Juneteenth Webinar: ILWU workers, reparations, capitalism and fighting police terror

Speakers on this webinar, held on June 21, included:

Clarence Thomas speaking on the June 19 West Coast longshore worker port shutdown for Juneteenth. He is a retired, third-generation longshore worker, past secretary-treasurer of International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) Local 10, and co-founder of the Million Worker March movement.  ILWU Local 10’s action shows the way forward for workers fighting to end white supremacy.

Gloria Verdieu speaking on reparations, capitalism and socialism. She is a writer for Struggle-La Lucha, a member of the Socialist Unity Party in Dallas and San Diego, and an organizer in the fight to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier and all political prisoners.

Rebecka Jackson recently traveled to Minneapolis and gave a first-hand report on the struggle to abolish police and state repression. She resides in Los Angeles and is an artist and organizer for the Socialist Unity Party. Jackson was a victim of police violence.

John Parker, national spokesperson for the Socialist Unity Party, co-chaired the webinar along with Rebecka Jackson.