Posts in: people of color

Freedom Socialist editorial — Eddie Conway freed!

April 2014

Black Panther Party leader Marshall “Eddie” Conway is free at last! A political prisoner actively supported by the Freedom Socialist Party and many others, Conway was framed for killing a Baltimore cop 44 years ago and convicted with no physical evidence. He was arrested shortly after exposing a National Security Agency provocateur in the Panthers… Read more »

Out of Carolina: Moral Mondays rock the South

June 2014

On Feb. 8, 80,000 marchers massed in Raleigh, N.C., in the largest civil rights demonstration since the historic march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. The protest got little coverage in the national media, which prefers to showcase tea partiers of the Republican right. But it was the apex of a movement… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — Privatized sports breed bigotry

June 2014

Some people find it hard to believe that racism is alive and well in the USA. But thanks to Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling, little doubt remains. Actually, any industry owned and operated by billionaires is toxic. Sterling is probably the most revolting owner — he who has made his millions as… Read more »

Environmental racism in urban communities of color: an ecosocialist response

August 2014

“A world to win, a planet to save!” That theme of the recent Freedom Socialist Party’s national convention punctuated the urgency of stopping environmental destruction before it makes the earth uninhabitable. Having grown up in San Francisco and lived in New York City for the last 33 years, I was inspired by the theme to… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial: Say no to NYPD raids!

August 2014

In a traumatizing, military-style dawn invasion called “Operation Crewcut,” New York police on June 4 invaded Harlem’s Manhattanville and Grant housing projects. Officials deliberately delayed the raid until many of those sought turned 18, permitting their sentencing as adults — a blatant violation of due process. The 40 young men arrested that day are among… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor

December 2014

UNITED FRONT Needed today The political resolution of the FSP [“A world to win, a planet to save,” Vol. 35, No. 5] references the need for “united front” action, as well it should. No one socialist party in this nation today can hope to take on and defeat the capitalist ruling elite on any national… Read more »

Harlem community battles developers, privatization of schools and housing

December 2014

In his 1951 poem Harlem, Langston Hughes asks: “What happens to a dream deferred?” More than half a century later, with hedge fund honchos and real estate moguls calling the shots, the pursuit of profit is turning Harlem’s unfinished dream of Black liberation into a struggle by residents to block transformation of the neighborhood into… Read more »

Rebelión y represión desde Ferguson hasta Ayotzinapa

febrero de 2015

“Cuando la injusticia se convierte en la ley, la resistencia se convierte en un deber!” dice un letrero de un piquete arrojado hacia el cielo en una de las miles de protestas contra el asesinato de Michael Brown en Ferguson, Missouri, y de Eric Garner en la ciudad de Nueva York. Ese mismo sentimiento define… Read more »