ACT UP Boston charges city with mass violations of human rights

by Aezra El, published on Workers World, November 14, 2021 On Nov. 5, ACT UP Boston, labor leaders, frontline harm reductionists, housing advocates, contingents of students, folks who have been houseless and people who use drugs converged on City Hall for a protest press conference and speak-out. Days earlier, city officials began waging their “sheriff’s plan,” setting up kangaroo courts,[…]

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War is a Racist Enterprise

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, September 1, 2021 Racism is an unspoken rationale for U.S. imperialist actions. The U.S.’s failure to prevent the Taliban from retaking political power in Afghanistan sparked feelings of panic in the foreign policy establishment. Warmongers and their loyal servants made endless demands for the twenty-plus year occupation to continue indefinitely. Familiar faces from[…]

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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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What the War of Terror Has Cost Us So Far

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, August 30, 2021 The war on Afghanistan and the war on Iraq that it was a means of helping start, and all the other spin-off wars leave (if you count only bombing from above as leaving) millions dead, millions injured, millions traumatized, millions homeless, the rule of law eroded, the natural environment[…]

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How the Billionaires Rule

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 8, 2021 Predatory Capitalism Has Driven Down Wages and Created a Dystopia for Workers. “Currently, 25 states out of 50 have rejected additional help for the unemployed.” President Calvin Coolidge said, “The business of America is business.” The expression is memorable because it always rang true. But nearly 100 years later[…]

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Chicago Police Murdered Adam Toledo

by Crystobal Cavazos, published on Socialist Action, June 17, 2021 By Cristobal Cavazos Thirteen-year old Adam Toledo was shot to death in the Mexican working class neighborhood of Little Village, among the most poverty stricken in Chicago. CPD officer Eric Stillman did this heinous deed on March 29, but a Chicago police cover-up reported otherwise. Months later video footage showed[…]

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