Oct 122016


Building people’s power’ – a community conversation with


WWP vice-presidential candidate

Saturday, Oct. 29
5 PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI

Join us for a conversation with Lamont Lilly, Workers World Party candidate for U.S. Vice President, who will present a socialist view of organizing society that sharply contrasts with views of the ruling class candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties. Lilly will report on his recent visit to the Indigenous encampments at Standing Rock, North Dakota, as part of a solidarity delegation from Workers World Party. Lilly, who hails from North Carolina, will also report on developments in the struggle against police brutality and state repression in Charlotte.

Lilly will explain why Workers World Party views these elections as fraudulent and why the abolition of capitalism is the only way to end racism, sexism, homophobia, attacks on immigrants, police brutality, mass incarceration, poverty, unemployment, environmental destruction, war, and the many other ills of the capitalist system founded upon genocide and white supremacy.

Free and open to the public.

Dinner will be served.

More information: 313.680.5508




twitter: @wwp2016

email: wwp2016@workers.org

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 October 12, 2016  Uncategorized No Responses »
Oct 022016

Demonstrate in Support of the Charlotte Uprising

Tuesday,     Oct. 4,       4 PM

Bank of America – Guardian Building

500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI


Responding to an urgent call from organizers on the front lines against police murder, Detroit will be standing in solidarity with the Charlotte Uprising! These courageous North Carolina activists and community members have been struggling against police murder for nearly two weeks, and are facing increased arrests and police repression. Now is the time to show our solidarity!

Call to Action from Charlotte Uprising

charlotte_uprising-logoOn September 20th, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police killed Keith Lamont Scott, a disabled Black father who deserved to live. People have taken to the streets of Charlotte every day and every night to demand an end to the war on Black lives and Black communities. People on the ground continue to be met with police repression from the police murder of Justin Carr in the protests to the use of tear gas in crowds to the issuing of warrants for the arrests of people who have livestreamed from the frontlines.

Led by Black, queer & trans organizers & accomplices, the Charlotte Uprising has tirelessly inspired people to resist state violence and dream of new possibilities beyond the current conditions we live in. Freedom fighters in Charlotte are now calling on freedom fighters everywhere to host coordinated actions on Tuesday, October 4, which will mark two weeks since Keith’s murder.

Eleven days into the Uprising and Charlotte is still bubbling with righteous rage and energy. We see this rage and energy connecting cities across the country–from Tulsa, OK to San Diego, CA where communities are lifting up the names of Terrence Crutcher and Alfred Olango, both Black men killed by police. Black people are being criminalized, killed, and abused by the police state everywhere. We raise Charlotte’s struggle and demands alongside those of Black communities across the country fighting against the structure whose murderous shootings are what we deem modern day lynchings. Let our actions show solidarity with the resistance in Charlotte, as well as demanding an end to the anti-Black, classist, gender-policing system of police and prisons that holds so much power over our lives everywhere.

While recent uprisings have immediately followed the murders of Black men, it must not be lost on us that our resistance is in response to the same system that is killing Black women and femmes via police violence, criminalization of Black motherhood & self-defense, and the perpetuation of sexual violence. We must say the names of Korryn Gaines, Sandra Bland, Mya Hall, and the countless Black women and femmes whose deaths must invoke outrage and responsibility.

For folks in North Carolina, come to Charlotte! For folks elsewhere, organize an action–whether it be a rally, march, street theater performance, or turn up–to pull out your communities in solidarity with Charlotte, with Tulsa, with San Diego, with every city where Black folks are rising up and demanding strange fruit no more!


Follow the Facebook event page for specific details for Charlotte and actions in other cities. Submit information about your city’s action on www.charlotteuprising.com

Endorsed by Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Detroit Active & Retired Employees Association, Workers World Party

For more info, please call: (313)671-3715


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Sep 282016

WWP-Detroit Marxism Class:

From Charlotte to Standing Rock and the
Struggle for National Liberation and Socialism


Sat.,  Oct. 1,     5:00-8:00pm

5920 Second Ave. at Attoinette, north of Wayne State University

Dinner Will be Serve

Class will be streamed live from the Facebook page: Workers World Party – Michigan


Reading will be taken from these articles:

–On Solidarity wiith Charlotte:

–Charlotte and the United States Police Killings

–Leonard Peltier on Standing Rock:

–Workers World on Union Solidarity With Standing Rock:

–Sam Marcy on Busing and Self-Determination in 1975

–Discussions on the Negro Question by Trotsky and Swabeck in Turkey, 1933

Come out to Workers World Party Detroit Branch’s Marxism Class Series where we discuss the most important issues of the day from an internationalist and socialist perspective.

This week we are examining the reasons behind why genuine marxists and socialists unconditionally support and defend the struggles for self-determination, full equality, national liberation and socialism in the United States and around the world.

In order to achieve a complete understanding of the present situation we must become rooted in a historical materialist view of the critical role the oppressed nations have played in the movements against capitalism and imperialism. The recent developments in Standing Rock, North Dakota and Charlette, North Carolina illustrates the potential for broader revolutionary political activity which attract the attention and participation of millions.

During the class we will review excerpts from articles both contemporary and historical which shed light on the necessity to prepare for the rapidly evolving mass struggles among the nationally opressed and workers as a whole.

Reading materials will be provided for participants.

 September 28, 2016  Uncategorized No Responses »
Aug 222016

Workers World Party Public Meeting

Celebrate Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday

Saturday, August 27

5 PM

5920 Second Ave. (at Antoinette), Detroit
(two blocks north of WSU Law School)


Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Evo Morales

Workers World Party is commemorating the 90th Birthday of Fidel Castro, the great leader of the Cuban Revolution. We will be showing the video, Fidel Castro, the Untold Story by Estela Bravo, a documentary that traces the history of Fidel and the Cuban Revolution and has great historical footage. We will also discuss current developments in Cuba and Latin America.

Dinner will be served.

Call 313-680-5508 for more information.


Here is a link to a statement by WWP candidates Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly on Fidel’s 90th:  http://www.workers.org/2016/08/16/happy-birthday-fidel/

For more information on Workers World Party’s election campaign, please visit Vote4Socialism.org.

Hear WWP’s presidential candidate Monica Moorehead on Saturday, Sept. 10, 5pm at 5920 Second Ave., Detroit.

 August 22, 2016  Uncategorized No Responses »
Aug 122016


‘Building people’s power’ – a community conversation with


Workers World Party Presidential Candidate

Speaking on “Anti-Racist Solidarity: Key to Revolutionary Socialism”

Saturday, SEPT. 10

5 PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI

Other speakers:

Abayomi Azikiwe, leading member of the Workers World Party, Editor, Pan African Newswire, and Workers World newspaper contributing editor, paying tribute to George Jackson and the Attica Rebellion 45 years ago.

Joe Mchahwar, a leader of Fight Imperialism – Stand Together, reporting back from a visit to Milwaukee in solidarity with the recent Milwaukee Rebellion.

  • Meeting will be live-streamed through Facebook, beginning around 5:45 pm, after the community dinner, from facebook.com/WWP.michigan/.

Join labor and community activists for open discussion with Monica Moorehead, a Black revolutionary socialist woman running for president, following the speakers.

The Moorehead-Lilly campaign is in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, supports unions and other workers’ organizations, the LGBTQ community and women’s liberation; calls for reparations for the people of Flint, defends the Milwaukee Rebellion against cops murdering Black and Brown people, and fights for a socialist system that puts people before profit and that nurtures the environment.(For more details on WWP election program,, see WWP’s Program)

Neither Trump nor Clinton represent poor and working people – both parties are pro-war, anti-immigrant, anti-Black, anti-LGBTQ, anti-woman, and anti-worker. Together, poor and working people can organize in the streets for collective liberation.

Dinner will be served.

Call 313-680-5508 for more information.




twitter: @wwp2016

email: wwp2016@workers.org

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 August 12, 2016  Uncategorized No Responses »
Aug 012016

Workers World Party Discussion:

Revolutionaries and the Capitalist Elections

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – 5:00 pm

5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 (at Antoinette, just north of Wayne State University)


The Republican and Democratic conventions presented people with the “choice” between a neo-fascist demagogue in Donald Trump, and a pro-war, pro-Pentagon, pro Wall Street candidate in Hillary Clinton. In the meantime the millions who came out for change in supporting Bernie Sanders are told to forget it and get in line.

The meeting will feature reports on militant demonstrations that took place at both the RNC and the DNC. We will discuss the upcoming tour of Workers World Party Presidential candidate Monica Moorehead in Michigan, and how to use this tour to reach out with a socialist, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist and anti-racist program to those fed up with the parties of big business. Raise your thoughts and ideas on how to approach the elections in months to come.

Dinner served.


 August 1, 2016  Uncategorized No Responses »
Jun 192016

Workers World Pride Month Forum

Blame the system for Orlando attack!

Saturday, June 25, 5:00 PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit 48202 (north of Wayne State U.)

West Philly Catholic High School basketball team.
West Philly Catholic High School basketball team.

In the early morning hours of June 12 a shooter opened gunfire during the Latin night at the Pulse club in Orlando, resulting in the deaths of 49 people and leaving 53 injured. All over the world mass numbers of people have publicly demonstrated their solidarity with the message “we are all Orlando. While initially ignoring that the attack targeted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, the big business media has begun crafting a narrative that fortifies the U.S.’s imperialist wars — at home and abroad — targeting people in the Middle East and followers of Islam. The greatest proponents of terrorism, however, are the U.S. capitalist government and the Pentagon.

This tragedy comes at a time when anti-LGBTQ terror has been heightened by the passage of anti-trans legislation. On March 23, after Charlotte passed an ordinance that would have protected trans people from discrimination, the North Carolina General Assembly fast-tracked House Bill 2, which banned such ordinances. Within 12 hours, the bill was passed and enthusiastically signed by right-wing Gov. Pat McCrory. There are over 40 anti-trans bills being considered in 16 states. Michigan State Senator Casperson has introduced a bill that would endanger trans children and youth by forcing them to use school bathrooms that coincide with the sex they were assigned at birth.

Whether it takes the form of mass murder or reactionary legislation, only a mass, grass-roots movement can push back bigotry. Trans people of color in North Carolina are leading the fight against HB2 and have stepped forward in solidarity with Orlando. Come learn about the resistance.

Guest Speaker: Loan Tran

Loan Tran is a queer and gender non-conforming organizer from North Carolina. They have been part of the on the ground struggle against HB2 (Hate Bill 2), that targets trans people and workers. They are a member of the Durham branch of Workers World Party and organize with high school students to dismantle the school to prison pipeline.

Dinner followed by program. Free and open, donations accepted. For more info 313-680-5508.


 June 19, 2016  Uncategorized No Responses »
Jun 012016

Workers World Public Meeting

Oppose counterrevolution and imperialist intervention in Brazil and Venezuela


Saturday, June 4, 2016

5:00 pm

5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 (at Antoinette just north of Wayne State University.

Featured Speakers:

  • Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan African Newswire and contributing editor of Workers World Newspaper
  • Cheryl Labash, Organizer International Committee for Peace, Justice & Dignity, Co-chair, National Network on Cuba

Dinner served at 5:00 before speakers.


 June 1, 2016  Uncategorized No Responses »
May 182016

Workers World Party – Detroit Branch Class and Discussion

The Experience of the Paris Commune of 1871 – continued


“The State and Revolution” by VI Lenin
Lessons of the Paris Commune

Class leader: Martha Grevatt

Saturday, May 21, 5:00 PM

5920 Second Ave., at Antoinette, Midtown Detroit

Dinner followed by discussion

To read in advance:

The Paris Commune of 1871 was one of the most important events in working class history. For the first time, for just two months, the workers of Paris booted out the capitalists and took state power. The Commune was brutally repressed and the streets of Paris ran red with blood. But the lessons from the Paris Commune are timeless. For 135 years workers and oppressed people seeking to abolish capitalist wage-slavery, including the leaders of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the 1949 Chinese Revolution and the 1959 Cuban Revolution, have studied the Commune and the workers state that was briefly established. Lenin’s State and Revolution, including this chapter, remains essential reading.

Join us as we continue our discussion of Chapter 3.


 May 18, 2016  Uncategorized No Responses »
May 112016

Workers World Party – Detroit Branch Class and Discussion

African American Liberation and the 2016 Elections – Part 2

Discussion leader: Debbie Johnson

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 5:00-8:00pm

5920 Second Ave. at Antoinettee, Midtown Detroit

For more information, call 313-671-3715

Dinner Will Be Served

United States presidential primaries and caucuses during 2016 clearly illustrate that national oppression and economic exploitation are at the root of the crisis of modern day capitalism.
Issues impacting African Americans and other people of color communities have only been raised due to the political and ideological struggles waged by those outside the official structures of the Republican and Democratic Party establishments.

Bourgeois elections lay bare the facade of democratic practice where monied interests operating with funding from Wall Street, the Pentagon and the complicity of the corporate media, attempt to set the tone and agenda for limited discussions and debates.

How can the U.S. claim to be a democratic country when millions are disenfranchised in the state of New York during the primary process? Why did the Clinton campaign gain the support of many political bosses when Bill Clinton signed legislation that imprisoned, disenfranchished and impoverished millions of African Americans during the 1990s?

Where will African Americans find a revolutionary path to liberation amid a rigged electoral process that ignores the fundamental issues of housing, jobs, land, medical care, quality education and anti-imperialist foreign policy? Why is it necessary for the nationally oppressed and working class to build their own political party in order to chart a course for total freedom?

Join this discussion on Saturday. Reading materials will be available at the class.

Suggested Reading Materials:

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