“We can’t go back”: Call to organize from Eric Garner’s mother

by Gwen Carr Originally published @ PeoplesWorld.org (link) On Friday, June 8th, I invited elected officials, community leaders, and members of the public to convene at the National Action Network’s (NAN) House of Justice in Harlem. I called for this gathering to develop a tangible plan of action to address the crisis of racialized police…

Celebrating Juneteenth in Buffalo with the Communist Party

by Cameron Orr Originally published @ PeoplesWorld.org (link) On the weekend of June 17-19, 65,000 people from near and far arrived in the Martin Luther King Park of Buffalo, NY. They came to celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday marking the end of slavery. And the New York district of the Communist Party was there. Watch and…

The fight for $15: A new labor movement is born

by: JARVIS TYNER Originally posted @ PeoplesWorld.org (link) NEW YORK – My first job after graduating West Philadelphia High in January, 1959 paid $1.00 an hour.  It had no union, no benefits; no sick leave and no vacation time. After 40 hours they had to pay me $1.50 an hour. That was the law. I…