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A fist, a brain and May Day

By April 21, 2014

Someone or something is coming at you. What do you do? You make a fist. You have four fingers and a thumb — if you’re lucky and haven’t lost one of them on the job. Hanging loose, they’re vulnerable. One at a time, they could easily be broken. But clenched tight, your fist becomes a […]


Community barbecue turns into police riot

By April 18, 2014
WW photo: Terri Kay

A community barbeque and speakout was held on April 12 in Stockton, Calif., organized by the Inter Council for Mothers of Murdered Children. Dionne Smith and Carey Downs led the speakout, providing updates on their struggle for justice in the Stockton police killing of their son, James Rivera Jr. Other families came to talk about […]


National Urban League report illustrates decline in employment and wages for African Americans, Latinos/as

By April 16, 2014

Even though the administration of President Barack Obama has said that the Great Recession has been over for four years, large-scale unemployment and underemployment persist in  African-American and Latino/a communities. The annual National Urban League report, “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America,” makes the not-too-surprising claim that the underemployment rate for African-American workers is 20.5 […]


Detroit youth march for jobs

By April 10, 2014
April 4 protest.WW photo: Kris Hamel

Demanding jobs and an end to the corporate theft of city services in the municipal bankruptcy case, several dozen people marched through downtown Detroit on April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Called by the youth group Detroit FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together), it was a march for jobs […]


Who killed Kendrick Johnson?

April 4 rally.Photo: Azi Ebrahimi

Macon, Ga. — Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the William Augustus Bootle Federal Building in Macon, Ga., on April 4 to press for justice in the case of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, whose mutilated body was discovered in a rolled-up wrestling mat on Jan. 11, 2013. K.J., as he was known to his […]


Workers in Spain demand dignity

By March 27, 2014

Demanding dignity and “food, a job and a roof over everyone’s head,” hundreds of thousands of people marched on Madrid on March 22. Organizers estimated that 2 million people took part in the protest. The government started off with a ridiculous estimate of 35,000-50,000 and then mumbled a vague retraction. The organizers rented four trains […]


Bolivarian Venezuela fights fascist attacks

By March 12, 2014
March 9 rally in Caracas in defense Venezuela and against the U.S.-backed fascist gangs. Photo: www.nicolasmaduro.org.ve

U.S. imperialism has supported and encouraged fascist groupings opposed to the legitimate Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro that are trying to topple the Bolivarian Revolution with violent demonstrations, starting Feb. 12. These are aimed not only at Venezuela but at progressive developments in the entire Latin American and Caribbean region. This assault has instead […]


Every issue is a woman’s issue

By March 8, 2014

The following text came from an updated brochure issued by the International Working Women’s Day coalition in New York City. The coalition will be holding a Working Women’s Assembly and March on March 8. For more information, go to peoplespowerassemblies.org. U.S. and European women workers’ actions inspired the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Congress in Copenhagen, […]


Detroit meeting opposes bankruptcy plan

By March 4, 2014

Detroit — A standing-room-only audience at Central United Methodist Church participated in an Emergency Town Hall meeting March 2 in response to the “Plan of Adjustment” in the Detroit federal bankruptcy case. The document is designed to institutionalize corporate rule over the people of this majority African-American city. The event was planned by a coalition […]


Philadelphia’s workers and oppressed denied education, jobs

By February 27, 2014

Why does Philadelphia, a major center of university education in the U.S., have so much poverty? This city has the second-largest student concentration on the East Coast, with over 420,000 college and university students in the metropolitan area. Temple University is one of more than 80 colleges, universities, trade and specialty schools that together have […]