FLETCHER: Paris, Terror and the Forgotten

November 24, 2015 Bill Fletcher Jr. 0

I received a call a few days after the Paris terrorist attack from a relative. She was, quite understandably, deeply unsettled by the attack. She asked me why it was that the Muslim community was so silent about jihadist attacks. I told her that they were — and are — not silent at all. In fact, there were immediately statements of condemnation of these attacks from a wide range of organizations and religious leaders in the Arab and Muslim Worlds, ranging from the Free Syrian Army to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation denounced the heinous attacks. My relative then asked me, why had she and so many other people not heard word-one about this? […]

A Plea to Save the Family Phone

October 28, 2015 Bill Fletcher Jr. 0

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist This really struck me in the immediate aftermath of the South Carolina flood. I have two friends—a couple—who live in Charleston. I called them to check on their situation […]

Revolutionary Lessons from Burkina Faso

September 28, 2015 Bill Fletcher Jr. 0

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The September 17 coup against the interim president of Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando, contains important lessons regarding the struggle for justice and democracy. Under pressure from demonstrators, striking […]

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