Neocolonial regime in Libya faces war over oil exports

By March 16, 2014

On March 19, 2011, the United States and allied NATO war planes began a massive bombing campaign against the North African state of Libya. Under the guise of protecting the lives of civilians, the imperialist war machine was unleashed on a country of 6 million people. Three years later, the conditions for working and oppressed [...]

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Staples to shut 225 stores

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CADE

Giant retail chains are counting up their poor showings in 2013. Their answer? Store closings and layoffs. In this attack on the workers, largely underreported, both technology and capitalist overproduction play a role. Staples is a case in point. This giant office supply chain plans to close 225 stores by 2015 — 10 percent of [...]

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Michigan fight for marriage equality continues

By March 15, 2014

Detroit — As of this writing, 17 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government have recognized the right of same-sex couples to marry. These victories came about after decades of hard struggle for basic civil rights by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer movement. It is a breathtaking achievement, considering that some [...]

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Britain denies visa to Cuban 5 hero

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The British labor movement reacted swiftly when the government there denied an entry visa to Cuban 5 hero René González. González was to be the main witness for “The International Commission of Inquiry on the Case of the Cuban 5,” held at London’s Law Society on March 7 and 8. In an open letter published [...]

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Chokwe Lumumba: ¡Presente!

By March 14, 2014

Taken from a March 3 audio column on prisonradio.org. His name was Chokwe: Chokwe Lumumba.  And for over 40 years, he was a people’s lawyer, dedicated to the needs of the Black Nation. As a young lawyer in Detroit, he worked to defend members of the nationalist group, the Republic of New Afrika, after their [...]

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Cuba’s Antonio Maceo: A revolutionary legacy

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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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