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Struggles Against Racist Hate, Divisions and Social Injustices Require Day to Day Organizing!

fullsizerenderThe parade announced for Saturday Dec. 3rd, by the racist Loyal Knights of the Ku Klux Klan to celebrate the election “victory” of Trump has caused concerns about the intimidating effect that it might have on the peoples struggles against injustices at our workplaces, communities and institutions that impact our lives.

With only days left for the parade date, the KKK has not stated the location for the parade. This is an indication that the KKK does not want its parade to be out done by a large turnout opposing white supremacy and division. Continue reading

Human rights activists will gather in Mississippi to chart agenda for the Trump era

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Human rights activists from across the South will gather at historic Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, from Dec. 9 to 11 for the Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference.

shroc_20thThe theme of this year’s gathering is “Forward Ever, Backwards Never: 20 Years of Advancing a Global Agenda for Southern Human Rights.” Participants will discuss critical human rights issues facing people in the U.S. South and global South as well as Islamophobia and resisting the program of President-elect Donald Trump. It’s dedicated to the memory of the late mayor of Jackson, Chokwe Lumumba, a human rights attorney who died in 2014.

 

This year’s conference marks a Mississippi homecoming for the biannual event, which first took place 20 years ago at the University of Mississippi Law School in Oxford. Conference coordinator Jaribu Hill, an attorney and founder of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights, noted the significance of returning to “the state that has a record of having the largest number of reported lynchings in the post-slavery era, the state that continues to be one of the last strong holds of Klan terror, the state that continues to deny masses of its citizens their constitutional right to vote, the state that flies the confederate flag and celebrates its hateful legacy of racial terror and inequality.”

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On the Orlando Massacre

2016-06-12T131653Z_275254678_S1AETJMGPXAA_RTRMADP_3_FLORIDA-SHOOTINGThe Black Workers for Justice is outraged and saddened by the brutal attack on the patrons of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We extend our condolences to the families of those killed, and hope for healing and a speedy recovery of the wounded. We stand in strong solidarity with the LGBTQ community. While we don’t know why the shooter picked Saturday night for his heinous crime, it was a Latin Night and as such many in the club were Latinx. We extend our solidarity to that community as well. Continue reading

Commemorating the Birthday of Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz)

malcolm-x-1May 19 marks the 91st anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X, the great 20th Century leader of the African American struggle for freedom, justice and equality; for self-determination and liberation. His assassination in 1965, at the hands of those working in the interest of white supremacy, capitalism and imperialism, marked a horrible chapter in our history of struggle and the beginning of the modern Black Power Movement.

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May Day Statement by Muslims for Social Justice and Awami Workers Party Members in USA

(Muslims for Social Justice(MSJ) Muslims for Social Justice is a North Carolina based organization dedicated to Human Rights and Social Justice for all. http://muslimsforsocialjustice.blogspot.com/)

Two weeks ago, the Pakistani military and police launched yet another operation against landless peasant activists by raiding their houses at night and kidnapping several key members of the landless tenant association in the Pakistani province of Punjab, Anjuman Mazareen Punjab (AMP). This search and arrest operation was carried out without warrants using draconian powers given to the law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) by anti-terrorism laws. The operation was carried out on the eve of the International Peasants Day to prevent AMP from holding a large peasants’ convention. The kidnapped include women, students, peasants, and the General Secretary of AMP, Mr. Meher Abdul Sattar – these activists are being detained and tried as terrorists, while another 4,000 have been collectively charged with terrorism and colonial-era crime of disrupting of the political order. Those who have come out in support to protest against state violence and police brutality have had to face baton charges, tear gas, and armored vehicles. Continue reading