Behind the union win by Black women in Mississippi The dramatic victory of a nine-month organizing drive at Delta Pride in Indianola in October by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) highlights a spreading movement for union recognition among Black workers in the state’s booming catfish processing industry. No state in the U.S. has […]
Amiri Baraka NEWARK, N J. — For Board of Education President Charles Bell to criticize Executive Superintendent Eugene Campbell for the unsatisfactory state of the Newark school system, when Bell has been on the Board for over 15 years while Campbell has been superintendent for 2 years, is bizarre. Bell, of all people, should be more reflective and more self-critical, minimally, in such […]
BLOOD ON THE PLOW: The Crisis in Family Farming
“We call for peace, parity and power to the people,” says North American Farm Alliance’s Merle Hansen.
This country’s farmland is fast becoming a major political battlefield.
On one side are hard-pressed family farmers — with growing numbers seeking alliances with Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition and other movements for social justice.