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MN Cuba car caravan: Take Cuba off the ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’ list

Participants in Minnesota Cuba car caravan. (Fight Back! News/staff) Minneapolis, MN - On January 29, 35 cars caravanned through south Minneapolis in an effort to draw attention to the treatment of Cuba by the United States. The Solidarity Committee on the Americas and the MN Cuba Committee held their monthly Cuba caravan to demand an end to the U.S…

Shattering the myth of Rosa Parks reveals the civil rights movement’s true history

Sanitized histories of the Civil Rights Movement have erased the long history of activism and struggle that defined the life of Rosa Parks long before she defied Jim Crow codes on a Montgomery bus. Yet Rosa Parks’s dedication to the Black freedom struggle preceded the Montgomery Bus Boycott by decades. She joined the campaign to free the Scottsboro…

Writing About a Joy that Invades Jenin

Abdel Rahmen al-Mozayen (Palestine), Jenin, 2002. Israel calls its latest military campaign Operation Break the Wave, a lyrical description of a brutal reality. This year, 2023, will be the seventy-fifth year after the Nakba, the catastrophe of 1948 when Israeli troops illegally removed Palestinians from their homes and tried to erase Palestine from…

Accept That Police Are Not Our Friends

The most recent and tragic story of police violence against a defenseless African in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. is yet another triggering event for the African masses everywhere on earth. It’s especially triggering to this author for multiple reasons. First, my daughter and only child is currently a graduate student in Memphis and the ancestors know…

The Murders of Malcolm X & Pio Gama Pinto

On the 21st of February, 1965, Malcolm X was killed in the Washington Heights neighborhood while speaking to an audience in Harlem, New York. Malcolm had just formed a new movement, the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), having left the Nation of Islam the previous year. He was 39 years old. Three days later, on the 24th of February 1965, Pio…

Black Universities, White Power: Howard Covers For Imperialism

The crisis of identity reductionism has led to the overwhelming placement of Africans in positions to serve empire and double down on patriotism. Most recently, Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, hosted U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III, and U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall who awarded the university…

African Nationalism and The World Cup

During World Cup season, billions of people around the world have a new dose of entertainment to take their minds off the horrors of widespread economic stagnation, environmental degradation, as well as lower economic prospects for the working class than ever before, it is almost as if there isn’t an ongoing war in eastern Europe
strange times…

Utility companies’ consistent failures and shady practices show why we need energy democracy

In June of 2021, torrential rains flooded the City of Detroit and surrounding areas, causing over $100 million in damages, mostly in poor, Black, and Brown neighborhoods. Kamau Clark, an organizer for the nonprofit We The People Michigan, moved into his apartment in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood just two days before the storm. “I came home…

Taking Sides

By Allen Forrest / February 2nd, 2023 Allen Forrest is a writer, painter, graphic artist and activist. He has created covers and illustrations for literary publications and books, is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University's Reed Magazine for 2015, and his Bel Red landscape paintings are part of the Bellevue College…

5 Questions for Drag Queens and their Enablers

By Mickey Z. / February 2nd, 2023 Questions provoked by the widespread decision to expose young children to drag performances: 1. Why are prepubescent children being taught about sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation? It’s one thing if a child has same-sex parents and other kids ask questions about it. Some basic details should be shared. Beyond…

Residential Schools and Other Evils

By J.B. Gerald / February 2nd, 2023 Graphic by Julie Maas The Williams Lake First Nation of British Columbia has announced discovery of another 66 sites which are possibly the graves of children on land of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School which closed in 1981. 93 suspected burial sites were previously announced. Control of the school passed…

The Havana Declaration on the New International Economic Order

The Havana Congress on the New International Economic Order (NIEO), organised by the Progressive International, closed this weekend with delegates agreeing on a declaration and a commitment to advance the New International Economic Order through “securing science and technology sovereignty” for the Global South, as Cuba announces a G77 meeting on…

Nuclear War Is No Exit for the Ukraine Crisis

By Roger D. Harris / February 2nd, 2023 Sixty years ago, a crowd of us young people anxiously massed around a black-and-white TV in my college student union building. The US and the USSR were in an existential standoff. The US had deployed ballistic nuclear missiles in Turkey. When the Soviets responded by placing missiles in Cuba, the US demanded their…

France brought to a standstill over attack on pensions

MILLIONS of French workers took to the streets in protest as the country was brought to a standstill in a “citizens’ insurrection” over the government’s attack on pension schemes. Workers walked out on the second day of industrial action against President Emmanuel Macron’s scheme to raise the French retirement age by two years to 64. The eight…

1st February – Half a million on strike in Britain

Strikers' rally in Cardiff, Wales on 1 February. (Photo from Ross Saunders) Wednesday 1st February has been the biggest day of action yet in the growing strike wave over pay, terms, and conditions in Britain, with five unions taking national action: Education unions NEU and UCU, rail unions Aslef and RMT, and civil servants’ union PCS. This demonstration…

USA: brutal police murder of Tyre Nichols sparks outrage in Memphis and beyond

Outrage at police violence has erupted once again across the United States. Protests began in Memphis on Friday, January 27, following the release of video showing the barbaric and fatal police beating of 29-year-old photographer and FedEx worker, Tyre Nichols. The protests then spread to at least 38 cities nationwide.Five cops dragged Nichols from…

In the face of censorship, Indian students organize screenings of BBC documentary on PM Modi

Over the past week, a BBC documentary chronicling the career of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sparked controversy in India. Left and progressive forces, including student organizations, have been holding screenings of the documentary. Meanwhile, the government has been going all out to block its viewing in India. On Tuesday, January 24, New…

KKE: Resolution of the Central Committee on the political developments and the upcoming elections

Resolution by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on the political developments and the upcoming electoral battle: 1. The Central Committee of the KKE met and agreed on the Party’s programme of action for the following period, based on the political and economic developments and with a view to the upcoming battle of the parliamentary…

Radio silence concerning United States President Franklin Roosevelt’s repudiation of debts

During your education, did you learn that during the 1930s the government of the USA unceremoniously repudiated a central provision of debt contracts that represented phenomenal sums? Do any history books analyze that act? Historical narratives are fashioned by mainstream thought, whose aim is to induce the belief that governments like that of the USA…

A working class hero is something to be: An interview with Willie Black

(Credit: Pete Cannel) The 1970s were a decade defined by the power of the working-class movement. We may look back now and say that thetrade unions were radical and strong. However, as Willie Black recounts, that strength came from the rank and file. In reality, workers were taking unofficial action and forcing their unions to declare national strike…

Universities that punish reading – even of books from their own libraries

Mark White from the Left free speech organisation Plebity looks at the disturbing trend of ‘book burning’ on US campuses In the abstract, people mostly agree that book banning is a bad thing. The Nazis did us the favor of being very clear about it and literally burning books, but there are rarely cases that are so unambiguously wrong. In our current…

PDF of February 2 issue

Download the PDF. Justice for Tyre Nichols! Abolish the police! Protest condemns massacres by Israel Protests vs police brutality Pink slips for tech workers Harlem not for sale State attacks transgender workers, queer youth Black Reconstruction: lessons for today Mundo Obrero: La clase obrera en Francia EE.UU. y el golpe en PerĂș Download the PDF…

Palestine is My Cause

The latest Arab Opinion Index 2022 is yet more proof that Arab societies are diverse in every possible way, from their assessment of their economic situation and living conditions to their take on immigration, state institutions and democracy. With one single exception: Palestine. 76 percent of all respondents to the poll, which is carried out annually…

New Orleans: Students United at UNO affiliates with Students for a Democratic Society

Students United activists carry banner at protest for Tyre Nichols. (Fight Back! News/staff) New Orleans, LA - Students United, a group of student organizers at the University of New Orleans, voted unanimously to affiliate with the New Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in January 2023. With their affiliation, SDS has come to New Orleans’ largest…

PerĂș’s people rise up, reject coup that ousted Castillo

Indigenous peoples lead resistance to coup. Here, a roadblock.Ibarra, Ecuador Jan. 30, 2023 — Right-wing forces in PerĂș — with the support of U.S. imperialism — used a majority in Parliament to carry out a coup Dec. 7 against elected President Pedro Castillo. This illegal attack on PerĂș’s first Indigenous president, a schoolteacher from a…


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