Atlanta Hawks owners’ racism exposed

By September 17, 2014

I am not a sports fan. In fact, I have never been to a professional basketball game, much less an Atlanta Hawks game. What I know about the owners and managers of the Atlanta Hawks comes from what I have read in the local papers and heard on television — and of course, my own [...]

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The Cuban Five: 16 years of unjust imprisonment

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Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort, Ramón Labañino Salazar, and Rene González Sehewert.

People of conscience gathered Sept. 12 in cities across the country and the world to commemorate the 16th year since Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González — known collectively as the Cuban Five — were arrested in Miami. Several years before their arrest in 1998, these five intelligence officers ­began [...]

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Why Obama’s ‘war on ISIS’ must be opposed

By September 16, 2014

President Barack Obama announced Sept.10 that the U.S. military would build an international coalition to make “war on the Islamic State.” He said there were already 10 countries in this coalition. Administration spokespeople on the Sept. 14 Sunday morning talk shows said they were still building the coalition. The next morning a conference of 30 [...]

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Take action: Ukraine anti-fascist activist detained

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Vladislav WojciechowskiPhoto: Borotba

The following statement was issued by the International Action Center on Sept. 13. On the night of Sept. 12, Vladislav Wojciechowski, an activist with the leftist Union Borotba (Struggle), was detained in Odessa, Ukraine. According to Borotba, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is ready to charge Wojciechowski with “terrorism.” Explosives were planted by the [...]

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Ray Rice, racism and women’s oppression

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The National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens’ running back, Ray Rice, has been indefinitely suspended from the NFL, and then cut by his team as of Sept. 8 due to a February domestic violence incident involving his then fiancee Janay Palmer. In May, a surveillance video was publicly released showing Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out [...]

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Crisis del Ébola: Países ricos deben responder

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En Liberia, donde muchas personas han muerto por el virus del Ébola, enfermeras y médicos se declararon en huelga el 1, 2 y 4 de Septiembre, debido a la falta de pago y a los peligros que enfrentan debido a los mínimos recursos disponibles para hacer frente al creciente desastre sobre atención de la salud. [...]

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¿Guerra contra el ISIL?

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Editorial Workers World-Mundo Obrero, 10 de septiembre 2014 Jefa/es de estados imperialistas se reunieron bajo presión de Estados Unidos en la Cumbre de la OTAN del 4-5 septiembre en Newport, Gales, para intensificar sus maniobras contra Rusia en relación a Ucrania, para programar su salida gradual de Afganistán y para abrir una guerra contra el [...]

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Independence campaigns shake two European states

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Between 1.5 million and 2 million people took to the streets in Barcelona to demand that the Spanish federal government in the capital of Madrid accept the results of a vote on the independence of Catalonia scheduled for Nov. 9. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, one of the more prosperous regions of Spain. Until [...]

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People pack court to defend Ramsey Orta

By September 13, 2014
Ramsey Orta, center in suit, next to Chrissie Ortiz, speaking.WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Staten Island, N.Y., Sept. 5 — Today’s appearance of Ramsey Orta in Richmond County Supreme Court became a people’s victory, as 80 people from all the New York City boroughs and from Philadelphia packed the court. Orta, a 22-year-old Puerto Rican man, shot the video documenting the July 17 police choke-hold killing of Eric Garner. [...]

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Broad coalition builds for single-payer health care

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The Affordable Care Act has made a dent in the glaring lack of health care for many millions of poor people in this, the wealthiest country in the world. But allowing states to op-out of providing Medicaid coverage for the poor, most often people of color, youth and those living in rural areas, means many [...]

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