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Why Mass Marches Still Matter: 2013’s March on Washington

Why Mass Marches Still Matter
Mark Vorpahl

Co-published with Occupy.com. In terms of the numbers it attracted, the August 24, 2013 March on Washington was an inspiring success. The question remains, however, how politically effective was it?  In the March 20th edition of USA Today, during the build-up to the 50th Anniversary of 2013’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Rick Hampson’s article […]

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Mass Action Gets Results: The Arrest of George Zimmerman

Mark Vorpahl

Weeks after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey has announced that his killer, George Zimmerman, will be charged with second degree murder. Though originally allowed to walk scot free without any charges, Zimmerman is now behind bars. It is hard to think of another case that has swung so widely from […]

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Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence

Workers Action

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Introduction by Workers Action Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this speech at a Clergy and Laity Concerned meeting at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967. In it he stressed the connection between the U.S. wars abroad and the economic and racial injustice here at […]

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Justice Denied for Oscar Grant

Workers Action

Two years ago, with the election and inauguration of the first African American President, the corporate media in the U.S. was giddy with excitement that America had entered a post-racial era. The hollowness of that claim was revealed today with the sentencing of white transit policeman Johannes Mehserle for the killing of African American resident […]

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Obama Snubs Africa, Then African Americans

Shamus Cooke

Many people believed that after Bush had left the White House, rampant arrogance combined with stunning hypocrisy had also gone. Events have proven otherwise. A recent speech delivered in Africa — and one later directed specifically at African Americans — carried with them all the baggage of the Bush years, to the extent that one […]

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Black Nationalism and the Struggle for Self Determination

Workers Action

A Statement by Workers Action The Experience of Race The scourge of racism pervades our society, even as we step into the 21st century, although not in the blatant form of past decades. Vicious racists now feel somewhat compelled to restrain themselves, although with exceptions, and the more mild versions of racism are not so […]

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