The bureaucrats of the USSR have become the capitalist politicians of Russia as its presidents, from Boris Yeltsin to Vladimir Putin, installed a corrupt political system and a profoundly inequitable society. However, the workers and young people of Russia have begun to fight back by building a strong opposition movement. It is a clear indication… Read more »
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Aaron Dixon’s memoir of the Black Panther Party shows the BPP’s exhilarating, meteoric rise, then its excruciating degeneration after the government’s bloody campaign of assassinations, frame-ups and dirty tricks. It spans the period from the party’s emergence as a nationwide mass revolutionary organization after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. to its tragic… Read more »
The year 2013 will be a busy one for WikiLeaks, warns its founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange. He was speaking on Dec. 20 from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, held there in asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden. While supporters gathered to hear the speech, London police circled the embassy, ready to… Read more »
UNFAIR TO LABOR Boycott Whole Foods Just to let you know that Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) in Seattle has declared a boycott against Whole Foods, the Wal-Mart of organic/natural foods. Their main supplier, United Natural Food, Inc. (UNFI), has spent the last year bargaining in bad faith with their Teamster employees at its… Read more »
It took the New Jersey parole board only minutes to deny Sundiata Acoli’s latest attempt at parole. That’s because he’s a Black political prisoner who has stuck to his principles — not because he’s a mortal danger to society. Acoli, a mathematician and computer worker, launched into social justice activism immediately after the murder of… Read more »
Please sign: Petition to Free Lynne Stewart Radical attorney Lynne Stewart has many friends and fans. But the U.S. government is not one of them, and now it seems ready to turn the 73-year-old’s prison sentence into a death sentence, by denying her the medical care she needs to defeat a spreading cancer. In 2005,… Read more »
Anyone who stands up to racism or sexism on the job quickly finds out management cares little about whether these prejudices prowl the workplace. But they are ready to demonize the individual who exposes it. Such was the case when Bradley Manning downloaded the U.S. government’s dirty laundry to Wikileaks. The military threw him in… Read more »
From 2013, an examination of the question of gun control as it relates to individual, collective and government violence.
Thirty-six years after Assata Shakur’s frame-up conviction for the murder of a state trooper, and 34 years after her escape from prison to Cuba, the FBI has made her the first woman placed on its list of most wanted terrorists. It also doubled the bounty for her capture, to $2 million. It’s a chilling alert… Read more »
In Seattle over 200 people celebrate Mother’s Day with balloons, facepaint and a message. Rally demands included publicly funded childcare for poor and working families, expanded social services, ending the deportation of immigrants, stopping domestic violence and freeing abuse survivor Marissa Alexander.