Juneteenth: Over 500 Strikes In The Last Three Weeks

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Longshoremen are going on strike at 29 ports across the West Coast. The UAW is planning to stop production on all assembly lines for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd.  The [...]

History: June 19, 1865 ‘Juneteenth Emancipation Day’

By Zinn Education Project. -

Any bright high schooler or Constitutional law expert would say that African Americans were formally liberated when the Georgia legislature ratified the 13th Amendment on December 6, 1865, [...]

ILWU To Shut Down Ports For Juneteenth

By NBC San Diego. -

On June 19, union members who work at the Port of San Diego will stop operations for eight hours in honor of Juneteenth, the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation being first enforced in [...]

Celebrating Juneteenth With Bold New Ideas

By Jessicah Pierre, Otherwords.org -

One day in late June, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas. They carried some historic news: Legal slavery had ended some two and a half years ago with President Lincoln’s [...]

Why Juneteenth Should Be A National Holiday

By Tasha Williams, Yesmagazine.org -

On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with a Union regiment. It was over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and the enslaved people there and in other [...]

Juneteenth: Still Fighting To End Jim Crow

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

This Juneteenth, there are actions around the militarization of police and community-based efforts to create security without the police. Eugene Puryear, who works with Stop Police Terror DC, [...]

Newsletter – This Juneteenth, End “US Way Of War”

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. We just returned from the weekend-long United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC) conference in Richmond, VA. This is the fourth UNAC conference since its [...]