New York Workers Assembly Against Racism

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, October 23, 2020 A powerful and forward-planning Workers Assembly Against Racism was held at Union Square in New York City on Oct. 18. Participants projected the possibilities of workers’ power through general strikes, shutdowns and mass actions to dramatically push back ongoing attacks — including police and racist violence, evictions, lack of stimulus[…]

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Kevin Zeese, The Passing of a Warrior for Peace and Justice

by Marsha Coleman-Abedayo, published on Black Agenda Report, September 9, 2020 The human rights community mourns veteran activist Kevin Zeese, my friend and comrade. “He stood his ground and left an indelible mark in our memory and the landscape of the fight for human decency and liberation of the human spirit.”  “For the Anniversary of My Death” by W.S. Merwin   Every[…]

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Police Kill. We March. Why?

by Mark P. Fancher, published on Black Agenda Report, September 2, 2020 We must instead think creatively about how to either take total community control of law enforcement as an institution or to bring about an independent, nation-building, self-governing reality. “We are able to develop new approaches to community security adapted to the current material conditions of our community.” In[…]

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Lessons From The Rebellion: A Virginia Defender Analysis

Published in the Virginia Defender Newspaper, Summer 2020 Edition The protests that erupted after the public police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have grown into the broadest and most sustained rebellion against racism in U.S. history. They have not been as violent as those during the Long Hot Summer of 1967, or the uprisings in more than 100 cities[…]

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COVID-19 Crisis Failure, People Must Save Themselves And The Economy

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, August 2, 2020 The US is at a moment of truth. This week, Congress has to face up to a pandemic that is out of control and an economy that is collapsing. The Republican’s and Democrat’s proposals show they will fail this test. The people will need to protect themselves[…]

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Building On Victories For A Stronger Climate Justice Movement

by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, published on Popular Resistance, July 19, 2020 While the climate justice movement has been winning important victories, stopping and slowing pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure, and putting the future of fossil fuels in doubt, the political system, long connected to the fossil fuel industry, is still fighting the urgently needed transition to clean[…]

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No Compromise, No Retreat: Defeat the War Against the African/Black People in the U.S. and Abroad

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, June 3, 2020 The justice for George Floyd mobilizations today reflected the state’s worst nightmare – a multi-national and multi-racial action initiated by Black people with Black leadership. “A shift must occur away from the focus on individual justice for Floyd back to a critique and opposition to the ongoing structural violence[…]

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National Antiwar Conference Builds Unity, Plans Next Steps

by Scott Williams, posted on Workers World, February 26, 2020 New York Over 300 activists and organizers from across the U.S. and Canada met here on Feb. 21-23 for the United National Antiwar Coalition national conference, “Rise Against Militarism, Racism and the Climate Crisis – Building Power Together.” The opening plenum focused on the role of the U.S. anti-war movement[…]

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