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Pack Wisconsin Capitol, stop anti-union law!

February 28, 2015

Protesters inside the Wisconsin State Capitol on Feb. 28.Photo: Ben Herrenbruck Madison, Wis.,  Feb. 28 — At today’s protest of thousands at the state Capitol in Madison, Stephanie Bloomingdale, secretary treasurer of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, called on all workers and community members to [...]

Wisconsin workers mobilize to stop ‘right-to-work’ bill

February 28, 2015

Poor and working people throughout Wisconsin began mobilizing to defeat an anti-worker bill just after they heard right-wing Wisconsin state senators’ Feb. 20 announcement that they would “fast track” a right-to-work (for-less) bill through the Senate. Many organizations called for a protest [...]

Philadelphia adjuncts march for union rights

February 28, 2015

Temple adjuncts andsupporters march, Feb. 23.WW photo: Joseph Piette Philadelphia — Temple University adjunct faculty, tenured and nontenured, as well as students marched for justice on Feb. 23 despite frigid weather. Half of Temple’s faculty are adjunct part-time professors, at-will [...]

Justice for Tamir Rice and Tanisha Anderson

February 28, 2015

Vigil for Tamir Rice, Feb. 22.Photo: Latonya Goldsby It has been over three months since Cleveland police brutally murdered two people in one month — 12-year old Tamir Rice and before him Tanisha Anderson. Courtney Drain, an activist in the fight against police violence, was arrested on Feb. 9 at [...]

Black Women’s Lives Matter

February 28, 2015

The following article, slightly edited, is reprinted here courtesy of Red Flag, the publication of the militant youth group FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together. Danielle BoachieWW photo: Brenda Ryan On Feb. 26, 2012, unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin was murdered by a neighborhood vigilante. [...]

Lorraine Hansberry: Political activist, artist

February 28, 2015

Lorraine Hansberry It is 50 years since Lorraine Hansberry, a renowned playwright and political activist on the left, died on Jan. 12, 1965. Only 34, she had led a full life and intervened in many of the significant developments in the African-American liberation movement of the 1960s. Hansberry [...]

BAYAN USA demands Philippines President Aquino resign

February 28, 2015

WW photo: Terri Kay San Francisco — At an event entitled “Peoples’ Power: Aquino Resign,” over 100 people rallied and marched as part of a national day of action called by BAYAN-USA. Per their callout: “Feb. 25 is the 29th anniversary of Edsa 1 People Power Uprising that toppled the [...]

FIST youth say — ‘Occupy Madison! Shut RTW down!’

February 28, 2015

Photo: Jennica Stein Madison, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker and Senate Republicans shoved through right-to-work (-for-less) legislation on Feb. 26 following a day of worker resistance in Wisconsin’s capital. This legislation would greatly reduce the living standards as well as workers’ [...]

Oil strikers march on Marathon Petroleum as strike expands

February 26, 2015

Findlay, Ohio — Over 200 oil strikers and supporters demonstrated on Feb. 24 in Findlay, Ohio, where the Marathon Petroleum Company has its international headquarters. Despite harsh winds and near-zero temperatures, the crowd waited to begin the rally until a busload of Marathon strikers from [...]

Detroit youth: ‘I stand with Boston bus drivers’

February 26, 2015

Boston is hundreds of miles from Detroit, but the fight of Steelworkers Local 8751 to beat the union-buster Veolia Corp. matters to workers and youth here. The school bus drivers’ union was created in 1978, but their story really begins in 1974 with the struggle to desegregate Boston schools. [...]
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