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Boston school bus drivers step up the fight

July 4, 2015

Garry Murchison, Steve Kirschbaum, Andre Francois, Steve Gillis The struggle between the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Steelworkers Local 8751, on the one hand, and the Boston city administration and the international union-busting corporation Veolia — now renamed Transdev — on the [...]

Billionaire racist rhetoric trumped

July 4, 2015

NBC drops the Donald. Billionaire mogul Donald Trump announced his bid for the 2016 U.S. presidential elections on June 15. Normally it would not be worth the cost of the paper this is printed on to mention this. But Trump’s comments on immigration were so incendiary, racist and over the top that [...]

Detroiters protest ICE fatal shooting

July 4, 2015

WW photo: Martha Grevatt Members of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter Detroit, the Moratorium Now! Coalition, Michigan United and Washtenaw to Ferguson demonstrated on June 26 to demand full transparency in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom. Kellom [...]

Solidarity caravan for Cuba

July 4, 2015

Havana, CubaPhoto: Bill Hackwell “The blockade has not been lifted. We cannot miss that point,” emphasized Gail Walker, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization director and daughter of Pastors for Peace founder the Rev. Lucius Walker. She spoke June 24 at the Florida Avenue Baptist [...]

‘No human being is illegal’

July 4, 2015

The Haiti Action Committee held a rally in San Francisco on June 24 at the United Nations Plaza to protest the mass expulsions of Haitians by the Dominican Republic. Pierre LaBossiere of the HAC spoke about how second and third generation Dominicans who are classified as Haitian have been stripped [...]

New opening to battle housing bias

July 4, 2015

The Supreme Court decided by a 5-4 vote on June 25 that housing discrimination doesn’t have to be intentional to be illegal. This means that plaintiffs who believe that either government or private housing policies have discriminated against them in obtaining housing no longer have to prove that [...]

Cuban Statement on diplomatic relations with U.S.

July 2, 2015

End the blockade, return Guantánamo, stop subversive efforts, respect Cuba’s sovereignty and social system. Havana, Cuba, May Day 2014. Statement by the Revolutionary Government of Cuba, July 1 After re-establishing diplomatic relations with the United States, the lifting of the blockade, among [...]

Report confirms root of Detroit foreclosure crisis

July 2, 2015

A powerful report on Detroit’s foreclosure crisis was published in the Detroit News June 25-27. (See tinyurl.com/ncymc9f.) The articles were the product of months of investigation by reporters Joel Kurth and Christine McDonald. They document what Workers World newspaper has stated for years: The [...]

Support fired Liberato workers: ‘Their victory is for all of us!’

July 2, 2015

June 22 protest.WW photo: Anne Pruden At a busy working-class corner — 183rd Street and Jerome Avenue — in the Bronx, N.Y., a loud chant is heard weekly at the entrance to Liberato Restaurant: “¡Liberato, escucha! ¡Estamos en la lucha!” (Liberato, listen! We are in struggle!) from chant [...]
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