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Rebellion forces charges against Baltimore cops

May 5, 2015

International Workers Day in Baltimore. Protesters defend rebellious youths.WW photo: Monica Moorehead It is no coincidence that Baltimore’s state attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced on May 1 that six police officers had been indicted and arrested for the murder of Freddie Grey, a day before a [...]

May Day in Baltimore: Thousands march for amnesty

May 5, 2015

May 2 protest in Baltimore.WW photo: Joseph Piette The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly called a special rally and march for May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, to demand justice for Freddie Grey and general amnesty for the hundreds of Black youth who were arrested during the [...]

May Day – Havana

May 5, 2015

Havana, CubaPhoto: Bill Hackwell Five Cuban heroes led the 2015 May Day “United in the Construction of Socialism” march in Havana, and then joined Cuban President Raúl Castro and Bolivarian Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro under the statue of José Martí in Revolution Square. On [...]

U.S.-backed Saudi Coalition kills Yemeni civilians

May 5, 2015

Smoke rises from Yemany Dairy and Beverage factory hit by a U.S.-backed Saudi airstrike outside Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodaida on March 31, 2015. Fighter aircraft from the Saudi-Gulf Cooperation Council coalition continued their massive bombing operations in Yemen during late April by [...]

Disarm the Pentagon

May 5, 2015

The perpetual warfare state headquartered in Washington, D.C., and extending to military bases and deployments around the world has a multitude of victims. Let’s start with the ones right here in the United States. While media attention has died down since last summer, the crisis at the [...]

Gaza y Baltimore

May 5, 2015

Gaza es la prisión más grande del mundo. Casi dos millones de palestinas/os están encerrados allí por el bloqueo militar de Israel. El año pasado, el estado racista de Israel mató a más de 2.000 palestinas/os en Gaza, incluyendo 547 niñas/os. El Pentágono proporcionó más bombas cuando el [...]

Boston school bus drivers vote in fired union leaders

May 4, 2015

Team Solidarity activists win Local 8751 election by landslide.WW photo: Team Solidarity Boston — In a stunning victory, the militant, fighting rank and file of the Boston school bus drivers’ union, United Steelworkers Local 8751, voted in the full slate of Team Solidarity candidates, led [...]

Longshore workers shut down Bay Area ports on May Day

May 4, 2015

ILWU Local 10 stops work to protest police brutality.WW photo: Terri Kay Oakland, Calif., May 1 — Once again the membership of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 did a remarkable deed when it led U.S. labor on May Day 2015 by voting to shut down all Bay Area ports and march [...]

Upstate N.Y. farmworkers’ May Day: ‘We will not bow down’

May 4, 2015

Dairy workers and supporters gather in Lowville, N.Y. for May Day protest.Photo: Workers Center of Central New York Latino and Latina immigrant farmworkers held their first-ever May Day march in upstate New York at Marks Dairy Farms in Lowville on May 1. The dairy workers were protesting the [...]
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