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NY City Hall confrontation

By July 16, 2014
WW photo: Anne Pruden

New York City’s pro-Zionist politicians held a news conference July 14 to declare their solidarity with the Israeli onslaught against Palestinians in Gaza. Some 150 pro-Palestinian people, mostly youth, gathered to protest in groups at each gate and in City Hall Park directly across from the steps where the racist press conference was held. The […]


No deportations of migrant youth!

By July 9, 2014

Refugee status for detained children NOW Activists put a sardonic but accurate twist on the Fourth of July so-called celebration.  It is called the “Fourth of You-Lie.” This is certainly apropos of the current crisis on the U.S./Mexican border, which played out in Murietta, Calif., on July 4 and earlier on July 1. Racist, right-wing […]


Mississippi after 50 years: The struggle keeps on . . .

By July 3, 2014
WW photo: Anne Pruden

Jackson, Miss. — Freedom Summer changed the course of U.S. history in 1964, when more than 1,000 students and youth, predominantly white, descended on the state of ­Mississippi. Fifty years ago Mississippi was a state where racism, segregation, horrific brutality, bombings, burnings, lynchings and Klan violence were the order of the day. “Segregation now, segregation […]


‘What do we want? Transjustice!’

‘What do we want? Transjustice!’

The 10th annual Trans Day of Action brought together hundreds of mainly transgender youth and young workers of color, along with their allies, on June 27 in New York City. The militant march and two rallies were organized by TransJustice, a program of the Audre Lorde Project, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans and gender […]


Set them free!

By June 18, 2014

Migrant children jailed at border In response to the groundswell of news of thousands of migrant children ensnared by Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated on June 6, “How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings — many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or […]


Jerome Jackson, warrior on wheels

By June 13, 2014

Detroit — Jerome Jackson, 58, an activist in the fight for social justice, died on May 11 after battling cancer. He also struggled with high blood pressure directly caused by the five-year fight to save his home from an unjust foreclosure and a threatened eviction. Jackson was shot in the back at age 14 after […]


Baltimore FIST fights anti-youth law

By June 12, 2014
A new curfew law penalizes youth of color.WW photo: Sharon Black

The Baltimore chapter of Fight Imperialism/Stand Together took to the streets outside City Hall on June 2 to protest a repressive youth curfew law being considered by the City Council that evening. Several other progressive Baltimore groups joined the FIST action to oppose the law. During the City Council meeting, protesters draped a banner from […]


Milwaukee community, labor protests ICE

By June 6, 2014
WW photo: Bryan G. Pfeifer

Protesting multiple Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in Milwaukee the week of May 25, the labor and immigrant rights organization Voces de la Frontera and its youth arm, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, co-sponsored a 200-person protest outside ICE offices on May 27. Numerous representatives of labor and community organizations throughout Wisconsin participated. Voces reports […]


A rampage and an epidemic

By June 3, 2014

A deadly attack killed six young students at the University of California, Santa Barbara on May 23 and injured 13 others in Isla Vista, Calif. That was the toll of 22-year-old Elliot Rodger’s angry rampage, which ended when he took his own life. Rodger had published a 141-page “manifesto” detailing his overwhelming rage toward humanity, especially women. He […]


Ukraine’s Donbass is today’s Vietnam

By May 30, 2014

Following are excerpts from an article by Victor Shapinov, a member of the socialist organization Union Borotba (Struggle). It is directed towards Ukrainian youth, especially those living in the western part of the former Soviet republic. The western region is the stronghold of the coalition of neoliberal politicians, oligarchs and fascists who recently seized power […]