Bill Fletcher Jr.

The last thing we need is another symbolic candidacy that, while touching our hearts and minds, brings us no closer to clobbering the political right and winning power for the dispossessed and the disengaged. more

Feb 3, 2014 8:58 PM Dispatches

One of the most striking features of the current Egyptian crisis has been the response by most of the US Left and progressives. It is not that US leftists and progressives are ignoring the crisis, but that there has been an utter failure to engag... more

Aug 24, 2013 3:05 PM Dispatches

I received the news when I was getting ready to eat.I was prepared, intellectually, for a not-guilty verdict. I was not ready in my gut.As a radical, I am quite aware of the injustices that regularly and historically have happened to people of co... more

Jul 14, 2013 2:03 PM Dispatches

On a cold day in March, I was sitting in the Blackburn Center at Howard University for a rare meeting. The buzz in the room as the students entered largely concerned the special guest who was about to address the audience. Yet the importance of t... more

Jun 27, 2013 5:43 PM Dispatches

Leading up to November 6, I found myself focused on the matter of voter suppression and electoral shenanigans committed by the Republicans. This concern was not for nothing. Prior to and on Election Day there were myriad attempts to subvert the v... more

Feb 23, 2013 1:45 AM Magazine

By Bill Fletcher Jr. As the Trayvon Martin case illustrates, we still have a hard time dealing with issues of race in this country. In the years ahead, the issue of racial injustice, coupled with economic injustice, is not likely to fade away.... more

Mar 29, 2012 3:47 PM Dispatches

It would be a mistake to dismiss, out of hand, any participation in electoral policy. The Occupy Wall Street movement can serve as a mass base for multilevel social activism. more

Nov 4, 2011 12:15 PM Op-Eds

The labor battle in Wisconsin is part of a well-orchestrated effort on the part of the Republicans to wipe out unions as an effective force in the United States. more

Mar 1, 2011 10:32 PM Op-Eds

Union split could be turned into opportunity for labor movementAugust 2, 2005 The dramatic split in the AFL-CIO is a symptom of a larger problem. And the split itself will not resolve that problem. more

Aug 2, 2005 3:11 PM Dispatches