Friday February 15, 2019
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BY staff | New York, NY | 1/27/19
On January 25 several dozen activists gathered in Grand Central Station to bring attention to the case of Marzieh Hashemi.
BY Mick Kelly | Minneapolis, MN | 1/16/19
A well-known Iranian journalist, Marzieh Hashemi, has been jailed by the FBI. Hashemi is an anchor on Iran’s English language Press TV and has interviewed many progressive U.S. activists. According to credible reports, Hashemi was taken into custody at the Saint Louis, Missouri area’s Louis Lambert International Airport on January 13. The FBI has since moved her to a detention facility near Washington DC.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 1/09/19
18 candidates for city council, plus one candidate for mayor, took part in a press conference today, January 9, at City Hall in Chicago.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 1/09/19
Longtime leader in the Black liberation movement and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Frank Chapman, condemned the January 4 decision of the Alabama-based Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to abruptly cancel their plan to present Angela Davis with the Fred Shuttlesworth Award. Fred Shuttlesworth was a prominent leader in the civil rights movement.
BY Eric Struch | Chicago, IL | 12/15/18
International Revolutionary Day convened at noon, at Ground Zero, as it does every year on December 4 here in Chicago. The Black Panther Party Cubs refer to 2337 W. Monroe as Ground Zero and say the Black community's 9/11 occurred here 1969 - with the government assassination of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr. and Peoria Chapter Defense Captain Mark Clark.
BY Communist Party of the Philippines | Philippines | 10/23/18
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
BY Christina Kittle | Jacksonville, FL | 10/21/18
The United States has a notorious history with the national oppression of Black people. In the South, remnants of slave society exist as a constant reminder of this - Confederate street names, school names and monuments are physical reminders one encounters daily - but we see it also manifest in the social structure of the Black Belt South – the historically constituted nation of Black people in the United States.
BY Communist Party of the Philippines | Philippines | 9/30/18
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Sept. 25 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/27/18
On Sept. 26, the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), a grassroots community organizing and social services institution based in southwest Chicagoland, filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI to force them to release records about a secretive and controversial federal initiative called Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), and how it has spread to Illinois.
BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | United States | 9/24/18
Eight years ago, on Sept. 24, 2010, more than 70 FBI agents took part in a series of coordinated raids that were aimed at activists of the anti-war and international solidarity movements, and also members of Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO).
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