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Boston school bus drivers vote in fired union leaders

May 4, 2015

Team Solidarity activists win Local 8751 election by landslide.WW photo: Team Solidarity Boston — In a stunning victory, the militant, fighting rank and file of the Boston school bus drivers’ union, United Steelworkers Local 8751, voted in the full slate of Team Solidarity candidates, led [...]

Longshore workers shut down Bay Area ports on May Day

May 4, 2015

ILWU Local 10 stops work to protest police brutality.WW photo: Terri Kay Oakland, Calif., May 1 — Once again the membership of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 did a remarkable deed when it led U.S. labor on May Day 2015 by voting to shut down all Bay Area ports and march [...]

Upstate N.Y. farmworkers’ May Day: ‘We will not bow down’

May 4, 2015

Dairy workers and supporters gather in Lowville, N.Y. for May Day protest.Photo: Workers Center of Central New York Latino and Latina immigrant farmworkers held their first-ever May Day march in upstate New York at Marks Dairy Farms in Lowville on May 1. The dairy workers were protesting the [...]

Punishment for profit: The economics of mass incarceration

May 4, 2015

“Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today — perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850.” (“The Caging of America” by Adam Gopnik) The excessive arrests and unjustified long-term [...]

Workers World Party @WWPnatl

May 4, 2015

Workers World Party (@WWPnatl) is now on twitter! Follow @WWPnatl for live updates, events, calls to action, and more. WWP fights against capitalism & for #socialism. Follow [...]

Forging real union solidarity

May 4, 2015

Black Lives Matter activists stand with unions in Madison in February. On March 9, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin signed the “Freedom To Work” bill, which made so-called “right to work” legal in a state which has had a closed-shop labor law since the militant battles of workers and their [...]

Feticide sentencing denounced as racist

May 4, 2015

Purvi Patel For the first time in the United States, on March 30 a woman was convicted and ordered to spend 20 years of a 41-year sentence in prison for child neglect — and feticide! The charges against Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman of South Asian descent, were clearly contradictory, but that [...]

Morgantown, West Virginia, activists for unity here, worldwide

May 4, 2015

Building left unity was on the agenda in Morgantown, W.Va., where the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Solidarity Conference was held April 18. The conference was coordinated by the Left Alliance at West Virginia University. Members of the following groups in the region attended the conference: the [...]

Meetings honor Leslie Feinberg

May 4, 2015

By John Parker and Kris Hamel Jefferson Azevedohonoring LeslieFeinberg inLos Angeles. Events in Los Angeles and Detroit paid tribute to revolutionary communist, renowned author and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer liberation leader Leslie Feinberg, who died last November. At the LGBT [...]
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