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The elections and the oppressed

By November 12, 2014

The loss of the U.S. Senate to the Republican right and their gains in the Congress during the midterm 2014 elections can be largely attributed to a low voter turnout among key Democratic constituencies. African Americans, who have traditionally voted Democratic since the Franklin D. Roosevelt era of the 1930s and 1940s, failed to be […]


Burkina Faso: levantamiento de masas expulsa gobernante neocolonial


3 de noviembre – Cientos de miles de personas en Burkina Faso han obligado al Presidente Blaise Compaoré, líder apoyado por el imperialismo, desde hace mucho tiempo, a renunciar en medio de manifestaciones de masas y rebeliones en varias ciudades de todo el país de África Occidental. Compaoré tomó el poder en un golpe de […]


Benton Harbor, Mich., Civil Rights activist convicted by all-white jury

By November 7, 2014
Rev. Pinkney, right, at “Occupy the PGA” protest, May 2012.

The Rev. Edward Pinkney was found guilty of five felony counts of forgery stemming from a recall campaign against Mayor James Hightower of Benton Harbor, Mich., earlier this year. The all-white jury in St. Joseph, Mich., deliberated for nine hours and delivered the verdict on Nov. 3. The sentencing date has been set for Dec. […]


Burkina Faso: Mass uprising ousts neocolonial ruler

By November 5, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of Burkinabes reject neoliberal ruler after 27 years.Photo: Burkina Faso

Nov. 3 — Hundreds of thousands of people in Burkina Faso have forced the longtime imperialist-backed leader, President Blaise Compaore, to resign amid mass demonstrations and rebellions in several cities across the West African country. Compaore took power in a French-supported coup on Oct. 15, 1987, against revolutionary Pan-Africanist and socialist leader Capt. Thomas Sankara. […]


Cubans lead global response to Ebola epidemic

Cuban health care workers set off to join Africans in the fight stop Ebola.

Nov. 3 — Cuban health care workers have played a leading role on the African continent for decades. The revolutionary government views its work in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease as a manifestation of internationalism and solidarity with Africa. Hundreds of Cuban health care workers have recently been deployed to Liberia and Sierra Leone, two […]


Ebola in U.S.: Struggle over quarantine, stigmatization

By October 31, 2014

Oct. 27 — Epidemiology nurse Kaci Hickox had traveled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Doctors Without Borders to help treat patients suffering from Ebola virus disease. Upon returning to the U.S. Oct. 24, Hickox was placed under quarantine. She reported no symptoms of the dreaded disease. [She was released from quarantine after much criticism […]


Ebola cases surpass 10,000 in West Africa


World Health Organization officials announced on Oct. 24 that the number of Ebola virus disease cases now exceeds 10,000. Most people have come down with the disease in three West African states: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where approximately 4,900 people have died. On Oct. 23, Mali officials announced that one case resulting in a […]


Libya war continues by proxy

By October 26, 2014

On Oct. 20, 2011, the leader of the North African state of Libya was brutally assassinated in the city of Sirte. Colonel Moammar Gadhafi had been leading a struggle to defend his country from a war of regime-change coordinated and financed by the United States and NATO. Three years after the overthrow of his Jamahiriya […]


Justice denied for 7-year-old Aiyana Jones

By October 25, 2014
Aiyana Jones

Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley remains unscathed after a second attempt to prosecute him ended in a mistrial on Oct. 10. Weekley killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones during a raid at the wrong residence in a two-family house on Detroit’s eastside during the early morning hours of May 16, 2010. Weekley was charged with involuntary […]


Why isn’t there more global aid to fight Ebola?

By October 22, 2014

Oct. 20 — Several United States congressional representatives have called for a ban on travel into the U.S. from the three West African states which have been the most severely impacted by the recent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. These proposals demanded that President Barack Obama prohibit travelers from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia from entering […]