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EUA en el Proceso de Paz de Colombia

March 10, 2015

El pasado 20 de febrero se anunció que Estados Unidos enviaría un representante a los diálogos de paz entre el gobierno colombiano y las FARC-EP que se llevan a cabo en La Habana, Cuba. Ese mismo día, la Delegación de Paz de las FARC emitió una declaración saludando este paso y diciendo en [...]

Burkina Faso courts to allow exhumation of Thomas Sankara remains

March 10, 2015

Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, 1984-1987. Captain Thomas Sankara, martyred Burkinabe revolutionary Pan-Africanist and Marxist leader, was assassinated in a coup on Oct. 15, 1987. Sankara, president of  Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, was only 37 years old. Elections will be held later [...]

Ferguson, Attica, Zimmerman and the capitalist state

March 9, 2015

Attica prison rebellion Several judicial rulings in recent weeks demonstrate the determination of the capitalist government to shield the front-line forces of the repressive, racist state — especially cops and prison guards — from individual punishment. While city police departments and prisons [...]

UAW and VW: Workers need a fighting union

March 9, 2015

At the VW Chattanooga plant, Lauren Feinauer shows her support of the UAW. Just over a year ago the National Labor Relations Board conducted a union representation election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Presumably, with the company’s signed pledge not to engage in anti-union [...]

Keystone XL and Climate Change: Game Over for Capitalism

March 9, 2015

Until his veto of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline on Feb. 24, President Barack Obama had kept the entire world unsure of his position. The issue of the KXL pipeline — the 1,700-mile-long project to be owned by energy monopoly TransCanada — had been seen as his chance to take a principled stand [...]

What’s behind Christie’s sweetheart deal with ExxonMobil?

March 9, 2015

The former Exxon Mobil-owned Bayway Refinery in Linden, N.J. ConocoPhillips now operates the plant. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to settle an $8.9 billion environmental lawsuit against ExxonMobil for just $250 million. That’s not even three cents on the dollar. Bradley Campbell, [...]

U.S. computer makers lose markets as more NSA spyware exposed

March 9, 2015

Kaspersky Lab, a well-regarded, Russian-based, computer security company, released a report in mid-February describing a U.S. National Security Agency secret spyware program that lets the U.S. government read all the data on computers’ hard drives. At the same time, the Chinese government has [...]

SF cops gun down Guatemalan immigrant

March 9, 2015

Amilcar Pérez-López, 21 years old and a Guatemalan immigrant, was killed by two undercover San Francisco police officers in front of his home in the Mission District on Feb. 26. Cops claimed he was attempting to steal a bicycle and did not drop a knife he was holding. Neighbors say he was [...]

As U.S.-Cuba talks proceed: End the blockade!

March 8, 2015

Cuban and U.S. negotiators have announced progress after the second round of talks to formalize diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. Both delegations characterized the discussions as professional, respectful and constructive. A sticky point, however, is the U.S. persistence in [...]

Baltimore: No militarization of city schools!

March 8, 2015

The Board of Commissioners of Baltimore City Public Schools held a public hearing Feb. 24 on a bill recently introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates. House Bill 101 would allow Baltimore City School Police Officers to carry firearms inside school buildings during school hours. Although the [...]
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