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Los Angeles struggle wins wage increase

May 26, 2015

Activists say ‘better, but not enough’ Los Angeles Workers Assembly Los Angeles: KFC worker chants ‘$15 yeah!’WW photo: Scott Scheffer All the pressure created by organizations and individual activists fighting for a $15 minimum wage, starting with the heroic fast food and Walmart workers [...]

Police riot in Philadelphia, attack peaceful protesters

May 26, 2015

Released after 23 hours in Philly jails: Chananiah Maxwell, Andrea Jacome and Cindy Miller.WW photo: Joseph Piette At the start of the Memorial Day weekend, established to honor veterans, Philadelphia police demonstrated their “respect” by arresting a Black homeless veteran who had just been [...]

Rescue Ship to Yemen forced to dock in Djibouti

May 26, 2015

Djibouti, on the Red Sea Caleb Maupin about to board ship with humanitarian aid bound for Yemen. May 23 — From the port of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, it is with great sadness and burning outrage that I announce that the voyage of the Iran Shahed Rescue Ship has ended. We will not reach [...]

Puerto Rico, la colonia

May 26, 2015

Hacia finales de los años cuarenta, Estados Unidos bautizó a Puerto Rico la “Vitrina del Caribe”, como ejemplo a seguir por todo el Caribe y Latinoamérica. Era supuestamente el milagro de industrialización que ejecutaba el benefactor gigante capitalista del norte en una islita pobre, [...]

Baltimore defunds schools, funds youth jail

May 22, 2015

PPA says: ‘Jobs & education, NOT YOUTH JAILS,’ at Baltimore City’s Juvenile Justice Center, May 16.WW photo: Joseph Piette Baltimore — The Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously decided on May 13 to spend $30 million for the construction of a new youth jail facility in Baltimore. It [...]

‘Shell: No Arctic oil drilling!’

May 22, 2015

Seattle, May 18 — Since the start of this year, a groundswell of opposition has arisen against Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic. With barely any public notice, the Seattle Port Commission had granted a lease in early January for Shell to use Terminal 5 in that city to overhaul a [...]

NYC tenants demand affordable housing

May 22, 2015

Thousands of tenants demanding their right to affordable housing gathered in Manhattan’s Foley Square on May 14 and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. They were joined by labor allies: 1199SEIU United Health Care Workers East, the Communication Workers Local 1080, the Professional Staff [...]

The killing of Osama bin Laden: U.S. lies exposed

May 21, 2015

A pack of lies. On May 2, 2011, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs, acting under the direction of the CIA, carried out a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and assassinated Osama bin Laden. Although it violated international law as well as Pakistani national sovereignty, the assault, which included [...]
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