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Milwaukee teachers, students, parents march against cuts

April 24, 2015

Photo: Milwaukee Teachers Education Association Hundreds of members of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, students and community supporters protested in Milwaukee April 18 to end cuts to K-12 and higher education, protest toxic testing and charter schools, and demand adequate resources [...]

‘Extend tax foreclosure moratorium!’

April 24, 2015

Activists in Detroit picketed the Michigan state building on April 16 to demand a permanent moratorium on tax foreclosures and a reassessment of all homes located in Detroit and Wayne County, needed to reduce grossly inflated tax bills. They demanded the Michigan State Housing Development Authority [...]

Eric Harris and Tulsa’s racist history

April 24, 2015

Eric Harris White millionaire Robert Bates, a former insurance executive, claims he “accidently” killed Eric Harris, an unarmed Black man, on April 2 in Tulsa, Okla. Bates, a volunteer reserve sheriff’s deputy, says he thought he had pulled a Taser on Harris instead of his gun. That’s the [...]

Dock workers to ‘shut it down’

April 23, 2015

MAY DAY PROTEST OF POLICE KILLINGS On Friday, May 1 — International Workers’ Day — the cranes for loading cargo at the San Francisco and Oakland ports will be still. The April meetings of both the Executive Board and membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local [...]

Philadelphia activists demand justice for Rekia Boyd

April 23, 2015

WW photo: Joseph Piette In response to the outrageous Chicago court decision exonerating the police in the killing of unarmed, 22-year-old Rekia Boyd, shot in the back of the head by Chicago police Officer Dante Servin, angry Philadelphia protesters on April 20 shut down rush-hour, Market Street [...]

Syracuse student workers organize

April 23, 2015

WW photo: Minnie Bruce Pratt Student organizing against Syracuse University austerity cutbacks is accelerating. On April 9, SU student-workers held a rally and march to protest recent SU administration changes to their health care benefits. The changes would raise costs as much as $1,500 a year for [...]

Slowdown, unemployment plague world capitalism

April 23, 2015

The finance ministers of the largest capitalist economies exuded gloom and pessimism at the recent Washington meeting of the G-20. “Six years after tackling the global financial crisis, the world’s top economic policy makers are struggling to exit crisis-management mode and lift growth out of a [...]

Justice for Freddie Grey! Baltimore FIST says No to police terror!

April 22, 2015

Hundreds protest on April 21 in the neighborhood where Freddie Grey was killed by police.WW photo: Colleen Davidson The following statement on the police killing of Freddie Grey was issued April 21 by Baltimore FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together — a revolutionary youth group [...]
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