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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FREE ASSANGE! FREE MUMIA! FREE PALESTINE! An evening of unity and solidarity on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7pm In Berkeley, California.
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 MALIK MIAH and BARRY SHEPPARD What the report did not say was why all the 376 officers failed to carry out their duty May 24. There is only one plausible explanation — racism — because the victims were primarily Latino. Texas is run by an ultra-right racist, sexist Republican administration. Uvalde, a town of 16,000 people, is closer to the Mexican border than the nearest large city, San Antonio. Texas, as well as federal law enforcement, is mobilized against any immigrant asylum seekers who manage to cross the border. They use force when necessary.
By MALIK MIAH The FBI covered up its role in Malcolm's assassination by framing two innocent men.
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.
Hardly a week passes without another scandal that tears the lid off rampant sexism and racism in the Canadian military and police forces. The latest episode involves allegations of sexual misconduct by two former chiefs of staff. General Jonathan Vance is accused of inappropriate behaviour involving a woman he outranked. Admiral Art McDonald stepped aside … Continue reading Canadian Military and Cops — Rife with Racism and Sexism
(The following statement is the outcome of a collective discussion among leader/activists in SEIU Drop the Cops, an international, rank-and-file group of Service Employees International Union members. Formed in the wake of the massive George Floyd uprising and the murder of Rayshard Brooks in June 2020 by racist white members of SEIU/NAGE (National Association of … Continue reading Cops at the Capitol — Racist Mob in Our Ranks!
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.
By MARTY GOODMAN In the middle of the night, hundreds of New York City cops in riot gear descended on Occupy City Hall who had been demanded cuts of $1 billion to the NYPD budget.
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 MARTY GOODMAN A mass movement against police brutality and continuous cop attacks on people and protesters, has won some reforms, but New York Democrats continue to refuse more significant changes.
By MARC ROME A new mass movement is questioning the very foundations of the US police system, including its role in perpetuating the inequality and divisions among workers based on race.
By JAMES FORTIN Not since the Great Depression of the 1930’s has the American working class experienced with such gravity an assault to its standing as we are witnessing today. Do we continue under the irrational capitalist rule of the 1%, or do we demand meaningful solutions to the problems that have been thrust upon us, the 99%?
By JEFF MACKLER Today’s unprecedented mobilizations began with the police murder of George Floyd. But their depth and staying power is equally a reflection of the mass anger and frustration stemming from all the insults to one’s being that capitalism has inflicted on working class America, and especially the nation’s Black, Brown and Native American communities.
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By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL “The name Eric Garner has become a catch word for the state of black America for decades, if not centuries, who can barely breathe free air.”
By LISA LEONARD On-the-ground report from a comrade in Minneapolis on the protests of George Floyd’s murder. #JusticeForGeorge
By GLEN FORD George Floyd’s death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion.
By JEFF MACKLER George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many more Black people have been murdered by racist cops every day. Meanwhile, Black people are dying of COVID-19 at a rate 3 times higher than whites.
By MITCHELL SHORE — TORONTO — On Sat., June 22, members of Socialist Action (Canada) joined union members, feminists, LGBTQI+ activists, anarchists, and others at the “Celebrate Pride—Fight Fascism” rally near Toronto City Hall. We were there to protest against the anti-immigrant group PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against Islamization of the West), the Canada Yellow Vests, … Continue reading Cops attack “Celebrate Pride & Fight Fascism” rally in Toronto