No deportations of migrant youth!

By July 9, 2014

Refugee status for detained children NOW Activists put a sardonic but accurate twist on the Fourth of July so-called celebration.  It is called the “Fourth of You-Lie.” This is certainly apropos of the current crisis on the U.S./Mexican border, which played out in Murietta, Calif., on July 4 and earlier on July 1. Racist, right-wing [...]

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Oakland, Calif., groups denounce immigrant detentions

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Youth demand refugee status for children seeking asylum at the border.WW photo: Terri Kay

Oakland, Calif. — The East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition and the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance held a press conference July 3 at the Oakland federal building to demand President Barack Obama not deport children seeking asylum at the border. The groups’ press release declared, “In the wake of troubling reports that President Obama will [...]

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Fighting the austerity program behind Detroit water shutoffs

By July 8, 2014

Massive water shutoffs have drawn attention to the humanitarian crisis in the city of Detroit. Even though the United Nations commission dealing with water resources and access to potable water has condemned the conditions prevailing in the majority African-American municipality, the main response to the documentation of gross human rights violations has been a public relations [...]

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Algerian soccer heroes shine for Gaza

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Algeria's soccer heroes

Algeria’s soccer team competing in the World Cup in Brazil took the prize this year. No, not for winning the cup, although it’s true the Fennec Foxes got further along in the tournament than ever before. The prize the Foxes won was that of advancing the politics of the World Cup spectacle. The cup, like [...]

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Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin!

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Workers World Party, without hesitation or compromise, demands along with many others the long-overdue freedom for Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), who is currently housed at the U.S. Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colo. Known as ADX, this federal prison has been dubbed one of the 10 worst prisons in not just [...]

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Prisons aren’t sexy, say protesters

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San Francisco — A coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer groups held a protest on the theme “Prison Breaks, Not Prison Parties” on June 28 during Pride weekend here. It was meant to shame the website kink.com for holding a “Prison of Love Pride Party.” Participants had been invited to “get arrested and [...]

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Grassroots actions defend Post Office

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As postal workers, we’re in for a fight — to protect our union jobs and the public Post Office that people have depended on since it was founded in 1775. Private companies, and their cronies in Congress and USPS headquarters, are scheming to dismantle and privatize this highly successful, $68-billion-in-annual-revenue operation. In the end, what they want is [...]

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Donetsk People’s Republic leaders reinforce defenses

By July 7, 2014
Rally in Donetsk People's Republic against Ukraine junta's war crimes, July 6.Photo: DNR Press

On the night of July 4-5, the militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) withdrew from the embattled cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. The volunteer self-defense forces made an orderly retreat to the south, where they took up positions in and around the regional capital city of Donetsk. The decision to withdraw came after weeks [...]

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Drop frame-up charges! Rehire four Boston school bus drivers!

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The city of Boston and the Veolia Corporation have responded to the Boston school bus drivers’ union show of strength at its June 30th Solidarity Day III demonstration with an outrageous set of trumped-up charges against one of the union leaders: driver and union founder Stevan Kirschbaum. With contract negotiations taking place, these frame-up tactics [...]

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Argentina ruling: U.S. court backs Wall Street vultures

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U.S. government actions to promote Wall Street banks, particularly in Latin America, have a long and sordid history. A highly decorated, retired Marine Corps general, Smedley D. Butler, confessed it quite bluntly in a famous article published in Common Sense magazine in 1935: “I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests [...]

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