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People’s History: The First Rebel

On 2 February 1512, Spanish conquistadors burned Taíno Cacique Hatuey alive near Bayamo, Cuba. He was among the first indigenous people to lead organized resistance to European colonialism in the Americas. Dominican friar Bartolomé de las Casas attributed the following words to Hatuey: “They tell us, these tyrants, that they adore a God of peace and equality, and yet they usurp our land and make us their slaves. They… Read more »

People’s History: General Strike, Syria ‘36

On this day in 1936, after heavy political repression, Syrian students &  workers launched a general strike against  French occupation. It would spread across the country, lasting weeks & forcing the colonial rulers to the negotiating table. More here: bit.ly/syria36

Miami DSA is officially a chapter!

At long last, #Miami (the 8th largest metro area in the US) is now officially home to a Democratic Socialists of America chapter. Thank you first & foremost to the chapter members & Steering Committee who have worked tirelessly to make this happen. Thank you also to the #DSA staff & NPC. Special thanks to Delé Balogun & Peg Strobel. Let’s do great… Read more »

#PeoplesHistory: The 1894 #Korean Peasant #Revolution

On 11 January 1894 what became known as the#Donghak #Peasant #Uprising began when thousands of peasants and religions adherents, demanding social reform and equality for all, began a #rebellion against the landlords and royalty of#Korea. More here: http://bit.ly/94kor

Happy Birthday to Zach De La Rocha

#HappyBirthday to #anticapitalist activist & artist #ZachDeLaRocha who turned 48 yesterday. He formed the band Rage Against The Machine “to give space and volume to various struggles throughout the country & the world” such as the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the #Zapatistas, & many other movements. http://youtu.be/3L4YrGaR8E4

The #SpartacistUprising On 5 January 1919

#PeoplesHistory: #Freedom of #Dissent, The #SpartacistUprising

On 5 January 1919, protests began in #Berlin and spread throughout Germany developing into a #generalstrike. Hundreds of thousands of workers began to #occupy key buildings and an interim…

Healthcare is a human right!

Healthcare is a human right! Come out to support our comrades in People’s Progressive Caucus of Miami-Dade at this action. NextSource Biotechnology is a Miami-based pharmaceutical firm that has increased prices on a life-saving cancer drug 1400% since …

Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees

During 4 years of visitation and advocacy at the Krome Immigrant Prison, 68 volunteer visitors have met with folks over 2,000 times. Interested in joining the movement? PM or email info@fomdd.org

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