Transgender and racially oppressed, a cornerstone of LGBT power

By Michelle Zacarias Reprinted from peoplesworld.org and edited to reflect New York conditions Last weekend, a coalition of progressive and community-based groups supported Chicago’s Annual Pride Parade by bringing attention to the needs of racially and nationally oppressed people and transgender people within the LGBT community. Members from the BTGNC Collective, Black Lives Matter Chicago,…

Belize – Between Guatemala and Cuba

Margarito Gaspar Vega, Deputy Prime Minister of Belize, in June 2016 at the 7th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in Havana, Cuba, tells the Cuban President that Belize is very grateful for all the support his country has received when “it has most needed it.” (Granma) By Evan X Hyde Belize’s education system appears…

Does law enforcement believe their own defense?

By Gabe Falsetta Another tragic NYPD killing of an African American – this time, an elder with a history of mental illness – has brought Sergeants Benevolent Association President, Ed Mullins to once again give his interpretation of the shooter’s innocence after the officer was indicted on murder charges May 31st. According to the June…

The Unexpected Afterlife of American Communism

By Sarah Jaffe Published by the New York Times • JUNE 6, 2017 The Communist, in the American imagination, has always been the ultimate outside agitator. No matter how homegrown a resistance movement was, or how local the organizers were, the first response from those facing protest has always been to blame an outsider. This was…