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URGENT: An appeal for clemency for Leonard Peltier

November 25, 2015

From John Iversen, enrolled elder of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and health activist. He lives in both Berkeley, Calif., and Two Harbors, Minn. This Thanksgiving Day there will be prayers and a rally at the White House for Anishinabe-Lakota political prisoner Leonard Peltier.  We are asking President . . .

Solidarity with Native peoples!

November 25, 2015

The following is a greeting of solidarity with Native peoples on the 46th annual National Day of Mourning from Workers World Party presidential and vice presidential campaign candidates Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly. Day of Mourning, Plymouth, Mass., Nov. 22, 2014.WW photo: Liz Green This . . .

Free immigrant detainees!

November 25, 2015

Stewart Detention Center  Lumpkin, Ga. “Shut down Stewart!” shouted protesters on Nov. 21 at the gates of the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga. Some 1,400 joined this ninth annual rally and march of the “Expose and Close Stewart” movement, aimed to end the brutal incarceration of . . .

Anti-racists drown out immigrant bashers

November 25, 2015

In an action important for international solidarity, a strong showing of 150 anti-racist protesters drowned out a much smaller rally of anti-immigrant racists in Olympia, Wash., on Nov. 20. The racist rally was called after Gov. Jay Inslee declared that Washington state would welcome refugees from . . .

Don’t let Paris be a pretext!

November 25, 2015

Philadelphians from the Black Lives Matter, anti-war, Palestinian and other people’s movements joined a “Don’t Let Paris Attacks Be Pretext for Racism & War” rally and march on Nov. 20. Pam Africa, of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, electrified the rally . . .

Black students lead resistance to racism

November 24, 2015

At least 30 U.S. campuses held protests on Nov. 18 to respond to the growing number of racist attacks, which are particularly targeting Black students and the Black Lives Matter movement. These actions were organized by the newly formed Black Liberation Collective, which created . . .

Black Friday 14 supporters say: Drop charges!

November 24, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Last November, 14 African-American activists chained themselves to each other, with the person at one end of the chain locked into hardware inside the train, and the person at the other end fastened to a bench in the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station. This action . . .

Black Lives Matter activists arrested for ‘singing while Black’

November 23, 2015

Milwaukee police on Nov. 19 viciously attacked and arrested six members and supporters of the Coalition for Justice who were singing songs at Red Arrow Park in tribute to Dontre Hamilton. The park is where Hamilton was shot 14 times and killed instantly by Milwaukee cop Christopher Manney on April . . .
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