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police brutality / racism / US Politics

Report on Philadelphia Cops Makes Reform Recommendations

Report on Philadelphia Cops Makes Reform Recommendations John Leslie The Department of Justice has released a 98 page report on a study of police abuse by the Philadelphia police. In a previous article, we demonstrated some of the abuses aimed at the community and Black radicals. These articles can only scratch the surface and cannot … Continue reading

police brutality / racism / US Politics

Philadelphia: A History of Racism, Repression and Struggle

Philadelphia: A History of Racism, Repression and Struggle By JOHN LESLIE source: Socialist Organizer  (See also, Report on Philadelphia Cops Makes Reform Recommendations Philadelphia, PA was the first major city in what was to become the United States. Early on, the city’s Black population, both free and slave, was substantial. Escaped slaves came to Pennsylvania, seeing the … Continue reading

police brutality / racism

Endorsement of May 13th MOVE Bombing 30th Year Commemoration

below we are reproducing a statement by Socialist Organizer endorsing the upcoming May 13th MOVE Bombing 30th Year Commemoration. Endorsement of May 13th MOVE Bombing 30th Year Commemoration Socialist Organizer would like to offer our endorsement of the May 13th MOVE Bombing 30th Year Commemoration to be held in Philadelphia. We urge the labor movement, antiwar forces and fighters against police brutality … Continue reading

austerity / feminism / labor / US Politics

Christie’s budget address brings more pain

Christie’s budget address brings more pain John Leslie published at Socialist Organizer New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, in his February, 2015, budget address, revealed his intent to inflict further benefit cuts on public employees. The day before his speech, a judge ordered Christie to pay $1.57 more into the pension fund — money he withheld … Continue reading

racism / US Politics

Recent murders of Muslims illustrate the dangers of Islamophobia

Recent murders of Muslims illustrate the dangers of Islamophobia originally published of the Socialist Organizer website By John Leslie The murder last week of 3 Muslim students in Chapel Hill, NC, followed a few days later by the arson of an Islamic school in Houston, and an assault on an Arab-American family by two white … Continue reading

police brutality / racism / Uncategorized

Who killed Brandon Tate-Brown? updated 3/1/15

Who killed Brandon Tate-Brown? Steve X A protest was held in Northeast Philadelphia on Saturday, February 21st, the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, to demand justice for Brandon Tate-Brown, a Philadelphia man shot down by Philly cops in the early hours of December 15th, 2014. More than 100 protesters braved cold temperatures and … Continue reading