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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, [...]

Racism in the Academy behind snubbing of ‘Selma’

January 20, 2015

Institutionalized racism in the U.S. comes in many forms — some of it subtle, some not so subtle. The not so subtle, to put it mildly, includes the police murders of Black and Brown people, especially youth, too numerous to mention here. Heroic national resistance to this police terror began on [...]

Tamir Rice killing further exposed

January 16, 2015

By Martha Grevatt and Susan Schnur Cleveland Tamir Rice Last November, the whole world watched with horror the heartbreaking video of the Cleveland police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Police officer Timothy Loehmann gunned down Rice immediately after coming upon him playing with a toy gun. [...]

10 most dangerous jobs. Guess who’s not there?

January 15, 2015

Fishing, the most dangerous job Facts are very stubborn things. Very often they contradict what is considered general knowledge. Which raises the question: What is general knowledge? Isn’t it the opinions and attitudes fed constantly to the public through the dominant media? It takes big social [...]

Build workers’ assemblies!

January 10, 2015

Talk given by Steven Ceci at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York City. First, I would like to congratulate Tommy Cavanaugh for his courageous decision as a McDonald’s worker to go on strike and be arrested. We also want to salute the Walmart workers who, this past [...]

Low wages, police terror, and the need for revolution

January 6, 2015

Based on remarks at a joint forum of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) and Workers World Party in New York City on Jan. 3. We have heard a lot about the disaster that is unfolding before us. The rise of police repression and brutality — with millions of people locked up and the police [...]

Call to beat back Wisconsin anti-labor bill

December 28, 2014

Right-wing legislators in Wisconsin announced in December that they will push for passage of a right-to-work (for less) law in the 2015 legislative session. In response to this grave assault on all labor, community and youth organizations, the Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement issued this [...]

Tribute to Leslie Feinberg

December 14, 2014

Leslie Feinberg in 1992.Photo: Bill Hackwell She brought ‘trans’ into labor’s vocabulary In 1895, the year that Frederick Engels died, a 25-year-old V.I. Lenin wrote a tribute as an introduction to the first Russian language edition of Engels’ works. He opened with two lines from Russian [...]

Reflections on Ferguson

December 11, 2014

Below are excerpts from an article by Lou DeJesus of Buffalo, N.Y., about her trip to St. Louis and Ferguson, Mo., on Oct. 11-12. This African-American activist traveled there to join the struggle for “Justice for Michael Brown,” killed by police on Aug. 9. The full article is at [...]
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