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Judge says Detroiters owe banks $85 million

By April 17, 2014

The ruling on April 11 in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy by Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes awarded an $85 million payment to two banks that are heavily implicated in the financial ruin of Detroit and other cities throughout the United States. Rhodes ruled that the third negotiated attempt to terminate an interest-rate swap agreement […]

 

National Urban League report illustrates decline in employment and wages for African Americans, Latinos/as

By April 16, 2014

Even though the administration of President Barack Obama has said that the Great Recession has been over for four years, large-scale unemployment and underemployment persist in  African-American and Latino/a communities. The annual National Urban League report, “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America,” makes the not-too-surprising claim that the underemployment rate for African-American workers is 20.5 […]

 

Gathering in Brussels undermines African unity

By April 9, 2014

EU-Africa Summit may lead to increased imperialist interventions The EU-Africa Summit on April 2-3 in Brussels was not attended by several key African leaders from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Eritrea and Sudan. The European Union bypassed guidelines set down by a leading organ of the African Union, the Peace and Security Council, in convening and […]

 

Several African states boycott EU summit

By April 7, 2014

The planned April 2-3 summit between the European Union and African nation-states has met with controversy and rejection. The republics of Zimbabwe and South Africa, two very important states in Southern Africa that won independence through formidable mass and armed struggles, have stated that their leaders will not attend the gathering in Belgium. Controversy surfaced […]

 

South Africa platinum strike: Mine bosses threaten layoffs

By April 5, 2014

Efforts by South Africa’s government, led by the African National Congress, to initiate mediation between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and the mine owners failed, leaving no end in sight to the platinum mining strike. The recent strike, after nearly two years of conflict in the platinum sector, have cost the bosses $1 […]

 

Several African states boycott EU summit

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The planned April 2-3 summit between the European Union and African nation-states has met with controversy and rejection. The republics of Zimbabwe and South Africa, two very important states in Southern Africa that won independence through formidable mass and armed struggles, have stated that their leaders will not attend the gathering in Belgium. Controversy surfaced […]

 

Africa labor in motion

By March 31, 2014

Workers are striking in both the private and public sectors in Egypt and students are demanding jobs in Tunisia. While students in Kenya won their strike, the demands of transport workers in Nairobi have not yet been met. EGYPT In Egypt, where an uprising against the National Democratic Party of ousted President Hosni Mubarak erupted […]

 

Libya faces further imperialist intervention

By March 27, 2014

Three years after the massive eight-month bombing campaign against Libya was carried out by the Pentagon and NATO, divisions within the rebel forces that served as ground troops for the imperialist war of regime change are prompting greater foreign intervention. The seizure of an oil tanker, the Morning Glory, off the coast of Cyprus, by […]

 

African women fight for land & equality

By March 22, 2014

In Africa women have been in the forefront of movements toward national liberation, social and environmental justice, and gender equality. A host of events took place in March across the African continent and in the Diaspora recognizing the contributions and advancements of women and examining the ongoing challenges. African Union member states have called for […]

 

African workers, youth strike against poverty

By March 19, 2014

From Central Africa Republic, Egypt and Kenya to South Africa Although escalating instability and threats of civil war have dominated the corporate media’s coverage of the African continent, trade unions and student organizations are raising issues that involve the workplace and educational institutions. Workers and youth, through their unions and mass organizations, have been expressing […]

 
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World slams U.S. spying

Under increasing pressure and scrutiny from civil rights groups, public polls — and even their own imperialist allies — the National Security Agency, which has been carrying out massive programs of domestic spying, is beginning to show serious cracks in its armor of secrecy and criminality. On Jan. 23, a special “independent” agency within the White House, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, released a devastating critique of the NSA telephone metadata surveillance programs which systematically scoop up hundreds of millions of emails and store them, along with their contents. […]

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