An excerpt from the book 100 Years of Labor in the USA by Daniel Guérin.
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Bayard Rustin — from teenage civil rights organizer to hero of the historic 1963 March on Washington
With his passionate commitment to civil and labor rights and his outsized organizing talents, Bayard Rustin helped to shape the Civil Rights Movement.
On June 10, 2017, a broad coalition of community organizations came together under the banner “Seattle Stands with our Muslim Neighbors.” This solidarity action was called in response to the anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America (“ACT”) organizing a nationwide day of protests against Islam, including in front of City Hall in Seattle. ACT announced… Read more »
“Nuestra salud no está a la venta” — Un barrio del sur de Los Ángeles se rebela contra las prácticas racistas de perforación
El descubrimiento del “oro negro” en Los Ángeles en el siglo XIX, dio lugar a un paisaje urbano en el que las plataformas de perforación gigantes proyectan su sombra sobre barrios enteros. A medida que la industria del petróleo se expandió también lo hicieron las plataformas. Las sucesivas generaciones crecieron con esta industria venenosa al… Read more »
1946 GEORGIA: A JIM CROW EXECUTION Family fights for long-denied justice Editor’s note: The family of James Lee Allen asked for help in getting a posthumous pardon for Allen from the state of Georgia. In 1946 Allen, a Black teen, was executed. He was 14 years old when he “confessed” to the crime of raping… Read more »
In his courageous book Between the World and Me, written as a letter to his 15-year-old son, Ta-Nehisi Coates explains to him the “justifiable” verdict in the killing of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was shot eight times by a white police officer and then left in the streets. This fatal shooting came on… Read more »
The little-known story of an Australian runner’s solidarity with U.S. Black athletes.
Hardly War, by Don Mee Choi / Wave Books, 2016 / Illustrated; 97 pages Don Mee Choi is a South Korean poet, translator and anti-militarist now living in the U.S. Through a startling, kaleidoscopic collection of prose, poems, and photographs in her new book, Hardly War, she makes a powerful case against the U.S. justification… Read more »
Hats off to Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who refuses to stand for the national anthem at NFL games. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.” He’s also spoken out for police accountability and against cop… Read more »
This 2016 article argues that affirmative action can not only address the oppression of targeted groups, but also build working-class unity in the process.