San Diego WWP Forum
The meeting room of the Brown Building in San Diego’s Azalea Park neighborhood was filled to capacity. The featured speaker at the Feb. 18 2018 Workers World Party forum was longtime leader Monica Moorehead, Secretariat member of the party and its presidential candidate in 2016.
Preceding Moorehead at the podium were Deforest R. Hancock, representing the Ordinary People Power organization and, as a formerly homeless person herself, speaking on the homeless crisis in San Diego and nationally; Dominic De Los Reyes, representing Anakbayan-San Diego and offering a detailed analysis of the struggle in the Philippines; Bree Davis, a key organizer of the 2017 San Diego Women’s March, speaking on the personal identity struggle she faced as one of thousands of Korean babies adopted by U.S. couples; and John Parker, Workers World Party leader and candidate for the U.S. Senate on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket, speaking on the revolutionary use of bourgeois election campaigns.
Moorehead’s presentation was a comprehensive and riveting overview of the history of Black struggle in the U.S., followed by a discussion with participation by audience members of some of the issues raised in the speeches. The meeting ended with everyone forming a circle, holding hands and reciting the Assata Shakur chant that begins, “It is our duty to fight for our freedom.”
2002 WWP Emergency National Conference
Even as the Bush administration was maneuvering feverishly to round up support for its planned war on Iraq, Workers World Party was holding an Emergency National Conference Sept. 21-22 in New York.
The agenda focused both on Bush's "endless war on terror," especially the impending U.S. invasion of Iraq, and the growing capitalist economic crisis.
Monica Moorehead discussed the impact of U.S. intervention in Africa, and Johnnie Stevens of New York reported on the importance of the struggle for land in Zimbabwe and the need to support Robert Mugabe's initiative. Preston Wood spoke on the Palestinian struggle on Saturday; the next day Richard Becker of San Francisco presented an update on the urgent situation caused by Israel's most recent aggression against Palestinian President Arafat's compound in Ramallah.
"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
Workers World Party
2010 WWP National Conference
Second Plenary: First Panel-- The Capitalist Crisis and Role of the Working Class
Chair: Andre Powell; Speakers: Sharon Black, Phebe Eckfeldt, Martha Grevatt, Monica Moorehead, John Parker, Betsey Piette and Dante Strobino
Condolences to Cuba
Greg Butterfield December 4, 2016 ·
- WW WWP conference maps struggle against capitalist war Oct. 3, 2002,By John Catalinotto New York
- WW Black leaders link issues to building united front By Special to Workers World New York Published Oct 25, 2005
- WWP website: Program Schedule for 2010 National Workers World Party Conference (accessed on Nov. 18, 2010)