Growing labor support for the Cuban Five

By September 27, 2014
At the Climate Change March, New York City, Sept. 21.WW photo: G. Dunkel

The Service Employees union headquarters ground-floor meeting room in Washington, D.C., was standing-room-only on Sept. 13 for the premiere of Cuban 5 Antonio Guerrero’s newest watercolors, followed by music, spoken word, the debut of a three-minute “Discover the Five” animation video and a panel of speakers, including Cuban Interests Section Chief José Ramón Cabañas. Guerrero [...]

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Congress backs Obama’s ‘war on Islamic State’

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Washington slid further down the slippery slope toward a new major war in Western Asia as Congress voted support for arming and training 5,000 troops from the “moderate opposition” in Syria. Meanwhile the top military brass expressed their skepticism that U.S. goals would be reached without U.S. “boots on the ground.” “Yes” votes came from [...]

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From exile, anti-fascists organize for imprisoned comrades

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Mayya stands next to Soviet Union memorial, Simferopol.WW photo: Greg Butterfield

Simferopol, Crimea On Sept. 20, the 15th day following a cease-fire agreement brokered by Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ukrainian troops loyal to the far-right junta in Kiev bombed a chemical plant in Donetsk, sending a mushroom-shaped cloud over the capital city of the Donetsk People’s Republic. In the neighboring [...]

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FARC-EP statement on Ukraine

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True to our anti-imperialist and anti-fascist commitment, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army, FARC-EP, strongly condemns the vile aggression unleashed by the Kiev regime against the workers and dissident population of Ukraine. The Ukrainian people have been caught in the crossfire by the United States and the European Union — the first in its [...]

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Haiti: A tenacious resistance arises

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For over a month now, the residents of Petit Goâve, a small city on the southwest coast of Haiti, have been out in the streets in struggle. They are demanding that the deputy representing the town in the Haitian parliament, Jacques Stevenson Thimoléon, and the town’s mayor, Sandra W. Jules, both resign. The protesters claim [...]

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Pack the courtroom Oct. 6: Drop charges against Boston school bus drivers’ leader

By September 26, 2014
Garry Murchison, Steve Kirschbaum, Andre Francois, Steve Gillis

The Boston School Bus Drivers Union fight against heartless union-buster Veolia is being waged on many fronts. It’s now a fight to get the frame-up felony charges on Grievance Chair Steve Kirschbaum dropped; to rehire the four unjustly fired leaders; and to win a just contract, which expired on June 30. On the frame-up charges, [...]

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Quitman 10+2 defendant acquitted

By September 25, 2014
Lula Smart

Quitman, Ga. — On Sept. 17, after three trials held over four years, Lula Smart, the first of the Quitman 10+2 to be tried, was found not guilty on all thirty-two counts. The main issue in the 19-day trial related to the use of absentee ballots by Black voters to insure that their votes were [...]

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Free Jamil Al-Amin

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WW photo: Brenda Ryan

A standing-room-only crowd attended an evening of “Love and Resistance for Imam Jamil Al-Amin” at the 1199 SEIU auditorium in Manhattan, N.Y., Sept. 12. Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown — a political prisoner falsely convicted of murder in Georgia — is in grave medical condition in a prison hospital in North Carolina. Speakers [...]

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Brooklyn, N.Y.: No library cuts!

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WW photo: Anne Pruden

At the Brooklyn Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, librarians protested cuts in jobs and services in the New York Public Library system on Sept. 16. As several branch libraries in the Brooklyn area face closure, protesters say the main library will have to cope with increased pressure for services without an increase in funding [...]

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Ebola crisis in Africa: Cuba sends health care workers, U.S. sends troops

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Eight experts and journalists visiting the West African state of Guinea were found dead in Nzerekore on Sept. 20. They went there to educate about preventing the spread of Ebola. Reports from Guinea say the delegation met with community elders, then was later attacked by youths. Guinea is the first country identified in the latest [...]

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