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17 June 2020

Film: Da 5 Bloods - entertaining but politically constrained

Spike Lee's new film 'Da 5 Bloods', featuring four black American army veterans of the Vietnam War who meet up again in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City, has been released on Netflix just as racism and the class system that ferments it are in the forefront of the minds of millions of people

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10 June 2020

Fight racism and class inequality. "Seize the time!"

Anti-racist protests are sweeping across the country and the world. A diverse and powerful movement, it feels stronger and more radical than we have seen for years.

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3 June 2020

USA - another cop killing of unarmed black man sparks widespread protests

On 25 May, police in Minneapolis choked George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who subsequently died. His death was disturbingly reminiscent of the NYPD killing of Eric Garner in 2014.

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7 November 2018

Mexico: The movement of 68 and the massacre of Tlatelolco

The movement that developed from July to December 1968 was undoubtedly one of the most intense and revolutionary chapters in the history of class struggle in Mexico.

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28 March 2018

The life and legacy of Martin Luther King

50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK jnr in Memphis: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King junior, who was shot and killed on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, while supporting striking sanitation workers, writes April Ashley, Unison national executive council, black members rep (female) (personal capacity).

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5 October 2016

Fighting racism today

The police killing spree in the United States has unleashed a mass movement. It has also uncovered anew the ties between the profit system and endemic racism. The struggle against racism must also be the struggle for a socialist society.

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4 November 2015

US: #blacklivesmatter movement challenges racism

The #blacklivesmatter movement (BLM) has overtaken the traditional 'civil rights' campaigners, seen as too close to corporate interests.

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Malcolm X, 12 March 1964, photo Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Ed Ford, World Telegram staff photographer

25 February 2015

50 years on: the assassination of Malcolm X

21 February this year marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. As anti-racist protests continue across the US following last year's high profile police killings of two black men - Mike Brown and Eric Garner - the lessons of his life and struggle should be examined

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MLK: The Assassination Tapes - Film about Martin Luther King's assassination shown on BBC Four

MLK: The Assassination Tapes - Film about Martin Luther King's assassination shown on BBC Four

4 September 2013

TV review - MLK: The Assassination Tapes

There's been no shortage of material in the mass media commemorating US black civil rights leader Martin Luther King's (MLK) landmark 1963 'I have a dream' speech in Washington

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March on Washington for jobs and freedom, 28 August 1963, 250,000-strong march which Martin Luther King addressed, photo US Library of Congress

March on Washington for jobs and freedom, photo US Library of Congress

28 August 2013

"I have a dream" - 50th anniversary of march

The mass movements for civil rights before and after the 1963 250,000-strong march on Washington for jobs and freedom, won victories against the brutal racist system in the US

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16 April 2008

The radical life of Martin Luther King

THIS YEAR marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on 4 April 1968 while supporting striking Memphis sanitation workers. Will Soto, from Socialist Alternative in the USA, writes.

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