Strikers say ‘End poverty wages at Johns Hopkins Hospital’

By April 16, 2014
WW photo: Sharon Black

Baltimore — For three days, hundreds of workers picketed, marched and rallied at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Baltimore’s eastside from April 9 through April 11, chanting, “Poverty wages got to go!” The community was elated and electrified. Car horns honked and passersby joined the picket line, including a group of high school students. “Baltimore is [...]

 

New York actions push $15 minimum wage

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Workers’ solidarity at Herald Square.WW photo: Brenda Ryan

The People’s Power Assembly Movement, along with allies like OccuEvolve, took to the streets of New York City with signs and banners on April 12 for a speak-out in the busy midtown shopping area of Herald Square. There, the protesters displayed solidarity with the mushrooming national campaign of workers seeking a $15-an-hour minimum wage and [...]

 

Los Angeles activists plan car caravan for low-wage workers

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Los Angeles activists, April 12.WW photo: Scott Scheffer

A “Low-Wage Campaign” community speakout was held April 12 in Los Angeles at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, which houses the International Action Center. In spite at least two other compelling and competing events, the speakout was well attended, with calls for solidarity with low-wage workers and to raise the minimum wage to [...]

 

Justice for Alfred Wright! Stop racist lynchings!

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Alfred Wright with his two children.

Rosalind After the dragging death of African-American James Byrd Jr. in 1998, three white supremacists were convicted of one of the most heinous racist murders in the U.S. since 14-year-old Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi. Just as people learned about Money, Miss., in 1955, the East Texas town of Jasper was known around the [...]

 

National Urban League report illustrates decline in employment and wages for African Americans, Latinos/as

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Even though the administration of President Barack Obama has said that the Great Recession has been over for four years, large-scale unemployment and underemployment persist in  African-American and Latino/a communities. The annual National Urban League report, “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America,” makes the not-too-surprising claim that the underemployment rate for African-American workers is 20.5 [...]

 

Milicias marchan en defensa de la Revolución Bolivariana

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“Cada 11 tiene su 13”. Bajo este lema se celebró el Día de la Dignidad Nacional y Día de la Milicia Bolivariana el pasado domingo, 13 de abril en Venezuela. El lema se refiere al golpe de estado que la oligarquía con asistencia de los EUA, llevó a cabo para remover al presidente Hugo Chávez [...]

 

Big Oil, Wall Street, Pentagon drive ‘New Cold War’ against Russia

By April 15, 2014

April 14 — A U.S.-backed coup in Kiev has brought Ukraine to the brink of civil war. CIA director John Brennan is now visiting Kiev, as the right-wing regime there threatens to send tanks against protesters in Ukraine’s eastern cities. U.S. warships are deployed in the Black Sea, and NATO F16s and AWACS have been [...]

 

After CIA head visits Kiev, Ukraine junta opens assault on Southeast

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April 15 — A coordinated military attack has begun against the anti-fascist resistance in Southeastern Ukraine. The attack began hours after the U.S. confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan had visited Kiev on the weekend of April 12-13 for secret meetings with coup leaders. In other words, Washington gave its approval for the impending attack. [...]

 

Chicago anti-war meeting on Ukraine beats back fascists

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Sara Flounders speaking at Chicago Ukraine meeting, April 12. WW photo:  Patricia Linarez

Anti-war and anti-imperialist activists in Chicago held a successful public teach-in on U.S.-NATO aggression against Ukraine and Russia on April 12 despite the U.S. ruling-class media’s political pressure and despite having to beat back a physical attack by pro-fascist organizations here. The U.S. population overall is war weary and wary of any new adventure in [...]

 

60 years after the general strike in Honduras — ‘May is the road to victory’

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This article was first published in Honduras in 1963 and was recently translated into English by Lucy Pagoada-Quesada. Amaya was a much-revered author and journalist whose novel “Prisión Verde” exposed the wretched conditions on the U.S.-owned banana plantations, where he worked as a young man. What historical significance does May have for the people of [...]

 
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