Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? By Mumia Abu-Jamal, Published by City Lights Open Media, 2017and The Man Who Lived Underground By Richard Wright, [author of Native Son,] written but unpublished in 1944; published by Gordon Parks/Library of Congress, April 20, 2021 By Bronson Tweety The story of Richard Wright’s 1944 character, Fred Daniels, could well be incorporated in Mumia … Continue reading Telling Tales of Death
By Marty Goodman Haiti is being hit by an unending series of natural and human-made disasters – seemingly all at once. The assassination on July 7 of its president Jouvenel Moise; an Aug. 14 earthquake; tropical storms; rampaging gang violence and a COVID crisis in a society tortured by extreme poverty and inequality. In the … Continue reading The Hell That is Haiti!
Join us for a special Socialist Action webinar on the latest developments in Haiti. Featuring prominent activists in the Haitian community. Thursday, September 23 at 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm CT / 8:30 pm ET. Bring a friend! Click here to join the webinar. Haiti is being torn by a presidential assassination, a deadly earthquake, … Continue reading The Hell that is Haiti Webinar
[The following is the July 27, 2021 presentation by Michael Steven Smith at a book party in New York City’s Lower East Side sponsored by the New York City chapter of the National Lawyers Guild to celebrate the publication of Michael Ratner‘s memoir, “Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer. Smith is a lifelong socialist … Continue reading My Friend Michael Ratner
A Socialist Action Webinar Led by Soretti Kadir who is an organizer with Walaboomuu, or in English, Complete Liberation, a political organization that supports the current struggle and is organizing for a just political future. We will discuss: History of the relationship between the Oromo people and Ethiopia History of the struggle of Oromo people … Continue reading The National Oppression of the Oromo: A Discussion
By Nicholas Kristof, Opinion Editor New York Times, January 23, 2021 [Editorial note by Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action. Kevin Cooper, an innocent San Quentin, CA death row prisoner for the past 37 years, won an important victory on his road to exoneration and freedom when California Governor Gavin Newsom, issued a May 28, … Continue reading Is an Innocent Man Still Languishing on Death Row? We’ve Seen the DNA Evidence in the Kevin Cooper Case. It Points Elsewhere.
By Barry Sheppard July 6, 2021 Despite promises made during his election campaign, Biden in office is continuing Trump’s policies on refugees fleeing the horrific conditions in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, conditions flowing from U.S. imperialist policies. An article in the June 26 New York Times reported, “Human rights and immigration advocates have assailed the Biden … Continue reading Biden Continues Trump’s Policies on Refugees
By Frederick Douglass (1852) Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men, too Ñ great enough to give frame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one … Continue reading The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro
By Cristobal Cavazos Thirteen-year old Adam Toledo was shot to death in the Mexican working class neighborhood of Little Village, among the most poverty stricken in Chicago. CPD officer Eric Stillman did this heinous deed on March 29, but a Chicago police cover-up reported otherwise. Months later video footage showed Stillman shooting an unarmed Toledo, … Continue reading Chicago Police Murdered Adam Toledo
By Lisa Leonard Rage, pain and cries for justice boiled into the streets again on Sunday, April 11 following the police murder of African-American youth, Daunte Wright in Minnesota. The new killing, which came in the midst of the high profile trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd last year, has once … Continue reading New Minnesota Police Murder Enrages Community
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By Lisa Leonard Thousands are celebrating in the streets of Minneapolis today after the judge in Derek Chauvin’s trial announced the jury’s guilty verdict for the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was convicted of all three charges, including second and third degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. In Minnesota, second-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of … Continue reading Killer Cop Derek Chauvin Guilty on All Charges! But the Struggle Continues!
The richest Haitians By Yves Engler Domination by multinational corporations and “light skinned” local capitalists — that’s the story of Haiti as illustrated by one recent event. The day after his already paper-thin constitutional legitimacy completely eroded Jovenel Moïse gave significant amounts of Haitian land to a light-skinned oligarch working with Coca-Cola. According to most Haitian constitutional … Continue reading Racial Capitalism and the Betrayal of Haiti
By Marty Goodman On Feb. 28, thousands of Haitians marched through the capital, Port-au-Prince, and other cities across the country to demand that the de facto President Jovenal Moïse and his corrupt crony capitalist blood-stained oligarchy step down. A relentless, arrogant U.S. imperialism is putting its money – once again – on this Haitian dictator … Continue reading U.S. Imperialist Boot on Haiti
By Dave Lindorff Internationally known US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reported to friends and family on the outside that he has contracted Covid-19 in the Pennsylvania prison where he is incarcerated, and says he is having difficulty breathing. His life is in immediate danger and he is in urgent need of hospital care. This … Continue reading Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19
By Bro. Zayid Muhammad - March 11, 2021 I’m going help them fry the nigger...” Judge Albert Sabo “There comes a time when silence is betrayal...” Martin Luther King, Jr. Imagine all NNPA* Black newspapers, for example, carrying regularly featured articles as a matter of priority on all of the evidence suppressed in Mumia’s case. * … Continue reading It’s Now Freedom or Death for Mumia!
By Lisa Leonard Last year, on May 25, Memorial Day, the world watched in horror as George Floyd, an African-American man, was brutally murdered in broad daylight on a street corner in Minneapolis. A bystander filmed Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck for over 8 minutes, while he pleaded for … Continue reading Security Ramps up for Derek Chauvin Murder Trial
By Glen Ford, Dec. 17, 2020 The Black misleaders have been busy selling out Black people for half a century, but are still only barely tolerated by the rich man’s Democratic Party and its racist figurehead, Joe Biden. “The Black misleaders have no bite and have not even dared to bark in half a century.” The … Continue reading You Can’t Shame the Shameless Black Misleadership Class
By JAMES FORTIN The laws of a capitalist nation are written to support and defend the institutions of the economic system, and the interests of the class in power.
With Mumia Abu-Jamal, journalists Glen Ford and Nora Barrows-Friedman, and author Clifford Conner
Mumia adds his name to Alice Walker, Glen Ford, Pam Africa, Jeff Mackler, and the many others who have signed on!
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By SAM ERIC As in the U.S., Canadian Black Lives Matter protesters have demanded the removal of statues representing racism and colonialism, embodied in the brutal racist police. “Disarm! Defund! Dismantle! Abolish!” is their demand.
By ANN MONTAGUE In a victory after years of struggle by student and local activists, the university has announced that its police will no longer carry guns.
By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL For years — indeed, for decades — we have seen the mirage of reform being presented by neoliberal leaders and their media tools, only to awake too late to ghoulish nightmares of shattered promises and hopes betrayed.
By FREDERICK DOUGLASS “A day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham.”