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Capitalism’s war on children

July 30, 2015

The Black Lives Matter upsurge gained national and international prominence almost a year ago in the aftermath of the police murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The next day, Aug. 10, a heroic rebellion led by Black youth exposed an ongoing racist war and occupation by local and [...]

Activist in Freddie Grey uprising acquitted

July 29, 2015

Morgan Malachi, one of hundreds of activists facing charges for having protested the Baltimore police killing of Freddie Grey, won an innocent verdict on July 23 in front of three dozen supporters from the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly and the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial, Economic and [...]

Is prison clemency the answer?

July 21, 2015

On July 16, President Barack Obama made a visit to a federal prison in Reno, Okla., to bring attention in his own way to the criminality of the U.S. criminal justice system and its biased laws, especially toward people convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. It is the first time that a U.S. [...]

Asserting right of poor women to abortion

July 16, 2015

A bold giant step in defense of poor women’s right to abortion and for equal opportunity for all women took place on July 8. Democratic Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky and Diana DeGette introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act in the House of [...]

Detroiters protest ICE fatal shooting

July 4, 2015

WW photo: Martha Grevatt Members of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter Detroit, the Moratorium Now! Coalition, Michigan United and Washtenaw to Ferguson demonstrated on June 26 to demand full transparency in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom. Kellom [...]

Pam Africa on Wisconsin tour

July 2, 2015

Pam Africa with leaders of the Madison-based Young Gifted and Black coalition and Rockford FIST at the Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, June 26. Pam Africa, minister of confrontation for MOVE and chairperson of the uncompromising International Concerned Family and [...]

No more Dylann Roofs!

June 23, 2015

At Big Bethel AME church in Atlanta. The pastor asked for the banner to be held behind the pulpit during the Friday service honoring those killed in Charleston, S.C.Photo:  @BigBethelAMEC The senseless and unspeakable massacre of nine Black people, ranging in ages from 26 to 87, in an historic [...]

Black Lives Matter statement at Boston Pride

June 21, 2015

Boston marchers, June 13.WW photo: Stevan Kirschbaum We demand fair and equitable Pride fees. It is an outrage that community organizations and nonprofits, serving the most vulnerable of our LGBTQ community, cannot afford to march. We demand a higher corporate rate that covers the expense and fees [...]
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