Tag Archives: Racism

Mass Action Gets Results: The Arrest of George Zimmerman

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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

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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

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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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Mobilizing Against Racism in “Post-Racial” America

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Jack Heyman Some say this country has entered a post racial period with the election of the first African American president. Yet, the New Year’s Day killing of Oscar Grant III by BART police was protested in Oakland by thousands who saw the shooting as racially motivated. And this month, in Woodland (Yolo County), two […]

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Black Nationalism and the Struggle for Self Determination

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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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