Community activist wins R.I. primary

By September 24, 2014
Mary Kay HarrisPhoto: Robert Malin

Providence, R.I. — African-American activist Mary Kay Harris won the Democratic primary nomination on Sept. 9 for Providence City Council Ward 11, defeating two opponents. She will face the Republican candidate on Nov. 4 in the general election. Asked by Workers World about how she won the primary race on a very small budget, Harris [...]

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Killer cop of Dontre Hamilton is exposed

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Milwaukee, Wis.— The struggle for justice for Dontre Hamilton intensified Sept.18, when his family released the name of the cop that shot him 14 times at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee on April 30, killing him instantly. After four months of absolute refusal by Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn and District Attorney John Chisholm to [...]

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Somalia petrolera, pero con hambre y ocupación militar de EUA

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A principios de septiembre, el presidente de EUA, Barack Obama anunció que había realizado el asesinato selectivo del líder de la organización de resistencia islámica Al-Shabaab en Somalia. El grupo ha estado luchando contra el gobierno somalí y una fuerza militar regional por más de seis años. En cuestión de días, Al-Shabaab se hizo responsable [...]

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Calentamiento global: Desastre para los pueblos del Ártico

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El Ártico se está calentando dos a cuatro veces más rápido que el resto del mundo. Esto es debido a un bucle de realimentación que implica el efecto albedo (blancura) que es “una medida de cuánto la energía del sol es reflejada de nuevo hacia al espacio.” (Skepticalscience.com) El hielo y la nieve reflejan mucho [...]

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‘Flood Wall Street!’

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Mobilizing via the hashtag #FloodWallStreet, thousands of anti-capitalist protesters confronted the profiteers responsible for climate change by sitting down outside the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 22. Some had traveled far — from countries like Nepal and Nigeria — to expose imperialist corporations that have impoverished their countries while destroying the global environment. Others [...]

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Peoples Climate March protesters say: ‘We know who is responsible’

By September 23, 2014
Anti-imperialist contingent at massive New York march, Sept. 21. WW photo: Joseph Piette

Activists in over 2,808 cities in 166 countries participated on Sept. 21 in the first international Peoples Climate March. The events took place two days before more than 120 world leaders will convene for the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City on Sept. 23 to plan for a new global climate treaty in 2015. By [...]

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NorCal People’s Climate rally

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WW photo: Judy Greenspan

More than a thousand people gathered at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater on Sept. 21 for the Northern California People’s Climate Rally. The organizers called for a world with an economy that works for the people; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; and a world with good jobs, clean air and water, peace [...]

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Seattle protesters challenge polluters

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Two thousand people marched in Seattle after a big downtown rally on Sept. 21.  Protesting coal ports and oil trains, demonstrators marched to the waterfront and blocked two train engines and forced them to back away.  Oil and coal trains have been blocked a number of times in recent months in the Northwest, as the [...]

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Meet Borotba

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Exiled Borotba activists in Simferopol. WW contributing editor, Greg Butterfield, is third from the left.  Photo: Naya Serpin

Simferopol, Crimea — Since arriving on Sept. 16, I’ve been able to spend time with many of the extraordinary Union Borotba (Struggle) activists living in exile here. All have scars of some kind from the events of the past eight months, but they are also determined to return to Ukraine and fight for socialism. There’s Alexei, [...]

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Scottish independence and the struggle against austerity

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Excerpts from a talk given by Caleb Maupin at a Workers World Forum in New York on Sept. 19. Until recent weeks the question of Scottish independence from the so-called United Kingdom seemed an abstract question. It was something that did not seem relevant in the ongoing struggle. A number of communists and socialists in [...]

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