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Ukraine, NATO and history: Communists defeated Nazis in WWII

May 12, 2015

Berlin 1945. Red flag on the Reichstag. Seventy years ago, on May 8 and 9, 1945, millions all over the world gave shouts of joy and relief as the Nazi regime in Berlin crumbled while the Soviet Union’s Red Army rolled into the German capital and hung the red flag with its hammer and sickle on top [...]

Mujeres combatientes quieren lograr la paz

May 12, 2015

La Habana Las conversaciones de paz entre las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) y el gobierno colombiano, que tienen lugar en La Habana, Cuba, están progresando a pesar de muchos desafíos. Del 11 al 18 de abril, 33 activistas de Estados Unidos, Colombia, [...]

Estibadores cierran puertos en Área de la Bahía el 1º de Mayo

May 12, 2015

Oakland, California, 01 de mayo – Una vez más las/os miembros del International Longshore and Warehouse Union (Sindicato Internacional de Estibadores y Almacenes) Local 10 realizaron una valiosa hazaña cuando votaron por cerrar todos los puertos en la Área de la Bahía y marchar a la [...]

Stop medical murder of Mumia Abu-Jamal

May 11, 2015

Pam Africa demands treatment for Mumia, May 7. WW photo: Anne Pruden An important news conference was held in Harlem, N.Y., on May 7 to continue the national and international campaign pressing for emergency medical intervention for U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. An array of speakers [...]

People’s City Council protests gentrification in Oakland, Calif.

May 11, 2015

Oakland City Council takeover, May 5.WW photo: Terri Kay Oakland, Calif. — Members of Black.Seed (formerly Black Brunch) and Asians4BlackLives took over the Oakland City Council meeting on May 5.  In its place, the more than 100 activists held a People’s City Council meeting. The action [...]

Supreme Court pressed to grant right to marry

May 8, 2015

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments for and against legalizing same-sex marriage. Plaintiffs from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee — where state courts upheld same-sex marriage bans — brought cases opposing the bans before the high court. The court’s ruling, [...]

New book exposes U.S.’s ‘hidden war’ on Africa

May 8, 2015

Journalist Nick Turse has researched the increasing role of the United States Africa Command (Africom) over the last seven years, which he presents in his new book, “Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa” (Haymarket Books, 2015). These military operations have [...]
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