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Nationalism, Socialism, and Self-Determination

April 20,1984  – UNITY Commentary – A MARXIST-LENINIST VIEW Excerpts from Nationalism, Self-determination and Socialist Revolution The question of Self-Determination is a question of * the extension of all around democracy to all nations; it is not Marxists winking at nationalism. Marxists oppose nationalism, a bourgeois ideology which promotes the privilege, primacy and exclusiveness of the nation. […]

Lanie Poo: Remember Kimako Baraka

UNITY CULTURE SECTION – APRIL 20, 1984 LANIE POO HER LIFE HER DEATH OUR WORLD!!! “Remember Kimako let me tell you about my gentle quiet sister, the dancer, the actress, the black woman, her name was Kimako, something blessed and wonderful.” Kimako Baraka was killed January 31, 1984, in a senseless attack by a man whose madness and brutality […]

Victory in $15 million discrimination suit

Black women in AFSCME win settlement in Chicago Mary Hart, Contributed CHICAGO — More than 700 Black welfare case workers received the first installment from Cook County of a $15 million back pay award from a racial discrimination suit. Since 1973, the Black women fought in court against the dis- criminatory hiring practices of the […]

Baby Jane Doe: Whose rights violated?

NEWS ANALYSIS Disabled people see the case as part of their fight for civil rights Jane Barth, Staff Writer NEW YORK — Last October, a baby girl was born at University Hospital in Stony Brook, Long Island. Baby Jane Doe, whose first name was recently revealed to be Keri Lynn, was born with spina bifida […]

100 years later: Black voting rights still denied in the South

Sarah Carter, Regional correspondent ATLANTA — Throughout the Rev­erend Jesse Jackson’s presidential cam­paign, one theme resounds with great urgency — voting rights. “I am not just fighting for voter registration,” says Jackson, “but for enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. … It is the key to empowering the disenfranchised and that is the key to a […]

Job or family: Court says women must choose

California ruling attacks working women’s rights Deborah Lowe, Staff Writer A new federal court ruling is forcing thousands of California women to make an agonizing decision between children or a job. On March 19, U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real voided a 1978 California law that guaranteed women their right to return to their previous […]

Latino cannery workers shake up the Teamsters

Mike Johnston Contributed STOCKTON, CA — It is clear at a glance how most of this town’s 170,000 people earn their living. Fields and orchards surround the city, dotted with pesticide and fertilizer plants and huge food processing plants. Stores and restaurants bearing Spanish names line the streets. In the summer, the colorful plastic hard […]

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