In the months following the US entry into the First World War in 1917, the US needed to train tens of thousands of soldiers quickly. Training camps were authorized in a number of locations, including the construction of Camp Logan in Houston, TX. On July 24th, 1917, the 3rd Battalion of the 24th Infantry … Continue reading 1917: Black troops rebel against Jim Crow in Houston
Since the presidential inauguration, far-right forces have been mobilizing under the slogan of free speech. Right-wing demonstrations began in February with a clash between rightists and anti-fascist activists who were intent on stopping a speech by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos. This confrontation gave the so-called alt-right the opportunity to play the victim and advance their … Continue reading Mass Mobilization and Solidarity Can Defeat The Far Right
A community meeting (5/24/17) in Bristol, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, sent a clear message to white nationalists who have been posting flyers in the community -- You will not divide us! by John Leslie The meeting of about 70 community members -- co-sponsored by One Bucks, The Bucks County Peace Center, The Bucks County … Continue reading Organizing against white nationalism in suburban Philly
This week, Jimmy Dennis was released after more than 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. by John Leslie The crime and the frame-up On Oct. 22, 1991, Chedell Williams and her friend, Zahra Howard, went to the Fern Rock Transportation Center in Philadelphia to buy a transpass. Outside of the … Continue reading Jimmy Dennis — Free At Last!
In the nine days from April 22 to May 1 inclusive, there were three important national mobilizations against aspects of the Trump administration’s policies. By Barry Sheppard The March for Science The first of these, on April 22, was called by scientists and their supporters following Trump’s election to counter his attacks … Continue reading A Week of Mass Actions Challenge Trump
The first round of France’s presidential elections took place on April 23, and two candidates emerged to compete in the runoff on May 7: Emmanuel Macron, the candidate of En Marche (“On the Move”) and Marine Le Pen, candidate of the Front national (“National Front”)—although she officially resigned from her party on April 24 in … Continue reading The First Results from France’s Presidential Elections: The Backdrop and What Is to Come
During the presidential election campaign, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump favored a stepped-up military component of foreign policy. They differed on what the main target should be. Clinton aimed at Russia, while Trump singled out China. By Barry Sheppard Clinton not only wanted to continue the policy of both Republican and Democratic administrations since … Continue reading Trump’s Dangerous Saber-Rattling
As I sat down to write this brief article on the upcoming presidential election in France, which will take place on Sunday, April 23, my phone lit up with an alert from the Associated Press that Parisians were being warned to stay clear of the Champs-Élysées area. A shooting attack in which police seem … Continue reading What Will the French Presidential Elections Bring?
IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM: Class 1 READING A. Anti-imperialist Struggle is Key to Liberation, Leon Trotsky B. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, Sections I- VII [66 pages] DISCUSSION POINTS Why does capitalist competition inevitably lead to the formation of monopolies? What does Lenin mean when he says that capitalist … Continue reading IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM- Study Guide
In a sweeping executive action, President Donald Trump signed an executive order titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” that is aimed at undoing many of former President Obama’s regulations on climate change. Yet despite its rhetoric, Trump’s move is short-sighted and doomed to failure. by Wayne de Luca Trump surrounded himself with coal miners … Continue reading Trump Targets the Climate