CHICAGO – Over a 100 friends, supporters and staff of this newspaper celebrated the heroic efforts made by local election activists in the historic campaign of President Obama at the Parthenon restaurant here on Jan. 11, during the 21st Annual Banquet of the People’s Weekly World under the theme “Yes We Did it!”
The fight for justice, the fight for equality, and the passion to stand up for hope and change were themes racing through my head after seeing “Milk,” directed by Gus Van Sant.
WARREN, Mich. — Inside the City Hall atrium in this working class suburb of Detroit, 250 autoworkers rallied Jan. 13 to save their jobs. Billed as “Stand Up for American Products and American Workers,” the rally was called by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts at the behest of several autoworkers.
Taino community activist Roberto Borrero was re-elected Chairperson of the NGO Committee on the United Nations International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples this past December. The Committee is a Special Committee of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organization in consultative status with the United Nations (CONGO).
When walking down 34th street to pick up train tickets to the Washington Inauguration on Monday, MLK Day, I heard someone shout out the N word. Looking up it turned out to be a white person yelling it at another white person. Really!
The world can breathe a little easier now that the new president of this country, my country, urges our people to take responsibility for this new age with grave challenges – to meet the challenges of climate change, unbridled militarism, economic and social and political disruption and inequalities globally. Past policies have been insane, threatening life as we know it on this planet.
Dear Older Brother Sometimes, one has to turn to older siblings to try to understand things that would otherwise keep us dazed and dumbfounded. Fortunately, I have you.
When I was a kid I used to love it when my mom would drive me to the comic book store where I would rack up on my favorite super-heroes. Reading comic books at a young age eventually nurtured my love for reading as a young adult. Occasionally I still collect comics and Spider-Man by far has always been my favorite. Spidey and others helped me as a child escape into a fascinating and imaginative world where the good guys always saved the day.
For more than 80 years, the People’s Weekly World and its predecessors, including the Daily Worker and the Daily World, have been delivering first-class coverage of news important to working people but ignored by the corporate media.
DETROIT — 2009 is beginning as those who voted for change imagined: grassroots groups are turning the hope that blossomed last November into action. In this hard-hit city, organizing is under way to change things from the bottom up.