Judge stays parole for Herman Bell as NY cops campaign to halt release

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

Twelve days before the scheduled release of former Black Panther Herman Bell from prison April 17, a state court judge has put Bell’s parole on hold. The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association…


Teachers’ battles inspire workers, draw solidarity

‘We all need to learn from what they’re doing’
Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018
Striking teachers and supporters at end of 110-mile march from Tulsa to Capitol in Oklahoma City join thousands of others demanding action from state legislature April 10.

OKLAHOMA CITY — “I’ve been here since last Monday and it just keeps growing,” Jimmy Acevedo, a teacher from Guymon in the Oklahoma Panhandle, told the Militant as we joined in protesting outside the state Capitol here April 9. “Teachers…


Hundreds protest New York cop killing of Saheed Vassell

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018
March in Brooklyn April 5 demands justice in cop killing of Saheed Vassell, who was unarmed.

NEW YORK — Over 1,000 people marched and rallied here in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, April 5 to protest the police killing the previous day of Saheed Vassell, an unarmed Black man. Chanting “Justice for Saheed,” demonstrators marched from the site…