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Detroit MLK Day rally highlights Selma, Ala.

January 24, 2015

MLK Day march in Detroit on Jan. 19.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe This year’s “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March” commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Selma campaign that created the conditions for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The program was organized by the Detroit [...]

The disaster of 12 January 2010: 5 years!

January 24, 2015

Port-au-Prince area of Haiti, January 2010. By Isabelle L. Papillon It was 4:43 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon, when an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Haiti for 35 seconds. This disaster, on a scale never seen before, caused a huge loss of life and significant property damage. According to [...]

Why the lies about Korea?

January 24, 2015

If you listen only to Hollywood and Washington, you would think that the northern half of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a terrible place where the people live in prison-like conditions and the leaders (“dictators”) are totally irrational. So why is the regime in the [...]

Gary Webb told the truth

January 24, 2015

Film review: ‘Kill the Messenger’ Gary Webb told the truth about CIA-backed contra terrorists selling drugs to finance their dirty war against Nicaragua in the 1980s. The courageous journalist was hounded to death for linking the crack epidemic with then-President Ronald Reagan’s drive to [...]

Stop Veolia in Boston and Detroit!

January 24, 2015

The following message from the four fired leaders of United Steelworkers Local 8751 in Boston was delivered to the Detroit MLK rally and march on Jan. 19. Detroiters march on MLK Day, Jan. 19.WW photo: Tachae Davis We’re honored to bring greetings on Martin Luther King Jr.’s weekend. Our union [...]

NYPD charged with illegally targeting Muslims

January 24, 2015

WW photo: Joseph Piette Over 100 people rallied and heard testimony in Philadelphia Federal Court on Jan. 13 in support of Muslim civil rights and against surveillance by the New York Police Department based on religion. The case against the NYPD’s warrantless surveillance program was argued by [...]

On the picket line

January 24, 2015

VW workers not fooled by bosses’ pseudo-union plan Workers in VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., in July 2012. After narrowly losing a union election in the Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen assembly plant in early 2014, United Auto Workers organizers now say a majority of workers have signed union [...]

Youth ‘reclaim Dr. King’ in militant protests

January 22, 2015

Below are reports from several cities about marches and rallies on Jan. 19, the official holiday in memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, outrage at the epidemic of unpunished police murders was reflected in the large and militant participation of young people of color. Oakland, [...]

Mass anti-racist marches confront Islamophobic drive in Germany

January 22, 2015

Berlin Bulletin No. 83, Jan. 21, 2015  Workers World republishes this article for our readers as it focuses on the progressive response to the reactionary and xenophobic anti-Islam forces in Germany. Recent events here in Germany remind me of a playground seesaw, with constant ups and downs of one [...]
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