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Detroit fight continues against foreclosures, water shutoffs, banks

May 18, 2015

The struggle to stop mass tax foreclosures and water shutoffs continues in Detroit, along with the political struggle to place the onus of these outrageous acts squarely on the banks and the bankers. Many activists see this struggle as part of the worldwide fight against finance capital and its [...]

Cuban trade unionists support LBGTQ rights

May 18, 2015

Mariela Castro Espín, second from right, on banner in Havana, May 9.Photo: Bill Hackwell From an article in the May 7 issue of Granma The Cuban Workers Center (CTC) reaffirmed on May 6 its support for LGBTQ rights in the workplace and against discrimination for sexual orientation and gender [...]

U.S.-backed Saudi war on Yemen continues

May 18, 2015

The Al-Massirah television station in Yemen, which supports the Ansurallah Movement (Houthis), broadcast a news report May 11 showing civilians standing by a downed F16 bomber used by Morocco, part of the alliance currently waging war on this Middle Eastern state. The U.S.-made fighter plane is the [...]

Five Heroes strengthen Cuban Revolution

May 16, 2015

Gerardo Hernández at International Solidarity with Cuba Conference.Photo: Ismail Francisco Havana — Last Dec. 17, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the release of the three remaining Cuban Five political prisoners — Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero — after 16 [...]

Jim Miller, revolutionary worker & organizer

May 16, 2015

James E. Miller James E. Miller fought for socialism and working people all over the world. He was just 65 when he died on April 14. Jim grew up in Madison, Wis., and attended the University of Wisconsin during the late 1960s. The Black liberation struggle was surging forward and so was the [...]

Eyewitness Vietnam: U.S. bombs still kill

May 16, 2015

By Joyce Chediac and Paul Wilcox Quang Tri Province, Vietnam Sign outside a school warns students about unexploded weapons.WW photo: Joyce Chediac Quang Tri is on the 17th parallel, which artificially cut this country in half for two decades until Vietnam won its liberation in 1975. Surrounding it [...]

Alberta elections shock Canada’s 1%

May 15, 2015

The New Democratic Party, whose roots are in Canada’s labor and social democratic movements, swept Alberta’s elections on May 5, winning 53 of the 87 seats in the provincial legislature. The Progressive Conservative Party, which had run the province for the past 44 years, was ousted. The [...]
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