Julianne Tveten, author of an In These Times article titled “How the Fake News Scare is Marginalizing the Left,” said radicals should not expect to get fair access to Google and Facebook audiences. “Tech companies have their own politics, and those political agendas seep through to the news that they choose to display” on their pages. Tveten covers the intersection of technology and socio-economic issues.
POP Welcomes Workers World Party Conference to Newark
People’s Organization for Progress chairman Larry Hamm hailed the Workers World Party’s decision to hold its national conference in Newark, New Jersey. The event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Newark rebellion of 1967. Hamm noted another anniversary: “The October Proletarian Revolution was one of the greatest historical events in the emancipation of humanity from exploitation,” he said.
The Working Class Needs to “Kick Some Ass”
The Workers World Party has experienced significant growth since the election of Donald Trump, first secretary Larry Holmes told the party’s national conference, in Newark, New Jersey. “The oppressed of this planet are waiting for the multinational working class at the center of imperialism to wake up and show signs that it is not only alive,” said Holmes, “but ready to kick some ass.”