Unlivable: Philadelphia’s Minimum Wage

Will Biden double the wages of more than 140,000 Philadelphians with a $15 federal minimum wage?  The closer the latest COVID-19 relief bill gets to being passed, the more this campaign promise looks like an empty one.  In a recent interview with CBS News, Biden claimed to be a strong supporter of the federal minimum […]

Affordable For Who? Community Raises Concerns With Proposed Development in Southwest Cedar Park

Almost 100 residents from the surrounding area of 5000 Warrington Avenue joined a community meeting on Wednesday, February 17th about a proposed “affordable housing” development planned for the location. The meeting was organized in coordination with councilmember Jamie Gauthier and Omni LLC, the development corporation proposing the project, as well as several RCOs (Registered Community […]

What You Need to Know about the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ Showdown with the School District

PHILADELPHIA — Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) went toe-to-toe with the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) last week in protest of the district’s efforts to reopen school buildings for in-person learning before the end of the month. Despite a previous agreement with the leadership of the PFT, Superintendent of the SDP William […]

Philadelphia’s Food Deserts and the Capitalist System

City residents shopping in Philadelphia’s food deserts face insurmountable and complex hurdles: proximity, affordability and quality. Food deserts, areas in which shoppers have limited access to healthy food, are created by the capitalist system when profit-motive compels private grocery store owners to center their businesses in high income areas, leaving residents in impoverished neighborhoods with […]

Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia

At last night’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Trump asserted that “bad things happen in Philadelphia”, claiming that poll watchers had been barred from observing early voting. While this particular claim is completely wrong, bad things do indeed happen in Philadelphia, all of which he and Biden actually support.  In Philadelphia, police […]

Fascism on the Rise: Why the Proud Boys are Organizing in Philadelphia

On Saturday, 26 September 2020, a group of several dozen “Proud Boys” marched through Center City, carrying U.S. and “Trump 2020” flags and stopping to sing The Star Spangled Banner at Independence Hall. The “Proud Boys” then returned to their vehicles, heavily protected by police, in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in South Philadelphia. Historically […]

Worst practices from the Holy Land to the City of Brotherly Love

Abbas Naqvi was born and raised in New York and currently resides in the city of Philadelphia. He holds a doctorate degree in the field of genomics and is currently a research scientist. He has also been involved with national and international initiatives related to human rights, social justice and politics. You can follow him […]

Internet is Essential: Students, Teachers, Parents demand coverage from Comcast!

On Monday, August 3rd, volunteers from the Philadelphia Liberation Center gathered alongside Philadelphia’s educators, paraprofessionals, students, parents, and activists outside of the $540 million Comcast Center to demand the greedy corporation provide free Internet to all Philadelphia students and school-staff as the School District of Philadelphia reluctantly made the decision to begin the upcoming school-year […]

Philadelphia, Gentrification, and the 10-Year Tax Abatement

The 10-year tax abatement is robbing the people of Philadelphia of much-needed resources to enrich the already wealthy. Together, we can defeat predatory developers and the capitalist system that enables them.

North Philly Car Caravan Celebrates, Demands Liberation for Puerto Rico

On July 25, 1898 the United States invaded and seized the island of Puerto Rico, ushering in an era of colonization, repression, and imperialist hegemony that has yet to end one hundred and twenty-two years later. For over a century, the United States has culturally, economically, and politically strangled Puerto Rico, an enclave of indigenous […]