By Malik Miah [Editor’s note: The article below is an updated and expanded version of a previous article by the author.} Tyre Nichols, 29, was murdered by police in yet another modern-day lynching in Memphis, Tennessee on January 7. The city is nearly 70 percent African American, including a Black female police chief. What was … Continue reading U.S. Systemic Racism: From Slavery to George Floyd and Tyre Nichols
BY NOELLE HANRAHAN, PRISONRADIO.ORG Abu-Jamal’s defense petition included newly discovered evidence that had been buried in the prosecutor’s own files showing key witnesses receiving promises of money for their testimony and evidence of favorable treatment in pending criminal cases, as well as prosecutors striking Black jurors during Mumia’s original trial.
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By MOLLY ROSENZWEIG Environmental racism at work: Jackson, Mississippi, a city whose population is more than 80 percent Black, has been without clean reliable water for days, adding to the ongoing water issues due to decades of neglect and divestment.
By MARGARET KIMBERLEY, Black Agenda Report The FBI targeted the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) because it is a Black organization that has dared to confront and oppose U.S. imperialism. APSP is the first but they will not be the last.
By JEFF MACKLER The specter of a Biden administration-authorized Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated McCarthy-era witch hunt was posed in bold relief last week as FBI agents took aim at a Black liberation organization that has been a sharp critic of the U.S./NATO-backed war in Ukraine and a defender of poor nations threatened with U.S. sanctions, coups, embargoes and blockades. These include Cuba, Syria, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Iran.
Dear Friends, Please sign this important solidarity petition initiated by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) condemning the recent terrorist FBI raids on the African Peoples Socialist Party and the Uhuru Movement. In solidarity, Jeff Mackler, National Administrative Committee, UNAC; National Secretary, Socialist Action
By MICHELE GOODWIN Justice Samuel Alito’s claim, that there is no enumeration and original meaning in the Constitution related to involuntary sexual subordination and reproduction, misreads and misunderstands American slavery, the social conditions of that enterprise and legal history.
By MALIK MIAH The FBI covered up its role in Malcolm's assassination by framing two innocent men.
By BRONSON TWEETY The story of Richard Wright’s 1944 character could well be incorporated in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s collection of short narratives Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? an exposé of America’s continuing legacy of murderous brutality towards Black people.
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