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‘Ain’t nobody gonna turn us around’: 50 years since the March on Washington

27 August 2013
Fifty years ago this week hundreds of thousands of Civil Rights activists marched through Washington in a demonstration that climaxed with Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. Socialist Worker looks at the protest and its impact

'Being black is not a crime,' say Trayvon Martin protesters

30 July 2013
Hundreds of anti-racists rallied and marched in central London last Saturday in protest against racism and injustice.

Fast food workers strike over pay in the US

30 July 2013
Fast food workers in seven US cities struck for better pay and the right to join unions on Monday of this week. 

Will Detroit disaster lead to new revolts?

23 July 2013
Detroit, I Do Mind Dying, by Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin, paints a marvellous portrait of a great industrial city pulsating with working class revolt.

London protest demands justice for Trayvon Martin

17 July 2013
Around 100 people protested at the US embassy in London yesterday, Tuesday, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.

Anger at racism explodes after Trayvon Martin verdict

16 July 2013
Protests have spread across the US following the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case last Saturday. 

US force feeds Muslim prisoners on hunger strike in Guantanamo during Ramadan

09 July 2013
The US is refusing to stop the force-feeding of 45 Guantanamo detainees through the annual Muslim fast of Ramadan. The men are among 106 detainees who are on hunger strike in protest at being held in the prison for years without trial. 

People are beginning to demand real change in the US

02 July 2013
Medea Benjamin of the anti-war campaign Codepink says the tide is starting to turn for social justice activists

US fast food workers strike for a living wage

21 May 2013
Hundreds of fast food and retail workers in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, went on strike last week.

Confusion in Boston as bombing suspects shot

23 April 2013
The police manhunt for the people who planted the Boston bombs targeted two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

US leaders backed cruel treatment

23 April 2013
It is “indisputable” that the US government used torture after 11 September 2001—and top officials are ultimately to blame.

US rhetoric and sanctions ramp up dangerous tension with North Korea

05 April 2013
North Korea recently issued a “No.1 combat readiness alert” announcing that the “North and South are at war”. Leader Kim Jong-un also put his strategic missile units on standby for launch.

No peace at Brooklyn vigil

21 March 2013
Almost 50 people have been arrested in Brooklyn, New York, after attending a peace vigil in memory of 16 year old Kimani Gray.

US economic deal will hit ordinary workers and protect the rich

05 January 2013
US politicians agreed a deal on the economy last week amid panic that failure to do so would lead to economic disaster.

Pre-trial hearing held for US army private Bradley Manning

04 December 2012
After more than 900 days in custody US army private Bradley Manning finally got to testify at his army pre-trial hearing in Maryland last week.

We're lovin' burger strike

04 December 2012
Fast food workers across New York struck on Thursday of last week, demanding a pay rise and the right to join unions.

Obama's re-election: hopes of the poor and profits of the rich

13 November 2012
Barack Obama’s re-election is undoubtedly the best outcome for American capitalism.

Obama's re-election: myths and reality

08 November 2012
"We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people," said Barack Obama in his victory speech after winning his second term as US president.

Obama delivered nothing, and now he promises nothing

07 November 2012
Romney lost. Good. I’m relieved. I’m American, and I could have voted for Obama. I didn't. But I’m still relieved.

Americans deserve better than either Obama or Romney

16 October 2012
As the US presidential election approaches, both camps are drafting in volunteers to phone people and persuade them to vote on 6 November.

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