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Oil strike wins improved safety language

July 9, 2015

Members of Steelworkers Local 13-1 begin returning to work at Marathon Oil’s Galveston Bay Refinery (GBR) on July 6. After 143 days on the picket line and two contract rejections, on June 23 the Marathon strikers voted by a slim margin to accept a contract with improved safety language. The 1,200 [...]

On the picket line

July 9, 2015

Milwaukee bus drivers stage walkout Contract negotiations between the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998, representing over 1,000 public bus drivers and mechanics, majority African American, in the Milwaukee (Wisc.) County Transit System, came to a halt June 29, when 93 percent of the membership [...]

Victory for disability rights, motivation to fight still harder

July 9, 2015

Activists with disablities build solidarity with labor and community struggles.Photo: Alberto Cardona July marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The entire month has been declared Disability Pride Month in the U.S. A Disability Pride parade being [...]

Call for mass actions to stop Saudi bombing of Yemen

July 9, 2015

July 6 — The Pentagon-backed and -coordinated bombing campaign has killed thousands and wounded thousands more in Yemen since the air war by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council began on March 26. The Pentagon is providing intelligence, refueling technology and diplomatic cover to the [...]

Detroit to Flint, Mich., ‘Justice Journey’ for water begins

July 8, 2015

The Water Justice Journey, a 70-mile, eight-day walk from Detroit to Flint, Mich., began July 3 with a gathering on the banks of the Detroit River, the main water supply to millions throughout southeast Michigan. The trek’s first day ended just north of Detroit in busy downtown Ferndale, where [...]

Protests challenge deportation of Haitians

July 8, 2015

July 1 saw protests in Miami, Philadelphia and New York City against the Dominican Republic’s policy of deporting Dominicans of Haitian descent. The protest in New York, held in front of the Times Square Dominican Consulate, was called by two Dominican organizations: We are All Dominicans and [...]

San Francisco protesters tell mayors: Stop police violence!

July 8, 2015

Activism intervened during the 83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors, held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel. Hosted by the city’s Mayor Ed Lee, the gathering was held June 19-22. Attending were more than 250 mayors, their families and a number of corporate sponsors. Making an unannounced [...]

Open letter on racism, solidarity & ‘Confederate heritage’

July 8, 2015

My family lived in South Carolina before the Revolution. My great-grandfather and his kin wore gray. That flag offends me. So do Confederate Memorial Day and all Confederate monuments. Not because they’re “bad for business.” Because they’re wrong. South Carolina had a Black majority In 1860 [...]

Wall Street seeks neoliberal ‘solution’ for Puerto Rico

July 7, 2015

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla surprised people when he said in a televised message June 29 that Puerto Rico’s public debt is “unpayable” and “that it is not about politics. It is mathematics.” That he suddenly accepts what the independence and progressive [...]
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