Cuba’s Antonio Maceo: A revolutionary legacy

By March 14, 2014
Antonio Maceo

The Cuban Revolution took place on Jan. 1, 1959, led by Fidel Castro’s rebel army, which victoriously entered the capital city of Havana on that date.  An excellent way to more fully understand the monumental success of the Revolution is to examine carefully the life of Antonio Maceo.  Maceo, who was born in 1845, was [...]

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Panther Party member finally freed

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Marshall “Eddie” Conway, freed!

Baltimore Black Panther Party member Marshall “Eddie” Conway has been freed after 43 years and 11 months of incarceration for a crime that he has always maintained he didn’t commit. Conway was convicted of the 1970 killing of Baltimore police officer Donald Sager. He was released this March 4 due to unconstitutional jury instructions by [...]

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March 15: March for $15 minimum wage

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The People’s Assembly Movement in New York City issued the following media release on March 13: This Saturday, March 15, activists and workers from all over New York will rally in Herald Square and march to demand a $15 minimum wage. “History and momentum are on the side of underpaid workers,” said Teresa Gutierrez, co-coordinator [...]

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Taking back Black history from the 1%

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Monica Moorehead speaking on International Women’s Day in New York.WW photo: Monica Moorehead

Karl Marx said in 1845: “The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.” Marxist theory applies to all contemporary issues, including the unfinished revolution known as Black Reconstruction, an outgrowth [...]

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‘Trayvon 2’ score partial victory

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Oakland, Calif. — Despite overwhelming evidence of the defendants’ innocence in what is being called the “Trayvon 2” case, the judge in their pre-trial hearing here ruled on March 6 to continue the case to trial. However, he lowered the charges on the two well-known activists, Hannibal Shakur and Tanzeen Doha, from felonies to misdemeanors [...]

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Free Albert Woodfox now!

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“I thought that my cause, then and now, was noble. They might bend me a little bit, they may cause me a lot of pain, they may even take my life, but they will never be able to break me.” — Albert Woodfox ­(angola3.org/the case) More than four decades ago, three young Black men — [...]

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Bullies of Babylon

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Taken from a March 6 audio column at prisonradio.org. The U.S. Senate rejection of U.S. Department of Justice nominee Debo Adegbile for the post of head of the Civil Rights Division is more than anything the triumph of fear and lies over reason and fact. Adegbile by all accounts is an able, skilled litigator who [...]

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Thousands in Ukraine protest Kiev regime

By March 13, 2014
Mass rally in Kharkiv against right-wing junta.Photo: Borotba

As reported by the Union Borotba (Struggle), a mass protest took place on the March 8 International Women’s Day holiday in Kharkiv city center in the eastern Ukraine. Many of the thousands carried red flags and gathered near the monument to Lenin, “which we managed to protect from the Nazis during recent rallies.” Borotba describes [...]

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Inuit in Alaska versus nuclear waste

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Fairbanks, Alaska — “Plowshares” was a propaganda effort fostered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to convince the world that nuclear weapons, which the U.S. had used to slaughter hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians, had peaceful uses. In 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission — today the Department of Energy — came up with Project Chariot, [...]

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Abuse survivor still on Florida’s hit list

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Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander faces another trial People across the country are outraged by Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s recent decision to retry Marissa Alexander, a Black woman and a survivor of intimate partner violence who defended herself against her attacker, with the possibility of a 60-year prison sentence. In 2012, Alexander was accosted by her estranged [...]

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