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NYC: luxury housing abounds while 60,000 homeless

July 20, 2015

Community and immigrant organizations joined rank-and-file construction union members and church groups for a protest of some 500 people July 15 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. They rallied and marched to demand affordable housing in New York City. Led by mostly people of color, they chanted [...]

On the road with the Cuba caravan

July 19, 2015

Yellow school buses are a common sight in the U.S. Usually the rides are shorter than the 2,300 miles we just covered in 10 days on a very special bus. Ours was just one of the latest to have traversed the North American continent since the early 1990s, to be donated to the revolutionary people of [...]

Celebrate the Cuban Revolution and support Workers World!

July 19, 2015

On July 26, 1953, revolutionaries stormed the Moncada Barracks in Santiago, Cuba. Less than six years later, Fidel and his guerrillas ousted the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship, marching into Havana during the first days of January 1959. That same year, Workers World newspaper began to publish. [...]

German imperialism and the Greek debt crisis

July 18, 2015

Introduction The following article was written last March 4, shortly after the anti-austerity electoral victory of Syriza. The hostile reaction of European finance capital was out in the open. And the German bankers played the leading role in putting up a stone wall against the early anti-austerity [...]

Stop Texas’ execution of Bernardo Tercero

July 18, 2015

Friends and supporters of Nicaraguan citizen Bernardo Tercero rallied outside of the Nicaraguan Consulate on July 9, to encourage the consul general to intensify efforts to stop Tercero’s August 26 execution in Huntsville, Texas. “We are here to urge the Honorable Samuel Trejos, consul [...]

Iran nuclear-free, but U.S. sends A-bombs to Italy

July 18, 2015

“Today is a historic day and it is a great honor for us to announce that we have reached an accord on the Iranian nuclear solution, to make our world safer.” Federica Mogherini, European Union high representative for foreign and security policy, said this in Vienna on July 14. Almost [...]

Detroit to Flint water march ends

July 18, 2015

A week-long, cross-state march, organized under the theme “Clean, Affordable Water for All: Detroit to Flint Water Justice Journey,” ended in Flint, Mich., on July 10. Organizations sponsoring the walk included the People’s Water Board, the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, Michigan [...]

Detroiters demand: ‘Turn on the lights!’

July 18, 2015

For six weeks in a row, community activists in Detroit have held “light walks” every Thursday night. Radio talk show host Cynthia Johnson, who initiated the walks, pointed out that there are a number of major thoroughfares around the city that are pitch dark when night falls. Busy bus stops are [...]

Muslim, Jewish help for torched Black churches

July 18, 2015

July 13 — Muslim and Jewish groups have been raising money to help rebuild at least six Black churches in the South hit by arsonists in a racist backlash to the unity ignited by the June 17 massacre in Charleston, S.C. This united outrage, in the footsteps of the national Black Lives Matter [...]
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