Cuban healthcare workers arriving in South Africa
International News

Cuba Continues African Solidarity in COVID-19 Battle

By Abayomi Azikiwe High-ranking governmental and military leaders in the Republic of South Africa greeted a Cuban medical mission which arrived on April 27. The 217 Cuban healthcare workers are in the country to assist […]

Domestic News

The Black New Deal

Note: Fighting Words is posting this statement, with accompanying demands, not as our own program, but to recognize a significant response by Black community leaders in Oakland to the serious and devastating impact of COVID19 […]

Steven Taylor
Domestic News

San Leandro Police Execute Black Man in Walmart

By  Anti Police-Terror Project FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2020 Anti Police-Terror Project Contact: San Leandro Police Execute Black Man in Walmart As white nationalists gather across the country wielding assault rifles in protest […]

Lakeland Correctional Facility
Domestic News

Prison Suspends Feeding in Crowded Dining Hall During COVID-19 Crisis

By Efrén Paredes, Jr. After publicly making repeated warnings about the danger of feeding people in crowded prison dining halls at tables less than two feet apart during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakeland Correctional Facility (LCF) […]

South African soldiers enforce lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic
International News

Africa Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  By Abayomi Azikiwe There are 55 member-states within the African Union (AU) where 1.2 billion people reside. Governments throughout the continent have taken initiatives to reduce the threat of COVID-19 cases which have been […]

Amazon worker demonstrates against lack of safety and adequate pay
Domestic News

Detroit, COVID-19 and the Worsening Capitalist Crisis

By Abayomi Azikiwe Detroit still remains at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic as infection rates continue at unacceptable levels amid the rapidly declining economic situation. Although the rate of people entering hospitals suffering from […]

Rosa Parks in May 1971
Domestic News
Domestic News

Langston Hughes Poems on Lenin

By Langston Hughes Lenin Lenin walks around the world. Frontiers cannot bar him. Neither barracks nor barricades impede. Nor does barbed wire scar him. Lenin walks around the world. Black, brown, and white receive him. […]

Medical worker with Cuban flag
International News

The COVID-19 pandemic makes clear the need to cooperate despite political differences

Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement The impact of COVID-19 can already be measured and will be assessed in the future by the striking numbers of people infected, the unacceptable numbers of deaths, the unquestionable […]

Housing is a Human Right
Domestic News

Coronavirus: Workers and oppressed face monster wave of evictions and foreclosures

By Jerry Goldberg In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, housing activists have shown tremendous initiative in raising demands for moratoriums on eviction and rental payments during the emergency and in the months to come. […]