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- Fast Food Workers: Giving Juice to a Revived Living Wage Movement
- Official Slogans for Comrade Valentine’s Day 2014
- Bridging the Chasm between Environmental and Economic Justice: A Conversation with Bill Fletcher and Bill Gallegos
- Appreciating what’s been said: Reflections on Amiri Baraka
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- Overcoming ‘Overburden’: The Climate Crisis and a Unified Left Agenda
- “Remember, Struggle and Be Transformed by the Struggle!” — Reflecting on the Passing of Nelson Mandela
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- 44 years after Fred Hampton’s murder, the struggle continues
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- Birth justice now! Midwifery and traditional childbirthing in oppressed communities
- Bending Toward Justice: Marching on Washington
- The Myth of the Middle Class: Who are the Working Class?
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- No More Zimmermans: Reflections from a Teacher, Uncle, and Activist
- California prisoners on hunger strike: what it’s about and what you can do
- Supporters of Hunger Striking Prisoners Rally at Gates of Central Valley Prison
- A Time of Outrage: Statement on the Murder of Trayvon Martin and the Acquittal of George Zimmerman
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- Zimmerman and the hunting of Black Folks
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Toilers! Tillers! All who yearn and fight for a better world! Let us surge forward together, wave on wave, illumined by the bright red rays of Comrade Valentine’s revolutionary romanticism! Decisively demolish the saccharine commodity fetishism with which the bourgeoisie … Continue reading
“Appreciating what’s been said and if I understand correctly…” That was the routine and respectful phrase we used in the Congress of African People when we were about to engage in some serious discussion. As I faced the reality of … Continue reading
beware the icon makers they will say he was great they will laud his calls for peace they will wring their hands and cry speaking only of the man disregarding the people explaining away the movement pretending the revolution was … Continue reading
“Remember, Struggle and Be Transformed by the Struggle!” — Reflecting on the Passing of Nelson Mandela
Claire Tran asked Cameron Barron, Mary Jo Connelly, Jamala Rogers, Peter Hardie, and Montague Simmons to share their reflections after the death of Nelson Mandela. They talked about his life and the influence and lessons from the anti-apartheid movement. I first learned of Nelson Mandela. . … Continue reading
The death of Nelson Mandela, though hardly unexpected, is reverberating through the world, and especially the global left. For revolutionary socialists, this is a moment to reflect on the accomplishments and on the shortcomings of the movement whose main public … Continue reading
On December 4, 1969, Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was murdered in cold blood by the Chicago Police Department in conspiracy with the FBI. Although many years have gone by since then, the people’s love for this great revolutionary has … Continue reading
Renowned Indian author Arundhati Roy says her country’s government has declared war on its own people. Her outspokenness earned her an invitation to spend time with Maoist rebels. In a conversation with Making Contact, Arundhati Roy takes us into the … Continue reading
Here are a few photos from the rallies, marches and celebrations of the workers, immigrants, and oppressed people around the world who took to the streets on May Day.
May 1 was first observed as the original Labor Day more than 125 years ago. Since then it has always been tied to the struggles of the multinational working class in the United States and to internationalist solidarity between all … Continue reading