Supreme Court upholds racist Texas ID law

By October 22, 2014

Once again the right-wing majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has made an outrageous attack on the hard-won democratic rights of Black and Latino/a people. On Oct. 18, they let stand the Texas voter ID law, the most draconian and restrictive voter ID law in the country. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia ­Sotomayor and Elena [...]

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Demonstrators drown out Pa. Gov. Corbett who signed ‘Silence Mumia Law’

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Pam Africa leads march. WW photo: Joseph Piette

Philadelphia, Oct. 21 — Lots of media were on hand today in Philadelphia to record the moment when Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett put his signature on the “Revictimization Relief Act” — dubbed the “Silence Mumia Law” by civil rights activists. But Corbett had a problem: None of the media could hear him speak. Nearly 50 protesters, standing a short distance away [...]

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The left in Ukraine and the origins of Borotba

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Borotba leader Victor ShapinovWW photo: Greg Butterfield

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, Part 2 Simferopol, Crimea — On Sept. 22, Workers World conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed coup regime [...]

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Stops cuts of teachers’ benefits in Philadelphia!

By October 21, 2014

Judge Nina Wright Padilla of the Court of Common Pleas issued a temporary injunction Oct. 20 barring the School Reform Commission from making changes to Philadelphia public school teachers’ health care plans.  After walking away from the negotiations table in July, the SRC unilaterally cancelled the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ union contract on Oct. 6. [...]

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World Federation of Trade Unions says Ebola virus deaths facilitated by imperialism

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Following is an edited statement issued by the World Federation of Trade Unions’ Secretariat in Athens, Greece, on Oct. 15.   The Ebola epidemic that has struck mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea of West Africa and threatens the entire world has killed thousands of people and caused panic to millions of others. As high [...]

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Papel de Washington en masacres estudiantiles en México

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El 2 de octubre de 1968, a sólo 10 días de la apertura de los Juegos Olímpicos de Verano que se celebraban ese año en Ciudad de México, policías y soldados le dispararon a estudiantes reunidas/os en una plaza en la sección Tlatelolco de la capital. Las/os estudiantes dijeron que 400 personas murieron; el gobierno [...]

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Ferguson: el pueblo se levanta contra terror policial

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Un fin de semana de resistencia masiva sin precedentes tuvo lugar en St. Louis, Ferguson, Clayton y otras partes de Misuri del 10 al 13 octubre. Muchas acciones exigieron el fin del terror policial y justicia real para Michael Brown, John Crawford III, Vonderrit Myers Jr. y muchos otros que han perdido sus jóvenes vidas [...]

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State’s gag order vs Mumia Abu-Jamal silences all prisoners

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Mumia Abu-Jamal

Philadelphia — At a time when more and more convictions are being reversed and prisoners released because of improper, racist and even criminal actions by prosecuting attorneys, some of it exposed through DNA evidence, the state of Pennsylvania is rushing through a gag order to keep prisoners from being able to speak out to the [...]

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Ukraine communists ‘face to face with 21st century fascism’

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Borotba leader Victor ShapinovWW photo: Greg Butterfield

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, Part 1 Simferopol, Crimea — On Sept. 22, Workers World conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed [...]

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Memorial for GI union leader

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From left, Terry Klug and Andy Stapp leaving Klug’s court-martial at Fort Dix, 1969.

A memorial meeting for Andy Stapp, who died in September, will be held on Nov. 1 in New York. As an active-duty GI at Fort Sill, Okla., Stapp first attracted the ire of the Army brass in 1967 when he was court-martialed for “refusing an order” — the order to surrender his anti-war literature to [...]

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