Ebola in U.S.: Struggle over quarantine, stigmatization

By October 31, 2014

Oct. 27 — Epidemiology nurse Kaci Hickox had traveled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Doctors Without Borders to help treat patients suffering from Ebola virus disease. Upon returning to the U.S. Oct. 24, Hickox was placed under quarantine. She reported no symptoms of the dreaded disease. [She was released from quarantine after much criticism [...]

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Capitalism on trial in Boston

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Andre Francois, left, and Steve Kirschbaum (with bullhorn) at Sept. 15 rally. Both were illegally fired by Veolia.Photo: Howard Rotman

The grievance chair and founder of the Boston School Bus Drivers’ Union will be in court on Nov. 24, facing trumped-up charges brought by the Boston-area district attorney’s office on behalf of notorious union-buster Veolia Corporation. Steve Kirschbaum, a 40-year member of United Steelworkers Local 8751, is facing charges related to an action held in [...]

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A nation in fear

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Look at the United States. Really. Look at it. From north to south, east to west; from “sea to shining sea,” you’ll see the frenzy of fear. Fear of Ebola. Fear of ISIS. Fear of “crime.” Fear of — fear. The reason? Well, fear sells. It sells papers, attracts viewers and pulls listeners. The national [...]

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Anti-fascist leader recounts Odessa resistance, May 2 massacre

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Simferopol, Crimea — Odessa Regional Council Deputy Alexei Albu, a member of the Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine, was a leader of the city’s AntiMaidan movement against the U.S.-backed coup. Albu survived the May 2 massacre, when at least 48 people were killed by neo-Nazi gangs at the House of Trade Unions. Albu and his [...]

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On the picket line

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Costly delay for home-care workers Enforcement of the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and overtime after 40 hours of work a week for over 2 million home-care workers, mostly women who are disproportionately women of color, will not be fully implemented until Jan. 1, 2016. The program was scheduled to begin Jan. 1, [...]

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New York faculty, staff demand contract

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New York faculty, staff demand contract

The Professional Staff Congress union represents 25,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York. It has not had a contract since 2010, although New York state law keeps the provisions of the old contract in effect. It is the only union in New York whose contract must be approved by both the [...]

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Ebola cases surpass 10,000 in West Africa

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World Health Organization officials announced on Oct. 24 that the number of Ebola virus disease cases now exceeds 10,000. Most people have come down with the disease in three West African states: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where approximately 4,900 people have died. On Oct. 23, Mali officials announced that one case resulting in a [...]

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ALBA-TCP charts Ebola action plan

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At the initiative of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, on Oct. 20 heads of state from the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our Americas—Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), along with health agencies and professionals, representatives of the United Nations, the Pan-American Health Organization and the Organization of East Caribbean States, met in Havana to chart an [...]

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Antonio Guerrero’s birthday

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Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party

Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party Baltimore’s Fight Imperialism, Stand Together youth group and Workers World Party held a special birthday party for Cuban 5 member Antonio Guerrero. Activists from 5 years old to 65 dedicated Oct. 16, Guerrero’s birthday, to a night of learning more about the Cuban 5. They sang “Happy Birthday” and made cards [...]

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The Ukraine junta’s fascist foot soldiers

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Fascists burn Odessa House of Trade Unions May 2.

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, part 3 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 [...]

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