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Detroit youth: ‘I stand with Boston bus drivers’

February 26, 2015

Boston is hundreds of miles from Detroit, but the fight of Steelworkers Local 8751 to beat the union-buster Veolia Corp. matters to workers and youth here. The school bus drivers’ union was created in 1978, but their story really begins in 1974 with the struggle to desegregate Boston schools. [...]

Thousands at annual NC rights march

February 23, 2015

Thousands gathered in downtown Raleigh, N.C., on Feb. 14 for the annual “Historic Thousands on Jones Street” march. “HKonJ” is a coalition of over 100 civil rights, faith and labor groups fighting for legislative reform in North Carolina. North Carolina NAACP President William Barber III [...]

Youth fight low wages and racist police terror

February 20, 2015

Lamont Lilly Rockford, Ill. — The militant youth group “Fight Imperialism, Stand Together” held a forum  in downtown Rockford, Ill., on Feb. 8 that linked the fight against low wages with the struggle against racist police terror. The panel featured two prominent local activists: Denzel [...]

Black History Month forum on racism & low wages

February 20, 2015

By J. White and R. White Chicago Lamont Lilly A Workers World forum celebrating Black History Month was held at Malcolm X College in Chicago on Feb. 7. The forum called for an end to the war on youth, including racist police terror and low-wage slavery. Lamont Lilly from the Workers World Party [...]

Baltimore children and youth enjoy Black History Month

February 17, 2015

Feb. 14 — The Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly held a special event for children and youth to commemorate Black History Month. It was an opportunity for youth and children to open up about issues that affect their communities, such as police brutality, homelessness and joblessness. The group [...]

From Denver to Ferguson: Fight for victims of police violence

February 16, 2015

Denver — In the last seven months, the Denver police have fired four times into moving cars, killing two youth of color and injuring three more. A demonstration of over 400 young people took to the streets of Denver on Feb. 14.  They blocked the main downtown streets and intersections, [...]

‘Sleep out for justice’ for Kevin Davis

February 11, 2015

Kevin Davis Feb. 4 would have been Kevin Davis’ 45th birthday. The popular restaurant worker and beloved brother and uncle was killed by a DeKalb County, Georgia, police officer after calling 911 seeking help. His partner, who had been stabbed in the arm by another person, says that officer [...]

Despite historic blizzard, bus drivers pack court for union militant

February 2, 2015

Members of Local 8751 defy blizzard to pack court.WW photo: Steve Kirschbaum Boston, Feb. 2 — A record-breaking snowstorm has shut down streets, schools and airline flights throughout the Northeast. With 34.1 inches of snow since Jan. 27, this is now Boston’s snowiest week since modern weather [...]

Civil Rights to Black Power: The Alabama freedom movement 1965-1966

January 27, 2015

In June 1963, Bernard Lafayette was brutally beaten for his efforts to register black voters and almost died. With the release of “Selma,” tremendous interest has been generated among youth activists about the struggle for voting rights as it reached its apex in March 1965. This campaign for [...]

Youth reclaim Dr. King in militant protests

January 22, 2015

Below are reports from several cities about marches and rallies on Jan. 19, the official holiday in memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, outrage at the epidemic of unpunished police murders was reflected in the large and militant participation of young people of color. Oakland, [...]
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