Huntington, W.Va. Workers World Party
Huntington, W.Va. Workers World Party is Part of Workers World Party.
Mid-Atlantic Solidarity Conference
Building left unity was on the agenda in Morgantown, W.Va., where the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Solidarity Conference was held April 18 2015. The conference was coordinated by the Left Alliance at West Virginia University. Members of the following groups in the region attended the conference: the Appalachian Left, Workers World Party, Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST), Kentucky Workers League, Fairmont State Gay/Straight Alliance, FIRSTHAND Coffee Co-op, Mountaineers for Fair Labor, Gender Equality Movement, GetEqual, WV Mountain Party, Sierra Club and Planned Parenthood.
Workers World Party held a panel titled “Empire in Crisis: Uniting the Struggles to Defeat Racist State Terror, Austerity and Endless War” featuring three speakers: Sara Benjamin, Scott Williams and Benji Pyles.
The Left Alliance hopes to make this event a regular occurrence and looks forward to building a unified left movement in the region.
The following day on April 19, the Left Alliance, Appalachian Left, Kentucky Workers League, Workers World Party and FIST demonstrated in front of the Mountainlair Student Center at WVU as part of the International Day of Solidarity with Venezuela. Protesters received a great deal of favorable feedback as they waved a Venezuelan flag and held signs calling on President Obama to remove the sanctions on Venezuelan officials. The protesters also called for the U.S. to immediately cease activity aimed at undermining the Bolivarian Revolution, such as the recently defeated coup attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Revolutionaries from throughout the Midwest and beyond mobilized to build and attend the fightback conference, “Resistance Against Racism and Capitalism: The Struggle for Socialism.” The Detroit branch of Workers World Party and the Wayne State University branch of Students for a Democratic Society co-hosted the event March 25-26, 2017.
- [http://www.workers.org/articles/2015/05/04/morgantown-west-virginia-activists-for-unity-here-worldwide/ WW Morgantown, West Virginia, activists for unity here, worldwide By Benji Pyles posted on May 4, 2015]
- WW Midwest Conference builds socialism: Power to the people! By Workers World staff posted on March 21, 2017