Protestas de costa a costa contra planes de EE.UU. en Siria

By September 11, 2013

El 28 de agosto, mientras Washington, Londres y París estaban a punto de abrir otra guerra impopular y peligrosa disparando misiles contra Siria, activistas en contra de la guerra en Estados Unidos y alrededor del mundo se fueron a las calles antes de que los cohetes fueran lanzados. Las manifestaciones fueron apenas una pequeña muestra [...]

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Protestas alrededor del mundo rechazan ataque de Estados Unidos contra Siria

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Miles de protestas en todo el mundo desde el 21 de agosto –desde manifestaciones callejeras a declaraciones públicas y resoluciones– han rechazado el proyectado ataque estadounidense contra Siria. Las grandes empresas noticieras como el New York Times han intentado minimizar o ignorar estas protestas. La semioficial TV5 de Francia, ha mostrado las protestas en otros [...]

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Keep up anti-war actions! — Pentagon attack on Syria ‘still on the table’

By September 10, 2013

Sept. 10 — It happened just as President Barack Obama was gearing up to argue in a nationally televised speech that the U.S. should carry out missile strikes against Syria, supposedly in order to prevent its future use of chemical weapons. Now Obama has been forced to postpone the vote in Congress, a vote he [...]

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U.S. maneuvers to derail mass revulsion to war

By September 9, 2013
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Sept. 9 — President Barack Obama and the White House are struggling mightily to override global and domestic opposition to a military adventure in Syria by trying to get Congress to vote for war. Washington is pulling out all the stops. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough went on all five Sunday morning television [...]

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From Pinochet to Suharto, U.S. supported dictators who ‘killed their own people’

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“He is killing his own people.” How many times have we read and heard that? It is the endlessly repeated phrase that is supposed to make us hate the head of Syria enough to justify the killing of many more Syrians with U.S. cruise missiles. Do the people who sprinkle such phrases in their “news” [...]

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Worldwide protests condemn U.S. plans to attack Syria

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On the Sept. 7-8 weekend, reflecting deep opposition to the U.S. plans to attack Syria, anti-war demonstrations erupted in dozens of cities around the country and worldwide. New York, Washington, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta are just a few of the U.S. cities where people demanded “Hands off Syria!” and “Money [...]

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Harlem, N.Y., rally says no to U.S. attack on Syria

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An emergency protest rally was called Sept. 3 to inform the Harlem, N.Y., Black community of the impending U.S. attack on Syria. The rally was organized by the Black-led December 12 Movement and the Freedom Party in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on 125th Street.       Passersby heard that a U.S. [...]

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AFL-CIO Convention draws low-income workers

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At a time of record poverty and massive government cutbacks, and under the threat of another war in the Middle East, the AFL-CIO opened its quadrennial national convention in Los Angeles on Sept. 8. Delegates from as many as 57 national unions listened to labor officials as well as religious, civil rights, women and LGBTQ [...]

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South Korea arrests progressives

By September 8, 2013

South Korea’s secret police — the hated National Intelligence Service — launched two days of raids on Aug. 28 against the United Progressive Party, a left electoral bloc with six representatives in the legislature. Ten UPP offices and homes were raided and three party officials were arrested on treason and sedition charges. Travel bans were [...]

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Korean autoworkers wage courageous resistance

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These Hyundai workers have occupied utility pylons at their plant for almost a year, protesting layoffs. www.industrialunion.org

Since the global recession began in 2008, the world’s auto companies have been aggressively restructuring the process by which vehicles are made. This has meant the lowering of wages, with multiple categories of workers doing similar labor for dissimilar pay and benefits. The restructuring has also meant the expansion of temporary — also known as [...]

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