Videos: Spring 2020 Webinars

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Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter Rebellion

Webinar · June 18, 2020

Sparked by reaction to the racist police lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, the uprising against police terror and the white supremacy it rests upon has moved consciousness to the left among the U.S. population at almost warp speed. Police brutality in all forms — but especially the murders of Black people — has been put on trial. And so has racism in general, past and present. …

Join Workers World Party and our allies as we discuss developments in this movement and the significance of Juneteenth. This webinar will pay homage to the ongoing fight for justice for victims of racist lynchings like Emmett Till, Armaud Abery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and those who lost their lives in the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, Okla., where the bigot Trump is scheduled to speak on June 20. The webinar will also be dedicated to the life and legacy of Delbert Africa from MOVE.

Speakers include:

  • Trent Willis: President, Local 10 Int’l Longshore and Warehouse Union
  • Larry Holmes: 1st Secretary, Workers World Party
  • Ananya Sabharwal: Austin Branch, Workers World Party
  • Isabella Ricks: Austin Branch, Workers World Party


Why We Must Abolish the Police

Webinar · June 11, 2020

The lynching of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota has provoked a global uprising. In just three weeks, millions of people have taken to the streets around the world to protest state-sponsored white supremacist violence. We cannot and must not go back to a world where killer cops can wage war on Black and Brown people with impunity. More than ever before in our lifetimes, the working class is uniting behind police abolition. No more military occupation of oppressed communities. No more harassment, humiliation, and surveillance. No more torture, kidnapping, brutality, and murder. In this Workers World Party webinar, we will hear from organizers around the country who explain why WE MUST ABOLISH THE POLICE!

Speakers include:

  • Monica Moorehead: Managing Editor of Workers World newspaper; editor of Marxism, Reparations & the Black Freedom Struggle
  • Megan Malachi: Organizer and educator with Philly REAL Justice and The Black Philly Radical Collective; proud native of Philadelphia
  • Joshua Vincent: organizer and editor from Durham, NC


No to Martial Law! Defend the uprising!

Webinar · June 4, 2020

Uprisings against racist police murder have rocked the United States in the aftermath of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade. What is the character of this rebellion? How can we defend it against repression and division? How do we build from rebellion to revolution?

Speakers include:

  • Jess Sundin, a Minneapolis NAARPR Community Organizer
  • Larry Holmes & Monica Moorehead, of Workers World
  • Leighsandra & Queen Cheyenne of Greater Boston Marxist Association
  • Scott Williams at the Stop the Police War on the People Rally in Philadelphia.


Revolutionary Health Care: The Path Forward

Webinar · May 23, 2020

Progressive and Revolutionary Healthcare Workers & Community Organizers examine the path forward – through the pandemic – to a Socialist healthcare system!

Speakers include:

  • Sofia Sepulveda: Co-lead organizer, Medicare for all March in San Antonio
  • Mateos Chekol: Labor representative, National Nurses United in El Paso
  • Brian Shea: Disability rights organizer, Workers World Party, Boston branch
  • Taegan Stross: Emergency Medical Technician, Workers World Party, Central Texas branch
  • mYia X: WWP member, Revolutionary Student, Cultural Archivist, Warrior Poet, Marxist, Comrade & Ally
  • Njera Keith: Diaspora oriented, Black organizer with 400+1


What Road to Socialism?

Workers World Party Extended Webinar · May 16, 2020

Join Workers World Party for a special, extended webinar covering:

  • COVID-19 and the current capitalist crisis
  • Announcing a new book from WWP: What Road to Socialism?
  • Who is the working class?
  • The crucial role of the working class in overthrowing capitalism
  • Why international solidarity against imperialism?: Defending socialist countries, the right of oppressed nations to self-determination & connecting the war at home to the war abroad
  • What is fascism, & how do we fight it?
  • The Science of Change: Dialectical Materialism
  • Workers’ Resistance & Organization:
    Why We Need Workers’ Assemblies • Rent Strikes • Organizing retail and grocery workers • Health Care Workers • Mutual Aid • Union organizing • The Role of a Leninist Party & Leninist Newspaper


Sanctioned Countries Speak Out on COVID-19

Webinar · May 9, 2020

Organized by Sanctions Kill campaign

The US has imposed economic sanctions against 39 countries. In many cases, this denies them access to medicine and medical equipment as well as access to world markets for food and other necessities. During the coronavirus crisis the US, with the highest death count in the world, has upped the sanctions against countries like Iran and Venezuela, and has tried to weaponize COVID-19 to bring down governments that will not follow the dictates of Washington and Wall Street. The UN has asked that sanctions be loosened during this crisis but the US has done the opposite. Many US allies have broken with them and sent medical aid to some of these countries. Now is an important time for the people in the US to come out strongly against these sanctions, which are simply war by other means.

Speakers include:

  • Cuba: Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal, Charge des Affaires of the Cuban Mission to the United Nations
  • Zimbabwe: Dr. Frank Guni, Secretary for Administration, ZANU-PF North America (due to technical difficulties, presentation made by Omowale Clay)
  • Nicaragua: Francisco O Campbell, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Syria: Dr. Bashar Ja’afari, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Venezuela: Carlos J. Ron Martinez, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Iran: Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Ambassador to the United Nations


May Day Workers Power: Building Workers Assemblies

Webinar · May 1, 2020

Speakers will include:

  • Larry Holmes: Workers World Party
  • Saladin Muhammad: Black Workers for Justice
  • Charles Jenkins: Transport Workers Union Local 100, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • Priscilla Smith: Durham Workers Assembly
  • Joshua Dedmond: Cooperation Jackson
  • Nancy Mansour: Existence is Resistance


The Fascist Threat: A working class response

Webinar · April 23, 2020

Speakers will include:

  • Chris Smalls: Amazon worker fired for organizing for safe working conditions
  • Trent Willis: President, Local 10 International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Oakland CA
  • Monica Moorehead: Editor, Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle, Managing Editor of Workers World newspaper
  • Makasi Motema: People’s Power Assemblies NYC
  • Lyn Neeley: May Day Organizer, WWP, Portland OR
  • Teresa Gutierrez: FIRE (Fight for Im/Migrants and Refugees Everywhere) San Antonio, TX
  • Nate Chase: Participant in Charlottesville Anti-Fascist Demonstrations, WWP NYC


Racist, For-Profit Health Care Kills: We Need Socialism!

Webinar · April 16, 2020

Partial speakers list:

  • Judy Greenspan (host): Workers World Party, Bay Area
  • Makasi Motema (host): organizer with Peoples Power Assemblies NYC
  • Shani Akilah: Black and Brown Workers Cooperative in Philadelphia
  • Dominic Harris: President of Charlotte City Workers Union chapter of UE Local 150, Water Department, City of Charlotte
  • Anika Ilyana: Healthcare worker near Portland, OR; organizer of car caravan to Portland Detention Center
  • Brian Shea: Workers World Party, Boston; Disability Rights Organizer
  • Lee Siu Hin: China–U.S. Solidarity Network
  • William Camacaro: Bolivarian Circle, speaking from Venezuela


FREE THEM ALL! Covid-19 & Racist Mass Incarceration

Webinar · April 9, 2020

Partial speakers list:

  • Makasi Motema (host), organizer with Peoples Power Assemblies NYC
  • Bryant Arroyo: jailhouse lawyer and writer for Workers World, incarcerated in SCI Frackville, Pennsylvania
  • Susan Abulhawa: Author of Mornings in Jenin and Against the Loveless World. She is a Workers World Party comrade and Palestinian activist
  • Sophia Williams: Campaign to Bring Mumia Home
  • Thelma Garcia: Immigration attorney in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas
  • Quess Moore: New Orleans Worker’s Group and Take Em Down NOLA
  • Amber-Rose Howard: Executive Director of CURB (Californians United for a Responsible Budget)
  • Monica Moorehead: Editor, Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle, Managing Editor of Workers World newspaper
  • Gloria Rubac: organizer, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
  • Mirinda Crissman: writer for Workers World newspaper’s Tear Down the Walls prisoner page


Strike! COVID-19 & Worker Resistance

Webinar · April 2, 2020

Speakers include:

  • Megan Smith, Whole Foods worker, member of Whole Worker and Workers World Party in Philadelphia
  • Dianne Mathiowetz, retired GM autoworker; member UAW #10; producer and co-host of The Labor Forum, WRFG 89.3 FM
  • Martha Grevatt, retired autoworker and executive board of UAW Local 869, Workers World Managing Editor
  • Steven Kirschbaum, Vice President of USW Local 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers Union and Workers World Party organizer
  • Taegan Stross, EMT worker and Workers World member in Austin, TX
  • Ted Kelly, Pennsylvania Prison Society and writer for Workers World
  • Nigel Bouvart, rent strike organizer in Buffalo, NY, with International Workers Solidarity Network
  • Virgilio Oran, organizer with the Laundry Workers Center in NYC
  • Dante Strobino, organizer with UE Local 150, North Carolina Public Sector Workers Union
  • Richard Kossally, union delegate, 1199 SEIU


Capitalism is Killing Us!

Webinar on COVID-19 & Wall St. Crash · March 26, 2020

Speakers include:

  • Larry Holmes, First Secretary, Workers World Party
  • Monica Moorehead, Managing Editor, Workers World Newspaper
  • Sara Flounders, Co-Director, International Action Center
  • Makasi Motema, Organizer, Peoples Power Assemblies NYC
  • Taryn Fivek, Solidarity Coordinator, International Action Center
  • Nathaniel Chase, Organizer, Workers World Party
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