Ferguson struggle helps build workers’ solidarity

By September 1, 2014
Hands Up Don't Ship

The call for justice continues not only in Ferguson, Mo., but around the United States since the Aug. 9 brutal murder of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African American who was shot in broad daylight by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Not since the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion has there been another one like the [...]

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Gaza — political victory for Palestine

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Israel’s failure to divide, disarm or defeat the heroic resistance in Gaza is seen by all currents of the Palestinian liberation movement as their historic political victory. This is the overwhelming Palestinian sentiment. Israel caused massive destruction in Gaza and killed, according to a United Nations report, 2,104 people, including 1,462 civilians of whom 495 were [...]

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U.S. forces Irish bank to accept Cuba blockade

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“The banks are a tool of Wall Street rule!” Is this political accusation just an abstract, educational slogan? Not in the case of Cuba. On July 3, The Irish Independent reported that international transactions to or from Cuba would no longer be processed by the Bank of Ireland. The announcement coincides with the largest bank [...]

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Ukraine photo exhibit: Suffering and resistance in the Donbass

By August 31, 2014
Ukraine photo exhibit

Huntington, N.Y. — “Ukraine: Behind the Red Line,” a photographic display of the war in Ukraine, documents the devastation of the lives of the people in the Donbass region as well as the organized resistance in Donbass to the junta regime in Kiev. Armed men and women who make up the people’s militias supported by [...]

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Residents resist gentrification

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Brooklyn protesters say they ‘won’t be moved!’

Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 24 — About 250 angry demonstrators gathered today for a march near the east side of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. This is where developers plan to build luxury housing with up to 25 floors that will block the beautiful view of the park and crowd the neighborhood. Protesters marched down Empire [...]

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A celebration of Chelsea Manning’s courage

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WW photo: Gloria Verdieu

San Diego, Calif., activists marked the one-year anniversary of Chelsea Manning’s coming out as a transperson with a gathering in Hillcrest, Calif., on Aug. 22. There, they celebrated Manning’s courage and raised awareness about transgender issues and the imprisoned hero’s campaign for freedom. Manning, a U.S. Army private, was sentenced last summer to 35 years [...]

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Israel, Gaza and ‘Manifest Destiny’

By August 28, 2014

Aug. 25 — Yet another round of Israeli missiles and bombs have killed scores more people in Gaza since the last ceasefire ended. The death toll since early July is now 2,092 Palestinians — about three-quarters of them civilians, with more than 450 of them children. On the Tel Aviv side, the count is 68 [...]

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Russian trucks deliver food and aid — and leave

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Aug. 25 — Two hundred twenty-seven white paneled trucks ”invaded” Ukraine from Russia on Aug. 22, transporting large bags filled with grain, beans, drinking water, medicines, generators and sleeping bags. By Aug. 23, the trucks were back in Russia. The trucks had delivered emergency survival supplies to the people in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine. Luhansk is [...]

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Judge Claudia House Morcom, ¡Presente!

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Judge Claudia House Morcom, second from left, followed by Alicia Jrapko,
Graciela Ramirez, Gloria Justo, Netfa Freeman on the right end, Nov. 2013.Photo: International Committee For The Freedom Of The Cuban 5

Judge Claudia House Morcom died in her Detroit home on Aug. 17, at age 82. ­Dignified, glamorously beautiful and generous with her time, wisdom and counsel, she didn’t fear speaking truth to power whether the struggle for justice appeared on a global stage or closer to home. A memorial service remembered her rich, lifelong and [...]

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Detroit WWP hosts Marxist conference

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“Marxism: The Science Behind the Struggle” was the theme of a two-day educational conference Aug. 23-24 hosted by Detroit Workers World Party and FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together, a revolutionary youth group. In addition to Detroit and metropolitan Detroit, participants came from the Chicago area, Wisconsin, Ohio and Virginia. Attendees were a multinational group [...]

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