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‘Texas Rising’: An unhistorical TV series hides slavocracy

May 28, 2015

On May 25, a highly promoted TV miniseries with many big-name stars premiered on the cable network History Channel, which is co-owned by two giant corporations, Hearst and Disney. According to the title of the already published companion book by Stephen L. Moore, “Texas Rising” is “the epic [...]

Milwaukee schools under attack

May 28, 2015

Members of Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) fighttakeover of Milwaukee schools by Wall Street. The “Opportunity Schools Partnership Program” was introduced to the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee on May 19. With only an hour for committee members to read the plan, [...]

Irish reject homophobia and colonial oppression

May 28, 2015

The people of the Republic of Ireland have stunned the world by making it the first country to say “Yes” to gay marriage by a popular, nationwide vote. Nineteen other nations have legalized same-sex marriage, but none by popular vote. On May 22, over 62 percent of those voting cast ballots in [...]

Victory in struggle to save Berkeley Post Office

May 28, 2015

Information booth at Post Office set up by homeless and union members.WW photo: Judy Greenspan Berkeley, Calif. — The information booth is still standing. The occupation of the front of the Berkeley Main Post Office by “First They Came for the Homeless” continued into May. But the main battle [...]

Puerto Rico, the colony, part 1: The ‘miracle’ of indebtedness

May 28, 2015

In the late 1940s, the United States baptized Puerto Rico the “Showcase of the Caribbean.” It was to be a role model for countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. This would supposedly be the outcome of the miracle of industrialization that the giant capitalist benefactor from the North [...]

Black women and girls’ lives matter

May 27, 2015

‘Stop killing Black people,’ Coney Island beach protest, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 25. March in Philadelphia after cops riot and beat protesters, May 21.WW photo: Joseph Piette Malissa Williams, a 30-year-old woman, tragically lost her life on Nov. 29, 2012, in a hail of bullets, along with her [...]

Killer cop walks free, scores of protesters arrested in Cleveland

May 27, 2015

Rally May 23 outside the Cudell Recreation Center, where 12-yearoldTamir Rice was killed by a cop six months ago.WW photo: Susan Schnur After the complete acquittal on May 23 of Cleveland killer cop Michael Brelo, the streets of Cleveland were thick with anger. Brelo was the main triggerman in the [...]

’Home Depot guilty of murder’ of Yuvette Henderson

May 27, 2015

Emeryville and Oakland, Calif. A National Day of Solidarity with Black Women and Girls, including Black transwomen, who were victimized or murdered by the police or other state-sanctioned violence, was commemorated with two actions in the Bay Area on May 21. Yuvette Henderson A late afternoon rally [...]

Mumia still in danger

May 27, 2015

Wadiya Jamal was finally allowed to visit her spouse, Mumia Abu-Jamal, on May 21. “He was in a wheelchair; his legs are swollen; his hands are blistered and dried up and they hurt,” Jamal told supporters after leaving SCI Mahanoy prison in Frackville, Pa. For a week starting May 12, the [...]

Stop Pentagon war moves against China!

May 27, 2015

U.S. Navy’s P-8 Poseidon surveillance jet launches flares over the Pacific. The Pentagon in the third week of May sent a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane near Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea — called the East Sea by Vietnam. The Fiery Reef is in the archipelago called the [...]
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