Category Archives: Mass Work

44 years after Fred Hampton’s murder, the struggle continues

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

Posted in Oppressed Nationalities, Poetry, Police & Prisons

More on California’s prisoner hunger strike

Update: The article below, written last week, was scheduled for publication here just as we learned that the hunger strike has been suspended as of September 5. We are still publishing this article to help share information about this important … Continue reading

Posted in Police & Prisons

Birth justice now! Midwifery and traditional childbirthing in oppressed communities

Tamika Middleton and Laura Perez sat down with Michelle Foy to talk about how they are working to bring alternative birthing options to working class communities of color. Michelle Foy: What is traditional childbirthing and midwifery? Can you speak about … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care

The Myth of the Middle Class: Who are the Working Class?

As class war becomes more and more apparent in 21st century America, here’s a real look and analysis of class, and how it manifests. The article below was an attempt to make discussion points to come to a more collective … Continue reading

Posted in Labor

No More Zimmermans: Reflections from a Teacher, Uncle, and Activist

I’ve been an activist, organizer, and high school teacher who has thought about and worked on questions of race and justice for my entire adult life.  Because of that, I’ve seen some things that prepared me for the emotions that … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressed Nationalities, Students

California prisoners on hunger strike: what it’s about and what you can do

Inmates in California’s prisons protesting the inhumane conditions under which they are being housed are in the second week of a hunger strike, the third in two years. The first two strikes occurred in 2011 and were halted when the … Continue reading

Posted in Police & Prisons

Supporters of Hunger Striking Prisoners Rally at Gates of Central Valley Prison

On July 13, 2013 four hundred family members of hunger striking prisoners, formerly incarcerated activists, and allies converged in the town of Corcoran in California’s Central Valley 50 miles south of Fresno. The multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-class crowd braved the 100+ … Continue reading

Posted in Police & Prisons

A Time of Outrage: Statement on the Murder of Trayvon Martin and the Acquittal of George Zimmerman

Freedom Road asks all freedom fighters and people of good will to stand and act against racism and white supremacy in the United States. Let us turn our grief and anger into understanding, and our understanding into unity of purpose. … Continue reading

Posted in NEC Statements, Oppressed Nationalities, Police & Prisons

Zimmerman and the hunting of Black Folks

This article was originally published on billfletcherjr.com. I received the news when i was getting ready to eat. I was prepared, intellectually, for a not-guilty verdict.  I was not ready in my gut. As a radical i am quite aware … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressed Nationalities, Police & Prisons

“Enough is enough!” Bay Area workers go on strike

On July 1, the labor movement in the San Francisco Bay Area made its voice heard. SEIU Local 1021 and IFPTE Local 21 conducted a one day strike in Oakland, accusing the city of underestimating its revenue and trying to squeeze … Continue reading

Posted in Labor