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Workers strike Big Oil for safety

February 13, 2015

Anacortes, Wash. — In the first national strike in decades, 3,800 refinery workers represented by the United Steelworkers union went on strike against major oil companies on Feb. 1. The union’s major demand is for safety improvements in what has become an increasingly hazardous industry, [...]

At Russia’s border, NATO mobilizes 30,000 troops

February 13, 2015

U.S. soldiers take part in military exercises outside the town of Yavoriv near Lviv, Sept. 19, 2014. For NATO’s defense ministers meeting in Brussels yesterday, it was “a very busy day.” After the bilateral meeting, in which U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sent instructions to NATO [...]

Thousands protest NATO in Munich

February 13, 2015

While NATO officials from the 28 current member countries of the U.S.-dominated military alliance met in Munich, Germany, 4,000 people demonstrated outside. The sharpening crisis in Ukraine brought a sense of urgency to the protest, which gathered Feb. 7 in the Bavarian city under the slogan, [...]

Long live the legacy of Malcolm X

February 12, 2015

February 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, who was gunned down by three men at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, N.Y., in 1965 as he prepared to address several hundred people. The meeting was sponsored by the Organization of Afro-American Unity, [...]

Workers World forums link Malcolm X to Black Lives Matter

February 12, 2015

Boston protest against racist police terror, Dec. 4.WW photo: Liz Green With the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X on Feb. 21, activists worldwide are taking time to remember this African-American revolutionary icon and his legacy of struggle “by any means necessary.” In the [...]

Justice for Mike Brown! End police terror!

February 11, 2015

WW photo: Brenda Ryan Marking the six-month anniversary of the police murder of Michael Brown, activists held a protest Feb. 9 in New York City that included a press conference, rally/sing-in and reading of names of victims of police brutality, culminating with a direct action at Grand Central [...]

‘Sleep out for justice’ for Kevin Davis

February 11, 2015

Kevin Davis Feb. 4 would have been Kevin Davis’ 45th birthday. The popular restaurant worker and beloved brother and uncle was killed by a DeKalb County, Georgia, police officer after calling 911 seeking help. His partner, who had been stabbed in the arm by another person, says that officer [...]

Railroad crossings cause train deaths

February 11, 2015

Steven Smalls Jr., injured locomotive engineer. By a railroad worker Six people died horrible deaths when a Metro-North commuter train collided with a sports utility vehicle in Valhalla, N.Y., a northern suburb of New York City, on Feb. 6. Five of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. Even [...]

Relevance of Puerto Rico at the CELAC Summit

February 11, 2015

From left, Nicaraguan First Lady Rosario Murillo, Rubén Berríos, president of the Puerto Rican Independence Party, and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. On the international level there are many unknowns about the struggle for the independence of Puerto Rico. This often leads to simplistic [...]
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