Ferguson struggle emblematic of national oppression

By October 30, 2014

Book-length analyses could be written on the developments in Ferguson, Mo., the majority Black enclave outside St. Louis where Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson cop Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. There is the killing itself and then the callous way 18-year-old Michael Brown’s body was left to lie in the sun, the trauma it [...]

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Block the Boat Oakland keeps ship away

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The Block the Boat Coalition marches in solidarity with Palestine. Oakland, Calif.

Oakland, Calif. — More than 200 pro-Palestinian protesters marched from the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station to the Stevedoring Services of America terminal at the Port of Oakland on Oct. 26. They were celebrating the failure of the Zim Beijing container ship to arrive at the port for unloading and, in the words [...]

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Europe anti-labor law threatens U.S. workers too

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A million Italian workers march in Rome against austerity law.

In a rare note of agreement, the Wall Street Journal and Novosti, a Russian newspaper, agree on the large size of a workers’ anti-austerity demonstration: 1 million. That is the number of Italian workers who marched to the Piazza San Giovanni in Rome on Oct. 25 to protest a new labor law rammed through the [...]

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Staten Island, N.Y., hosts Ebola Summit

By October 29, 2014

An Ebola Summit held here at the Berta Dreyfus Public School 49 on Oct. 25 brought together a diverse group of people representing health care, civil rights, cultural performers, immigrants, city agencies, advocates and those in the community impacted by the Ebola virus disease (EVD). The meeting was co-sponsored by Councilperson Debi Rose and Togba [...]

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Heroes of the Ebola crisis

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It is clear that Ebola is the most dangerous emerging infectious disease since the HIV/AIDS crisis began in the 1980s. Health care workers must identify those with the virus, isolate them and monitor everybody who was exposed. This is the only way to break the chain of infection. But, with the exception of Nigeria, the [...]

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Solidarity protests with Ferguson: ‘Stop police brutality!’

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Oakland demonstration in solidarity with Ferguson.WW photo: Terri Kay

The demands of the people of Ferguson, Mo., and their continued fight against racism and police impunity are taking root across the country. This was reflected in this year’s nationally coordinated actions on Oct. 22 “to stop mass incarceration, police terror, repression and the criminalization of a generation.” About 400 people gathered at Oscar Grant [...]

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After fraudulent Ukraine elections, Donbass republics brace for new attack

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Oct. 27 — Parliamentary elections held in Ukraine Oct. 26 will bring six far-right parties into government for the next five years while excluding any significant opposition, according to exit polls. Early elections were announced in August by President Petro Poroshenko, the billionaire figurehead for the junta of oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and fascists who seized [...]

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U.N. rapporteurs visit Detroit

By October 28, 2014
Protest at Detroit Water & Sewerage headquarters, June 6, 2014.WW photo: Kris Hamel

After a three-day fact-finding mission in the city of Detroit from Oct. 18-20, two U.N. Special Rapporteurs issued a scathing indictment of all levels of government for violations of international human rights in allowing massive water shut-offs to take place in the city of Detroit. The report by Catarina de Albuquerque, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human right [...]

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Houston protest: ’Death row must go!’

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WW photo: Monica Moorehead

Houston — The 15th annual march in Houston to abolish the death penalty brought together 200 people on Oct. 25. The families and friends of loved ones on Texas death row, which has the highest number of inmates of any state in the U.S., were joined by political activists, many of them young, from around [...]

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Orden de mordaza contra Mumia Abu-Jamal silencia todos los prisioneros

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Filadelfia —Ahora cuando más y más condenas están siendo revocadas  y las/os prisioneros puestos en libertad debido a las acciones impropias, racistas e incluso criminales de los fiscales, algunos casos expuestos a través de pruebas de ADN, el estado de Pensilvania se apresura por pasar una orden de mordaza para imposibilitar que los prisioneros puedan [...]

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