More than 300 Philadelphia high school students walked out of their classrooms in protest of the over $1 billion in budget cuts that have driven the city’s school system into crisis.
International Workers' Day, or May Day as it is known, has been revived in recent years in the United States as a day of militant working-class protest.
That Mumia is still alive is a testament to the determination of the millions of people around the world who joined the movement to free him.
Hundreds gathered on Temple University’s campus in Philadelphia March 10 for a rally demanding the reinstatement with tenure of professor Anthony Monteiro.
Police allege that they had observed a group of males covering their faces with ski masks but this is clearly another case of racist profiling.
Fully in crisis-mode amidst a $1 billion budget shortfall, school district officials have resorted to closing schools and flipping them for desperately needed cash.
The rulers of Philadelphia posture as the heirs of Quaker progressivism and tolerance yet the school year may not be able to begin on time for lack of adequate funding.
Hundreds of people gathered in Philadelphia on April 24 to celebrate the 59th birthday of the “world’s most famous prisoner,” Mumia Abu Jamal.
About 150 Temple University students and North Philadelphia community members gathered April 10 to fight back against racist attacks on the Department of African-American Studies carried out by College of Liberal Arts Dean Teresa Soufas.
On March 26, local activists and workers convened at the Cavalry United Methodist Church in Philadelphia for a celebration of the life, works and legacy of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.