Stop ‘Stop and frisk’

By June 30, 2013

On June 24, organizations opposing the racist “Stop and Frisk” actions by the New York Police Department held a morning rally at City Hall.

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On the picket line

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The purpose of “On the Picket Line” is to report positive, fightback developments in the labor movement, which includes both organized and unorganized workers. But sometimes it’s necessary to report events that do not bode well for a specific group of workers, and which may, over time, have an adverse effect on the entire labor [...]

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Protest hits closing of Greece radio, TV

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In the name of austerity and efficiency, the Greek government pulled the plug on its public radio and television service June 11 by cutting power to its antennas. This abrupt and harsh measure cuts service, not only to millions of people in Greece, but also to the millions of Greek speakers abroad. The reaction was [...]

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Mass march commemorates ‘Great Walk to Freedom’

By June 28, 2013

June 22 represented a highpoint in Detroit when tens of thousands of people gathered on Woodward Avenue in midtown and marched downtown to Hart Plaza. The demonstration marked the 50th anniversary of the “Great Walk to Freedom” on June 23, 1963, when hundreds of thousands made a profound statement supporting the passage of a federal [...]

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Struggle on to ban fracking in Michigan

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Hundreds of grassroots activists across Michigan are working to make this state the second, after Vermont, to ban horizontal hydraulic fracturing — “fracking.” Committee to Ban Fracking members are petitioning to place a fracking ban on the November ballot. Horizontal fracturing technology is relatively new, despite industry assertions that it has been around for 60 [...]

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Solidarity with Manning, Snowden

By June 27, 2013
Berlin. Photo: Uwe Hiksch

Progressives and anti-imperialists in Berlin, Germany, demonstrated while U.S. President Barack Obama was visiting there June 17, carrying a big banner: “Against war, repression and racism.” The following is an excerpt from a statement read to the audience: “On the occasion of President Barack Obama’s visit to Berlin, our demonstration protesting U.S. government policies approved [...]

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Veterans of Kenya’s liberation battles reject British offer as incomplete

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Although the British government offered a formal apology and modest compensation for the crimes committed against the people of Kenya during the war of independence between 1952 and 1960, many of the veterans of the struggle say that the existing list of victims is not complete. Former members of the Kenyan Land and Freedom Army, [...]

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Teachers and students encircle Pennsylvania Capitol protesting cuts to education

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Harrisburg, Pa. —  Days before state legislators completed the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania budget, over 1,200 teachers, parents, students and community members from across the state converged at the state Capitol in Harrisburg on June 25 to demand money for education and an end to the austerity policies of Gov. Tom Corbett. After hours of lobbying every state [...]

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United call for actions against war on Syria

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The following is a call issued by dozens of organizations in the United States for national days of action from June 28 to July 17 “to oppose the U.S./NATO and Israeli war on Syria.” The White House’s June 13 announcement that it would begin directly supplying arms to the opposition in Syria is a dramatic [...]

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Study on poverty shows LGBTQ people need jobs!

By June 26, 2013

By Imani Henry and Johnnie Lewis The societal myth that the vast majority of LGBTQ-identified people in the U.S. are white, affluent men who are disconnected from the day-to-day struggles of working-class people has been completely debunked by a recent economic study. The U.S. ruling class and the right wing use this myth to ostracize [...]

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