Detroit demonstration led by Detroit Will Breathe against police brutality on the southwest side on Oct. 10, 2020.
Domestic News

Stop Police Brutality on the Southwest Side!

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff There were demonstrations for two consecutive nights beginning at St. Hedwig Park located in the area near Junction and Michigan Avenue in Detroit. Incidents of police brutality were reported to […]

Detroit anti-eviction demonstration featured militant speeches from housing activists on Oct. 9, 2020
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Stop Evictions and Honor the CDC Moratorium!

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff There was another midday picket line outside 36th District Court in downtown Detroit on Friday, October 9, 2020. The demonstration called for the halt to eviction proceedings due to the […]

Africa CDC graphic taken from website
International News

Africa Battles COVID-19 Pandemic Effectively

By Abayomi Azikiwe During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic there was much concern about the impact the virus would have on the African continent. Predictions focused on the underdeveloped healthcare, transportation and educational […]

Federal law enforcement separating families at the southern border with Mexico
International News

Authoritarianism: the U.S. versus the People’s Republic of China

By Chris Fry On September 23, both Boss Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping presented virtual speeches to the UN General Assembly. An analysis by CNN, one of the most “liberal”, most anti-Trump of the […]

Chinese aid arriving in Italy, quoting the Roman poet Seneca
International News

Gung Ho

By Lee Ross When someone is called “gung ho” in English it generally means enthusiastic and dedicated, often with military connotations. This is ironic, because “gung ho” is actually Chinese and Communist in origin, meaning […]

Warren demonstration marches north on Van Dyke on October 3, 2020 Photo Abayomi Azikiwe
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Justice for Victims of Racist Attacks in Warren!

By Fighting Words Detroit Staff There was another rally and march in Warren, Michigan, a large suburb on the border with the city of Detroit, on Saturday October 3, where a series of racially-motivated attacks […]

Christopher Vialva and his mother Lisa Brown just days before his execution in Indiana
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Racism and the Death Penalty

By Abayomi Azikiwe Christopher Vialva, 40, was executed by the United States government on September 24, 2020 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Vialva was the first Black person put to death by the federal criminal justice […]

Domestic News

This Marxist Answers Detroit’s Police Chief Craig

By David Sole On September 23 Detroit’s Police Chief James Craig went on TV’s Fox & Friends to denounce the demonstrations against police brutality and terror that have continued almost daily since May 29 after […]

Breonna Taylor demonstration and press conference with Kentucky State Representative Attica Scott
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Widespread Condemnation in Kentucky Grand Jury Cover-up of Breonna Taylor Police Killing

By Abayomi Azikiwe A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky has legally absolved of criminal responsibility the police officers, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cogrove, involved in the shooting death of 26-year old Breonna Taylor, who was […]