Rittenhouse and Verdict Mania

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, November 23, 2021 Black people give great attention to certain court cases in hopes of receiving justice when the system is designed to be unjust. That recognition and the commitment to fighting back will be of greater use than divining conclusions about a racist nation when juries reach verdicts. Every high-profile trial[…]

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The U.S. is Waging Domestic War and Preparing for More

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, September 8, 2021 A new report on cost of US domestic and international militarization brings the domestic situation into sharp focus. The US ruling elite appears to be preparing for one of three scenarios in the near future: system collapse, a fascist response, or a radical left turn toward a non-capitalist politics.[…]

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Report from New Orleans: Government does nothing for the poor

by John Catalinotto, published on Workers World, September 2, 2021 Sept. 1 — Gavrielle Gemma, union and political organizer since the 1970s and now working with the New Orleans-based Workers Voice Socialist Movement, called Workers World to report on the situation there, post-Hurricane Ida. Gemma is now living in a modest single-family home in the Florida neighborhood of New Orleans,[…]

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Biden’s $Trillion Taxing the Rich Social Infrastructure Charade Crumbles

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, July 18, 2021 Today the New York Times announced that the modified (gutted) bill had passed the Senate.   The Biden administration is claiming success in bipartisan collaboration. [jb] If we are to believe the almost daily front-page major media headlines, President Joseph Biden has embarked on an historic congressional battle to massively fund[…]

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US Wars Come Home to Roost

by Colleen Rowley, published on Consortium News, July 8, 2021 It’s been six months since the Jan. 6 insurrection. But long before the public saw that mob scene in the Capitol, it was easy to predict that the upcoming inauguration would, unfortunately, take place amid extreme electoral polarization and civil unrest. Ordinary Americans had been turned against each other, radicalizing[…]

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Stop Biden’s Bombing in Syria, Emergency Aid to Arctic Storm Victims 

Statement by the Workers Voice Socialist Movement in New Orleans, La I saw this statement on the UNAC Discussion list.  Great statement by workers in New Orleans. [jb] Millions go cold in Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Damascus, Syria What does the working class in these places have in common?  Through military force, the U.S. government has seized oil and[…]

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Flint Water Scandal charges: Slap on the Wrist for Ex-Governor

by Martha Grevatt, published on Workers World, January 20, 2021 In April 2014 the city of Flint, Mich., made the fatal decision to switch its water supply from Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the heavily contaminated Flint River. Flint residents have waited almost seven years for the responsible parties — in particular former Governor Rick Snyder — to face[…]

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