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Police violence against Martese Johnson sparks campus protests

March 24, 2015

Martese Johnson brutalized by Alcoholic Beverage Control police, March 18. Martese Johnson, a 20-year-old African American, has been added to the already too-long list of victims of brutal, racial profiling by the police.  Unlike the stolen lives of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Ramarley Graham, [...]

San Francisco protesters want justice for Alex Nieto, killed by cops

March 24, 2015

Demonstrators shut down the Mission police station, March 23.Photo: Juana Teresa Tello San Francisco — Workers World received news early in the morning on March 23 that protesters seeking justice for the police killing of Alex Nieto had chained themselves to the headquarters of the San [...]

Will Milwaukee killer cop receive impunity?

March 24, 2015

Milwaukee protest in August 2014.Photo: Joe Brusky photography March 23 — Police repression against Wisconsin’s Black communities accompanies Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union and anti-worker “right-to-work” law, which went into effect March 9 as part of his austerity program. Given the [...]

Why U.S. rulers fear new Asian investment bank

March 24, 2015

Britain, France, Italy and Germany have agreed to join China in establishing an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. China has already announced it will put up $50 billion in initial capital. It is too early to say what role this bank will play in helping underdeveloped countries modernize their [...]

New York forum: ‘Globalize solidarity with women’

March 24, 2015

Some of the participants and organizers, March 22. WW photo: Brenda Ryan New York — Workers World Party held its annual International Working Women’s Month forum here on March 21 at the Solidarity Center. The main theme of the program was “Globalize Solidarity against ALL Forms of [...]

Town rebels after Ukraine troops kill child

March 24, 2015

Photo: Denis Grigoryuk/AntiMaidan The town of Kostyantynivka in northeastern Donetsk exploded in rebellion March 16 after Ukrainian occupation troops driving a tank veered into oncoming traffic, smashed a traffic light and hit pedestrians on the sidewalk. Polina, 8 years old, was killed instantly. [...]

Desaceleración de economía capitalista mundial arriesga trabajadores

March 24, 2015

Los grandes medios de difusión capitalistas han estado comentando recientemente acerca de la caída de los precios del petróleo crudo y la gasolina. Promueven la idea de que esto ayudará a las/os trabajadores y desempeñará un papel en la reactivación de la economía. Los economistas de las [...]

Plans made to stop tax foreclosure tsunami in Detroit

March 24, 2015

A dynamic “Emergency People’s Assembly to Stop Tax Foreclosures” on March 14 planned a series of actions to demand a moratorium on all tax foreclosures in Detroit and all of Michigan’s Wayne County. The assembly also voted to demand the release of the $251 million in unspent federal [...]

Philadelphia cops arrest Black Lives Matter activists

March 23, 2015

Activists celebrate release from jail; Scott Williams, second from right.WW photo: Joseph Piette Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey and District Attorney Seth Williams planned to address a local Town Hall on March 19 with the intention of whitewashing recent police killings which have led to [...]

Protests decry 12 years of U.S. wars abroad

March 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. WW photo: Joseph Piette Antiwar actions called Spring Rising, focusing on the 12th anniversary of the criminal U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq and continued war in Afghanistan, were held in Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis and other cities around the United [...]
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