Venezuelans defend Bolivarian Revolution

By October 1, 2014

Venezuela is in the midst of the difficult task of constructing the path to socialism. Like any living process, it does not go forward in a straight line. It instead has advances and setbacks, mistakes and corrections. The important thing is the continuous effort of the people in propelling the construction of a fair system [...]

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Ferguson: Community protests racist power structure

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Ferguson, Mo.

Eight people were arrested on Sept. 28 as protests continued in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. People reportedly threw rocks and bottles at police during the evening amid escalating tensions over a Missouri grand jury’s failure to file charges against white police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael [...]

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Hate crime reform a snake oil cure for LGBTQ oppression

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Philadelphia — In the wake of the recent gay bashing in Philadelphia, let’s not be fooled into thinking that cops and more incarceration will be our salvation. On Sept. 11, a group of at least three people — including a daughter of the Chalfont, Pa., chief of police — allegedly attacked and brutally beat two gay men in Philadelphia. One [...]

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Justice for John Crawford!

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John Crawford

There is now no justice for John Crawford III, the 22-year-old African-American youth killed on Aug. 5 in a Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek, Ohio. A Greene County special grand jury did not indict Sgt. David Darkow and Officer Sean Williams, both white police officers, in the fatal shooting of this father of two, and found their actions [...]

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Free Sundiata Acoli!

By September 30, 2014
Sundiata Acoli

Political prisoner Sundiata Acoli, aka Clark Edward Squire, is scheduled to be released on parole after spending more than 40 years in a New Jersey maximum security prison. A New Jersey state appeals court explained in a 28-page ruling on Sept. 29 that the state parole board had dismissed evidence favorable to Acoli and given [...]

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Aumenta apoyo sindical para los Cinco Cubanos

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La sala de reuniones en la planta baja de la sede del Sindicato de Empleados de Servicio (SEIU por sus siglas en inglés) estaba llena el 13 de septiembre para el estreno de la exposición de las nuevas acuarelas de uno de los Cinco Cubanos, Antonio Guerrero, seguido por música, charlas, estreno de un video [...]

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El sexismo y el juego de la culpa

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Editorial Workers World-Mundo Obrero 23 de septiembre de 2014 Recientes revelaciones sobre atletas y el abuso doméstico implica que estos horribles actos son particulares de la cultura del deporte en Estados Unidos. Esto no es así. Este fenómeno se debe a la opresión de la mujer en la sociedad de clases, que coexiste con el [...]

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‘Water is not a right,’ says Detroit bankruptcy judge

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Detroit, Sept. 29 — U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes ruled today to deny a moratorium on mass water shutoffs and dismissed a class-action lawsuit brought against the emergency-manager-run city of Detroit and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. An entirely pro-bono team, led by prominent civil rights attorney Alice Jennings, had sought a temporary [...]

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United Nations water rapporteurs to visit Detroit

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United Nations special rapporteurs from Geneva “are coming [to Detroit] to conduct a ‘fact-finding’ mission relative to these mass water shutoffs,” announced Maureen Taylor, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization leader, in an email to activists on Sept. 24. The three-day mission, beginning Oct. 18, will include a bus ride to neighborhoods to hold discussions with residents [...]

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Postal workers, supporters protest cuts

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WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Rye Brook, N.Y. — Members of the New York Metro and Mid-Hudson areas of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and community organizations, including Community Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services, participated in a day of action here on Sept. 9, holding a militant picket line and rally in [...]

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