The Western Imperial Left’s Collaboration with the Western Bourgeoisie

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, September 1, 2021 As the Western left has become more aligned with their imperialist bourgeoisie in the destabilization of the Global South, the radical Black tradition provides a clear approach to “turn imperialist wars into wars against imperialism.” Changes in historical conditions can elevate a secondary contradiction to a primary, and antagonistic[…]

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Flawed Approach Sunk Amazon Union Drive, But Birthed National Movement

By Mike Elk, published by Labor Today, April 9, 2021 Today, the union drive at Amazon in Alabama, which drew unprecedented political and media attention, was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin. Last month, as we stood in the parking lot of Amazon’s warehouse and spoke with 32-year-old Ashley Beringer about her take on the Amazon union vote, it became apparent[…]

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National Weekend Of Action: US Out Of Haiti

By Popular Resistance, March 9, 2021 March 29 is the anniversary of the 1987 Haitian Constitution written after the 1986 overthrow of the brutal Jean-Claude Duvalier dictatorship. The 1987 Constitution was designed to create “a socially just, economically free, and politically independent Haitian nation.” Those ideals are again in crisis. The US-backed de facto president of Haiti Jovenel Moïse is[…]

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Indian Farmers’ Rise Against Modi Regime

by Umar Shahid, published on Socialist Action, February 20,2021 The article below by Umar Shahid is an update on the historic January 26 mobilizations in India against the neoliberal policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The previous strike/protest of November 26, 2020, the “Bharat Bandh” meaning the 24-hour closure of, included a monumental 250 million participants! [Socialist Action Editor] I have repeatedly[…]

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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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