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Wall Street seeks neoliberal ‘solution’ for Puerto Rico

July 7, 2015

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla surprised people when he said in a televised message June 29 that Puerto Rico’s public debt is “unpayable” and “that it is not about politics. It is mathematics.” That he suddenly accepts what the independence and progressive [...]

U.S.-NATO steps up military threats on Russia’s borders

July 7, 2015

Following a symbolic vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 10 to ban support for Ukraine’s fascist Azov Battalion, both the Obama administration and Senate Republicans signaled their continued commitment to the far-right regime in Kiev — and to pushing forward the dangerous [...]

Solidarity with Greek workers

July 6, 2015

Demonstrators from the International Action Center, the Peoples Power Assembly, the revolutionary youth group FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together) and Baltimore Workers World Party stood in solidarity with the Greek workers in the struggle against austerity. Outside of the Bank of America [...]

México’s teachers struggle for justice

July 6, 2015

Cuernavaca, México — “To be a teacher and not to fight is a contradiction in our fundamental way of teaching.” That statement, repeated all over, is the essence of the struggle of the teachers in Mexico unfolding throughout the country. In Mexico, tens of thousands of public school [...]

Bombings kill more in Yemen as hunger, thirst spread

July 6, 2015

Warplanes deployed by the Saudi Arabian monarchy, the Gulf Cooperation Council and their allies, all backed by U.S. imperialism, are continuing the war aimed at regime change in Yemen into the fourth month. Since March 26 when the bombing of Yemen started, some 2,600 to 4,000 people have died, [...]

Global warming kills thousands in Asia

July 6, 2015

A man applies water to his face to cool himself in India as temperatures remained near 122°F. For the last two months, the Indian subcontinent has suffered through the grip of an unprecedented heat wave. Thousands of people have perished in both India and Pakistan. Ramzan Chippa, who runs a [...]

Paris taxi drivers battle Uber

July 6, 2015

Taxicab drivers in Paris, Marseilles and Lyons, France, joined by drivers from Brussels, Belgium, disrupted traffic on June 25 and fought with police in their battle against the multinational car-service corporation, Uber. To understand why workers have targeted Uber, you have to know how Uber [...]

Solidarity caravan for Cuba

July 4, 2015

Havana, CubaPhoto: Bill Hackwell “The blockade has not been lifted. We cannot miss that point,” emphasized Gail Walker, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization director and daughter of Pastors for Peace founder the Rev. Lucius Walker. She spoke June 24 at the Florida Avenue Baptist [...]
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