BY Masao Suzuki | United States | 8/04/10
In 1898, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark that American-born Chinese were U.S. citizens under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The 14th Amendment states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
BY Kosta Harlan | Raleigh, NC | 6/16/10
Four activists were arrested during a Wake County Board of Education meeting, June 15, as the struggle to stop the resegregation of Wake County schools intensifies. The civil disobedience action was carried out to protest a 5-4 vote by Wake County's majority conservative board to end Wake's busing program.
BY Jared Hamil | Gainesville, FL | 4/21/10
Students and community members joined a third rally, April 20, demanding justice for Kofi Adu-Brempong, the African student shot in the face by university police.
BY Justin Wooten | Gainesville, FL | 3/09/10
Graduate student and teaching assistant Kofi Adu-Brempong was shot in the face with an assault rifle by officers of the University Police Department, March 2.
BY Fernando Figueroa | Daytona, FL | 11/17/09
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a group of students, workers and community activists protested against a reactionary Tea Party rally in Daytona.
BY Charla Schlueter | Berkeley, CA | 10/27/09
Over 600 activists gathered on Oct. 24, for a conference to organize against the statewide education budget cuts.
BY staff | Chapel Hill, NC | 9/17/09
Fight Back! interviewed UNC Chapel Hill activist Haley Koch about her trial on Monday, September 15, in which all charges relating to her arrest for the protest of Tom Tancredo were dropped.
BY Chapin Gray | Chicago, IL | 8/28/09
In the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, leaders and organizers across the country are gearing up for the “They Say Cut Back, We Say Fight Back!” national conference planned for Oct. 3 in Chicago, Illinois.
BY Carlyn Cowen | Chapel Hill, NC | 6/29/09
Haley Koch and six community activists had their first court date June 1, for their participation in the Tom Tancredo and Virgil Goode protests that took place in April.
BY Kosta Harlan | Chapel Hill, NC | 4/26/09
Students at University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill made national headlines last week when they confronted the racist ex-congressman Tom Tancredo.