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Robert Kennedy’s hypocrisy on display in new TV show

Robert Kennedy’s hypocrisy on display in new TV show A new documentary glosses over uglier truths, but shows how Robert Kennedy was forced to acknowledge the Civil Rights Movement, says?Antony Hamilton

Reclaim Martin Luther King the radical

Reclaim Martin Luther King the radical Liberals have tried to sanitise Martin Luther King ever since his death 50 years ago. But, says Yuri Prasad, King was a radical who blamed capitalism for racism, poverty and war

Who James Baldwin was and why you should see I Am Not Your Negro

Who James Baldwin was and why you should see I Am Not Your Negro Elizabeth Grant-Campbell reviews I Am Not Your Negro, a new film about radical writer and activist James Baldwin, and Dave Sewell looks at the work and politics of a unique fighter against oppression

How defiant dancers took on the bigotry of the US South

How defiant dancers took on the bigotry of the US South Students organising an openly gay dance in the Ku Klux Klan’s heartland helped to create a new era, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

The civil rights struggle in Selma

The civil rights struggle in Selma A protest for voting rights shows how the Civil Rights movement radicalised and spread even after Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, as a new film celebrates, writes Ken Olende

Selma: politically astute portrait brings a movement to life

Selma: politically astute portrait brings a movement to life The film Selma depicts the events leading up to Dr Martin Luther King’s historic march from Selma, Alabama, to the capital Montgomery.

When the war comes home - the US National Guard

26 August 2014
The National Guard is on the streets of the US once again. Ken Olende looks at four key moments when troops were used to combat struggle at home—and how they reveal our rulers’ fear of resistance

‘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

Little Rock and the fight to end school segregation

18 September 2007
The campaign against school segregation in Little Rock in the US in September 1957 challenged a racist society. Ken Olende looks at the events

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