Posts in: people of color

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 »

The people of Baltimore are not thugs!

May 6, 2015

It’s a thuggish SYSTEM – from Baltimore to Baghdad! The people of Baltimore — and the entire country — are justifiably angry at the racist cruelty of those in power and their armed occupying force — the Baltimore police. It is outrageous that Freddie Gray died in police custody, arrested for the “crime” of running… Read more »

Justice for Freddie Gray — What will it take?

April 29, 2015

The Freedom Socialist Party stands with the family and friends of Freddie Gray, as well as the entire Black community of Baltimore and all those victimized by police brutality, in demanding that those responsible for his death be brought to justice. As the world is quickly learning, police harassment and murder of poor Black youth… Read more »

New York City’s Millions March for Solidarity

December 15, 2014

Tens of thousands marched through NYC on Saturday, December 13 to demand justice for Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and all victims of police violence. The powerful #blacklivesmatter was the rallying cry of a historically multiracial crowd, which marched for hours up and down Manhattan, never losing momentum or its fiery spirit. It was an incredible… Read more »

VIDEO: Last weekend’s rallies for Nestora and Ayotzinapa

November 2014

 On November 16, New York City FSP leader Stephen Durham spoke at Union Square on behalf of the Campaign to Free Nestora Salgado. The event was a rally to protest Mexican political oppression and the disappearance of 43 students from the Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos in Guerrero, Mexico. In this video, Nestora… Read more »

From Ferguson to Los Angeles – Demilitarize the cops under community control!

August 2014

St. Louis County Police in Ferguson.Massive militarization of police forces has intensified a racist Rambo mentality among U.S. cops, as they disproportionately kill young African American men with impunity. Among the latest victims is Michael Brown, an 18-year-old, college-bound resident of Ferguson, Missouri, a poor, highly segregated, black suburb of St. Louis that is under… Read more »

A first-hand account of the face-off between defenders of immigrant children and the militia and racists gathered in Murrieta

July 4, 2014

Muffy Sunde, Freedom Socialist Party Organizer, Los AngelesA delegation from the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women arrived in Murrieta early on the morning of July 4th to join others who had been alerted by phone and texts that buses with children were expected to arrive during the early morning hours and that right-wingers would… Read more »