A Sad Anniversary: 17 Years Since Nine Eleven and a Sign on the Wall

Originally posted on WiPoKuLi:
“Further the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.” Quotation from “Rebuilding America´s Defenses” from September 2000, by the Think Tank “Project_for_the_New_American_Century”, page 51, http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf Seventeen years ago the US…

Jailers lock down striking prisoners

by Workers World staff   Thousands of prisoners across Pennsylvania have been confined to their cells since Aug. 29. That’s when the state’s Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel declared an indefinite lockdown of all facilities under his jurisdiction. The lockdown, which began just days into the National Prison Strike (Aug. 21 to Sept. 9) is the […]

Psychologists Say No to Torture

  Justin Norman / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Sometimes the good guys do win. That’s what happened on August 8th in San Francisco when the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) decided to extend a policy keeping its members out of the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The APA’s decision is important — and not […]

Learning from our Elders: Kwame Somburu and Scientific Socialism

by Colin Jenkins A dear friend of mine passed away in 2016. He was a lifelong revolutionary activist and quite possibly the most interesting man in the world (sorry, Dos Equis guy). His name was Kwame Somburu, formerly Paul Boutelle. I came into Kwame’s life through chance when, after a journey that resembled more than a […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave […]

First Listen: Michael McDonald “Cries” in terrific Muscle Shoals tribute

(September 10, 2018) From the 1950s through the 1970s, much of the iconic soul music was recorded in FAME studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Listerally a who’s who of blues and soul performers – and later rock performers – found inspiration in this musical bastion of the deep south. Now an equally impressive group of […]