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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The Blue Plague and Black Death

By Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, May 27, 2020 George Floyd’s death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion. “The Blue Plague is a serial killer that dates back to the slave patrols of the pre-Civil War South.” The pathogen that kills[…]

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Earth Day To May Day Protests Begin In DC With ‘Essential, Not Expendable’ Protest

by The ShutdownDC Alliance, Popular Resistance, published on Popular Resistance, April 27, 2020 Above: Earth Day to May Day Banner. All photos from Shut Down DC-Climate Strike Washington, DC Facebook page. Workers waved and cheered as activists toured DC in cars and bikes, sending messages of encouragement and justice. Washington, DC, April 27 –  Three moving protests involving 135 people celebrated essential[…]

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Puerto Ricans Protest Undistributed 2017 Supplies Unearthed by 2020 Quakes

By Betsey Piette posted on Workers World, January 29, 2020 Still grappling with the aftermath of devastating earthquakes, Puerto Ricans reacted with protests when they learned Jan. 19 that massive amounts of vital material aid have been warehoused since 2017. The aid arrived after two major hurricanes struck the Puerto Rican archipelago that year. The donated aid included generators, emergency[…]

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Millions protest anti-Muslim laws in India

by Joe Piette, published on Workers World, January 8, 2020 Millions of people have taken to the streets in India in massive protests to denounce Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies that pose immediate threats to Muslims and their citizenship rights. On Dec. 11, he orchestrated passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act, a discriminatory amendment to India’s existing citizenship laws. Critics[…]

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Human Rights Hypocrisy: Critical Analysis of Hong Kong Protests

by Erica Caines, published on Black Agenda Report, December 18, 2019 Why do corporate media love Hong Kong dissidents while neglecting protests in Haiti, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Bolivia? “Hong Kong protestors engage in activities that in the U.S. would get them killed by the police or long prison sentences.” Before adjourning for the Thanksgiving holiday, the US Senate[…]

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Workers Shut Down France to Defend Pensions!

by Marty Goodman, published on Socialist Action, January 2, 2020 On December 5th, French workers walked off the job in massive numbers to protest a proposed attack on pension rights by French President Emmanuel Macron. The proposal would change the age required for public workers to receive full retirement benefits from 62 to 64. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe bluntly[…]

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Reckless US Actions Fire Up the Antiwar Movement

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance,January 5, 2020 The reckless and dangerous act of war committed by Donald Trump and the Pentagon in killing Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran and the Iraqi leader of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, has brought the conflict in the Middle East (aka West Asia) to a new[…]

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Why We Persist: Activists Have Protested US Drone Base for Over a Decade

by Ed Kinane, published on Truthout.org, December 22, 2019 “All human beings possess the basic right under international law to engage in non-violent civil resistance activities for the purpose of preventing, impeding, or terminating the ongoing commission of [international crime].” — International law expert Francis Boyle Nonviolent civil resistance against international crime is about effectiveness and persistence. Or as Dorothy[…]

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