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On the picket line

April 12, 2015

Retail workers win wage increases As campaigns to raise the minimum wage to $15 continue to grow, some retail giants are acknowledging that struggle by granting minor pay raises to workers. Big box retailer Target, which employs some 347,000 workers in the U.S., announced plans March 18 to increase [...]

Workers fight back against austerity

April 12, 2015

The capitalist ruling classes in countries all over the world are pressuring local and national governments to spend less on services like education, health care, public transportation, roads and water, and pay more attention to cutting wages and pensions. Resistance to these austerity policies is [...]

Cholera in Haiti increases

April 12, 2015

Cholera victims in Haiti await treatment. In October 2010, some of the troops in the United Nation’s military forces introduced cholera to Haiti. Since that time, 800,000 people or 6 percent of the country have gotten the disease, and 8,000 or so have died. There have been 32,000 cases and 480 [...]

Revolutionary youth group says: Mumia must live!

April 9, 2015

FIST at Philadelphia Mumia action in 2007. The life of revolutionary, journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is in danger. We answer: Who is Mumia? Why is his life in danger? How do we free Mumia? Amongst the 2.5 million people incarcerated in the U.S. right now, one man, Mumia [...]

Workers, community denounce move to privatize nursing homes

April 9, 2015

March 24 meeting was packed with defenders of the nursing facilities. Freehold, N.J. — A meeting called by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders was held on March 24 to discuss the decision to privatize two county nursing facilities: the John Montgomery and the Geraldine L. Thompson [...]

April 15 protests: Turning point for low-wage workers

April 9, 2015

Poor People’s March to End Poverty in Philadelphia organized by MLKD.A.R.E. (Day of Action, Resistance and Empowerment) Coalition, April 4.WW photo: Joseph Piette Analysis This April 15 could be the largest united protest of fast food workers ever. Fast food workers, who have been in the [...]

Baltimore activists fight back – Water is a human right!

April 9, 2015

WW photo: Sharon Black At the end of March, Baltimore city officials announced that they would be turning off the water supply to a huge number of properties in the city and surrounding county in the coming weeks. In total, the city department of public works plans to turn off water to 25,000 [...]
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