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Walking while Black — U.S. society divided by racism

By September 8, 2014

The “crime” of walking while Black — and driving, shopping, sitting, standing and merely existing while Black — in the United States is often punishable by death.  This means death by police bullets from cops trained to shoot and kill. Control of and infringement on the right to freedom of movement is common.  Too often, […]

 

Detroit WWP hosts Marxist conference

By August 28, 2014
Chicago

“Marxism: The Science Behind the Struggle” was the theme of a two-day educational conference Aug. 23-24 hosted by Detroit Workers World Party and FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together, a revolutionary youth group. In addition to Detroit and metropolitan Detroit, participants came from the Chicago area, Wisconsin, Ohio and Virginia. Attendees were a multinational group […]

 

‘Young workers are key to fighting poverty wages’

By August 27, 2014
Tommy Cavanagh

Cavanaugh is a low-wage worker in Rockford, Ill., and a national leader of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST, fightimperialism.org). He delivered this talk at the Food Is a Right People’s Assembly in Chicago on Aug. 16. The life of a fast food worker is one of constant uncertainty, unrewarding work and sacrifices, poverty wages and […]

 

Solidarity actions support justice in Missouri

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Tamara Brooks - SEIU Local 668.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Protests in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo., in response to the police murder of African-American youth Michael Brown continued in cities across the U.S. for a second week. Demonstrators echoed common demands for an end to racism, for justice for all victims of police brutality, and for charges against Darren Wilson, the white […]

 

Outside the funeral, conversations about racist brutality

By August 26, 2014
WW photo: John Parker

Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 25 — Many thousands of people, the majority of them standing outside the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, gathered here in solidarity today to comfort the family of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Brown’s mother and father, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., […]

 

Ferguson, Mo., community stands strong against militarized police

By August 25, 2014
Monica Moorehead at memorial marking where Michael Brown died.WW photo: Lal Roohk

Ferguson, Mo. — Anti-racists from all over the world fighting against police brutality have expressed their solidarity with the embattled African-American community of Ferguson. Many have come to Ferguson since cop Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown on Aug. 8. But the core of the organizers of the daily and nightly protests and […]

 

Bronx rally denounces school closings in Puerto Rico

By August 22, 2014
WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Bronx, N.Y. — A busy plaza in the Bronx was the site of a street meeting on Aug. 21, in solidarity with the growing fight for educational rights in Puerto Rico.  Parents and activists denounced the banker/governor’s austerity program that has closed 80 schools, where 45 percent were students with disabilities. Other targets of ongoing […]

 

Union leader responds to tragedy in Ferguson

By August 21, 2014

This Aug. 14 message, posted at cwa-union.org, is from Claude Cummings, Communication Workers of America vice president of District 6 and Executive Board Diversity Committee chair of the same union. CWA members live and work in every part of Missouri, including Ferguson. They deserve, and our union will support them in securing: A full and […]

 

Night of pain — night of rage

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Durham, N.C. Photo: Meeko Elliott

Once again, a Black unarmed youth has been killed by a cop. And while the facts surrounding the shooting are presently unclear, what is clear is that a cop shot 18-year-old Michael Brown eight times. According to at least one eyewitness, Brown was shot as he stood with his hands up in the air. To […]

 

Thousands march on CNN to denounce its Ferguson coverage

By August 20, 2014
Thousands march on CNN to denounce its Ferguson coverage

Atlanta — The crowd had been organized by college and high school students. Estimated by the Atlanta police at 5,000, they gathered at CNN on Aug. 18 to denounce its scurrilous news coverage of the killing of Mike Brown by a Ferguson cop — with sensationalized images of “violent” protesters in the face of heavily […]

 
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