Stacey Abrams: “Voting is not a right for some — it is a right for all, and it is not a privilege”

...African-Americans fought only decades ago for the right to vote — which was especially suppressed in places in the Deep South, and in Georgia. - NPR

Stacey Abrams: “Voting is not a right for some — it is a right for all, and it is not a privilege”

By Jessica Taylor (NPR.org) Republican Brian Kemp will be the next governor of Georgia, with Democrat Stacey Abrams admitting Friday afternoon that there was no path to victory, following a bitter 10-day battle since Election Day. “I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial […]

NYC Lawmakers Could Eliminate the Office of Public Advocate

The office has been seen as a political springboard, although not all of its occupants have successfully secured higher office after serving.

NYC Lawmakers Could Eliminate the Office of Public Advocate

By Gloria Pazmino and Rosa Goldensohn (Politico.com) City Council members plan to introduce legislation this week to eliminate the public advocate’s office, likely setting up a fight with at least a dozen Democrats who are seeking to run for the post by the end of this year. The legislation is being sponsored Council Member Kalman […]

German Lessons for Great Britain on European Workers

It is not too late for the United Kingdom to learn from other EU member-states that with stricter labor market rules and better job training, there is nothing to fear from immigration.

German Lessons for Great Britain on European Workers

By Denis MacShane (The American Prospect) One of the knottiest problems for British politicians struggling with Brexit is their insistence, as much by Labour as by the Conservatives, that Britain has to set up a giant new immigration bureaucracy to issue work and residence permits for any European citizen who is offered a job in Britain. […]

Why a record number of women are running for office

A record 3,379 women have won nomination for state legislatures across the country, breaking 2016’s record of 2,649, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.

Why a record number of women are running for office

By Colleen Shalby (LA Times) A record number of women are running for the U.S. House, Senate and state legislatures this year — more than any other election in U.S. history. Traditionally, the major political parties scout out their potential candidates. And typically, says Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics […]

ROBERT JACKSON: Activist, Family Man, and State Senator in Waiting

“I will stand up to the governor and anyone else that’s denying our children the right for education under the law, NYS law; [and] anyone that’s going to try to hold back the moving of the rent laws that impact over a million people. I will stand up for, fighting to make sure that everyone is entitled to universal healthcare.” - Robert Jackson

ROBERT JACKSON: Activist, Family Man, and State Senator in Waiting

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — Robert Jackson, 67, is running for the state senate…again. He is the popular, former Manhattan (7th District) City Council Member (2002 to 2013). New York born and raised, state senate candidate Jackson’s key platform issues include: the Campaign for Fiscal Equity for adequately funded public schools, universal health care, and […]

Workers World Today Endorses: Tish James, Jumaane Williams and Andrew Cuomo

Vote Tish James for Attorney General, Jumaane Williams for Lt. Governor, and Andrew Cuomo for Governor on Thursday, Sept 13, 2018!

Workers World Today Endorses: Tish James, Jumaane Williams and Andrew Cuomo

By Workers World Today Editorial Board (BROOKLYN, NY) – We proudly and strongly endorse Letitia A. “Tish” James to be the next Attorney General for the State of New York. A lawyer, an activist, and a politician in the Democratic Party, Ms. James is the Right Choice as Attorney General for Democrats. She is the […]

Russia Is Co-opting Angry Young Men

Fight clubs, neo-Nazi soccer hooligans, and motorcycle gangs serve as conduits for the Kremlin’s influence operations in Western countries.

Russia Is Co-opting Angry Young Men

By Michael Carpenter, The Atlantic Aug 29, 2018 Deep in the forests of Slovakia, former Russian Spetsnaz commandos trained young men from a right-wing paramilitary group called the Slovak Conscripts. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, some of these freshly-minted paramilitaries went to fight with Russian forces in eastern Ukraine while others stayed at […]

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2018

"We cannot talk about the Black women’s pay gap without talking about our country’s history of individual and systemic racism, which continues to play an explicit and implicit role in maintaining these barriers" - Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2018

By Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, New York City Council Majority Leader   Historic and contemporary disinvestment in the lives and needs of Black women has led to an abhorrent wage gap in New York of 66 cents to their white, male counterpart’s one dollar. August 7, 2018 marks the eight months and one week […]

Around the Globe: Jamaica Celebrates Emancipation Day

"Each year, the Emancipation celebrations give us an opportunity to reflect on the struggle of our ancestors for freedom, against a system that denied them their dignity and humanity, often through brutally oppressive and violent means. It must have been a euphoric day, today the first of August, 180 years ago, when our forebear gathered in their village, and churches to rejoice and give thanks." - Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Around the Globe: Jamaica Celebrates Emancipation Day

Jamaica is celebrating more than 100 years of liberation on the 21st annual Emancipation Day. Starting in the mid-1800s, the African colonies in the Caribbean were freed from slavery. Throughout the Caribbean, emancipation allowed natives to slowly piece together lives that were shattered by British colonization. In the early 1960s, Jamaica gained independence from the […]

What It Takes To Stand Up To Authority

Most people do what authority figures tell them to – even when they disagree. The reason, it turns out, is hidden in the brain. The good news? It can be changed.

What It Takes To Stand Up To Authority

By Martha Henriques | BBC | 13 July 2018 We like to think we’d do the right thing in a tough situation. We’d stand up to our boss when necessary, step in if we saw someone being bullied, and say no if we were asked to do something we felt was wrong. It’s tempting to […]