Ongoing repercussions from the Central Park Five case

By Workers World New York bureau posted on June 20, 2019 The four-part Netflix series “When They See Us,” directed by  African-American director Ava DuVernay, has set off an avalanche of long overdue repercussions for the high-profile prosecutors who in 1989 framed up five African-American and Latinx youth in New York City. Known as the Central Park Five, the teenagers[…]

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Black Teacher’s Job is in Limbo

by Carolyn Winslow, Published on Socialist Action, June 11, 2019 America has long lauded its school system as a Great Equalizer—a tool that provides all students, regardless of social standing, with the tools necessary to succeed. Thus, goes the narrative, all differences in outcome can be attributed to individual choices, absolving capitalism and the structures tied to it of their[…]

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With banner drops NYC activists demand justice for Eric Garner

Photo Banner Drop outside Grand Central Station. ~Henry Luna By Nathaniel Chase posted on Workers World,  June 10, 2019 On the morning of June 4, as commuters filed out of Grand Central Station, activists from People’s Power Assemblies New York City dropped two large banners reading “Stop Killing Black People” and “Justice 4 Eric Garner, Abolition Now” over Pershing Square[…]

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Scoundrels and Reparations

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Consortium News, May 20, 2019 Reparations should not be a topic for national discussion until there is something akin to a consensus among black people about what to demand and how to do it. There is no question that black Americans deserve redress for 300 years of chattel slavery, Jim Crow segregation, racist terrorism, mass[…]

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The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

2016 protests against removal of Chávez and Bolivar images from National Assembly. (Wikimedia) by John Pilger, Published on Consortium News, February 25, 2019 Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela.  At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humor in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was[…]

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In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup

Guaido and Maduro side by side~tweet from Vijay Prashad by Greg Palast, from Resumen, published on Truthout, February 2, 2019 First, we have Juan Guaidó, self-proclaimed (and Trump-proclaimed) president of the nation, with his wife and child, a photo prominently placed in The New York Times. And then, there is the class photo of Guaidó’s party members in the National[…]

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