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Factory and university occupations in France. US civil rights and rage at the Vietnam war. Upheavals in Italy, Pakistan and Northern Ireland. Revolt in Stalinist Czechoslovakia. Repression in Mexico. Events in 1968 sent shockwaves around...

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On December 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) announced a new campaign and mass march to shed light on the endemic poverty, inadequate housing, and structural unemployment...

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Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. launched a Poor People’s Campaign aimed at bringing the issue of poverty to the fore. He declared: “[When] profit motives and property rights are considered more important than...

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“Freedom only comes through persistent revolt, through persistent agitation, through persistently rising up against the system of evil.” – Martin Luther King, Jr Over five thousand people took to the streets for Seattle’s 35th annual...

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This December marks the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott victory that ignited the Civil Rights movement and led to the dismantling of the “Jim Crow” system of segregation. Montgomery’s black population mounted a...

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Black Lives Matter (BLM; las vidas de la gente negra importan) se ha propagado a nivel nacional desde la revuelta en Ferguson después del asesinato de Michael Brown el año pasado. Aunque limitadas, el movimiento...

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Since the revolt in Ferguson after the killing of Michael Brown a year ago, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has spread nationally and won limited, but important, victories. For the first time in many years, police...

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50 Years After His Assassination “The centerpiece of Malcolm’s political project was to internationalize the condition of Black peoples in the United States.”   – Sohail Daulatzai, Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and...

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The movie Selma couldn’t have come at a better time. With #BlackLivesMatter and the development of a potential new black freedom movement, many people looked forward to this movie as inspiration and guidance. Unlike most...

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By Sandy Arias, NYC Socialist Alternative Harlem On January 30, 2015, local activists and the organizers behind December’s 60,000 strong Millions March NYC convened a city-wide half-day conference at Riverside Church on the future of the #BlackLivesMatter...

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