Larry Hales

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Larry Hales

Larry Hales is a "community activist and fighter". While living in Denver, Larry Hales was one of the founders of Colorado United Communities Against Police Brutality, and an organizer of the Recreate 68 Coalition, organized to protest the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

In November 2007, Denver police broke into Hales’ house and arrested him on "false charges arising from his giving shelter to a victim of police brutality" who was out on parole. Months later and after a "strong people’s campaign", the charges against Hales were finally dropped[1].

Cuba visit

Larry Hales traveled to Cuba with the 77 strong 2004 Venceremos Brigade[2].

Larry Hales, 27, writer, activist and coffee shop employee from Denver, said he thought the United States could learn a lot from Cuba.

"I think we've all seen the ugliness of our society, the increasing disparity," he said. "There's a desire for something better."

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

In 2008 Larry Hales of FIST, Denver, CO signed a statement circulated by the Partisan Defense Committee calling for the release of convicted “cop-killer” Mumia Abu-Jamal.[3]

Workers World

In 2009 Larry Hales is a Connecticut based organizer for the Bail Out the People Movement and the youth group Fight Imperialism Stand Together (F.I.S.T.), and a contributing editor with Workers World newspaper[4].

2010 WWP National Conference

poster for the conference

The 2010 National Workers World Party Conference was held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 - 14, 2010, and had the tagline, "2010 National Workers World Party Conference".[5]

Opening Plenary Session: The Capitalist Elections, Economic Crisis and Struggle for Socialism: What does it mean for the left and for the working class?
Chair: Elena Everett; Speakers: Fred Goldstein, Teresa Gutierrez, Larry Hales, Larry Holmes; Cultural performances by Miya Campbell and Mike Martinez.

CUNY Mobilization Network

In March 2011, Larry Hales was a member of the CUNY Mobilization Network. Hales was a leading organizer of the March 4 2010, student-worker action in New York and of the upcoming March 24 2011 demonstration set to march from City Hall to Wall Street as the workday ends. Hales is also a member of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together a youth organization.[6]