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‘Shell: No Arctic oil drilling!’

May 22, 2015

Seattle, May 18 — Since the start of this year, a groundswell of opposition has arisen against Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic. With barely any public notice, the Seattle Port Commission had granted a lease in early January for Shell to use Terminal 5 in that city to overhaul a [...]

NYC tenants demand affordable housing

May 22, 2015

Thousands of tenants demanding their right to affordable housing gathered in Manhattan’s Foley Square on May 14 and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. They were joined by labor allies: 1199SEIU United Health Care Workers East, the Communication Workers Local 1080, the Professional Staff [...]

The killing of Osama bin Laden: U.S. lies exposed

May 21, 2015

A pack of lies. On May 2, 2011, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs, acting under the direction of the CIA, carried out a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and assassinated Osama bin Laden. Although it violated international law as well as Pakistani national sovereignty, the assault, which included [...]

Detroiters protest Chase banksters

May 21, 2015

Detroit city retiree Bill Davis speaks out against Chase, May 19.WW photo: Kris Hamel Protesters greeted banksters arriving at the JPMorgan Chase annual board of directors meeting on the morning of May 19 at downtown Detroit’s swanky Book Cadillac Hotel, where the gathering of thieves was held. [...]

Mothers for Justice United

May 21, 2015

Members of “Mothers for Justice United” marched and participated in various activities in Washington, D.C., on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8 to 10, to demand an end to the epidemic of police terror and other forms of state violence directed against Black and Brown communities. Maria Hamilton [...]

On the picket line

May 21, 2015

N.Y. cracks down on abuse of nail salon workers A 2014 Department of Labor investigation revealed an epidemic of labor abuses throughout New York state’s nail salon industry. In a survey of 29 nail salons, investigators found 116 violations of state labor laws, including wage theft, unpaid [...]

‘Stop the Saudi bombing of Yemen’

May 21, 2015

San Francisco — Well over a hundred people, most from the local Yemeni community, marched and rallied on May 16 against the Saudi bombing and devastation of Yemen. They gathered at the United Nations Plaza in San Francisco, marched down Market Street to the busy shopping area at Powell [...]
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