Chippewa (or Ojibwe) activist Ann Rogers is a co-founder of United Front Against Fascism, launched in 1988, which successfully organized a broad movement to oppose white supremacists in the Pacific Northwest.
Revisiting Bernadette Logue’s 2014 book review.
The term “American Century” comes from Henry Luce, publisher of Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, and Fortune. In 1941, Luce wrote a lengthy editorial to whip up public support for World War II. “Throughout the 17th Century and the 18th Century and the 19th Century,” he wrote, “this continent teemed with manifold projects and magnificent purposes…. Read more »
The barbarism of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has repulsed workers everywhere, especially in the Middle East. For every “jihadist” recruit, more fighters are taking up arms against it. Among the bravest are Kurdish women from Iraq and Syria. Washington screams “evil” at ISIS’ ruthless beheadings, but remains silent at the dozens… Read more »
Todo el mundo vio cómo los agravios suprimidos mucho tiempo de los negros explotaron después de que fue exonerado Darren Wilson, el policía que mató al adolescente negro inerme, Michael Brown, en Ferguson, Missouri. Pero la violencia policial está lejos de ser el único abuso al que los negros se enfrentan; el control comunitario de… Read more »
The article below was published by the Freedom Socialist in the fall of 1981. It was a frank appraisal of the courageous, sometimes deadly, battle for Black voting rights that won the Voting Rights Act in 1965, and a warning that it was not a permanent victory. • • • “We’re not on our knees… Read more »
From the archives of the Freedom Socialist — The incendiary legacy of Malcolm X: revolutionary internationalism
This article was written soon after Spike Lee’s 1992 movie Malcolm X inspired renewed interest in him. But this piece could have been written yesterday, as African Americans and their supporters protest the wanton murder of Black and other youth of color by cops around the country, along with persistent legal and economic injustice. As… Read more »
Who doesn’t love the story of a rebel? The tale of the Grimké sisters is just that. Two daughters of a plantation-owning, slave-holding family, they defied their roots and society to become outspoken abolitionists and champions of women’s rights. When I realized that The Invention of Wings by my latest and favorite novelist, Sue Monk… Read more »
Leon Trotsky was second only to Vladimir Lenin in leading the 1917 Russian Revolution. As elected chair of the St. Petersburg Soviet (workers council), he organized the uprising that put the working class in power. He formed and led the Red Army to victory in the Civil War in which 16 capitalist armies intervened. This… Read more »
A passionate fighter for race, gender and economic equality, Norma Abdulah was born in Harlem to a Trinidadian family. Her education about racism in the U.S. started early when her father, a professional in his homeland, was told not to apply for “white men’s jobs.” But no matter how tight the budget, Norma was always… Read more »