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Stop $ for Ukraine murders

June 15, 2014

WW photo: Greg Butterfield The International Action Center, joined by activists from Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST), held an emergency protest at the downtown end of Times Square in New York on June 6 to educate and mobilize against the attack on the people of the Donbass region of [...]

Yuri Kochiyama: A life in struggle

June 14, 2014

Taken from a June 2 audio column posted on prisonradio.org Her name was Yuri, a Japanese woman born in the United States. I hesitate to call her a Japanese-American, for to do so suggests she was a citizen.  In light of how she, her family and her community were treated during World War II, [...]

Memorial march for Ernest Duenez Jr.

June 14, 2014

Manteca, Calif. — Ernest Duenez Jr. was killed by police officer John Moody in this city on June 8, 2011. Exactly three years later, about 100 marchers gathered to remember and honor Duenez. They marched in near 100-degree weather over two miles from the street where he was killed to the Manteca [...]

Not forgotten – Andy Lopez, presente!

June 14, 2014

Santa Rosa, Calif. — Several hundred people rallied and marched here on June 7, which would have been the week of Andy Lopez’s 14th birthday. Young Lopez was shot and killed on Oct. 22, 2013, by Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus for holding a toy rifle in a field near his home. [...]

Scandal in health care goes beyond Veterans Administration

June 14, 2014

The May 21 New York Times editorialized that 40 U.S. veterans died while waiting for health care at U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals and medical centers. In Phoenix, Ariz., more than 1,300 veterans were told they were getting appointments, but were never notified of them. The June 10 Times [...]

Haiti: Protests hit 10 years of U.N. occupation

June 14, 2014

The United Nation’s Minustah force took over the occupation of Haiti 10 years ago, on June 1, 2004, after the United States, with help from France and Canada, carried out a coup d’etat. They kidnapped popular President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Feb. 29 and sent him on a U.S. plane into exile in [...]

Seattle campaign wins phased-in $15 minimum wage

June 13, 2014

On June 2, the Seattle City Council passed a $15-minimum-wage law. In the council chambers, supporters from across the labor spectrum celebrated the breakthrough against the power of big business. The $15 minimum wage was won by fast food and retail worker strikes, along with sizable worker [...]

Philadelphia protests denounce cutbacks in public education

June 13, 2014

June 11 Twice in one week, protests against severe underfunding of public schools took to the streets of Center City, Philadelphia.  On June 9, over 1,000 teachers, students and community activists gathered outside the Union League to denounce both Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and New Jersey [...]

Walmart workers strike in 20 cities

June 13, 2014

Union City, Calif.WW photo: Terri Kay In response to company harassment and attempts to silence workers who had protested and walked off their jobs over intolerable working conditions, Walmart workers in over 20 cities struck and demonstrated June 4 in a National Strike Day and Action on [...]
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