Invitation to Philadelphia Socialism Conference

By August 26, 2014

The following is an invitation to participate in a Workers World conference on socialism in Philadelphia on Sept. 13. The Philadelphia Branch of Workers World Party invites you to take part in this timely conference which seeks to connect students, workers, community members, activists and revolutionaries from many struggles to discuss their experiences and build [...]

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Police killing ignites struggle against racism

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Michael Brown

Slain 18-year-old Ferguson, Mo., resident Michael Brown was laid to rest on Aug. 25. The funeral was a local and national event with thousands in attendance. Brown was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 while he walked through the streets of his neighborhood. His brutal death from six gunshot wounds fired [...]

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Outside the funeral, conversations about racist brutality

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WW photo: John Parker

Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 25 — Many thousands of people, the majority of them standing outside the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, gathered here in solidarity today to comfort the family of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Brown’s mother and father, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., [...]

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Evento “Bloqueo del barco por Gaza” detiene barco israelí Zim

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Oakland, Calif., 18 de agosto — Alrededor de 5.000 manifestantes marcharon casi 2 km y medio desde la terminal del transporte público de West Oakland hasta la terminal de barcos en el puerto de Oakland el 16 de agosto. El propósito del evento, llamado “Bloqueo del barco por Gaza” era evitar que la carga de [...]

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Palestinos expresan “solidaridad con el pueblo de Ferguson” en declaración sobre Mike Brown

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Estos son extractos de una declaración introductoria de Rana Baker, seguido por el texto completo de un mensaje de solidaridad Palestina para el pueblo de Ferguson. Vea texto completo en Electronic Intifada en tinyurl.com/ljuknm3 Grupos e individuos palestinos dentro y fuera de la Palestina histórica han firmado la siguiente declaración en solidaridad con sus hermanas/os en [...]

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Manifestación en el Bronx denuncia cierre de escuelas en Puerto Rico

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El Bronx, N.Y. — Una concurrida plaza en el Bronx fue el escenario de un encuentro callejero el 21 de agosto, en solidaridad con la creciente lucha por los derechos educativos en Puerto Rico. Padres y activistas denunciaron el programa de austeridad de los bancos y el gobernador que ha cerrado 80 escuelas, donde el [...]

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Ferguson, Mo., community stands strong against militarized police

By August 25, 2014
Monica Moorehead at memorial marking where Michael Brown died.WW photo: Lal Roohk

Ferguson, Mo. — Anti-racists from all over the world fighting against police brutality have expressed their solidarity with the embattled African-American community of Ferguson. Many have come to Ferguson since cop Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown on Aug. 8. But the core of the organizers of the daily and nightly protests and [...]

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Ferguson, Mo., community activists talk to WW

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Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 24 — Abdul Syed marches courageously and in solidarity with the hundreds of protesters who march nightly demanding justice for the family of Michael Brown and an end to police terror. In spite of the intense police repression and the fact that he is Pakistani and Muslim and therefore subject to further [...]

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Thousands demand “Justice for Eric Garner!”

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WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Staten Island, N.Y. — At least 15,000 people demonstrated in Staten Island, N.Y., on Aug. 23,  demanding justice for Eric Garner, an African American, slain on July 17 by New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo.   A video of Pantaleo applying a chokehold to Garner, killing him, has been widely disseminated, and been seen [...]

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Rasmea Odeh case: Judge Borman forced to step down

By August 22, 2014

fightbacknews.org dated Aug.12 Detroit — Judge Paul D. Borman was forced to remove himself from the case of Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh on Aug 11. Late last month, Judge Borman stridently denied a defense motion calling on him to step down. The motion asserted that his lifelong support for the state of Israel — [...]

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