Posts Tagged: civil rights

Close the ICE Detention Center in Newark!

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Immigrant rights activists confront politician at Cherry Blossom Festival to demand closure of ICE detention center.

Urban uprisings and the Black Liberation movement in the 1960s

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Why did urban America rise up so often in the mid-1960s?

How the 1968 uprisings gave us the Civil Rights Act of 1968

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In the mainstream media, the uprisings that followed King’s death are presented as a “death spiral” of the “good sixties” into the “bad si...

Martin Luther King Jr., the radical

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Dr. King's name is now synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement, but he's rarely remembered for his critique of the U.S. economic system and his view...

Jackson, Ms. boycotts Trump at Civil Rights Museum opening

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The museum was set to open on Dec. 9. But then the racist, bigoted demagogue Pres. Donald Trump announced he was attending the opening.

Chicago aldermen threaten anti-protest law

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We reject any attempt by the state to criminalize protest, no matter how they cloak their intentions in paternalistic language about our own protectio...

White House announces elimination of DACA, jeopardizing 800,000 immigrants

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Statement from the Party for Socialism and Liberation on the recent announcement from the White House of the cancellation of Deferred Action for Child...

DHS memos a blueprint for stepped-up mass deportations

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In January 2017, Donald J. Trump issued a series of heinous executive orders instructing federal immigration agencies to deport millions of undocument...

The civil rights and Black Power movements

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During the 1950s, a period of great reaction, there emerged the civil rights struggle, initially spearheaded in the southern United States.

From sanctuary city to liberated city

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In just one week, with several strokes of a pen, Trump unleashed upon the vast majority of the working class in the U.S. an attack not seen in decades...