Racism

Justice for Tyre Nichols! Abolish the police!

Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man in Memphis, Tennessee, was brutally beaten by Memphis police. Pulled over two minutes away…

January 29, 2023

U.N. steps in with amicus brief in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s case

The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent filed an amicus brief Dec. 6 with Philadelphia…

December 13, 2022

Staughton Lynd: lifelong advocate for liberation

Longtime anti-racist and antiwar activist turned labor lawyer, Staughton Lynd died Nov. 17, five days before his 93rd birthday. Born…

December 2, 2022

With new legal attacks, affirmative action must be defended

The Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to rule sometime in 2023 on two cases threatening the very…

November 14, 2022

Parents of police victim want the cop indicted

Houston “Today is six months Jalen has been gone. We are still looking for answers. Time’s up; it’s time to…

November 9, 2022

Louisiana youth to be jailed on Angola former death row

On Sept. 23, Louisiana Chief District Judge Shelly Dick ruled that incarcerated youth in New Orleans can be moved to…

October 6, 2022

The right to fight back

On June 5, 2021, CeCe McDonald and friends were assaulted in Minneapolis by a group of white-supremacist, swastika-wearing, anti-LGBTQ+ thugs.…

September 30, 2022

Lessons from Charlottesville: How to fight fascism

This article first appeared on workers.org on Jan. 13, 2021, in response to the Jan. 6 pro-Trump, violent takeover of…

August 17, 2022

Tamir Rice remembered, struggle continues

Cleveland Tamir Rice would have been 20 years old June 25. But on November 22, 2014, the 12-year-old was murdered…

July 18, 2022

‘The future is in the people, and the people can’t wait’

These edited remarks were made at the July 3 Free Mumia rally in Philadelphia.  I owe my start in political…

July 8, 2022