Victory against Detroit school dictator

By September 7, 2014

The Detroit Public School system has been in the clutches of an emergency manager since March 2009. It is not the same situation but similar to the emergency manager assigned to the city. Once the state declares an entity is in deficit, it becomes available for takeover or — as many in Detroit feel — [...]

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On the picket line

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UFCW on mother of Michael Brown On Aug. 22, Joe Hansen, international president of the Food and Commercial Workers union, which represents more than 1.3 million workers primarily in the retail and meatpacking, food processing and poultry industries, issued a solidarity statement of support for UFCW Local 88 member Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael [...]

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Cuba awards Nyad ‘Order of Merit in Sports’

By September 6, 2014

From cubadebate.cu. Aug. 30 — Today, Cuba awarded the “Order of Merit in Sports” to U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad, who a year ago became the first person to swim the 177 miles between the Havana coast and Key West in Florida, without protection against sharks and spending nearly 53 hours in the water. The first [...]

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Post-Ferguson

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Taken from an Aug. 25 audio column at prisonradio.org As the body of Michael “Mike” Brown is consigned to the earth, network newscasters and broadcasters are packing their gear, canceling their hotel rooms and setting their sights on new wonders, new images and new stories. That the tragic saga in Ferguson struck national newscasters is [...]

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People’s Climate March

By September 5, 2014

The People’s Climate March, which organizers expect will attract 100,000 people, is set for Sept. 21 in New York City. This action takes place two days before the United Nations summit of world leaders on the global climate crisis. The peoplesclimate.org blog states that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is “urging governments to support an [...]

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Support Jamil Al-Amin

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Support Jamil Al-Amin

Preparations are underway for an evening of “Love and Resistance for Imam Jamil Al-Amin,” on Sept. 12 in New York City. Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, is suffering from serious illnesses and is currently being held at the Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina. This world-renowned political prisoner has been imprisoned for [...]

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Activists defend fired workers

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Oakland, Calif. — Labor and community activists, carrying signs and chanting, marched inside a Jack in the Box restaurant on Telegraph Avenue and 45th Street here on Aug. 29 demanding that three fired workers be reinstated, with no penalties or retaliation. Two of the three had just signed union cards the day before their firing. [...]

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San Diego rally ‘speaks names’ of those killed by police

By September 4, 2014
WW photo: Gloria Verdieu

Over 100 anti-police brutality activists gathered for a rally and march in City Heights Park in central San Diego on Aug. 30 to demand justice for 17-year-old Michael Brown, in solidarity with cities across the nation that are calling for justice in Missouri. The “Speak Their Names Rally” was called by a coalition of community [...]

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‘Streetz Party’ commemorates Black Panther leader’s birthday in Chicago

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Comrade Mother Akua Njeri and Chairman Fred, Jr. in front of 2337 W. Monroe.

Every year on Aug. 30, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs organize a birthday celebration for Chairman Fred Hampton Sr., the Black Panther Party leader in Chicago who was assassinated by the Chicago Police Department in a pre-dawn raid on Dec. 4, 1969, along with Defense Captain Mark [...]

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NATO opens its curtain of war on two fronts

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Sept. 4 — The Summit of Heads of State and Government of the 28 states of NATO opens today in Newport, Wales, where these leaders will take key decisions “to ensure NATO is prepared to address current and future security challenges” that they attribute to “military aggression of Russia against Ukraine” and “growth of extremism [...]

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