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1917: Black troops rebel against Jim Crow in Houston

1917: Black troops rebel against Jim Crow in Houston John Leslie In the months following the US entry into the First World War in 1917, the US needed to train tens of thousands of soldiers quickly. Training camps were authorized in a number of locations, including the construction of Camp Logan in Houston, TX. On … Continue reading

police brutality / racism / Uncategorized / US Politics

After Dallas: Continue the Struggle for Justice!

After Dallas: Continue the Struggle for Justice! Black people in the U.S. are under attack. There is a clear pattern of police violence against the Black community, including extrajudicial murders which go unpunished by a racist criminal justice system. The Black Lives Matter movement is fighting back and not giving in to pressure from cops … Continue reading

police brutality / racism / Uncategorized / US Politics

Legacy of Police Impunity Boils Over

Legacy of Police Impunity Boils Over  By Barry Sheppard    Once again the deep racism and racial divide in the United States has burst upon the national scene, dominating newspapers, TV and social media.   Since 2014 videos taken by witnesses of police murders of Black people spurred the rise of the Black Lives Matter … Continue reading

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