"Katrina: A Challenge for the Movement"
On Oct. 22 2005 in New York, the Workers World newspaper staff hosted an important forum called "Katrina: A Challenge for the Movement: Forging a united front between the Black liberation, workers' and anti-imperialist struggles." The forum attracted an overflowing multinational crowd of progressives and activists from New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Boston and other areas.
The panel featured prominent African-American representatives based in New York, Raleigh and New Orleans. These leaders talked about the issues of the day from anti-racist, pro-labor, pro-community and anti-war perspectives.
- Monica Moorehead, Workers World newspaper staff
- Saladin Muhammad, Chairperson, Black Workers for Justice in Raleigh, N.C.; Southern Region Coordinator of the Million Worker March Movement
- Malcolm Suber, Katrina survivor from New Orleans; People's Hurricane Relief Fund
- Brenda Stokely, Million Worker March Movement Eastern Region Co-coordinator; Co-convener, New York City Labor Against War; Troops Out Now Coalition
- Larry Holmes, Workers World Party; Troops Out Now Coalition
- Chris Silvera, Million Worker March Movement Eastern Region Co-coordinator; President, *Teamsters National Black Caucus
- Malik Rahim, resident of Algiers neighborhood in New Orleans; Common Ground Collective
- Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenants Council; Troops Out Now Coalition
- LeiLani Dowell, Fight Imperialism-Stand Together (FIST) youth group; Workers World newspaper staff
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
In 2008 Malik Rahim, Co-Founder of Common Ground Collective, New Orleans, LA signed a statement circulated by the Partisan Defense Committee calling for the release of convicted “cop-killer” Mumia Abu-Jamal.