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Long live the legacy of Malcolm X

February 12, 2015

February 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, who was gunned down by three men at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, N.Y., in 1965 as he prepared to address several hundred people. The meeting was sponsored by the Organization of Afro-American Unity, [...]

Workers World forums link Malcolm X to Black Lives Matter

February 12, 2015

Boston protest against racist police terror, Dec. 4.WW photo: Liz Green With the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X on Feb. 21, activists worldwide are taking time to remember this African-American revolutionary icon and his legacy of struggle “by any means necessary.” In the [...]

Justice for Mike Brown! End police terror!

February 11, 2015

WW photo: Brenda Ryan Marking the six-month anniversary of the police murder of Michael Brown, activists held a protest Feb. 9 in New York City that included a press conference, rally/sing-in and reading of names of victims of police brutality, culminating with a direct action at Grand Central [...]

‘Sleep out for justice’ for Kevin Davis

February 11, 2015

Kevin Davis Feb. 4 would have been Kevin Davis’ 45th birthday. The popular restaurant worker and beloved brother and uncle was killed by a DeKalb County, Georgia, police officer after calling 911 seeking help. His partner, who had been stabbed in the arm by another person, says that officer [...]

Railroad crossings cause train deaths

February 11, 2015

Steven Smalls Jr., injured locomotive engineer. By a railroad worker Six people died horrible deaths when a Metro-North commuter train collided with a sports utility vehicle in Valhalla, N.Y., a northern suburb of New York City, on Feb. 6. Five of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. Even [...]

Relevance of Puerto Rico at the CELAC Summit

February 11, 2015

From left, Nicaraguan First Lady Rosario Murillo, Rubén Berríos, president of the Puerto Rican Independence Party, and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. On the international level there are many unknowns about the struggle for the independence of Puerto Rico. This often leads to simplistic [...]

Greek debt, austerity and past military contracts

February 10, 2015

Since the 2008 capitalist downturn sparked the debt crisis, Greek working people have held huge demonstrations, general strikes and now have voted in the Syriza government to oppose the brutal austerity program imposed by U.S. and European, especially German, banks. Syriza has pledged to have half [...]

What’s going on among the filthy rich

February 10, 2015

It’s easy to get angry at the super rich these days. The percentage of households in the U.S. feeling the pangs of real hunger — euphemistically referred to as “food insecurity” — remains at high levels more than six years after the economic crash of 2008. Wages are stagnant [...]

Michigan corporations get billions in tax credits while masses suffer

February 10, 2015

Detroit —  The capitalists and their servants have no shame when it comes to taking from the poorest and giving to the rich. Michigan has been devastated for decades by factory closings, massive unemployment and ever-deepening poverty. Like in other states and nationally, the economic crisis [...]
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