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It’s Past Time to Free Jimmy Dennis!

It’s Past Time to Free Jimmy Dennis! John Leslie Recently, a Philadelphia man, Donte Rollins, was freed after 10 years in prison. The District Attorney’s office declined to retry Rollins after it was demonstrated that he had ineffective counsel in his original trial. Earlier this Fall, Common Pleas Court Judge Rayford Means refused to order … Continue reading

austerity / marxism / strategy / US Politics

The “White Working Class” and the Road Forward

Sam Gindin, a Canadian academic and former researcher for the Canadian Auto Workers, published an article in Jacobin called “Toward a Mass Socialist Party”. The topic is the burning question on the left, doubly so after the spectacular self-immolation of the Democratic Party in a loss to Donald J. Trump, so Gindin’s article deserves a … Continue reading

police brutality / racism / Uncategorized

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