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Pack Wisconsin Capitol, stop anti-union law!

February 28, 2015

Protesters inside the Wisconsin State Capitol on Feb. 28.Photo: Ben Herrenbruck Madison, Wis.,  Feb. 28 — At today’s protest of thousands at the state Capitol in Madison, Stephanie Bloomingdale, secretary treasurer of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, called on all workers and community members to [...]

Wisconsin workers mobilize to stop ‘right-to-work’ bill

February 28, 2015

Poor and working people throughout Wisconsin began mobilizing to defeat an anti-worker bill just after they heard right-wing Wisconsin state senators’ Feb. 20 announcement that they would “fast track” a right-to-work (for-less) bill through the Senate. Many organizations called for a protest [...]

Philadelphia adjuncts march for union rights

February 28, 2015

Temple adjuncts andsupporters march, Feb. 23.WW photo: Joseph Piette Philadelphia — Temple University adjunct faculty, tenured and nontenured, as well as students marched for justice on Feb. 23 despite frigid weather. Half of Temple’s faculty are adjunct part-time professors, at-will [...]

Justice for Tamir Rice and Tanisha Anderson

February 28, 2015

Vigil for Tamir Rice, Feb. 22.Photo: Latonya Goldsby It has been over three months since Cleveland police brutally murdered two people in one month — 12-year old Tamir Rice and before him Tanisha Anderson. Courtney Drain, an activist in the fight against police violence, was arrested on Feb. 9 at [...]

U.S. causes instability in Libya, Nigeria

February 28, 2015

An Egyptian air force fighter jet lands after attack on Libya Feb. 16. Egyptian planes struck Libya on Feb. 16 following Islamic State operatives’ brutal execution of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi then appealed for military intervention by the [...]

Police attack demonstrators in India

February 28, 2015

West Bengal police attack SUCI(C) activists Under the normal rules of demonstrations of workers and poor people in Kolkata, India, people are allowed legal protests. Even “illegal” actions, such as peaceful civil disobedience mobilizations, are allowed in a stipulated area without police [...]

International forum supports Palestine

February 28, 2015

The International Forum for Justice in Palestine drew hundreds from Palestine and Palestinian solidarity activists from around the world to Beirut Feb. 22-23. Organized by Ma’an Bashour and the International Arab Center for Communication and Solidarity, the forum included representatives of all [...]

Protest war criminal Netanyahu

February 28, 2015

He won’t be the first war criminal to speak before the U.S. Congress. Remember that George W. Bush delivered eight State of the Union messages, most of them after he lied his way into a criminal war that killed 1 million Iraqis. No, what distinguishes current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin [...]

Black Women’s Lives Matter

February 28, 2015

The following article, slightly edited, is reprinted here courtesy of Red Flag, the publication of the militant youth group FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together. Danielle BoachieWW photo: Brenda Ryan On Feb. 26, 2012, unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin was murdered by a neighborhood vigilante. [...]

Lorraine Hansberry: Political activist, artist

February 28, 2015

Lorraine Hansberry It is 50 years since Lorraine Hansberry, a renowned playwright and political activist on the left, died on Jan. 12, 1965. Only 34, she had led a full life and intervened in many of the significant developments in the African-American liberation movement of the 1960s. Hansberry [...]
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