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Articles by Abayomi Azikiwe

Ferguson Rebellion exposes U.S. racism globally

September 2, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. under militray occupation and martial lawafter police killing of Michael Brown. Just one day after U.S. President Barack Obama hosted leaders from across Africa, African Americans exploded in rebellion in Ferguson, Mo. A series of lawsuits have been filed against the city of Ferguson [...]

Police killing ignites struggle against racism

August 26, 2014

Michael Brown Slain 18-year-old Ferguson, Mo., resident Michael Brown was laid to rest on Aug. 25. The funeral was a local and national event with thousands in attendance. Brown was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 while he walked through the streets of his neighborhood. His [...]

Defend Ferguson UPRISING!

August 19, 2014

Youth protesters defy police terror in Ferguson. Aug. 19 bulletin: News sources report that 78 people were arrested Aug. 18 during a police riot in Ferguson. A 23-year-old Black man was fatally shot by two St. Louis police on Aug. 19. Aug. 18 — Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American [...]

U.S.-Africa summit can’t hide imperialist aims

August 18, 2014

A much-anticipated summit at the State Department and White House was held Aug. 4-8. Dozens of African heads of state and the chair of the continental African Union Commission attended. Nonetheless, several leading countries were not invited or chose not to attend, including Zimbabwe, Sudan, [...]

Renisha McBride’s killer: ‘Guilty’

August 13, 2014

Renisha McBride Detroit — A Wayne County jury on Aug. 7 found Theodore Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., a Detroit suburb, guilty on all charges, including second-degree murder, in the death of 19-year-old ­African- American Renisha McBride. Wafer could face up to life in prison after a [...]

‘Water for Gaza and Detroit!’

August 13, 2014

In an effort to calm the storms related to the massive water shutoffs in Detroit, corporate Mayor Mike Duggan issued a so-called “10-point plan” at a press conference on Aug. 7. Included in Duggan’s plan were steps to give residents a (mere) one-week notice before shutoff; to reduce the down [...]

Struggle wins temporary water shutoff moratorium

August 7, 2014

Detroit’s Freedom Friday fights for water.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe New developments took place at the end of July around the struggle for water in Detroit. A class-action lawsuit was filed on July 21 in federal bankruptcy court involving victims of the mass water shutoffs and four community [...]

Detroit rallies for Rasmea Odeh, Palestine

August 7, 2014

Palestine solidarity demonstration in West Bloomfield faces off Zionists.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe Two public actions in solidarity with Palestinians were held on July 31 in the Detroit metropolitan area. A hearing in federal court for Rasmea Odeh, a 67-year-old Palestinian-American woman who lives [...]

Detroit water shutoffs prompt Canadian solidarity

August 1, 2014

Thousands demand water in Detroit, July 18.WW photo: Kris Hamel Efforts by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to carry out the program of restructuring in favor of the banks and corporations during the city’s bankruptcy proceedings have drawn growing opposition from inside Detroit and beyond. On July [...]

NUMSA agrees to end strike in South Africa

July 31, 2014

A strike by 220,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa, the largest labor organization in the country, ended with a three-year agreement for a wage increase. The strike shut down production at General Motors facilities and other industrial locations beginning on July 1. [...]
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