Posts in: people of color

No Cops in Schools

November 6, 2015

Shame on the principal of Spring Valley High School, South Carolina, and shame on every school district that gives a gun-carrying police officer the authority to “discipline“ young people while in school. One need only see the video footage to know that school security officer Ben Fields, known as “Officer Slam,” launched a vicious assault… Read more »

Sandra Bland: Murdered by a racist, sexist system

August 11, 2015

On July 13th, 2015, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was found hanging in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. This was a few days after Bland was arrested for merely failing to use a car turn signal. Brian Encinia, who arrested Bland, was captured on two videos aggressively slamming Bland down on the ground. He expressed… Read more »

Why We Confront the KKK

July 28, 2015

Reporting from the front lines in Columbia, South Carolina: South Carolina was once a thriving center of the Southern slavocracy. No wonder that today it is a lightning rod for the unfinished battle against racism in the USA. In the last period, a white Charleston cop was indicted for murdering Walter Scott — unarmed and… Read more »

Good news from Columbia, South Carolina

July 20, 2015

We were thrilled to represent Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women as part of the 2,000-strong crowd which made short work of the Ku Klux Klan’s rally at the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina on July 18. Despite Governor Haley’s edict to stay away and ignore the Klan, which was amplified by the local press… Read more »

Mueren 9 en Charleston: el racismo alimentado por un sistema enfermo

22 June, 2015

El Freedom Socialist Party (Partido de Libertad Socialista) se une a millones de norteamericanos y expresa sus condolencias a las familias, amigos y congregación a la que pertenecían los ciudadanos asesinados en Charleston, Carolina del Sur, a manos del supremacista blanco Dylann Roof. Apoyamos a los movimientos sociales #BlackLivesMatter (#LaVidaDelosNegrosImporta) y #StandWithCharleston (#EnApoyoaCharleston) que llaman… Read more »

The Charleston Killings: Indictment of a Racist System

June 22, 2015

Mourners embrace one another during a vigil on June 21, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph by Joe Raedle — Getty Images The Freedom Socialist Party joins millions of Americans in expressing our condolences to the families, friends and congregation of the nine killed in Charleston, South Carolina by white supremacist Dylann Roof. We join… Read more »

U.S. government not supporting freedom for Nestora Salgado, laments daughter

June 1, 2015

This article was originally published on La Jornada. Mexico City. Members of U.S. organizations and committees, along with Nestora Salgado’s family members, demanded the immediate release of the Olinalá, Guerrero community police comandanta, and that of all other members of her force who are being held as political prisoners. In a press conference held at… Read more »

Repudiating Corruption in Guatemala: Revolution or Neoliberal Outrage?

June 2015

This article was originally published by NACLA on May 19, 2015. Four sustained weeks of civil protest sparked by outrage at a corruption ring in the Customs office have brought the Guatemalan government to its knees. Vice President Roxana Baldetti was forced from office amid ongoing investigations into her involvement in a customs tax evasion… Read more »

Victory against fascists in Richmond

1 June, 2015

300 anti-fascists – organised by the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism – held a united, disciplined and determined counter rally on May 31 in Melbourne, which sent about 60 fascists from the United Patriot Front packing. This action was vital to defend the multicultural, working class community of Richmond with its vibrant LGBTIQ community. The… Read more »

Voices from the Streets of Baltimore

May 2015

There were lots of blue uniforms stationed beneath the blue sky on May 2nd. Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore is the main thoroughfare in Freddie Gray’s neighborhood. The police were keeping watch. Groups of four, with their patrol cars parked in front of the small businesses which lined the busy Saturday street. It seemed that… Read more »