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Yemeni peace talks sabotaged in Geneva

June 28, 2015

After nearly a week of discussions in Geneva, Switzerland, United Nations talks to end the fighting in Yemen have adjourned with no resolution to the months-long war. These talks broke down after the Yemeni politician backed by the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council, the ousted fugitive [...]

Hondurans, Guatemalans protest capitalist corruption

June 28, 2015

Protest in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on May 29. Thousands of demonstrators in Honduras and Guatemala are protesting their respective governments over corruption scandals involving the misappropriation of public funds. Both waves of protests, which began several weeks ago, are demanding the immediate [...]

Haitians in DR threatened with removal

June 28, 2015

Dominican-Haitian solidarity protest in Times Square.WW photo: G. Dunkel Some 500,000 undocumented immigrants in the Dominican Republic were under threat of removal, beginning the middle of June. Some estimates put the number as high as 750,000. The Dominican Republic is one of the more prosperous [...]

Israeli gov’t targets dissident IDF veterans

June 28, 2015

“Cases of abuse toward Palestinians, looting, and destruction of property have been the norm for years, but are still explained as extreme and unique cases. Our testimonies portray a different and much grimmer picture.” (breakingthesilence.org.il) June 21 — Along with the Boycott, Divestment [...]

Huge protests hit British austerity

June 28, 2015

London A show of strength by 250,000 protesters challenged the British government’s pro-banker program at an “End Austerity Now!” march and rally in London on June 20. Signs saying “No cuts” and “Austerity kills” peppered the march, as participants blew whistles and chanted. A [...]

Rape culture and Rolling Stone

June 28, 2015

With just the title of his article, a Washington Post writer has unwittingly spoken volumes about the issue of rape and sexual assault under capitalism. “Why do high-profile rape cases keep falling apart?” asks the writer, Radley Balko. He just can’t seem to fathom why the allegation of rape [...]

U.S. Cuba Network extends solidarity to Charleston massacre victims

June 25, 2015

“Take Down the Flag” rally in Columbia, S.C.WW photo: Bill Starr The following statement was issued on June 20, 2015. The National Network on Cuba extends our solidarity to the survivors and our condolences to the families of the victims of the racist terror attack on Mother Emanuel African [...]

Boston protest demands: ‘Reinstate our fired leaders!’

June 25, 2015

Garry Murchison, Steve Kirschbaum, Andre Francois, Steve Gillis Boston school bus drivers held a militant picket line June 18 outside the headquarters of the notorious Veolia Corporation, which has renamed itself Transdev. “Reinstate our fired leaders now!” was the main demand. The drivers’ [...]

Supreme Court gives cops license to attack

June 25, 2015

Teresa Sheehan in 2013. Sheehan was shot five or six times by San Francisco police. Photograph: Patricia C Sheehan On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court awarded immunity from liability to two San Francisco police officers who, in 2008, had entered the room of Teresa Sheehan, a mentally ill woman in a [...]
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