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Black women and girls’ lives matter

May 27, 2015

‘Stop killing Black people,’ Coney Island beach protest, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 25. March in Philadelphia after cops riot and beat protesters, May 21.WW photo: Joseph Piette Malissa Williams, a 30-year-old woman, tragically lost her life on Nov. 29, 2012, in a hail of bullets, along with her [...]

Killer cop walks free, scores of protesters arrested in Cleveland

May 27, 2015

Rally May 23 outside the Cudell Recreation Center, where 12-yearoldTamir Rice was killed by a cop six months ago.WW photo: Susan Schnur After the complete acquittal on May 23 of Cleveland killer cop Michael Brelo, the streets of Cleveland were thick with anger. Brelo was the main triggerman in the [...]

’Home Depot guilty of murder’ of Yuvette Henderson

May 27, 2015

Emeryville and Oakland, Calif. A National Day of Solidarity with Black Women and Girls, including Black transwomen, who were victimized or murdered by the police or other state-sanctioned violence, was commemorated with two actions in the Bay Area on May 21. Yuvette Henderson A late afternoon rally [...]

Mumia still in danger

May 27, 2015

Wadiya Jamal was finally allowed to visit her spouse, Mumia Abu-Jamal, on May 21. “He was in a wheelchair; his legs are swollen; his hands are blistered and dried up and they hurt,” Jamal told supporters after leaving SCI Mahanoy prison in Frackville, Pa. For a week starting May 12, the [...]

Stop Pentagon war moves against China!

May 27, 2015

U.S. Navy’s P-8 Poseidon surveillance jet launches flares over the Pacific. The Pentagon in the third week of May sent a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane near Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea — called the East Sea by Vietnam. The Fiery Reef is in the archipelago called the [...]

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, [...]
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