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Ebola Virus Disease not yet defeated in West Africa

July 26, 2015

Even though the three states where the Ebola Virus Disease struck last year have been declared free of the epidemic, cases have been reported over the last several weeks in Liberia. This West African state has maintained close ties with the U.S. since its founding as a republic in 1847. Freed [...]

Tribunal on crimes against Filipino people says: ‘Guilty!’

July 26, 2015

The People’s Verdict, a Bay Area International Peoples’ Tribunal Event, was held at the Bayanihan Community Center in San Francisco on July 18. It followed the closing of the International Peoples’ Tribunal on Crimes Against the Filipino People, held from July 16 to 18 in Washington, D.C. [...]

Auto contract talks begin – time to dump two-tier!

July 24, 2015

On July 12, contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers began with the traditional, much-photographed handshake between the union and company heads. The next day, negotiations with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles began the same way — except reporters snapped FCA CEO Sergio [...]

Protesters fight Scott Walker’s anti-worker platform

July 24, 2015

Hundreds of activists participated in the “Oppose Scott Walker’s Wall Street Agenda” protest July 13 at the Waukesha County Expo Center, where Wisconsin Gov. Walker officially announced he’s running for U.S. president. Beside the workers who make it run, the suburb of Waukesha near [...]

On the picket line

July 24, 2015

‘No cutbacks,’ say Verizon workers in Northeast Bargaining began June 22 for 38,000 workers in the Verizon East district of the Communication Workers union and of System Council T-6 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The stakes are very high for the Verizon workers in the [...]

Cuba’s flag flies in Washington

July 23, 2015

Washington, D.C — In a ceremony attended by some 500 invited guests on July 20, the Cuban flag was raised over the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., for the first time since 1961, when U.S. imperialism broke relations between the two countries. Other supporters successfully fought back [...]

Sexual equality is in our genes

July 23, 2015

Marxist thinkers from Frederick Engels to Dorothy Ballan have long maintained that, for most of human existence, the social structure was based on mother-right, or matriarchy, in which a fundamental equality existed between women and men. Today this period of human social development is often [...]

Appeal filed for Rev. Pinkney

July 23, 2015

On July 6, a motion for bond pending appeal was filed in the case of Michigan political prisoner the Rev. Edward Pinkney. Attorney Tim Holloway filed the motion along with a 51-page brief in the Michigan Court of Appeals in Grand Rapids. The Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union [...]

SCOTUS sides with corporate poisoners

July 23, 2015

Revenue minus cost equals profit. On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling in the case, “Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency,” that declares that corporate profits outweigh any threat to the lives and health of millions of working people and their families, particularly [...]
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