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Burkina Faso: Sankarist parties form united front

May 30, 2015

Ten political parties claiming to uphold the political legacy of martyred Burkina Faso Marxist and Pan-Africanist revolutionary Thomas Sankara have formed an alliance. The unity agreement came several months after a national uprising which ousted former coup-leader-turned-president Blaise [...]

Baltimore defunds schools, funds youth jail

May 22, 2015

PPA says: ‘Jobs & education, NOT YOUTH JAILS,’ at Baltimore City’s Juvenile Justice Center, May 16.WW photo: Joseph Piette Baltimore — The Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously decided on May 13 to spend $30 million for the construction of a new youth jail facility in Baltimore. It [...]

Conference: ‘End wars at home and abroad’

May 14, 2015

Members of newly elected slate of USW 8751 with Pam Africa (center), May 9. Secaucus, N.J. — The United National Antiwar Coalition held its fourth national gathering in Secaucus, N.J., May 8-10 under the theme “Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad.” Over 400 delegates from the U.S. and Canada [...]

From Ferguson to Baltimore: JAIL KILLER COPS!

May 12, 2015

Buffalo, N.Y., activists support Baltimore Rebellion, May 3.WW photo: Ellie Dorritie The murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown last Aug. 9 by white police officer Darren Wilson ignited an almost two-week uprising in Ferguson, Mo. Led by Black youth, this rebellion began the process of shining a [...]

Rebellion forces charges against Baltimore cops

May 5, 2015

International Workers Day in Baltimore. Protesters defend rebellious youths.WW photo: Monica Moorehead It is no coincidence that Baltimore’s state attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced on May 1 that six police officers had been indicted and arrested for the murder of Freddie Grey, a day before a [...]

May Day in Baltimore: Thousands march for amnesty

May 5, 2015

May 2 protest in Baltimore.WW photo: Joseph Piette The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly called a special rally and march for May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, to demand justice for Freddie Grey and general amnesty for the hundreds of Black youth who were arrested during the [...]

Forging real union solidarity

May 4, 2015

Black Lives Matter activists stand with unions in Madison in February. On March 9, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin signed the “Freedom To Work” bill, which made so-called “right to work” legal in a state which has had a closed-shop labor law since the militant battles of workers and their [...]

Comments from the frontlines of Baltimore

April 30, 2015

The following edited comments were posted on Facebook by Baltimore activist and Workers World Party member Lee Patterson. Today: The real enemies are the killer cops and the capitalist state, not starving people in scalding poverty. *** Calling impoverished, hungry, disenfranchised, undervalued [...]
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