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U.S., France step up intervention in Africa

By October 23, 2013

U.S. military operations on Oct. 5 in Libya and Somalia were neither isolated events nor solely prompted by the siege at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, for which the Somali-based Al-Shabaab took responsibility. Since December, the White House has declared that it will intensify its presence in Africa under the guise of waging the […]

 

U.S. raids in Africa spark protest

By October 14, 2013

U.S. military forces intervened in the African states of Libya and Somalia on Oct. 5 under the guise of waging the “war on terrorism.” A Libyan national, Abu Anas al-Liby, was kidnapped and taken to a warship in the Mediterranean. He is being interrogated there as a suspect in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. […]

 

Detroit assembly fights banks and austerity

By October 10, 2013
WW photo: Kris Hamel

“We’re calling on the banks to refund the money they stole from our community. Make the banks pay!” With those words Wayne County Commissioner Martha G. Scott kicked off the first International People’s Assembly Against Banks and Against Austerity at Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit on Oct. 5-6. Organized primarily by activists from the […]

 

Mineros sudafricanos continúan acciones sindicales

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La militancia laboral continúa en la República de Sudáfrica, la cual tiene la clase obrera industrial más grande del continente. Unos 20.000 mineros han participado en un intenso enfrentamiento con sus patronos, exigiendo aumentos salariales y mejores condiciones de trabajo. Los trabajadores están representados por el Sindicato Nacional de Mineros, (NUM por sus siglas en […]

 

Freedom fighter Herman Wallace, presente!

By October 9, 2013
Herman Wallace

The decades-long struggle by various forces in the Black Liberation Movement, the human rights and prisoner support movements resulted in the release of Herman Wallace from the Angola prison plantation in Louisiana on Oct. 1. Wallace, along with Albert Woodfox and Robert King, had become known internationally as the Angola 3. Wallace’s bogus conviction for […]

 

Mineros sudafricanos continúan acciones sindicales

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La militancia laboral continúa en la República de Sudáfrica, la cual tiene la clase obrera industrial más grande del continente. Unos 20.000 mineros han participado en un intenso enfrentamiento con sus patronos, exigiendo aumentos salariales y mejores condiciones de trabajo. Los trabajadores están representados por el Sindicato Nacional de Mineros, (NUM por sus siglas en […]

 

South African miners continue job actions

By October 6, 2013

Labor militancy is continuing in the Republic of South Africa, which has the largest industrial working class on the continent. Some 20,000 coal miners have been involved in an intense standoff with their bosses, demanding pay increases and better working conditions. The workers are represented by the National Union of Mineworkers, the largest labor organization […]

 

Attack on Kenya’s mall related to U.S.-backed invasion of Somalia

By September 24, 2013

Sept. 23 — Billows of smoke emanated from the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on the third day of a standoff among Kenyan, Israeli and U.S. FBI forces against members of the Al-Shabaab Islamic resistance movement based in Somalia, which had seized the mall. Reports indicated that at least 62 people have been killed since […]

 

Detroiters resist banks and bankruptcy ahead of Oct. 5-6 People’s Assembly

By September 23, 2013

Contradicting the pro-bank position of the corporate media, multimillionaire Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and his appointed Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr, 110 people filed objections to the forced bankruptcy of the city of Detroit. The court hearing took place on Sept. 19. Many of the people testifying were retirees, city workers and community organizers. Outside the […]

 

Detroit emergency manager dictates ‘lights out’

By September 18, 2013

When the lights went out at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAY­MAC) in downtown Detroit on Sept. 11, it was one of the hottest days of the year. People were trapped in elevators, while civil servants and court employees were sent home since they could not complete their work for the day. Soon it […]

 
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