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BLM & Palestine supporters defy racist threats in Rochester, N.Y.

October 11, 2015

By Lydia Bayoneta and Gene Clancy Rochester, N.Y. An overflow crowd packed the auditorium of the German House here on Sept. 25 to show their determination not to be intimidated by racist and Zionist threats and to defend against racism from Ferguson, Mo., to Palestine. Rev. Graylan Hagler, center. . . .

People of color being gentrified out of U.S. urban centers

October 9, 2015

A recently released census report indicates that white populations are starting to increase in U.S. urban areas. A slight growth in white people living in cities, from which many had fled decades ago, does not necessarily translate into the improvement of social conditions for the African-American . . .

CUNY union, supporters: No contract NO PEACE!

October 9, 2015

More than 1,000 union members and their supporters gathered in front of the Upper East Side apartment of City University Chancellor James Milliken at 8 a.m. on Oct. 1. There, they protested Milliken’s refusal to make an economic offer to the Professional Staff Congress, which represents City . . .

On the picket line

October 9, 2015

Target workers win union representation Pharmacy workers at a Brooklyn, N.Y., Target store have made history with the first ever successful union drive in the company’s more than 100-year history. On Sept. 8, the workers voted 7 to 2 in favor of joining the Food and Commercial Workers. Their . . .

Defend Planned Parenthood from right-wing attacks!

October 9, 2015

Planned Parenthood — one of the country’s major health care providers – is under attack by reactionaries inside and outside the government. The organization annually provides essential reproductive and other health care — contraceptives, abortions, counseling, screening tests and treatments . . .

Chrysler workers vote: NO to two-tier pay

October 8, 2015

Oct. 8 — Following the workers’ rejection of the tentative agreement last week, the United Auto Workers gave notice to Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles on Oct. 6 of a strike deadline if a new tentative agreement was not agreed to by midnight on Oct. 7. Union locals began strike preparations . . .

The inspirational Boston school bus drivers union

October 8, 2015

This report is based on a talk given at a Sept. 12, 2015, Workers World Party national leadership meeting. The past month has brought home the stark reality of how capitalism creates both immigration crises and anti-immigrant racism. Whether it’s imperialist wars, the turbulent fluctuations of . . .

Sept. jobs report: Propaganda can’t hide grim truth

October 8, 2015

The United States, like other advanced capitalist countries such as Canada, Australia and those in Europe, does not tell the truth about a glaring economic fact: Millions of workers can’t find work. The official U.S. unemployment rate is 5.1 percent. This hides the true extent of the privation, . . .

Tell the IRS, ‘Hands off IFCO’

October 8, 2015

The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization needs your support and action to turn back a politically motivated attack using the Internal Revenue Service. IFCO is widely known for its Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravans, which have delivered humanitarian aid challenging the U.S. . . .
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