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Detroit remembers Viola Liuzzo

April 27, 2015

Viola Gregg Liuzzo In an era when many Civil Rights icons are unknown to youth, even those in the struggle, people are still working to keep alive the legacy of those who gave everything for justice. April 11 would have been the 90th birthday of Detroit Civil Rights martyr Viola Gregg Liuzzo. A [...]

Thousands protest police terror

April 21, 2015

Madison, Wis.Photo: Freedom Inc. Events were held around the country on April 14 to protest police terror  under the theme of “Shut it down.” The militant actions, involving many youth activists and organizers, were violently repressed by the police in many areas. Among the cities where [...]

Bangladeshi garment workers need justice!

April 21, 2015

The struggle for justice and compensation for the Rana Plaza workers is far from over two years after the deadliest disaster in garment industry history. On April 24, 2013, a building housing several factories collapsed outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,138 workers, mostly young women, and [...]

After Walter Scott’s murder, police try to divide the movement

April 14, 2015

Walter Scott As the whole world knows, Walter Scott, a 50-year-old African American, was fatally shot in the back multiple times by a white police officer, Michael T. Slager, on April 4. The murder occurred in North Charleston, S.C., a city that is 47 percent Black but where four out of every five [...]

Why Mumia is a hero to young people

April 6, 2015

The following is a reprint of an April 16, 2008, commentary from the youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) on the eve of the April 19, 2008, march and rally in Philadelphia to demand the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal. There is a man in the state of Pennsylvania who has a street in [...]

Why the April 2 People’s Tribunal is timely

March 31, 2015

The opening session of the “People’s Tribunal on Police Violence and Structural Racism” scheduled for April 2 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, N.Y., could not have come at a better time. A project of the Peoples Power Assemblies, the tribunal is being organized because “The cases of [...]

Study exposes racism & why Black girls matter

March 30, 2015

All human life matters. But throughout U.S. history, that reality has been overshadowed by the doctrine and practice of white supremacy, the law of the land. Racial hatred victimizing people of color has always permeated U.S. society and dictates its policies, public discourse and individual [...]

Europe austerity met with mass, militant protests

March 30, 2015

Madrid, March 21. The European Central Bank decided a few years ago that to properly enforce its policy of harsh austerity on countries like Greece, Ireland, Italy and Portugal, it needed a spanking new, luxurious headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, that cost $1.4 billion. When Blockupy and other [...]

Police violence against Martese Johnson sparks campus protests

March 24, 2015

Martese Johnson brutalized by Alcoholic Beverage Control police, March 18. Martese Johnson, a 20-year-old African American, has been added to the already too-long list of victims of brutal, racial profiling by the police.  Unlike the stolen lives of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Ramarley Graham, [...]

Young anti-racist artists face felony charges

March 10, 2015

The mural was painted on the side of the Youthville building in Detroit. The prosecution of two Metro Detroit youths, accused of painting a mural of protest against police brutality on a building in Detroit, continues with the next court date scheduled for March 17. Taylor Deramy and Marcellus [...]
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