In the U.S.

The June 25 ruling by the Supreme Court upholding the “Show me your papers” provision of Arizona’s anti-immigrant SB1070 law was immediately met with outrage and protest in Phoenix and Tucson. ... Posted Jul 6, 2012

State legislators in North Carolina in June passed over a proposal that sought to compensate the living survivors of the state’s long-lasting forced sterilization and eugenics program, citing budgetary concerns.... Posted Jul 6, 2012

It took two dozen cops lined up in front of United States Postal Service headquarters to stop postal worker retiree John Dennie’s gallant attempt to make a citizen’s arrest of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.... Posted Jul 5, 2012

A large crowd took over the lobby of the San Francisco Civic Center Post Office on June 27.... Posted Jul 5, 2012

The billionaire class couldn’t tolerate Charles Barron going to Congress. ... Posted Jul 5, 2012

NYC nurses demand safe staffing ratios | Verizon workers hold 400+ actions | Landmark contract affirms LGBTQ rights... Posted Jul 5, 2012

One by one, or in pairs for support, victims of brutality and terror at the hands of Baltimore police came forward to tell their stories. The setting was the People’s Assembly hearings on police abuse, racism and misconduct held on June 30 at the historic Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church at Dolphin and Ettings streets. ... Posted Jul 4, 2012

Demonstrations against U.S./NATO military intervention in Syria were held in at least 29 cities coast-to-coast in the United States during the week ending July 1. ... Posted Jul 4, 2012

A diverse crowd of various nationalities and ages gathered on June 30 for a Workers World Party public forum on the imperialist war threats against Syria. ... Posted Jul 4, 2012

Postal workers and community activists are staging a four-day hunger strike to defend tens of thousands of post office jobs.... Posted Jul 1, 2012

After a major victory last month that won permits to march, organizers with the Coalition to March on Wall Street South are moving forward with their plans for demonstrations before and during the Democratic National Convention. ... Posted Jul 1, 2012

“Stop Foreclosures and Evictions, Moratorium Now!” was the theme of a June 23 meeting in Milwaukee hosted by the Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement. ... Posted Jul 1, 2012

School is out all over the Bay Area except at Lakeview Elementary, one of the schools recently closed by the Oakland United School District. ... Posted Jul 1, 2012

North Carolina has a strong activist legacy for human and Civil Rights — from the Wilmington 10 to current-day DREAM activists. ... Posted Jul 1, 2012

On Saturday, June 30, a People’s Assembly will hold hearings in Baltimore to expose and oppose police violence and abuse. The hearings will run from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church at Dolphin and Ettings streets. ... Posted Jun 28, 2012

“It is hell, it is hell, and it’s hell every day. … I listened to guys who were happy to be executed instead of existing up under those same solitary conditions,” reported exonerated death-row prisoner Anthony Graves on June 20 on “Democracy Now.” ... Posted Jun 28, 2012

This year’s Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism on July 31, sponsored by Anti-Racist Action, will focus on gathering support for the Tinley Park 5 as part of the ongoing fight against white supremacists and those who support them.... Posted Jun 28, 2012

Three young activists who came to Chicago to protest against the NATO Summit in May were singled out by the police and now face trumped-up charges of terrorism.... Posted Jun 28, 2012

On June 23, activists from the International Action Center joined in solidarity with the Peoples Organization for Progress at a rally in Newark, N.J. ... Posted Jun 28, 2012

The foremothers and forefathers of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer movements would have been proud of the series of protests and actions held in the Bay Area the last weekend in June. ... Posted Jun 27, 2012

Workers World Party marched in New York City’s LGBTQ Pride march for the 41st year on June 24.... Posted Jun 27, 2012

The video presents a sickening example of police brutality and repression. Black worker Thomas Threatt lies on the street. Police officers kneel on his back and neck while other cops repeatedly spray Mace, point-blank, in his face. One cop grabs Threatt’s hair and yanks his head back just before the Mace is sprayed in his eyes. ... Posted Jun 25, 2012

A statement regarding the murder of 13-year-old Darius Simmons by white vigilante, John Spooner. Simmons’ murder took place in a climate of right-wing racism, anti-worker attacks and apartheid-type oppression against Milwaukee’s African-American community, fostered by the 1% and their politicians. ... Posted Jun 25, 2012

“No Celebration for Desecration” was the theme of a protest by Indigenous peoples and their supporters who gathered June 16.... Posted Jun 25, 2012

Activists from across Florida joined for a meeting June 16 with representatives of progressive organizations from Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and Asheville, N.C, to further plans for a protest on Aug. 27, the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.... Posted Jun 25, 2012

President Barack Obama made a significant announcement about immigration policy on June 15. Obama’s action was a result of the struggle of the Dreamers, the thousands of undocumented youth who have for more than 10 years been organizing to get the DREAM Act passed. ... Posted Jun 22, 2012

June 15 ended the school year for thousands of students in the city of Oakland. But at one public school a determined coalition of parents, students, teachers and community members started an open-ended sit-in to stop the closure of that school and four others.... Posted Jun 22, 2012

Members of the Palermo’s Workers Union are entering their third week on strike, with growing support from across Wisconsin, nationally and internationally. ... Posted Jun 22, 2012

Recent events have exposed the brazenness of the banks in asserting their control over the city of Detroit’s finances, even if this means the destruction of all city services in one of the poorest cities in the U.S. ... Posted Jun 22, 2012

Verizon workers to rally nationally June 22 | VA workers protest wage cuts for lowest-paid workers | Call for higher federal minimum wage | New law protects Maryland’s union workers... Posted Jun 22, 2012

Anti-war activists in the United States are alarmed by the growing signs of an imminent hike in the level of intervention by the U.S. and other NATO countries in the Syrian crisis. ... Posted Jun 22, 2012

Activists in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer liberation movement and allies all around the United States are spreading the word about the injustice facing CeCe McDonald in Minnesota.... Posted Jun 21, 2012

A youth-organized and youth-led contingent in the Central New York Pride 2012 march in Syracuse, N.Y., demanded: “Free CeCe McDonald! March for CeCe!” on June 16. ... Posted Jun 21, 2012

The 8th annual Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice happens June 22 in New York City.... Posted Jun 21, 2012

It’s not cool to say it, but there was a time when disco was cool.... Posted Jun 21, 2012

A mass demonstration took place in New York against the racist and anti-LGBTQ “stop-and-frisk” policy and the anti-immigrant “Secure Communities” legislation on June 17. A crowd of nearly 20,000 assembled and marched in Harlem on the Sunday afternoon. The action was called by the NAACP.... Posted Jun 20, 2012

Workers World interviewed Sue Davis about the vital role the Workers World Supporter Program plays in the life of the newspaper. ... Posted Jun 20, 2012

If Workers World is essential to your political life — if you’ve come to rely on the paper — then please take the next step and support us financially. ... Posted Jun 20, 2012

Dozens of residents of the Riverdale Mobile Home Park in Jersey Shore, Pa. — along with nearly 70 supporters, including Occupy Wall Street activists — set up a huge blockade on June 1 to keep Aqua America/Penn Virginia Resources from destroying what remains of their community. ... Posted Jun 18, 2012

Over 150 workers at Palermo’s Pizza Company in Milwaukee are now entering their second week on strike. ... Posted Jun 18, 2012

Members of Occupy Milwaukee and numerous other progressive organizations answered on June 6 with a “Keep It in the Streets” rally and march in Milwaukee, while Occupy Madison held a protest at the state Capitol.... Posted Jun 18, 2012

If Wisconsin’s recall election had been held a year ago instead of this June 5, Gov. Scott Walker would have been toast. Fifty-eight percent of adults wanted to kick out this unionbuster.... Posted Jun 18, 2012

A special event — “Activists want Charles Barron in Congress” — was held at the Solidarity Center in New York City June 8.... Posted Jun 18, 2012

Ever since the Los Angeles Compton Cafeteria and New York City Stonewall rebellions of the 1960s, Pride marches have brought lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, and their friends and supporters into the streets in the month of June, and in some areas in July or August, to honor and carry on the traditions of struggle. ... Posted Jun 15, 2012

On June 9, the Detroit branch of Workers World Party held a forum on “Bigotry, violence and the capitalist state: the double standard of the 1%.” ... Posted Jun 15, 2012

Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald, a 24-year-old African-American transgender woman from Minneapolis, was sentenced June 4 to 41 months in prison for defending herself against a brutal attack by neofascists.... Posted Jun 15, 2012

Book review by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal... Posted Jun 15, 2012

The United States, with some essential aid from Israel, has been waging cyberwar against Iran for the past three years. ... Posted Jun 15, 2012

The attempted railroading of longtime Chicano, anti-war and immigrant rights leader, Carlos Montes, drew to a close in Los Angeles on June 5 in a victory for the defense. In the end, a plea bargain was accepted that precluded jail time. ... Posted Jun 14, 2012

Efforts are underway in Metro Detroit to save the homes of Jerome Jackson of Inkster and Jennifer Britt of Rosedale Park. Both cases reveal that the banks and the federal government have not paused in their years-long policy of evicting people from their homes, when they should be entitled to assistance through already existing housing programs. ... Posted Jun 14, 2012

Felony charges were reinstated June 6 against Uhuru Movement activist, Bakari Olatunji.... Posted Jun 14, 2012

The NAACP National Board of Directors has unanimously passed a resolution calling on Gov. Beverly Perdue of North Carolina to grant full pardons to 10 young people wrongfully imprisoned in Wilmington, N.C., in 1972. ... Posted Jun 14, 2012

It is a classic tale of imperialist treachery and repression.... Posted Jun 14, 2012

People of Syrian and Arabic origin from the Los Angeles area led the first demonstration in the U.S. to warn and protest against U.S. intervention in Syria. ... Posted Jun 13, 2012

Members of the International Action Center and Workers World Party from New York City, Wisconsin and Detroit attended a court hearing today of the Tinley Park Five in Bridgeview, Ill. ... Posted Jun 13, 2012

The ugly killing of Trayvon Martin, the campaign of anti-immigrant terror in Arizona, the racist killing spree in Tulsa, Okla., and the recent barrage of public appearances by the Ku Klux Klan have left many progressive people wondering what should be done. ... Posted Jun 13, 2012

“Stop Stop and Frisk!”... Posted Jun 13, 2012

In its highly anticipated initial public offering (IPO), Facebook offered its stock to any investor for the first time on May 18. For weeks prior to the event, the capitalist press had sung the company’s praises and pushed its estimated value higher and higher. ... Posted Jun 13, 2012

The Tinley Park Five are anti-racist fighters who as of June 11 are still incarcerated in the infamous Cook County Jail in Chicago.... Posted Jun 11, 2012

Indigenous leaders from northern California tribes held a series of meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area to raise awareness of and support for some of their current and upcoming struggles.... Posted Jun 11, 2012

Some 500 students, parents, teachers and school workers rallied outside Philadelphia School District headquarters on May 31 to protest the continuing massive attacks on public education. ... Posted Jun 10, 2012

The Tinley Park Five are currently imprisoned in Cook County Jail in Chicago. ... Posted Jun 8, 2012

Angola 3 supporters filled the federal courtroom in Baton Rouge, La., from May 29 through May 31 for Albert Woodfox’s evidentiary hearing. ... Posted Jun 8, 2012

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s speech played at the anti-NATO protests in Chicago on May 20.... Posted Jun 8, 2012

As Pride 2012 is being celebrated this June, bigotry and oppression against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals and communities — along with virulent racism — are alive and well across the United States. ... Posted Jun 6, 2012

Statement by Leslie Feinberg.... Posted Jun 6, 2012

This was the second year in a row that Motor City Pride took place in downtown Detroit. ... Posted Jun 6, 2012

The first Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer Pride month in the Occupy era begins this week. In Boston, New York, San Francisco, Raleigh, N.C., and elsewhere, activists will be organizing Pride march contingents emphasizing opposition to anti-LGBTQ bigotry, racism and war. ... Posted Jun 6, 2012

Inmates at a privately run facility in Natchez, Miss., rebelled for hours on May 20.... Posted Jun 6, 2012

Supporters of Carlos Montes, a longtime progressive activist targeted by the FBI, are calling for an intensified national solidarity campaign during the three weeks leading up to his June 20 trial in Los Angeles. ... Posted Jun 3, 2012

The Chicago cops’ brutal handling of this May’s anti-NATO demonstrators was right in line with their history of bloody atrocities against workers and oppressed people. ... Posted Jun 3, 2012

Occupy Wall Street activist Christina Gonzalez embodied power and courage when she called Judge John H. Wilson a “racist white pig” after he ordered her arrest in a Brownsville, Brooklyn, courtroom. ... Posted Jun 3, 2012

More than 100 supporters of justice for Alan Blueford rallied May 23 in front of the Alameda County district attorney’s office. ... Posted Jun 3, 2012

The racist Houston police have committed an act so brutal that Houstonians are up in arms.... Posted Jun 3, 2012

The Coalition to March on Wall Street South announced a major victory on May 29. The city of Charlotte granted conditional approval for permits for the Sept. 2 March on Wall Street South — after more than eight months of march and parks permit requests, a national petition campaign and threats of legal action. The march will take place one day prior to the Democratic National Convention.... Posted Jun 2, 2012

Chanting “No contract, no work!” Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU) ferry workers went on strike May 26.... Posted Jun 2, 2012

Occupy the PGA was held May 23-27 to coincide with the Senior Professional Golfers’ Association Championship. ... Posted Jun 2, 2012

Poor and working people across Wisconsin are mobilizing statewide for a historic June 5 gubernatorial recall election. ... Posted Jun 2, 2012

The NAACP released a resolution supporting marriage equality.... Posted May 31, 2012

LeiLani Dowell, a Workers World newspaper managing editor and activist in the lesbian/gay/bi/trans/queer movement, gave this talk at a WW Forum on May 18.... Posted May 31, 2012

May 31 is the 91st anniversary of the “Race Riot” tragedy in Tulsa, Okla.... Posted May 31, 2012

On May 23, some 200 people, mainly youth, marched on Providence’s South Side to protest escalating racial profiling by police. ... Posted May 31, 2012

On May 22, close to 50 prisoners at Red Onion State Prison, in Wise County, Va., in at least two segregation pods, began a hunger strike protesting inhumane conditions and ongoing abuses by prison staff.... Posted May 29, 2012

May 19 was the birthday of two beloved internationalists and revolutionaries.... Posted May 28, 2012

Women’s reproductive rights, primarily the right to abortion, are still under attack.... Posted May 28, 2012

Hundreds of community activists chanted and rallied outside the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on May 15 while Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett was inside speaking before the wealthy elite of this highly segregated city. The protesters were particularly enraged by Corbett’s massive cuts of $264 million to higher education while increasing funds for prison construction by $685 million.... Posted May 26, 2012

The rural area surrounding President Barack Obama’s retreat at Camp David, Md., was an armed camp on May 18 and 19 as local police and the military took it over for the Summit Meeting of the G8 countries.... Posted May 26, 2012

CIW targets Chipotle chain | Raise minimum wage for tipped workers! | L.A. port truckers win union | Too many job-related deaths | S.F. Labor Council supports protests of NATO/G8... Posted May 26, 2012

Before the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman has even been set, a trial of public opinion is ongoing for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old, unarmed African American fatally shot by Zimmerman on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla.... Posted May 24, 2012

He was born Richard Reginald Schell, but most people knew him as Reggie, and those who worked with him called him “Cap” — short for Captain — the rank he held in the Philadelphia Branch of the Black Panther Party.... Posted May 24, 2012

A victory was won in the struggle against police brutality on May 11 when the New York Police Department and the City of New York opted to settle a federal suit brought against them by Michael Tarif Warren and Evelyn Warren. ... Posted May 24, 2012

Alan Blueford, an 18-year-old Black student at Oakland’s Skyline High School, slated to graduate next month, was killed by Oakland police on May 6 in East Oakland, Calif. ... Posted May 24, 2012

Chicago was the scene of an historic outpouring of activism and indignation on May 20, when at least 15,000 people rallied and marched in opposition to the imperialist war policies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The demonstration took place in defiance of state and ruling-class intimidation, which was engineered by the city administration and the corporate media under the aegis of the White House and the Pentagon.... Posted May 23, 2012

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is one of the most violent groupings of oppressors in the world. ... Posted May 23, 2012

While 15,000 people were braving police clubs and 50 U.S. military veterans were trashing their medals as they denounced NATO as a criminal military alliance, top officials from the 28 NATO members and some associates were proving that the demonstrators were right on target. NATO intervenes against the people of the world, even as Chicago cops do against protesters. ... Posted May 23, 2012

For 10 days Workers World Party members and friends actively worked with the peoples’ mobilization against the NATO Summit of the war-makers in Chicago to build momentum toward the magnificent May 20 march. ... Posted May 23, 2012

Banks are responsible for the destruction of many cities, and Detroit is a prime example.... Posted May 21, 2012

All around the U.S. and the world, people are reacting with justifiable outrage and shock at the harsh prison sentence leveled against Marissa Alexander, an African-American mother of three, in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Posted May 19, 2012

The second-degree murder trial of Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald in Minneapolis started April 30 and ended May 2. McDonald’s situation highlights the anti-transgender bigotry and racism rampant in society, as well as the inability of the “justice” system to mete out justice for the oppressed.... Posted May 19, 2012

Alan Blueford, an 18-year-old Black youth, was shot and killed by the Oakland Police Department in East Oakland on May 6. ... Posted May 19, 2012

Movement activists are poised to protest the frame-up of veteran Chicano organizer Carlos Montes in Los Angeles. ... Posted May 19, 2012

Progressive-minded people across the United States watched with dismay on May 8 as North Carolina became the 30th state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. ... Posted May 19, 2012

Workers World Party marked the May 5 birth of Karl Marx with a forum in New York City.... Posted May 19, 2012

Can students fight the rising costs of education? Young people in Quebec say yes. ... Posted May 17, 2012

The basic formula behind the drive for for-profit education varies little from state to state: Close public schools, open privately managed schools, cut the budget.... Posted May 17, 2012

Larry Holmes and Monica Moorehead have been visiting political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for 16 years.... Posted May 17, 2012

Homecare workers, members of Service Employees 1199, and their supporters protested in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 9.... Posted May 17, 2012

Worldwide rates of premature births are increasing in both industrialized and poorer countries, with more than one out of 10 — or 15 million — babies born prematurely in 2010. The U.S. has one of the worst rates.... Posted May 17, 2012

A wave of teacher layoffs, the rise of charter schools, and a claim that teachers and their unions are opposed to evaluations have turned into a U.S.-wide assault on teacher unions. ... Posted May 17, 2012

More than 1,000 people defied police threats and arrests to protest the Bank of America shareholders’ meeting here May 9. Their three main demands were to end home foreclosures, end the financing of dirty coal, and assert workers’ rights against banks’ control of politicians and the electoral system. ... Posted May 16, 2012

Speech given by the late Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, on Aug. 15, 1970, on gay and women’s rights.... Posted May 16, 2012

The extravagant NATO Summit scheduled for May 20 and 21 in Chicago has made it necessary to restate a Marxist, working-class understanding of the role of violence in capitalist society.... Posted May 14, 2012

It is a tremendous step forward for the workers and the oppressed that May Day, International Workers Day, has been revived in the country of its origin.... Posted May 14, 2012

Thousands of activists plan to come to Chicago to protest the May 20 summit of the so-called North Atlantic Treaty Organization. But this U.S.-dominated gang of warmakers and enforcers for the banks will not be the only international organization meeting in Chicago that weekend.... Posted May 12, 2012

In a move as outrageous as it was predictable, a Westchester, N.Y., grand jury — under the instructions of the prosecutor — has covered up the killing of yet another innocent Black victim of a racist police assault. ... Posted May 10, 2012

In one of the most highly publicized political trials that New York City has seen recently, all 20 defendants were convicted of disorderly conduct for exercising their First Amendment rights and addressing their grievances against New York City’s Stop and Frisk policy. ... Posted May 10, 2012

A Court for Black Justice and Reparations was held in East Oakland by the International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM). The charge against the Oakland Police Department was “Colonial genocide of the African community.”... Posted May 10, 2012

The Buffalo Teachers Federation, joined by some other union locals from Western New York, walked out of the New York State United Teachers convention in protest April 27. ... Posted May 10, 2012

Poor and working people from all over Wisconsin participated in Occupy Fond du Lac’s peace rally and Occupy Wisconsin’s state General Assembly on May 5.... Posted May 10, 2012

“Nightmare on Wellhaun Road” is how 62-year-old Christine Frazer describes May 2 events, when dozens of DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies surrounded her home at 3 a.m. ... Posted May 10, 2012

USW retirees occupy plant | Machinists strike for benefits | Writers Guild fights for health care | Resolution: Save the Post Office ... Posted May 10, 2012

Despite the fear-mongering and violence baiting, the momentum behind the anti-­­NATO protests in Chicago May 20 continues to grow. Thousands are scheduled to travel from around the U.S. and the world to participate in opposing NATO’s support of the 1%, including Occupy Wall Street activists. ... Posted May 9, 2012

Across the United States, tens of thousands of workers, students, youth, immigrants and oppressed peoples took part in marches, rallies and other actions to commemorate May Day — International Workers’ Day — on May 1. ... Posted May 9, 2012

Strong participation by Occupy Wall Street and unity with sectors of organized labor and the immigrant rights movement added a new dimension to May Day in New York in 2012. ... Posted May 9, 2012

As the spectre of unemployment stalks the land, around comes May Day — a day set aside for the working class: those who build and built this nation, brick by brick.... Posted May 9, 2012

It took a month and a half after George Zimmerman executed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before an arrest was made. Though special prosecutor Angela Corey asserts that an investigation had been ongoing, all the evidence and statements made by the police chief and others involved with the case make it very clear that, had it not been for a massive outpouring, especially from the Black community, George Zimmerman would still be walking free. ... Posted May 7, 2012

Imagine you are sleeping in your bed when hundreds of police suddenly attack you and your family in your home. ... Posted May 7, 2012

Activists set up yet another Occupy camp in San Diego to expose this so-called tourist city’s long and bloody history of police brutality and to reach the city’s poorest people.... Posted May 7, 2012

In honor of April National Poetry Month, Space Bar “4th Thursday Openmike Jihmye” presented tributes to the late, long-time activist Betty Fry and to political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. ... Posted May 7, 2012

Houston activists, Librotraficantes, poets and writers gathered to celebrate and have a Banned Book Reading on April 24 in honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 58th birthday. ... Posted May 7, 2012

The people’s movement has occupied its first home here in North Carolina. This is the home state of Charlotte, “Wall Street of the South,” where more financial capital is concentrated than in any other U.S. city but New York.... Posted May 4, 2012

Longtime Los Angeles Chicano activist and organizer Carlos Montes will go on trial May 15 on trumped-up charges that amount to political persecution. Montes’ supporters are mobilizing for his legal and popular defense. ... Posted May 4, 2012

The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke partnered with Occupy Atlanta, the International Action Center and other organizations to stage a two-prong action at the annual Coca-Cola stockholders’ meeting, held at the Cobb Galleria in suburban Atlanta on April 25.... Posted May 4, 2012

Up to 1,500 people with HIV/AIDS and other activists marched on Wall Street on April 25. ... Posted May 3, 2012

The 99% Spring, one of many offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street movement, issued a call in February for thousands of activists to come to Detroit for April 25. The target was General Electric. ... Posted May 3, 2012

A strong multinational picket line was held at the entrance of Capital Grille restaurant on East 42nd Street in New York on April 24. ... Posted May 3, 2012

Young women turned out in droves for the Unite Against the War on Women march and rally on April 28 in New York.... Posted May 3, 2012

African-American television journalist Gil Noble leaves behind a tremendous, inspiring legacy that should continue to be deeply explored and respected. ... Posted May 3, 2012

“What else do you need to know about this case? There was a fourth person at the scene of the crime. That person was identified as the shooter. The presence of a fourth person was concealed at trial, and on those bases we are saying that Mumia Abu-Jamal must be immediately released!” ... Posted May 2, 2012

The wholesale privatization of Philadelphia public schools is underway.... Posted May 2, 2012

Around 200 protesters condemning draconian cuts in Pennsylvania’s welfare funding gathered outside the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on April 26.... Posted May 2, 2012

Students preparing for a profession within the so-called “justice system” in the United States heard a denunciation of that system’s inequalities and biases by one of its former top officers, who spoke about the persecution of the Cuban Five. ... Posted May 2, 2012

Organizers say that more than 100,000 people participated in May Day actions in New York City.... Posted May 2, 2012

A broad array of immigrant rights groups, day laborers, grassroots unionists, street vendors, community organizations and some of the city’s most important labor unions have joined the youthful Occupy Wall Street movement in calling on everyone to be in Union Square on May Day.... Posted Apr 29, 2012

More than 1 million workers have been deported from the U.S. since the 2008 presidential election. This alone speaks to the importance of the May Day demonstrations taking place across the country. Furthermore, the systemic racism and violence toward people of color, exemplified by the killing of Trayvon Martin, plus the ongoing and deepening crisis in jobs, housing and education, makes the need for workers and oppressed people to take to the streets on May Day even more decisive. ... Posted Apr 29, 2012

What goes around, comes around. The class solidarity that unites workers of different national origins, skin colors, languages, genders, sexualities and abilities, in order to fight for their rights as human beings, is once again rising up. ... Posted Apr 29, 2012

Two groups of low-paid workers, many of whom are immigrant women, stood up for their rights in New York City on April 19.... Posted Apr 29, 2012

On April 16, Temple University Students for Justice in Palestine erected a mock “apartheid wall” to represent the actual barrier cutting through the West Bank in occupied Palestine. The wall was ruled illegal by the U.N. International Court of Justice in 2004. ... Posted Apr 29, 2012

A new generation of activists has grasped the central, repressive role of NATO on a world scale. They will join the protest in Chicago on May 20 against a NATO summit scheduled there. ... Posted Apr 27, 2012

From Sept. 1-6, poor and working people from across the world will march on the “Wall Street of the South” in Charlotte, N.C. ... Posted Apr 27, 2012

The potential environmental hazards resulting from the oil and natural gas industry’s drive for super-profits are becoming increasingly apparent and alarming. ... Posted Apr 27, 2012

Having a “heavy heart” and being “devastated” were the main words that Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin used when the killer of their 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, was released on a $150,000 bond from the Sanford, Fla., jail. ... Posted Apr 26, 2012

Marissa Alexander is a young African-American mother in Jacksonville, Fla., who was arrested in August 2010 for defending herself against her abusive, estranged spouse. ... Posted Apr 26, 2012

Supporters packed the courtroom and overflow auditorium as Dr. Tarek Mehanna was sentenced on April 12 to 17 ½ years in prison for the “crime” of holding and expressing the belief that oppressed people have the right of self-defense against occupation.... Posted Apr 26, 2012

Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas was killed in California by Border Patrol agents in May 2010 when he reentered the U.S. from Mexico after having been deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ... Posted Apr 26, 2012

In New York City, it is illegal to carry a firearm, whether a handgun or sporting rifle, without a permit. With this ban as an excuse, the New York City Police Department carries out a policy of “stop and frisk” that is aimed primarily at youth of color. ... Posted Apr 26, 2012

Little did Karen Teagarden and Desiree Jordan know when they issued a call on Facebook on Feb. 19 that they would be initiating a new grassroots phase of the ongoing movement for women’s equality and justice. ... Posted Apr 25, 2012

The “5 Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington, D.C.” are over, but its broad and unified call to the Obama administration continues to echo: Open the U.S. prison doors and return Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González, Antonio Guerrero and Rene González to their Cuban homeland. ... Posted Apr 25, 2012

Gerardo Hernández is one of the Cuban 5 unjustly imprisoned in the U.S.... Posted Apr 25, 2012

The Tucson Unified School Board, in a 3-2 vote, ousted the director of the Mexican-American Studies Program on April 10. ... Posted Apr 23, 2012

April 12 was not about the legislation, although there has been and still is a crying need for a moratorium on foreclosures for homeowners throughout the U.S.... Posted Apr 20, 2012

A determined, multinational picket line was only a few yards away from the entrance of two Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants, led by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers from Florida.... Posted Apr 20, 2012

Latina carpenter Margarita Padín, active with the Fair Hiring Coalition’s 10-week campaign, received a letter from Temple University threatening her arrest if she enters any campus building.... Posted Apr 20, 2012

Activists from around the world will gather in Washington, D.C., on April 24 to occupy the Justice Department and demand the full release of radical journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. ... Posted Apr 19, 2012

From imprisonation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal... Posted Apr 19, 2012

Tea Party followers likely thought they could hold a virulently anti-gay rally on Boston Common on April 15 to freely spew their hatred. They were wrong. ... Posted Apr 19, 2012

The arrest on April 11 of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin is an important victory. Millions of people in the U.S., however, agree that the struggle for justice for Martin is far from over.... Posted Apr 19, 2012

Students and community people marched and rallied April 16 at the Pontiac Academy for Excellence in Education to demand the school rehire teacher Brooke Harris, 26, who was terminated after her students participated in an educational project related to the struggle for justice for Trayvon Martin. ... Posted Apr 18, 2012

Protests have continued around the country demanding justice for the African-American youth, Trayvon Martin, who was gunned down by vigilante George Zimmerman on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. ... Posted Apr 18, 2012

The movement that began when thousands of people filled Baltimore’s streets on March 26 has taken its next steps by protesting at the site of the proposed youth jail on April 10 and marching to City Hall to continuing organizing for justice.... Posted Apr 18, 2012

Statement by political prisoner Lynne Stewart.... Posted Apr 18, 2012

On April 28, women will march and rally in state capitals and major U.S. cities against the recent attacks on women and in defense of women’s rights. ... Posted Apr 18, 2012

Call for a major “March on Wall Street South” on Sept. 2 in Charlotte, N.C.... Posted Apr 18, 2012

How could a fair trial be possible in Miami for supporters of socialist Cuba? That is what organizers of the “5 Days for the Cuban 5 April 17-21” in Washington, D.C., are asking after Florida Marlins’ baseball manager Ozzie Guillen was pilloried by the big-business press for a seemingly respectful comment about former Cuban president Fidel Castro. ... Posted Apr 12, 2012

Yet another killing of an innocent Black man by police – this time, the very man the police had been called to assist – exposes the racist criminality of the entire police state in the U.S. ... Posted Apr 12, 2012

Black Workers for Justice held its 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Banquet on April 7.... Posted Apr 12, 2012

Community activists in Philadelphia marched through Center City streets on April 5 to demand, “Build communities, not prisons!” ... Posted Apr 12, 2012

George Zimmerman, the killer of the 17-year-old African American Trayvon Martin, was formally charged on April 11 with second-degree murder. It took the state of Florida 45 days to make an arrest of the wanna-be-cop Zimmerman, who fatally shot the unarmed teenager on Feb. 26 because he looked “suspicious” while wearing a hoodie.... Posted Apr 11, 2012

April 10 was declared “National Hoodie Day” and “An International Day for Justice” in honor of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old African American who was lynched by a vigilante’s bullet in Sanford, Fla. ... Posted Apr 11, 2012

Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald, a 23-year-old African-American trans woman who was attacked by patrons of a Minneapolis tavern on June 5 of last year.... Posted Apr 11, 2012

Why do some atrocities get a bigger mass response than others?... Posted Apr 11, 2012

Statement by Latinos for Trayvon Martin issued at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, N.Y., on April 5. ... Posted Apr 11, 2012

More than 300 students from across North Carolina stormed and occupied the University of North Carolina Board of Governors meeting.... Posted Apr 9, 2012

After weeks of community meetings and rallies, parents, teachers and students of two high-performing Philadelphia elementary schools have won. ... Posted Apr 9, 2012

More than 500 progressive political activists attended the United National Antiwar Coalition’s second national conference March 23-25. ... Posted Apr 9, 2012

Activists fighting to stop the ongoing epidemic of home foreclosures came together in Detroit on March 31 at a national conference initiated and organized by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs. ... Posted Apr 7, 2012

Longtime residents of the 32-unit Riverdale Mobile Home Village in Jersey Shore, Pa., read in the Feb. 18 Williamsport, Pa., Sun-Gazette that their leases were being terminated “immediately” and they would have to move by April 1. ... Posted Apr 7, 2012

Some 150 people from Fremont and Occupy Oakland demonstrated outside a U.S. military recruiting center in Fremont on March 30 at a protest organized by Afghan youth. ... Posted Apr 7, 2012

On April 12, Dr. Tarek Mehanna will be sentenced in Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston. ... Posted Apr 7, 2012

Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi immigrant, was found bleeding profusely after being severely beaten with what police say was a tire iron. A note was found which read, “Go back to your country, you terrorist.”... Posted Apr 7, 2012

A rally and march denouncing Wall Street’s war on women took place March 31 in New York City in commemoration of International Working Women’s Day, March 8. ... Posted Apr 5, 2012

Pam Africa, Our Revolutionary Daughter of the Dust, Her Life and Work... Posted Apr 5, 2012

Public mental health workers from across North Carolina converged on the state legislature on March 13. ... Posted Apr 5, 2012

Despite Washington’s refusal to allow Cuban representatives to attend the ALBA conference, or even be Skyped in, the revolutionary island’s message came through loud and clear. ... Posted Apr 5, 2012

As each day passes without an arrest of Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, the anger and outrage around the country among the grassroots masses increase tenfold. ... Posted Apr 4, 2012

As national outrage has grown against the racist murder of Trayvon Martin, protests have taken place around the country.... Posted Apr 4, 2012

What do Koch Industries, Verizon Communications Inc., Coors Brewing Co., Wal-Mart, the Altria Group (Philip Morris’ parent company), PhRMA, the American Bail Coalition and BellSouth Corp. have to do with the murder of Trayvon Martin?... Posted Apr 4, 2012

A coalition of LGBT groups released “An Open Letter: Standing Alongside Trayvon Martin’s Family and Friends” on April 2:... Posted Apr 4, 2012

Lynne Stewart, 72, noted activist and “people’s lawyer,” is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence at Carswell Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.... Posted Apr 4, 2012

March 22 was a day of coordinated solidarity actions in scores of cities coast to coast in support of a decent contract and justice for Verizon workers. ... Posted Mar 30, 2012

Dr. Luther Castillo, a Garifuna doctor from Honduras and a member of the National Resistance movement there, traveled throughout Wisconsin.... Posted Mar 30, 2012

In early February a young Black man, Ramarley Graham, 18, in Queens, N.Y., was chased into his home by New York Police Department cops and shot dead Then came the news about Trayvon Martin. ... Posted Mar 29, 2012

Community activists marched from Love Park to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s office in Philadelphia on March 21, chanting “Clean needles save lives! Lift the ban now!” ... Posted Mar 29, 2012

“Librotraficantes” literally means book traffickers, a word created in response to the racist state of Arizona banning Mexican American Studies. ... Posted Mar 29, 2012

Trayvon Martin’s name has become a universal rallying cry for justice in every nook and cranny of the unjust U.S.... Posted Mar 28, 2012

The Million Hoodie marches calling for justice for Trayvon Martin and an end to institutionalized racism are spreading like wildfire.... Posted Mar 28, 2012

Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Black youth killed by racist vigilante George Zimmerman, was robbed of any opportunities that the future may have held for him.... Posted Mar 28, 2012

A new round of political assaults has been launched against the people of Detroit with a threat by the state to impose a “consent agreement” on both the mayor and the City Council. ... Posted Mar 25, 2012

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on March 12 proposed a “consent agreement” between the state and the city of Detroit for oversight of the city’s finances in place of the state imposing an emergency manager over the city. ... Posted Mar 25, 2012

“We need jobs! We need mail! The Postal Service is not for sale!” chanted hundreds of postal workers and community activists as they marched from Union Square to New York City’s historic main post office on March 17. ... Posted Mar 25, 2012

It was the classic New York State backroom deal.... Posted Mar 25, 2012

Dexter Cato is fighting eviction, and the community is helping by “reclaiming” his home. ... Posted Mar 23, 2012

An incident occurred on March 15, the first day of the NCAA college basketball tournament, that reflects the charged racist, anti-immigrant atmosphere permeating every sector of capitalist society, including college sports. ... Posted Mar 23, 2012

From a talk by Martha Grevatt, a long-time autoworker and union militant, at a Workers World Party commemoration of International Working Women’s Day in Detroit.... Posted Mar 23, 2012

Women have had to struggle for their place in life. They have had to fight for inclusion, equality and rights, which were traditionally only accorded to men. Women have fought for liberation, freedom — and even for their lives. ... Posted Mar 23, 2012

Occupy Oakland held a rally, march and community forum on March 13, the third anniversary of Tristan Anderson’s critical injury at the hands of Israeli border police in the West Bank village of Nil’in.... Posted Mar 22, 2012

Every day is a bad day for the people of Afghanistan, living under U.S. military occupation. But March 11 was a terrible day beyond description. ... Posted Mar 22, 2012

Thousands of outraged people from all walks of life gathered n New York City to protest the brutal murder of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American, on Feb. 26.... Posted Mar 22, 2012

The People’s Power tour was launched in New York on March 11. The tour seeks to bring working, poor and oppressed people into a nationwide discussion to help develop a unifying fightback program of action.... Posted Mar 21, 2012

The struggle to free political prisoners will focus on Washington, D.C., in April.... Posted Mar 21, 2012

It was a courageous act of solidarity. Two undocumented students risked deportation at a “Coming Out of the Shadows” action on March 14 to demand the release of a fellow undocumented immigrant. They were arrested for blocking traffic in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Philadelphia. ... Posted Mar 21, 2012

March 17 was the sixth-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. In the late evening, a crowd of hundreds gathered in historic Zuccotti Park, now dubbed Liberty Plaza. Many organizers and progressive forces attending the annual Left Forum at Pace University, very close to the park, joined OWS activists.... Posted Mar 20, 2012

At the end of the first week in March, the corporate print and electronic media were using the latest job creation numbers to try to drum up optimism about the capitalist economic recovery. ... Posted Mar 18, 2012

A coalition of forces in Detroit is building a broad network of organizations aimed at winning a moratorium on foreclosures. A series of actions in March is targeting Chase Bank, one of the major culprits involved in foreclosures and home seizures. ... Posted Mar 18, 2012

A large rally to end a ban on Palestine solidarity organizing at the Manhattan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center was held on March 3 during Israeli Apartheid Week. It was initiated by NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.... Posted Mar 18, 2012

Outraged by cuts in funding and the tripling of tuition at community colleges and state universities, students, faculty and other educators held protests throughout California on March 1. The local actions culminated four days later in a statewide demonstration in Sacramento and a brief sit-in, led by Occupy for Education forces, in the Capitol rotunda. ... Posted Mar 16, 2012

Demonstrators rallied at the Alabama State Capitol on the afternoon of March 9, after completing the final leg of the 54-mile, week-long march between Selma and Montgomery. Marchers protested Alabama’s toughest-in-the-U.S. immigration law, for workers’ rights and against laws in 31 states requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls. ... Posted Mar 16, 2012

A bank and a real estate company thought they were going to auction off Nell Myhand’s home at noon on March 8, but Myland and about a hundred of her friends had other ideas. ... Posted Mar 16, 2012

Displaying the mighty power of workers and the poor in Wisconsin and beyond, more than 60,000 protesters flooded the State Capitol grounds for a people’s march and rally on March 10.... Posted Mar 16, 2012

FDNY must hire people of color, pay back wages | Columbia workers protest proposed cutbacks | Immigrant car washers organize in New York City... Posted Mar 16, 2012

Can postal workers and the communities that depend on postal jobs and services stop Congress from privatizing the highest rated government agency — the U.S. Postal Service? ... Posted Mar 15, 2012

You might not know it, but the U.S. Constitution authorized the Congress to “establish Post Offices and post Roads.” ... Posted Mar 15, 2012

I still have many good friends in the P.O. and I strongly believe that the degradation of the P.O., leading to its eventual privatization, will not be good for our society. The privatization of the P.O. will be the first “domino”; Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will soon follow. ... Posted Mar 15, 2012

Wearing blue and yellow “Reopen Frederick” shirts and waving blue “Save America’s Post Office” signs, about 80 workers gathered on March 11 to demand the reopening of the Frederick, Md., Processing and Distribution Center. ... Posted Mar 15, 2012

Excerpts from Chapter 5 of “High Tech, Low Pay,” the 1986 book by then-Workers World Party Chairperson Sam Marcy. ... Posted Mar 15, 2012

Of the 34 facilities targeted in New York City, 17 are in the Bronx, the poorest urban area in the country. This amounts to a racist attack and an attack on all poor people. ... Posted Mar 15, 2012

With the war on women in full swing, women are fighting mad and fighting back. Threats to health care and reproductive rights, especially safe, legal abortion and birth control, and reactionary attitudes toward women have been met with strong anger and resistance by women and male allies across the United States. ... Posted Mar 14, 2012

Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González and Rene González, known as the Cuban Five, have been unjustly held in U.S. prisons since 1998.... Posted Mar 14, 2012

The fact of the matter is that inequality in distribution flows from the system of production for profit.... Posted Mar 11, 2012

From Feb. 24 to 25 at Temple University in the historically Black neighborhood of North Philadelphia, scholars, activists, community leaders and students convened on the anniversary of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois’ 144th birthday. They celebrated not only DuBois’ life as a scholar activist, but the prolific contribution of our modern scholar activist and political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal.... Posted Mar 11, 2012

On Feb. 24, attorneys for René González of the Cuban Five filed a motion with Judge Joan Lenard in Miami requesting humanitarian permission to travel to Cuba for two weeks to visit his gravely ill younger brother, ... Posted Mar 11, 2012

Workers World newspaper is organizing three panels. In addition, Workers World Party First Secretary Larry Holmes will represent WWP among seven political tendencies that will discuss their organizing work on a panel entitled “Party Building and Organizing on the Left.”... Posted Mar 11, 2012

At the 84th Academy Awards ceremony Feb. 26, a stunning, brilliant female actor, Viola Davis, lost to another brilliant female actor, Meryl Streep, for the best lead actress award. Davis is African American and Streep is white.... Posted Mar 9, 2012

Hundreds rallied outside the racist American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference in Washington, D.C.... Posted Mar 9, 2012

With just a few days to organize, the American-Iranian Friendship Committee called a protest.... Posted Mar 9, 2012

Poet, essayist, editor, teacher, radio host, political activist and union organizer, Louis Reyes Rivera willingly served as a bridge between African- and Latino/a-American communities.... Posted Mar 9, 2012

The tornado season in the United States started early this year — a whole season early. Winter’s grip was still on the land when deadly twisters in the Midwest and South disintegrated homes and flung people and animals around like rag dolls. Like everything else about the weather these days, that broke all kinds of records. ... Posted Mar 8, 2012

A revolting outpouring of racism, sexism, anti-lesbian/gay/bi/trans/queer bigotry, religious intolerance and general ignorance finally came to an end in Michigan on Feb. 28 when the polling booths closed on the Republican primary. Mitt Romney pulled ahead of Rick Santorum. Counting Ron Paul’s and Newt Gingrich’s tallies, fewer than 1 million people, out of the over 7 million who were eligible, voted in this primary. ... Posted Mar 8, 2012

On Dec. 5, 2008, workers at a Chicago factory made history. On Feb. 23 of this year, history repeated itself, but with a variation.... Posted Mar 8, 2012

On Nov. 28, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company locked out 1,051 members of United Steelworkers Local 207L, who were working at the company’s plant in Findlay, Ohio. Workers found themselves out in the cold that day, less than a month after their previous contract expired and the union refused to agree to management’s final offer. ... Posted Mar 8, 2012

California homeowners who have had their homes foreclosed marched with their supporters from Caesar Chavez Park to the Capitol Building in Sacramento on Feb. 29. ... Posted Mar 8, 2012

The Education Rights Coalition at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee sponsored protests on campus March 1 on the National Day of Action for Education Rights. ... Posted Mar 7, 2012

On March 1, hundreds of students from Philadelphia area colleges, including Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, rallied and marched to protest massive state cuts to education. ... Posted Mar 7, 2012

The struggle over public education in New York City reflects everything going on in today’s high-tech, low-wage, capitalist system. ... Posted Mar 7, 2012

On March 1, Occupy Education California called for local actions building up to the March 5 statewide Occupy the Capitol event. ... Posted Mar 7, 2012

A march and rally were held at New York City’s Union Square on Feb. 28 demanding, “Don’t Suppress Occupy Wall Street.”... Posted Mar 7, 2012

An open letter from political prisoner Lynne Stewart. ... Posted Mar 5, 2012

A national conference devoted to the fight to stop foreclosures and evictions is set to take place in Detroit on Saturday, March 31. ... Posted Mar 4, 2012

Detroit Moratorium NOW! organizer Jerry Goldberg spoke in the Chicago area on Feb. 26-27.... Posted Mar 4, 2012

Metro Milwaukee residents and others from Fondulac and Racine, Wis., Chicago and Detroit participated in a “Stop Foreclosures and Evictions” meeting Feb. 25 in the heart of Milwaukee’s African-American community.... Posted Mar 4, 2012

Demonstrators chanted, “Tear down Jailhouses! Build up School Houses!” outside Heery International Inc.’s Philadelphia office as part of a national call from Occupy Oakland to Occupy for Prisoners on Feb. 20. ... Posted Mar 4, 2012

The current crisis facing the working class is like none other, Workers World Editor Deirdre Griswold told a forum on Feb. 18. Teresa Gutierrez, a national leader of WWP and Secretariat member, reported on the party’s work in solidarity with oppressed workers, especially immigrants.... Posted Mar 4, 2012

On this International Working Women’s Day, March 8, it’s instructive to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bread & Roses strike, which provides valuable lessons for our struggles today. ... Posted Mar 3, 2012

Joseph Williams is a student athlete with a lot of courage, both on and off the playing field. He and 18 other students at the University of Virginia have joined the Living Wage Campaign and are on a hunger strike.... Posted Mar 3, 2012

Hundreds turned out to support the locked-out Castlewood Country Club workers on Feb. 25, the second anniversary of management’s lockout. ... Posted Mar 3, 2012

The New York branch of Workers World Party held a Black History forum Feb. 25 entitled “Occupy Black Liberation: The Occupy Wall Street Movement and the Black Struggle.” ... Posted Mar 3, 2012

Seattle port truck drivers, mainly African immigrants, carried out a two-week strike, which ended on Feb. 14. ... Posted Mar 3, 2012

Supporters of human-rights champion and “people’s attorney” Lynne Stewart packed the courtroom in downtown Manhattan to overflowing for her Feb. 29 hearing. They were there to show support for an appeal to reduce the 10-year prison sentence Stewart began serving two years ago. Her supporters were so numerous that many could not even get into the courtroom.... Posted Mar 1, 2012

Several hundred people marched to the County Courthouse in Quitman, Ga., in support of the the Quitman 10+2 for a rally addressed by state and local leaders of numerous civil rights, faith and community organizations. ... Posted Mar 1, 2012

The world’s eyes are on the state of Georgia as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved plans in early February for Southern Company’s Georgia Power to build the first new nuclear reactors in the U.S. in 30 years at Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Ga. ... Posted Mar 1, 2012

The Durham, N.C., branch of Workers World Party on Feb. 25 hosted a Black History Month film screening of “The Black Power Mixtapes, 1967-1975,” followed by dynamic political discussion. ... Posted Mar 1, 2012

The Kids Count report on child poverty in the United States says that the number of children in the U.S. living in poor communities went up 25 percent from 2000 to 2010. Eight million children lived in poor communities in 2010, an increase of 1.6 million from 2000. ... Posted Mar 1, 2012

The Occupy Wall Street movement has made the inequality in capitalist society an issue that has put the rich on the defensive, at least in public.... Posted Feb 29, 2012

Anger and uncertainty are rising rapidly among the workers, youth, seniors, unemployed and professional groups in Detroit amid Gov. Rick Snyder’s threats against the majority African-American city.... Posted Feb 27, 2012

The Boston chapter of the Occupy4Jobs Network held a spirited community/labor forum focusing on the struggle to stop post office closings and the fight for jobs. ... Posted Feb 27, 2012

Despite police blockades and freeway ramp closings -- forcing demonstrators to hike to the rally site in front of the prison -- activists occupied the front of San Quentin Prison for several hours on Feb. 20. ... Posted Feb 27, 2012

The shocking, untimely death of the extraordinarily talented Houston on Feb. 11 at the young age of 48 is a devastating blow to music lovers around the world. ... Posted Feb 27, 2012

The death of songbird Whitney Houston hit like a thunderclap.... Posted Feb 27, 2012

Chanting “Temple University! Unions for All!” to the beat of Puerto Rican planera drums, construction workers and their supporters picketed a worksite at Temple University on Feb. 13 to demand fair hiring practices. ... Posted Feb 24, 2012

“The spin is in full swing,” said Johnnie Stevens, coordinator of Community Labor United to Save Postal Jobs & Services, “to spread lies that the [U.S. Postal Service] is broke in order to justify layoffs, post office closings and union busting when the current moratorium expires May 15.” ... Posted Feb 24, 2012

Picture The Homeless recently performed a great service to the people of New York City, the United States and the world.... Posted Feb 24, 2012

Hundreds of people marched on Feb. 17 alongside 200 fired Pacific Steel Casting Company workers through downtown Berkeley and to the steel plant. ... Posted Feb 23, 2012

Members of the [International Longshore and Warehouse Union] and the labor community named the Occupy Movement as key to the settlement reached [Feb. 9] between ILWU Local 21 and the Export Grain Terminal. The contract finally provides for the use of ILWU labor in the grain terminal at the Port of Longview.... Posted Feb 23, 2012

Hundreds of poor and working people came out to see and issue demands to President Barack Obama during his Feb. 15 visit to the Masterlock company. The plant is located in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in the center of Milwaukee. ... Posted Feb 23, 2012

The struggle to free Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald in Minneapolis deserves wide publicity and support. McDonald, 23, is an African-American transgender woman who was brutally attacked by racist, anti-lesbian/gay/bi/trans/queer bigots on June 5.... Posted Feb 22, 2012

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ vision was that socialism would do away with this contradiction by doing away with private appropriation altogether. The idea was that in the capitalist countries where the level of production was high in comparison to the rest of world, the overthrow of capitalism in favor of a socialist society would improve the lot of the masses of people. ... Posted Feb 22, 2012

Service Employees Local 1 kicked off their “Hands Off BadgerCare” campaign Feb. 16 in Milwaukee.... Posted Feb 22, 2012

More than 400 high school students, parents and activists from Pittsburgh, Reading, Chester, Philadelphia and other cities converged on Pennsylvania’s Capitol in Harrisburg to demand love for schools on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. ... Posted Feb 22, 2012

On Feb. 16, 21 activists gathered for a pretrial Manhattan court session to face charges of disorderly conduct after being arrested at an Oct. 21 protest against the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policy.... Posted Feb 22, 2012

A farmworker organization in Florida has won a major battle in the fight for justice for tomato pickers. Trader Joes’s finally agreed to sign an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to support the group’s Fair Food Program. ... Posted Feb 20, 2012

Over 200 Pacific Steel Casting Company workers were fired just before Christmas in a “silent” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in Berkeley, Calif. ... Posted Feb 20, 2012

Workers to picket Howard U. Hospital | NYC street vendors to protest fines | D.C. unionists confront Conservative PAC | Locked-out workers launch Journey for Justice | SAG and AFTRA to merge... Posted Feb 20, 2012

A settlement has been trumpeted between the federal government and 49 state attorneys general with Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial “to address mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure abuses.” (Department of Justice, Feb. 9) While acknowledging the massive fraud perpetrated by these institutions in carrying out foreclosures, the agreement provides minimal compensation for the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost their homes.... Posted Feb 18, 2012

On Feb. 6, members of the Occupy Coalition in Milwaukee held a protest at the Chase Bank at Water and Wisconsin streets. ... Posted Feb 18, 2012

Protesters from across Wisconsin and beyond rallied at the State Capitol in Madison Feb. 11 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the people’s uprising that is still shaking the foundations of Wall Street. ... Posted Feb 18, 2012

Several hundred Communication Workers of America (CWA) and other union members, and Occupy Atlanta and Jobs with Justice activists among others took over the plaza fronting AT&T's office tower in midtown Atlanta, demanding no layoffs for landline technicians.... Posted Feb 16, 2012

On Feb. 5, over a hundred people gathered at Dowling’s Palace — the colloquial watering hole in the heart of North Philadelphia — to hear from one half of the dynamic duo, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, about the journey he had collaborating with Mumia Abu-Jamal, who at the time of writing their book, “The Classroom and The Cell,” was sitting on death row.... Posted Feb 16, 2012

Not many people know about The Quitman 10+2, all African Americans.... Posted Feb 16, 2012

Blustery, frigid winds buffeted the crowd gathered in support of Brandon White, a 20-year-old gay man whose videotaped beating at the hands of reputed gang members outside a corner store shocked millions of viewers nationwide.... Posted Feb 16, 2012

Now is the time to come out to support Lynne Stewart and demand her freedom!... Posted Feb 16, 2012

A 30-second Super Bowl commercial, reaching more than 110 million viewers, costs about $3.5 million. The next day commentators named the best and the worst ads. Chrysler’s “Halftime in America” ad, featuring Clint Eastwood, drew rave reviews. ... Posted Feb 16, 2012

More than 200 students from across North Carolina poured into the town of Chapel Hill on Feb. 10 for a spirited demonstration against huge tuition hikes. The North Carolina Defend Education Coalition organized it.... Posted Feb 15, 2012

Simultaneous “occupations” took place at AT&T’s office tower in midtown Atlanta on Feb. 13 to protest layoffs, union busting and corporate greed. ... Posted Feb 15, 2012

During Black History Month, it is important to tell the real story about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American aviators who were allowed to fly airplanes in the U.S. military. ... Posted Feb 15, 2012

On Jan. 19, a request for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles from the United States was filed in the Panamanian courts, according to Posada and four co-conspirators were convicted of the attempted assassination of the then-Cuban president, Fidel Castro, at the 2000 Ibero-American Summit in Panama. Their plot to bomb the crowded university venue with 200 pounds of explosives was thwarted, saving many lives. ... Posted Feb 15, 2012

In solidarity with Dr Aafia Siddiqui, supporters packed New York’s Federal Court in Manhattan Feb. 10. ... Posted Feb 15, 2012

Feb. 11 is the 75th anniversary of the victory of the 1937 Flint Sit-down strike, one of the most significant events in U.S. labor history.... Posted Feb 13, 2012

Excerpts from a talk given by Workers World Party organizer Richard Kossally at a WWP forum in New York City on Feb. 3.... Posted Feb 13, 2012

One of the leading pioneers of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, Patricia Stephens Due, passed away on Feb. 7 in Smyrna, Ga.; she was 72 years old.... Posted Feb 13, 2012

Activists in Detroit have scored four significant victories in the last eight weeks, each time stopping evictions and foreclosures by engaging in mass mobilizations.... Posted Feb 12, 2012

An historic national conference to promote the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement directed at ending Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people was held at the University of Pennsylvania Feb. 3-5. ... Posted Feb 12, 2012

The brutal attack on Occupy Oakland on Jan. 28 by the Oakland Police Department is part of a nationally coordinated attack against the Occupy movement, which includes the Feb. 4 eviction of Occupy DC from McPherson Square in the U.S. capital by riot-clad cops. ... Posted Feb 11, 2012

On Feb. 3, more than 200 supporters of the Task Force for the Homeless filled the hallway outside the courtroom of Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall.... Posted Feb 11, 2012

On Feb. 1, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21 was officially recognized as the representative of workers at the state-of-the-art EGT grain terminal in Longview, Wash. ... Posted Feb 11, 2012

On Feb. 10, students from across the University of North Carolina system will mobilize in Chapel Hill to protest unprecedented tuition hikes planned for the 17 statewide institutions and to demand more of a voice at UNC Board of Governors meetings. ... Posted Feb 11, 2012

Striking against poverty pay and sweatshop conditions, Seattle port truck drivers in the Seattle Truck Drivers Association went on strike against the wealthy port transportation industry on Jan. 30. ... Posted Feb 11, 2012

Political prisoner and revolutionary journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was transferred Jan. 27 to general population in SCI-Mahanoy in Frackville, Pa. He had spent almost 30 years on Pennsylvania death row.... Posted Feb 9, 2012

On Feb. 4, several hundred people marched through the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx, N.Y., to protest the Feb. 2 police killing of unarmed, 18-year-old African-American Rahmarley Graham in his home.... Posted Feb 9, 2012

Dr. Huey Percy Newton, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was born in Monroe, La., on Feb. 17, 1942, the youngest of seven children born to Walter Newton and Armelia Johnson.... Posted Feb 9, 2012

Etta James died at the age of 73 on Jan. 20 after having suffered from leukemia and Alzheimer’s.... Posted Feb 9, 2012

His ‘Soul Train’ instilled Black pride... Posted Feb 9, 2012

Many anti-war organizations across the United States and in several other countries came together on Feb. 4 to protest the rising crescendo of threats against Iran. In more than 30 U.S. states and 80 cities, large and small, groups joined forces to raise four key demands: "No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations!" ... Posted Feb 8, 2012

Women scored a big victory in early February when they pushed back a right-wing attempt to defund a leading organization providing health care to low-income women. ... Posted Feb 8, 2012

This year the Super Bowl was different. ... Posted Feb 8, 2012

The International People’s Tribunal on War Crimes and Violations of International Law was held on Jan. 14 at Columbia University’s School of Law in New York City. ... Posted Feb 8, 2012

A strong, well-attended demonstration demanding immediate, unconditional freedom for Native-American activist and political prisoner Leonard Peltier was held on Feb. 4 in Buffalo, N.Y... Posted Feb 8, 2012

Those participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement in Wisconsin are continuing to fight the 1% statewide.... Posted Feb 4, 2012

As of Jan. 30, negotiations are still in process between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the union-busting grain and food cartel, EGT.... Posted Feb 4, 2012

Since Dec. 19, members of United Steelworkers Local 5668 and retirees of Century Aluminum have been holding an encampment outside the plant here in Ravenswood, W.Va., calling it “Occupy Century Aluminum.” ... Posted Feb 4, 2012

In November 2005, a squad of U.S. Marines made a night raid on homes in Haditha, Iraq.... Posted Feb 4, 2012

A first for Cablevision workers: union representation | Nat’l protest of Cooper Tire lockout | Students fight sweatshop conditions in Cambodia | Picket Trader Joe’s to support tomato workers ... Posted Feb 4, 2012

Northern Illinois Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Jonas stated that the “investigation is continuing” in the case of the anti-war and international solidarity activists hit with FBI raids and grand jury repression.... Posted Feb 4, 2012

After more than 30 years in the chambers of death, political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has been released into the general prison population. Finally, as of Jan. 27, he is now able to embrace his loved ones and shake the hands of all those who have supported him in the struggle for freedom. ... Posted Feb 2, 2012

On July 16, 1862, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born into the antebellum slave system in Holly Springs, Miss. Wells-Barnett, who died on March 25, 1931, during the Great Depression, is still recognized as one of the early pioneers in the struggle against lynching and for the rights of African Americans, women and the working poor.... Posted Feb 2, 2012

Thousands of poor and working people converged on the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison for a week beginning Jan. 22.... Posted Feb 2, 2012

As the total student debt in the United States exceeds a trillion dollars, more than the total credit card debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (USA Today, Oct. 25), some financial analysts are pointing out that another bubble has been created — for borrowers. ... Posted Feb 2, 2012

U.S.-based anti-imperialist and anti-war organizations have called for protest demonstrations to stop U.S. aggression aimed at Iran on Feb. 4, calling it a “global day of action.” As of Jan. 29, the movement had grown to include protests in 48 U.S. cities, plus cities in five other countries. ... Posted Feb 1, 2012

Some 2,000-plus Occupy Oakland participants were met with heavy police violence and hundreds of arrests on Jan. 28 as they marched on the long-vacant Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. The group had been planning the building occupation for several months.... Posted Jan 30, 2012

U.S.-based anti-imperialist and anti-war organizations have called for protest demonstrations against U.S. aggression aimed at Iran on Feb. 4, calling it a “global day of action.”... Posted Jan 29, 2012

Another racist message from Arizona’s ruling class has been sent to oppressed people and especially Latinos/as of Mexican descent. That message is: Get back, get down, your lives are worth nothing to this system. ... Posted Jan 29, 2012

In Michigan, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community is fed up. LGBTQ people are mad at right-wing legislators and the support they are getting from Gov. Rick Snyder. ... Posted Jan 28, 2012

The pro-choice movement is marching for reproductive justice on the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. But not only in the streets. ... Posted Jan 28, 2012

Transport Workers Union Local 100 represents 34,000 bus and subway workers who move over 3 million New Yorkers every workday. As its contract expired on Jan. 15, the union held a rally that evening to both mark the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday anniversary and to press for a new contract. ... Posted Jan 28, 2012

Teachers in Neshiminy, Pa., returned to their classrooms on Jan. 20, ending their strike, which had begun 11 days earlier. ... Posted Jan 28, 2012

When the Democratic National Convention meets in Charlotte, N.C., in September, there will be thousands of people from across the country in the streets to raise demands for jobs and justice on the world stage. ... Posted Jan 26, 2012

LeiLani Dowell, Workers World Party leader and WW managing editor, visited Wisconsin Jan. 20-22 to participate in the ongoing people’s uprising sparked by the state capitol occupation in February 2011 and Occupy Wall Street. ... Posted Jan 26, 2012

A massive Internet strike closed down websites large and small on Jan. 18 in opposition to two bills in the U.S. Congress that would tighten corporate domination of the Web and increase censorship. ... Posted Jan 26, 2012

Thousands of demonstrators came out Jan. 20 to “Occupy Wall Street West” to mark the second anniversary of the Supreme Court Citizens United decision. This ruling called anonymous campaign contributions “free speech” and claimed corporations were “people,” thus increasing the already overwhelming power of the rich over politicians. ... Posted Jan 25, 2012

For the ninth consecutive year, the Detroit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Rally and March was held at the Central United Methodist Church. ... Posted Jan 25, 2012

Occupy Philly activists, union officials and workers organized a successful march and rally on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 16, in Philadelphia. ... Posted Jan 25, 2012

Higher Ground Empowerment Center is a 108-year-old church located in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, one of the most neglected areas of the city. ... Posted Jan 25, 2012

The People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, N.J., launched its Daily People’s Protest Campaign for Jobs, Peace, Equality and Justice on June 27. ... Posted Jan 25, 2012

Parents, students and teachers in Chicago are resisting a long-lasting campaign against public education that has led to the closing of 200 schools over the last 20 years.... Posted Jan 22, 2012

The crisis in education under capitalism is being felt across the U.S. as funding is cut, teachers and other staff are laid off, and schools are closed. In Delaware County, Pa., south of Philadelphia, this problem is nearing a catastrophe. ... Posted Jan 22, 2012

High school students joined school nurses fighting against layoffs at their weekly protest in front of the Philadelphia School District headquarters on Jan. 11. ... Posted Jan 22, 2012

A broad spectrum of U.S.-based anti-imperialist and anti-war organizations agreed on a Jan. 17 conference call to hold coordinated protests across the country on Saturday, Feb. 4. The demands will be: “No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations against Iran.”... Posted Jan 21, 2012

Members of the Occupy Coalition in Milwaukee are participating in efforts in various neighborhoods to fight back against the racist banks and corporations and the foreclosed and abandoned properties they are responsible for creating. ... Posted Jan 21, 2012

The Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs is spearheading an effort to save a popular downtown Detroit establishment located at 1515 Broadway. ... Posted Jan 21, 2012

“It is our job to give people hope and help people see this is people power. We are winners. We can never be discouraged.” ... Posted Jan 21, 2012

Pennsylvania has declared war on the poor. During the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression, two recent state decisions have made it more difficult to qualify for programs that benefit the working poor and those without jobs. ... Posted Jan 19, 2012

Several hundred spirited and militant activists held a series of people’s occupations around New York City’s Union Square in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16. Six organizers with the newly formed Occupy 4 Jobs were arrested as occupations were held at banks, supermarkets and a drugstore. ... Posted Jan 19, 2012

Protesters scored a number of victories on the 40-mile March for Jobs & Justice to Washington, D.C. They began the Civil Rights march on Jan. 14 in Baltimore and were greeted by Occupy Washington, D.C., when they arrived on Jan. 16. Representatives of the group will remain for an Occupy Congress event on the National Mall, where protesters have vowed to set up a million tents. ... Posted Jan 19, 2012

Occupy4Boston sent an express mail message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe for Martin Luther King Day: “Hands off our post office and our community!” ... Posted Jan 19, 2012

“Clarence Brandley!” boomed over the loud-speaker system, and the crowds lining the downtown sidewalks answered, “Pay him now!” The Texas Death Penalty Abolition movement honored Clarence Brandley in the 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Jan. 16 in downtown Houston, sponsored by The Black Heritage Society. ... Posted Jan 19, 2012

Stop the campaign of terror against Iran and its scientists... Posted Jan 18, 2012

More than 100 people gathered in bitterly cold weather outside the home of Debbie Henry and Robert Henry, in Southgate, Mich., for a rally and press conference on Jan. 2 to denounce their threatened eviction by Bank of America and Fannie Mae. Southgate is a working-class suburb south of Detroit. ... Posted Jan 16, 2012

Thousands of Detroiters came together Jan. 2 for a rally to overturn Public Act 4 and to stop the threatened imposition of an emergency manager on the City of Detroit. ... Posted Jan 16, 2012

Held in Detroit every January, the North American International Auto Show claims to be “where the global automotive community comes together.” In fact, solidarity of the global community of real autoworkers was a theme of a spirited picket line outside the show on Jan. 8. ... Posted Jan 16, 2012

In response to recent education cutbacks, Philadelphia school nurses are demonstrating their anger by rallying on the steps of the School District Headquarters every Wednesday. ... Posted Jan 16, 2012

As hockey players in the Winter Classic hustled on ice Jan. 2 to score goals, over 200 UNITE HERE members and supporters picketed outside the Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia for more essential goals. ... Posted Jan 16, 2012

Following nearly a year of bitter struggle, the 800 members of the Boston School Bus Drivers’ Union, United Steelworkers Local 8751 rang in the new year, having won a successful contract. It contained the first-ever “Retirement with Dignity” package for those who have served the city’s schoolchildren and the cause of equal, quality education since 1974. ... Posted Jan 14, 2012

At a Jan. 4 press conference held at the Workers United Union Hall in Baltimore, representatives of local and national groups announced their plans to hold a “March for Jobs & Justice” beginning in Baltimore on Jan. 14 and ending in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 16, the official holiday honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ... Posted Jan 14, 2012

It was a display of arrogance that made even politicians’ jaws drop.... Posted Jan 14, 2012

The history of economic depressions and joblessness in the U.S. can be traced back to the 19th century. Tens of thousands of people rallied in 1837, 1857, 1873, 1884 and 1893 to demand a public jobs program from the federal government. They opposed high food and rent costs, and big business. ... Posted Jan 13, 2012

Thanks to a writer generally known for her many historical novels, there is now available a gripping account of the real-life struggle of workers in 1877 against the railroad barons — the most hated 1% of that time.... Posted Jan 13, 2012

The history books talk a lot about Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal in the Depression of the 1930s.... Posted Jan 13, 2012

Justice-loving people were outraged on Dec. 20 when, after a nearly two-month trial, a federal jury falsely convicted Dr. Tarek Mehanna on trumped up “terrorism” charges. ... Posted Jan 12, 2012

The pitiful December jobs and employment numbers are a bitter reminder, four years after the present crisis officially began in December 2007, that capitalism is at a dead end. ... Posted Jan 11, 2012

The San Francisco Labor Council on Jan. 9 unanimously condemned military escort for the union-busting inter­national grain and food cartel EGT, headed by Bunge Ltd. at the Port of Longview, Wash. ... Posted Jan 11, 2012

The labor movement answers the latest anti-worker provocation in the Pacific Northwest with the use of the military to support the international grain cartel headed by Bunge Ltd. A massive mobilization on short notice — welcomed by the union movement and supported by the Occupy movement — is planned in Longview, Wash., to aid the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. ... Posted Jan 11, 2012

Kyle Mackey, Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer issued this Call to Action to accompany the Jan. 2 resolution by that labor body. He answers the question, Why support the ILWU, showing in detail the likely chain of events at stake. ... Posted Jan 11, 2012

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 83 years old on Jan. 15.... Posted Jan 11, 2012

The giant General Electric Co. is announcing “good news” for its U.S. workers, and for manufacturing workers across the country. Well, … sort of. ... Posted Jan 9, 2012

A group of caseworkers, recipients, union activists and their supporters from Occupy Philly marched into the North Philadelphia welfare offices on Dec. 21 to demand better conditions. ... Posted Jan 9, 2012

About 200 Occupy Philadelphia participants came out to show their strength.... Posted Jan 9, 2012

RNs to picket in Queens, N.Y. | Minimum wage increases in 8 states | New federal rules to speed unionization votes... Posted Jan 9, 2012

We are in the opening stages of a wholly new epoch. The epoch I am referring to is the beginning of the end of capitalism.... Posted Jan 8, 2012

Not so hidden in the late December “tax deal” was a provision to force a quick decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline project, which would stretch from the Tar Sands oil extraction project in Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf of Mexico.... Posted Jan 8, 2012

Community and labor support is growing for the Jan. 14 Rally to Save Community Jobs and Services at the Grove Hall Post Office in the heart of Boston’s African- American community. ... Posted Jan 8, 2012

Marching from Oscar Grant Plaza to the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit Plaza, hundreds of people rallied for justice for Oscar Grant and all victims of police brutality and murder on Jan. 1.... Posted Jan 5, 2012

Here in the U.S., our “land of the free,” there are approximately 130,000 inmates now housed in privately owned prisons.... Posted Jan 5, 2012

Although Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams dropped the death sentence on Dec. 7, Mumia Abu-Jamal remains in administrative custody since being transferred from SCI Greene to SCI Mahanoy on Dec. 14. He has been kept isolated from the general population, with limited phone access and visits with family still conducted behind glass walls. ... Posted Jan 5, 2012

From a statement was issued by the Pelican Bay prisoners who went on hunger strike in 2011 to protest conditions in the “high-security” supermax housing units.... Posted Jan 5, 2012

International Longshore and Warehouse Union rank-and-file members and the Occupy movements in Longview, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles and other West Coast cities are organizing to blockade a grain ship arriving in Longview sometime in January. This ship is supposed to be loaded by a non-ILWU crew with cargo from the new EGT export terminal. ... Posted Jan 4, 2012

More than 122 deaths of homeless people were recorded on the streets of Philadelphia in the last year.... Posted Jan 4, 2012

The “libertarian” movement has never been friendly to the 99%. This makes it all the more important and gratifying that the Occupy Wall Street movement, or at least the section of it in Iowa, has taken such a strong position exposing Ron Paul’s real positions. ... Posted Jan 4, 2012

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