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What a fascist video looks like

By March 26, 2014

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Shouldn’t a moving picture be worth even more? Take the video that spread widely across the Internet for a while — until someone claimed it was copyrighted and it got pulled off a lot of websites. But not all of them. You can still find it […]

 

Pete Seeger: Folk musician, anti-capitalist fighter

By February 3, 2014
Pete Seeger

World-renowned folk musician and songwriter, Peter “Pete” Seeger, was born in 1919. He came from a wealthy New England family, and both his parents were classical musicians. In the summer of 1936, when Seeger was 17 years old, he went to “Mountain Dance and Folk Festival” in Asheville, N.C. At the festival, Seeger had what […]

 

British TV airs Snowden statement

By January 1, 2014

Whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke to the world for the first time on Dec. 25 via an Alternative Christmas Message aired by Britain’s commercial television, Channel 4. Snowden said, “[O]ur governments, working in concert, have created a system of worldwide mass surveillance, watching everything we do.” The computer analyst spoke from temporary asylum in Russia, where […]

 

Black youth arrested by racist cops in Rochester, N.Y.

By December 11, 2013

Police officers arrested three Black teens as they were standing outside a store in downtown Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 27. Their “crime”? Waiting for a school bus. The three youths — Raliek Redd, 16; Deaquon Carelock, 16; and Wan’Tauhjs Weathers, 17 — are star athletes at Edison Tech High School and were waiting for a […]

 

Ralph Poynter visits Mumia Abu-Jamal

By August 25, 2013

He’s still glowing, days later. On Aug. 10, Ralph Poynter, spouse of “the people’s lawyer,” Lynne Stewart, visited Mumia Abu-Jamal in SCI Mahanoy Prison in Pennsylvania for the first time. Both Stewart and Abu-Jamal are political prisoners. Lynne Stewart is dying in a Ft. Worth, Texas, federal prison. Her request for early “compassionate release” based […]

 

Walking While Black – A Song for Trayvon Martin

By July 31, 2013

People of conscience, please let me impart. An American story that’s breaking my heart. Young Trayvon went out for Skittles and a can of ice tea. Took a break from playing video games and watching TV.  (chorus) (chorus)                                   […]

 

Protest hits closing of Greece radio, TV

By June 30, 2013

In the name of austerity and efficiency, the Greek government pulled the plug on its public radio and television service June 11 by cutting power to its antennas. This abrupt and harsh measure cuts service, not only to millions of people in Greece, but also to the millions of Greek speakers abroad. The reaction was […]

 

Study on poverty shows LGBTQ people need jobs!

By June 26, 2013

By Imani Henry and Johnnie Lewis The societal myth that the vast majority of LGBTQ-identified people in the U.S. are white, affluent men who are disconnected from the day-to-day struggles of working-class people has been completely debunked by a recent economic study. The U.S. ruling class and the right wing use this myth to ostracize […]

 

Boston: This is what a police state looks like

By April 23, 2013

Boston — Using war jargon associated with Iraq and Afghanistan, authorities have repeatedly described the blasts that killed three people and injured 176 at the crowded Boston Marathon on “Patriots Day,” April 15, as “IED bombings,” for improvised explosive devices. Many of the injured suffered horrific amputations and shrapnel wounds. Since then, a common sentiment shared among […]

 

Chickens come home to roost: Chris Dorner & Los Angeles police brutality

By February 11, 2013

Los Angeles — To protect and serve? For a growing number of Los Angeles residents, that motto is now in question. This stems from recent incidents involving Chris Dorner, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer and veteran, incidents which have apparently made it acceptable for police to target with deadly force those whom they deem […]

 
Barbecue honors Bobby Hutton Barbecue honors Bobby Hutton

The “Lil’ Bobby Hutton BBQ for the People” was held in Oakland, Calif., on April 6, with about 75 people enjoying free food, speakers and entertainment. Lil’ Bobby was killed by the Oakland Police Department prior to his having a “Feeding The People” function at ­DeFremery Park in Oakland. […]

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