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Sandra Bland—#Say Her Name

August 3, 2015

Houston, Aug. 3 — At every progressive political event in Texas since July 13, the name Sandra Bland has been there — in the signs, on the banners, from everyone speaking into microphones or bullhorns. The name has also been on TV news, in the press, on the radio and in the hearts of those [...]

Haitians remember U.S. invasion of 1915

August 3, 2015

The United States began its military occupation of Haiti a century ago, sending an armed force ashore on July 28, 1915, just south of Port-au-Prince. A bit earlier, a raiding party of U.S. Marines had stolen Haiti’s gold reserve of about $500,000 and turned it over to First National City Bank [...]

Venceremos Brigade: ‘From Harlem to Havana, Black Lives Matter!’

August 3, 2015

By Ellie Dorritie and Cheryl LaBash Buffalo, N.Y. Chanting this year’s central demand, “Black Lives Matter!” the 46th Venceremos Brigade marched across the Peace Bridge from Canada into the United States on August 2 and proudly declared that they had been to Cuba in defiance of the [...]

Verizon workers ready to strike

August 2, 2015

A sea of red T-shirts flooded the streets, while those wearing them roared with anger in front of Verizon’s corporate headquarters in Manhattan on July 25. Some of the shirts read “I can’t calm down, I need a contract,” “Will strike if provoked” and “We walked before, we’ll walk [...]

‘Locked up, unheard’

August 2, 2015

The New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement held a strong protest at Union Square on July 23. Led by people who have suffered solitary confinement, they built support via this action. Several victims of this cruel form of punishment explained what they had been through. NYCAIC [...]

Boston disabled community marches

August 2, 2015

The disabled community, children, youth, and members of human service agencies and nonprofit organizations gathered in Boston on July 22 for a march and festivities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event was called by Boston’s Commission for Persons [...]

Workers distressed as infrastructure crumbles

August 2, 2015

From July 20 to 25, there was only one day when New Jersey Transit’s service to Penn Station in New York City was not disrupted. Tens of thousands of workers were delayed in getting to work and again in getting home. The reason for the delays was dilapidation of the electrical system in the [...]
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