By CLAY WADENA “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” — Michael Brown, Rest In Power, killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer on Aug. 9. Unarmed, Michael had already been shot in the back once when—according to witnesses—he turned around, raised his arms in the air to surrender, and pleaded for his life. Brown, … Continue reading All out for Michael Brown!
By CLAY WADENA “Every time you see me you want to mess with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today! I’m minding my business, please just leave me alone.” — Eric Garner, Rest In Power, killed by NYPD July 17, 2014. Eric Garner’s last words ring with righteous anger, disgust, desperation, and fatigue. Garner … Continue reading ‘It stops today!’ — Eric Garner, NYPD victim
Randall Robinson, the author of "The Debt," is the founder and president of TransAfrica, an organization that has propagandized and lobbied in behalf of Africa and the Black diaspora, which it has shown are being despoiled by the policies of the IMF, the United States, and other Western nations. He recounts some of this in … Continue reading The Case for Reparations for African Americans
The following excerpts from a summary to a political report made at an SWP National Committee meeting in February 1970 are reprinted from Towards an American Socialist Revolution, Pathfinder Press, 1971, pp 197-2 02 They were reprinted under the title above in International Internal Discussion Bulletin, Vol. 10, No. 10, July 1973, pp 24-6. Before … Continue reading The Forging of Oppressed Nationalities in the U.S.
The following resolution, "Black Self-Determination and Socialist Revolution in the United States," was drafted in February 1992 and adopted by the July 29-August 2, 1992 Socialist Action convention. African Americans are an integral part of the American working class. They are also an oppressed nationality, and we support their right to self-determination up to and … Continue reading Black Self-Determination & Socialist Revolution