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WORD condemns widespread police brutality

WORD joins with communities across the United States in demanding that killer cops be jailed, that independent investigations take place in all cases of police brutality, and that racist stop-and-frisk policies be ended immediately.
 

Reportbacks from International Women's Day actions

On International Women’s Day, WORD organized actions in cities across the country under the banner of "Women’s Rights Are Under Attack, What do we do? Stand up, fight back!"
 

What you can do to support Marissa Alexander

Now is the time to unite and intensify our efforts in spreading the word about Marissa's case and demanding her complete freedom.
 

Justice For Michelle Byrom

WORD stands with all victims of this unjust system. The State of Mississippi should be providing treatment for Michelle Byrom’s mental illness, not leaving her on death row for 14 years before forcing her through a retrial.
 

Take to the streets on International Women’s Day – Sat., March 8

On March 8, 2014, International Women’s Day, WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) will hold actions in cities across the United States. We will be taking to the streets in defense of women’s rights, which are under attack on many different fronts.
 

WORD Organizers Lead Workshop at Raza Youth Conference

Report-back from WORD workshop with high school students
 

Nationwide actions demand: Drop all charges against Marissa Alexander now!

Across the United States, supporters of Marissa Alexander took action January 18-20 - Martin Luther King weekend - to demand all charges against Marissa Alexander be dropped. Read reports from some of the Jan. 18-20 actions and get involved!
 

CeCe McDonald Released from Prison

Following a determined effort by community members, organizers and supporters, CeCe McDonald's racist, sexist and anti-trans 19-month-long prison sentence ended today. Communities are cheering across the country as our sister finally walks free.
 

Drop all charges against Marissa Alexander now!

Across the United States, supporters of Marissa Alexander will be taking action January 18-20 - Martin Luther King weekend - to demand all charges against Marissa Alexander be dropped.
 

Justice for Rachel Bradshaw

Rachel Bradshaw was punished for speaking out. In March 2010, Rachel Bradshaw, a student at Henderson High School in East Texas, was raped in the band room of her school. Rachel reported the rape to teachers and administrators and the police.
 
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