Lea aquí el nuevo folleto del Grupo Socialista Independiente contra el racismo y la brutalidad policial Protestas explosivas contra la brutalidad policial han surgido en todo Estados Unidos tras los asesinatos de George Floyd, Breonna Taylor y Ahmaud Arbery. Nosotros, en el Grupo Socialista Independiente, hemos redactado el siguiente programa en respuesta. Esperamos que puedaContinue reading “Un programa socialista para luchar contra el racismo y la brutalidad policial”
On August 23rd Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by police in Wisconsin. The shooting has left him paralyzed. Why was Blake shot? Because he was walking away from a fight he tried to de-escalate until police arrived. Yet when the police arrived, the situation became tragic. On the night of AugustContinue reading “Shootings in WI Show Need for Anti-Racist Movement to Step Up Pressure”
Americans are continually bombarded by the idea that the only way to defeat Trump and the Republicans is to “vote blue no matter who,” but has this ever actually worked?
by Samuel Skinner As Marx correctly noted in the Communist Manifesto, the ruling ideas in any era are the ideas of the ruling class. The history that is published in school textbooks and made into TV mini-series is distorted in order to protect and support the capitalist system. Popular narratives of the Civil Rights movementContinue reading “Who’s Afraid of the Black Panthers? Lessons from the Black Panther Party”
Black Lives Matter: A New Take on an Old Struggleby Elisabeth Wichser After the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers on May 25, millions took to the streets around the world to voice their outrage that yet another black person was murdered for the crime of existing in aContinue reading “Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement”
Black Lives Matter protest in Minnesota following the killing of George Floyd in May 2020 (Fibonacci Blue via Flickr // CC BY 2.0). Emery Addams from the Independent Socialist Group spoke to the Socialist Party in England and Wales—co-thinkers of the Independent Socialist Group—about the significance of the mass anti-racist protests shaking the US, outliningContinue reading “Black and white youth rise up against racism—US protester speaks with UK Socialist Party organizers”
For the millions of people incarcerated by the United States, social distancing is not an option. COVID-19 will kill untold numbers of inmates in prisons and ICE detention facilities unless we act now! A movement of the working class is essential to dismantling the Prison-Industrial complex, and building a socialist world.
Solidarity with the Struggle of the Workers and People of USA Against Barbarism SPTU,Is an Independent trade union Based in Somalia an affiliated of the WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the workers and the people of the United States who are on the streets of rage against barbarism and misery. The assassination of George FloydContinue reading “Somali Public Trade Union: Statement of Solidarity”
The protests against racism and police violence that have exploded across the country are an expression of deep anger at an unjust system. What happens next will determine whether the protests lead to lasting change. We need to build a truly mass movement to unite workers of all races in the struggle against capitalism and the racist inequality and violence that the system was founded upon. Only a multi-racial working-class movement has the power to win demands like demilitarizing the police, convicting killer cops, ending the war on drugs, and community control of the police.
by Jai Chavis and Nicholas Wurst (TCU/IAM Local 1089, personal capacity) On May 25th, police in Minneapolis choked George Floyd, an unarmed black man, to death. His killing was disturbingly reminiscent of the NYPD killing of Eric Garner in 2014. A released video recorded by bystanders shows Floyd repeatedly pleading “I can’t breathe” as hisContinue reading “Amidst Pandemic, Anti-Racist Movement Reignited by Killer Cops”