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Detroit remembers Viola Liuzzo

April 27, 2015

Viola Gregg Liuzzo In an era when many Civil Rights icons are unknown to youth, even those in the struggle, people are still working to keep alive the legacy of those who gave everything for justice. April 11 would have been the 90th birthday of Detroit Civil Rights martyr Viola Gregg Liuzzo. A [...]

Victory for bakery worker

April 27, 2015

Morima Ortiz and others had been picketing Kenny’s Bakery in northern Manhattan for over a year. Ortiz worked there for eight years and says she experienced wage theft and verbal and physical abuse while being paid below the minimum wage. With the help of the Laundry Workers Center, Ortiz won her [...]

On the picket line

April 27, 2015

Low-wage restaurant workers: ‘#StopTheOtherNRA’ Photo:, Several hundred low-wage restaurant workers and their supporters took to the streets of the U.S. capital on April 15 to rally against the National Restaurant Association, the lobbying group pushing to keep 11 million tipped [...]

Refugee crisis in Mediterranean

April 27, 2015

U.S./ NATO bombs Libya in 2011. A ship with 700 refugees on board capsized south of the Italian island of Lampedusa in Libyan waters on April 18. It was the latest episode in the huge humanitarian crisis caused by a flood of refugees crossing the Mediterranean. The Italian and Maltese coast guards, [...]

Day of solidarity with Venezuela

April 25, 2015

Video report on the April 19 International Days of Solidarity with Venezuela. Below is the announcement of the event: International Days of Solidarity with VENEZUELA   TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Hands Off The Bolivarian Revolution! #REPEALTHEOBAMADECREE ALL OUT SUN ►APRIL 19 Rally @ 2 pm in Times [...]

Milwaukee teachers, students, parents march against cuts

April 24, 2015

Photo: Milwaukee Teachers Education Association Hundreds of members of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, students and community supporters protested in Milwaukee April 18 to end cuts to K-12 and higher education, protest toxic testing and charter schools, and demand adequate resources [...]

‘Extend tax foreclosure moratorium!’

April 24, 2015

Activists in Detroit picketed the Michigan state building on April 16 to demand a permanent moratorium on tax foreclosures and a reassessment of all homes located in Detroit and Wayne County, needed to reduce grossly inflated tax bills. They demanded the Michigan State Housing Development Authority [...]

Eric Harris and Tulsa’s racist history

April 24, 2015

Eric Harris White millionaire Robert Bates, a former insurance executive, claims he “accidently” killed Eric Harris, an unarmed Black man, on April 2 in Tulsa, Okla. Bates, a volunteer reserve sheriff’s deputy, says he thought he had pulled a Taser on Harris instead of his gun. That’s the [...]

Lugansk: Left forces unite, call international solidarity conference

April 24, 2015

The unity of leftist forces in the embattled Donbass region, formerly part of southeastern Ukraine, took a big step forward on April 9 with the founding of the Forum of Communist, Socialist, Workers’, Environmental and Anti-Fascist Forces in Lugansk, capital of the Lugansk People’s Republic. [...]
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