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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 [...]

Ferguson, Attica, Zimmerman and the capitalist state

March 9, 2015

Attica prison rebellion Several judicial rulings in recent weeks demonstrate the determination of the capitalist government to shield the front-line forces of the repressive, racist state — especially cops and prison guards — from individual punishment. While city police departments and prisons [...]

Women fight oppression in Bangladesh

March 6, 2015

Lucky Akter, General Secretary of Bangladesh Students union. As I walked through the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, I became aware of so much suffering, especially for women. I saw a woman who was forced to leave her crying infant laying on a blanket alone on the sidewalk as she ran [...]

Labor, community vs. Wisconsin anti-union bill

March 4, 2015

Protesters inside the Wisconsin State Capitol on Feb. 28.Photo: Ben Herrenbruck March 2 — As of this writing, the battle is raging in Wisconsin to defeat the misnamed “right to work” legislation. Workers and community members are packing the Capitol to testify to the Labor Committee of the [...]

Oscars & mass incarceration show why BLACK LIVES MATTER

March 4, 2015

Delphine Matthews, Monica Moorehead, Rain Robbins Africa, Berta Joubert-Ceciand Ikea Coney speak at Philadelphia Black History Month Forum on Feb. 24.WW photo: Joseph Piette On Feb. 24, two days shy of the third anniversary of the vigilante murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African American, [...]

Police attack demonstrators in India

February 28, 2015

West Bengal police attack SUCI(C) activists Under the normal rules of demonstrations of workers and poor people in Kolkata, India, people are allowed legal protests. Even “illegal” actions, such as peaceful civil disobedience mobilizations, are allowed in a stipulated area without police [...]

Detroit youth: ‘I stand with Boston bus drivers’

February 26, 2015

Boston is hundreds of miles from Detroit, but the fight of Steelworkers Local 8751 to beat the union-buster Veolia Corp. matters to workers and youth here. The school bus drivers’ union was created in 1978, but their story really begins in 1974 with the struggle to desegregate Boston schools. [...]
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