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Suit challenges law muzzling Mumia

By November 20, 2014

Attorneys representing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed a lawsuit in federal court in Harrisburg, Pa., on Nov. 10 seeking to overturn a Pennsylvania censorship bill that had been quickly passed in October and then signed into law by outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett. The Pittsburgh-based Abolitionist Law Center, the Amistad Law Project and the Roderick and […]

 

Leslie Feinberg – A communist who revolutionized transgender rights

By November 18, 2014
Speaking in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Town Hall, New York, 1999.WW photo: Deirdre Griswold

Leslie Feinberg, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died on Nov. 15. She succumbed to complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, babeisiosis and protomyxzoa rheumatica, after decades of illness. She died at home in Syracuse, N.Y., with her partner and spouse of 22 years, Minnie […]

 

Lawsuit challenges Mumia-muzzling act

By November 15, 2014

Attorneys representing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed a lawsuit in federal court in Harrisburg, Pa., on Nov. 10 seeking to overturn a Pennsylvania censorship bill that had been quickly passed in October and then signed into law by outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett. The Pittsburgh-based Abolitionist Law Center, the Amistad Law Project and the Roderick and […]

 

Memorial for audacious GI union leader

By November 7, 2014
Andy Stapp, Esquire 1969

The memorial for Andy Stapp on Nov. 1 turned into a reunion of members and supporters of the American Servicemen’s Union, which he had headed, as well as of his comrades in Workers World Party, long-time acquaintances from near and far, family members and former students who thought him the best and funniest history teacher […]

 

FIST publishes ‘Red Flag’

By November 2, 2014
Red Flag

The revolutionary socialist youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) has begun publishing a quarterly magazine entitled “Red Flag.” The magazine contains articles about ongoing struggles against injustice and oppression as well as the revolutionary science of Marxism-Leninism. The first issue, now available, contains the following articles: “Think Revolution Is Impossible? Check out Ferguson, Missouri”; […]

 

Bay Area activists declare historic victory over Israeli shipping company

By October 30, 2014

Workers World organizers in Oakland, Calif., who are active with “Block the Boat,” sent us this news release, dated Oct. 29. It lists the following contact numbers for more information. Press contact: Lara Kiswani at 530-220-2842; Mohamed Shehk at 408-910-2618; Spanish speaking contact: Luis Curiel at 209-277-4489; Arabic speaking contact: Diala Khasawnih at 415-658-1870. Pro-Palestinian […]

 

Solidarity protests with Ferguson: ‘Stop police brutality!’

By October 29, 2014
Oakland demonstration in solidarity with Ferguson.WW photo: Terri Kay

The demands of the people of Ferguson, Mo., and their continued fight against racism and police impunity are taking root across the country. This was reflected in this year’s nationally coordinated actions on Oct. 22 “to stop mass incarceration, police terror, repression and the criminalization of a generation.” About 400 people gathered at Oscar Grant […]

 

Invitation to Philadelphia Socialism Conference

By August 26, 2014

The following is an invitation to participate in a Workers World conference on socialism in Philadelphia on Sept. 13. The Philadelphia Branch of Workers World Party invites you to take part in this timely conference which seeks to connect students, workers, community members, activists and revolutionaries from many struggles to discuss their experiences and build […]

 

Why the Palestinians struggle

By July 30, 2014

What is it that keeps the Palestinian people struggling? The Israeli rulers, with the Pentagon, Wall Street and Washington at their back, are going to the most heinous lengths to break the spirit of the Palestinians with indiscriminate mass killings. Attacking Gaza mainly from the air, their bombs and rockets have murdered more than 1,000 […]

 

Money for jobs, not war on Iraq!

By July 1, 2014
Durham, N.C.

June 28 — Demonstrators gathered in Durham, N.C., to oppose U.S. intervention in Iraq, calling for “No troops! No drones! No advisors! U.S. stay out of Iraq! Money for jobs and education, not for war and incarceration!” Members of the Durham branch of Workers World Party, Black Workers for Justice, Veterans for Peace and others […]

 
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