On the picket line

By August 22, 2014

Kellogg ordered to end lockout On July 30, a federal judge ordered Kellogg to end its union-busting lockout of 226 workers at its Memphis cereal plant, reinstate their jobs by Aug. 4 and bargain with Bakery union (BCTGM) Local 252G in good faith. Kellogg locked the workers out on Oct. 22 because they refused changes [...]

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March marks Rabaa massacre anniversary

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March marks Rabaa massacre anniversary

Thousands of Egyptian-Americans marched from the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations to Times Square on Aug. 14 to mark the first anniversary of the massacre at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo. At least 2,600 supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi were killed by the U.S.-backed Egyptian military. Morsi won the first democratic election in [...]

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WW salutes revolutionary youth Andrew Brazhevsky

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Andrew Brazhevsky

Workers World joins with communist and anti-fascist fighters around the world in marking the August 30 Day of Remembrance for Andrew Brazhevsky. Brazhevsky, a revolutionary youth and member of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) in Ukraine, would have turned 27 on Aug. 30. But his life was cut short when he and 47 others [...]

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Bronx rally denounces school closings in Puerto Rico

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WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Bronx, N.Y. — A busy plaza in the Bronx was the site of a street meeting on Aug. 21, in solidarity with the growing fight for educational rights in Puerto Rico.  Parents and activists denounced the banker/governor’s austerity program that has closed 80 schools, where 45 percent were students with disabilities. Other targets of ongoing [...]

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Jury acquits anti-drone protester

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Syracuse, N.Y. — A six-person jury acquitted anti-drone protester Russell Brown on July 31 in an East Syracuse, N.Y., court of all charges after he testified about how current U.S. murderous drone strikes are like the U.S. war crimes committed during the ­Vietnam War. Brown was on trial for an April 2013 protest at Hancock [...]

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Union leader responds to tragedy in Ferguson

By August 21, 2014

This Aug. 14 message, posted at cwa-union.org, is from Claude Cummings, Communication Workers of America vice president of District 6 and Executive Board Diversity Committee chair of the same union. CWA members live and work in every part of Missouri, including Ferguson. They deserve, and our union will support them in securing: A full and [...]

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New York City subway performers denounce police crackdown

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WW photo: Greg Butterfield

Subway artists and police brutality activists held a news conference at City Hall on Aug. 12 to protest the racist crackdown by the New York Police Department against performers in the mass transit system. According to media reports in early July, arrests of subway performers have increased by 500 percent under Commissioner William Bratton, from [...]

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Night of pain — night of rage

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Durham, N.C. Photo: Meeko Elliott

Once again, a Black unarmed youth has been killed by a cop. And while the facts surrounding the shooting are presently unclear, what is clear is that a cop shot 18-year-old Michael Brown eight times. According to at least one eyewitness, Brown was shot as he stood with his hands up in the air. To [...]

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U.S. expands military role in Iraq

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Aug. 18 — This morning the Iraqi government forces claimed they had retaken control of the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq from the Islamic State fighters. The Iraqi army is reportedly fighting in alliance with the Peshmerga, the army of the authorities in the Kurdish area of Iraq known as Iraqi Kurdistan, as U.S. drones, [...]

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Palestine solidarity with Ferguson struggle

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What follows are excerpts from an introductory statement by Rana Baker followed by the full text of a Palestinian solidarity message to the people of Ferguson, Mo. To read Baker’s entire introduction and the list of signers, go to The Electronic Intifada blog at tinyurl.com/ljuknm3. Palestinian groups and individuals inside and outside of historic Palestine [...]

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