Support Boston union school bus drivers

By July 31, 2014

The attempt by the city of Boston to impose a racist austerity regime on its schools involves Veolia Corporation’s attempt to rip up the school bus drivers’ union contract. This includes the illegal lockout of union members last October, the firing of four of its leaders and now the frame-up charges against grievance chair and [...]

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NUMSA agrees to end strike in South Africa

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A strike by 220,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa, the largest labor organization in the country, ended with a three-year agreement for a wage increase. The strike shut down production at General Motors facilities and other industrial locations beginning on July 1. NUMSA Secretary General Irvin Jim said that the [...]

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Disability rights in the age of austerity

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In 2007, archaeologists Lorna Tilley and Marc Oxenham found the bones of a young man who lived 4,000 years ago in what is now northern Vietnam. He had been profoundly ill. He had fused vertebrae, weak bones and other evidence that he was paralyzed from the waist down before adolescence as a result of a [...]

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Latin America stands with Gaza

By July 30, 2014

July 27 — Solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and self-determination has long been strong among Latin Americans. With many having lived decades under rightist regimes, they identify with the fight against state repression. Now, their success bringing popular governments to office gives them confidence in victory and strengthens that solidarity. [...]

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Why the Palestinians struggle

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What is it that keeps the Palestinian people struggling? The Israeli rulers, with the Pentagon, Wall Street and Washington at their back, are going to the most heinous lengths to break the spirit of the Palestinians with indiscriminate mass killings. Attacking Gaza mainly from the air, their bombs and rockets have murdered more than 1,000 [...]

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WORLD CONDEMNS ISRAEL

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New York City: Al-Quds July 25 protest in solidarity with Palestine.WW photo: G. Dunkel

Palestine resists genocide July 28 — The crimes are staggering, the destruction massive. Israel is creating a 3-kilometer strip of scorched earth around Gaza City that eats up about 44 percent of the Gaza Strip, already the most densely populated place on earth. (U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) After more than three [...]

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U.S. protests decry Israel’s terror, support Gaza

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Philadelphia, confronting Zionists, July 23.WW photo: Scott Williams

Protests on and around Al-Quds Day, the last Friday of Ramadan on July 25, took place in a number of U.S. cities. Some demonstrators linked the war on children in Gaza to the attacks on children from Central America who are crossing the U.S./Mexican border to seek refuge. Here are descriptions of some of the [...]

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Eric Garner to occupied Palestine: A common enemy & struggle

By July 29, 2014

Against the illuminating backdrop of the Dred Scott Decision of 1857, there exists disturbing parallels between the cowardly New York Police Department’s racist killing of Eric Garner and the on-going, genocidal assault against the heroic Palestinian people by the Zionist garrison state of Israel. These parallels are fervently anchored in the ideology of exceptionalism, imperial [...]

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Staten Island, N.Y., protest demands ’Justice for Eric Garner!’

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WW photo: Anne Pruden

More than 100 people gathered July 26 to protest the brutal killing-on-video of Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. They met at the site of Garner’s death from a cop’s chokehold to demand justice and “stop killer cops!” Outrage over Garner’s killing has been expressed around the U.S. At the protest were representatives from Rebel [...]

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IFCO/Pastors for Peace: On the road to Cuba

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Since 1992 the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment caravan has challenged the U.S. blockade of Cuba, casting a solidarity net to every corner of the United States and into Canada and Mexico. On July 23, caravanistas marched across the border to join their brightly painted vehicles. Without U.S. government permission or an [...]

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