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At UAW convention, autoworkers show they want equal pay for equal work

March 30, 2015

This year, the United Auto Workers union will negotiate new contracts with auto and truck manufacturers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, as well as with tractor and farm equipment maker John Deere, and other major corporations. On March 24 and 25, the union held its “Special Bargaining [...]

Instability in Libya and Tunisia caused by U.S., NATO

March 30, 2015

Just two days before the 59th anniversary of Tunisia’s national independence from France in 1956, gunmen took over the Bardo Museum in Tunis, a major tourist destination. The resulting police response led to the deaths of 24 people, 20 of them foreign nationals from Poland, Germany, Spain, Italy [...]

Fighting for $15 minimum wage in the South

March 30, 2015

Atlanta, March 21. Atlanta — With fists pumping in the air, some 500 low-wage workers from across the South filled the sanctuary of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church here with a resounding chant on March 21 to open a one-day mobilizing conference. “I believe that we will win” was the [...]

Study exposes racism & why Black girls matter

March 30, 2015

All human life matters. But throughout U.S. history, that reality has been overshadowed by the doctrine and practice of white supremacy, the law of the land. Racial hatred victimizing people of color has always permeated U.S. society and dictates its policies, public discourse and individual [...]

Event marks women’s global federation at 70

March 30, 2015

The call for international solidarity in the fight for women’s equality and justice was loud and clear on March 17 as representatives of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (Federación Democrática Internacional de Mujeres) held its annual meeting at the Church Center of the United [...]

Black leader Jabari Shaw targeted

March 30, 2015

Jabari Shaw Oakland, Calif. — A combined task force of Oakland Police Department officers, FBI and U.S. marshals on March 9 chased respected Black community leader Jabari Shaw, causing a crash that injured Shaw’s four-year-old daughter and the driver. Shaw’s friend Mary Valencourt, who [...]

Europe austerity met with mass, militant protests

March 30, 2015

Madrid, March 21. The European Central Bank decided a few years ago that to properly enforce its policy of harsh austerity on countries like Greece, Ireland, Italy and Portugal, it needed a spanking new, luxurious headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, that cost $1.4 billion. When Blockupy and other [...]

Behind the police killings of people with disabilities

March 30, 2015

Brian Beaird In a Jan. 29 letter, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacy said her office found “there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt” that police officers Armando Corral, Leonardo Ortiz and Michael Ayala “did not act in self-defense and in [...]

ISIS, Netanyahu, Iran – U.S. imperialist plans unravel

March 26, 2015

Two deeply related issues that are of concern to anti-imperialists have been stirring U.S. capitalist politics. The first is the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu given to a joint session of Congress and his subsequent victory in the Israeli elections. The second is the nuclear [...]

Oil strike breakthrough

March 26, 2015

Workers march in Findlay, Ohio, home of Marathon, on Feb. 24.WW photo: Martha Grevatt March 22 — The U.S. oil refinery strike, which began Feb. 1, appears to be moving toward a resolution. The Steelworkers union has been negotiating to achieve an industrywide contract to cover 30,000 workers at [...]
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