“We Brought Our Fighting Spirit From the South” – An interview with Angaza Laughinghouse, UE 150

In advance of a Madison DSA event, Building the Union Without Permission, Monday February 1st at 6:30pm, Frank Emspak spoke with Angaza Laughinghouse, member of North Carolina Public Services Union and veteran of black liberation, anti-imperialist, and workers’ rights struggles. … Continue reading “We Brought Our Fighting Spirit From the South” – An interview with Angaza Laughinghouse, UE 150

It’s Not Just the South: Anti-Black Racism in the Great Lakes

US cultural memory seems to embrace the defeat of the South in the US Civil War as an exoneration of the North. But the North has racism baked into its core. The contemporary and historical experiences of Black Americans in the North – especially in the Great Lakes region – show how true this is. Continue reading It’s Not Just the South: Anti-Black Racism in the Great Lakes

Racism, Capitalism and Rebellion

We’re now in the midst of what we can definitively say is the biggest wave of mass protests in the United States since the 1960’s. Protests have emerged in all fifty states, in every major city. The character of these uprisings has been less like protests and more like a rebellion with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets, blocking highways, burning and destroying police cars, tearing down confederate monuments and every symbol they could think of economic and racial oppression. Continue reading Racism, Capitalism and Rebellion