one of many protests demanding the return of 43 missing students.Photo: Alan Roth

Mexico continues to be rocked by massive protests after the disappearance of 43 students from the city of Iguala, Guerrero state, on Sept. 27. The youth had been handed over to local drug lords by police who fired on a student demonstration, killing six and wounding many more. Many bodies have since been found in […]

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Same-sex marriage fight not over

By November 13, 2014

After being buoyed by a string of victories, the movement for the right to marry was set back Nov. 6 when the Sixth District Court of Appeals upheld bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. In October, the four appellate courts had upheld lower court rulings overturning a total of 16 state […]

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Youth publish ‘Red Flag,’ hold FIST forum

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Cecily McMillan about to receive ‘John Brown’ award from Caleb Maupin.Photo: Paul Funkhouser

FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together — is proud to have published the first issue of Red Flag, a new magazine of theory and struggle written for and by young revolutionaries. With eyewitness accounts of peoples’ struggles, Marxist analysis of current events and revolutionary theory ranging from basic to advanced, it is hoped this magazine […]

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Across U.S., anguished protests over missing students in Mexico

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Philadelphia

With a demonstration that started at the entrance to the Great Hall of the University of California at San Diego on Nov. 5, people in southern California joined the hundreds of thousands of outraged people nationally and internationally who are demanding that 43 missing Mexican student activists be found and brought home alive. They had […]

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Lesson of 2014 elections: Fight for a workers’ party

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“The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing classes shall represent them and repress them in parliament.” Karl Marx, “The Civil War in France” The midterm elections in the U.S. have caused a stir because the Democratic Party lost control of the Senate and lost further ground […]

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Progressive ballot initiatives succeed

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Despite the overall grim results of the Nov. 4 midterm election, many workers have reason to celebrate. Ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage passed in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota, and in the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, Calif. Oregon voters approved an Equal Rights Amendment to the state constitution, prohibiting […]

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Burkina Faso coup leader trained by Pentagon

By November 12, 2014

After much intense discussion among opposition parties, mass organizations and the religious leaders of Burkina Faso, it was announced on Nov. 10 that a roadmap was agreed upon for a transition to civilian rule — after mass protests had pushed out President Blaise Compaore. This consensus must now be negotiated with the military to set […]

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The legacy of Thomas Sankara

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Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, 1984-1987.

Excerpts from a talk given by Larry Hales to a New York City meeting of Workers World Party on Nov. 7. In Burkina Faso since the uprising that drove Blaise Compaore from office, Thomas Sankara’s name and contribution to revolutionary thought and the struggle of the Burkinabe people has shone greatly. I would encourage everyone […]

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