‘Young workers are key to fighting poverty wages’

By August 27, 2014
Tommy Cavanagh

Cavanaugh is a low-wage worker in Rockford, Ill., and a national leader of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST, fightimperialism.org). He delivered this talk at the Food Is a Right People’s Assembly in Chicago on Aug. 16. The life of a fast food worker is one of constant uncertainty, unrewarding work and sacrifices, poverty wages and [...]

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Chicago People’s Assembly says ‘Food is a right!’

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WW photo: Patricia Linares

Working people from the Midwest and beyond participated in a “Food Is a Right” People’s Assembly on Aug. 16 at Dominican University in Chicago. The assembly was a central feature of the 2014 Critical Dietetics Conference that included participants from Australia, Canada, London, Trinidad and the United States. The People’s Assembly centered around four demands: [...]

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Solidarity actions support justice in Missouri

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Tamara Brooks - SEIU Local 668.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Protests in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo., in response to the police murder of African-American youth Michael Brown continued in cities across the U.S. for a second week. Demonstrators echoed common demands for an end to racism, for justice for all victims of police brutality, and for charges against Darren Wilson, the white [...]

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West Coast activists block Zionist ships

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Oakland, Calif., Aug. 24 — The action to stop the Israeli ship Zim from unloading at the Port of Oakland, initially planned as a one-day event, became a movement. Originally organized by Block the Boat for Gaza, a coalition of about 70 organizations led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, the Aug. 16 action [...]

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Stop the U.S. drive to war!

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Each day the Barack Obama administration draws closer to escalating U.S. military intervention in Iraq and extending it to Syria. Already having bombed Iraq for the first time since 2011, the Pentagon admits to sending surveillance drones into Syrian airspace. At the same time Washington and its imperialist allies are pouring weapons into the Iraqi [...]

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Invitation to Philadelphia Socialism Conference

By August 26, 2014

The following is an invitation to participate in a Workers World conference on socialism in Philadelphia on Sept. 13. The Philadelphia Branch of Workers World Party invites you to take part in this timely conference which seeks to connect students, workers, community members, activists and revolutionaries from many struggles to discuss their experiences and build [...]

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Police killing ignites struggle against racism

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Michael Brown

Slain 18-year-old Ferguson, Mo., resident Michael Brown was laid to rest on Aug. 25. The funeral was a local and national event with thousands in attendance. Brown was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 while he walked through the streets of his neighborhood. His brutal death from six gunshot wounds fired [...]

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Outside the funeral, conversations about racist brutality

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WW photo: John Parker

Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 25 — Many thousands of people, the majority of them standing outside the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, gathered here in solidarity today to comfort the family of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Brown’s mother and father, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., [...]

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Evento “Bloqueo del barco por Gaza” detiene barco israelí Zim

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Oakland, Calif., 18 de agosto — Alrededor de 5.000 manifestantes marcharon casi 2 km y medio desde la terminal del transporte público de West Oakland hasta la terminal de barcos en el puerto de Oakland el 16 de agosto. El propósito del evento, llamado “Bloqueo del barco por Gaza” era evitar que la carga de [...]

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Palestinos expresan “solidaridad con el pueblo de Ferguson” en declaración sobre Mike Brown

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Estos son extractos de una declaración introductoria de Rana Baker, seguido por el texto completo de un mensaje de solidaridad Palestina para el pueblo de Ferguson. Vea texto completo en Electronic Intifada en tinyurl.com/ljuknm3 Grupos e individuos palestinos dentro y fuera de la Palestina histórica han firmado la siguiente declaración en solidaridad con sus hermanas/os en [...]

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