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Orden de mordaza contra Mumia Abu-Jamal silencia todos los prisioneros

By October 28, 2014

Filadelfia —Ahora cuando más y más condenas están siendo revocadas  y las/os prisioneros puestos en libertad debido a las acciones impropias, racistas e incluso criminales de los fiscales, algunos casos expuestos a través de pruebas de ADN, el estado de Pensilvania se apresura por pasar una orden de mordaza para imposibilitar que los prisioneros puedan […]


Demonstrators drown out Pa. Gov. Corbett who signed ‘Silence Mumia Law’

By October 22, 2014
Pam Africa leads march. WW photo: Joseph Piette

Philadelphia, Oct. 21 — Lots of media were on hand today in Philadelphia to record the moment when Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett put his signature on the “Revictimization Relief Act” — dubbed the “Silence Mumia Law” by civil rights activists. But Corbett had a problem: None of the media could hear him speak. Nearly 50 protesters, standing a short distance away […]


State’s gag order vs Mumia Abu-Jamal silences all prisoners

By October 21, 2014
Mumia Abu-Jamal

Philadelphia — At a time when more and more convictions are being reversed and prisoners released because of improper, racist and even criminal actions by prosecuting attorneys, some of it exposed through DNA evidence, the state of Pennsylvania is rushing through a gag order to keep prisoners from being able to speak out to the […]


Pennsylvania legislature tries to stop Mumia Abu-Jamal from speaking

By October 11, 2014
Mumia Abu-Jamal

  More often than not college commencement speakers are corporate CEOs, bankers or politicians — the people who will exercise control over students’ futures by exploiting their labor, piling mountains of student loan debt on them or starting endless wars that threaten the very futures of them and their families. On Oct. 5, graduates of […]


Peoples Climate March protesters say: ‘We know who is responsible’

By September 23, 2014
Anti-imperialist contingent at massive New York march, Sept. 21. WW photo: Joseph Piette

Activists in over 2,808 cities in 166 countries participated on Sept. 21 in the first international Peoples Climate March. The events took place two days before more than 120 world leaders will convene for the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City on Sept. 23 to plan for a new global climate treaty in 2015. By […]


Planet’s warming caused by capitalism

By September 20, 2014

Over the last few years numerous scientific studies have reported that the pace of global climate change is accelerating and, unless immediate action is taken, may be irreversible. The most recent report by the United Nations meteorological advisory body sounded the alarm that concentrations of major greenhouse gas emissions reached historic levels in 2013 — […]


Fast food workers doing ‘Whatever it takes’ to win

By September 8, 2014

Thousands of fast food workers fighting for a $15 hourly wage and union protection walked off their jobs on Sept. 4 in more than 150 U.S. cities. Some 465 workers and their supporters were arrested during the one-day strike for engaging in acts of civil disobedience, blocking streets around McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Taco […]


Palestinian youth speak in Philadelphia

By August 16, 2014
WW photo: Joseph Piette

Three young Palestinian activists — Majd Ahmad, Omar Abuasi and Rajai Dias — addressed a Philadelphia meeting on Aug. 12 on the Gaza resistance to Israeli occupation and the impact of the decades long occupation of Palestine on their own families and lives.  All three are leaders in local movements dedicated to raising awareness of […]


Millions globally protest Israel’s war on Gaza

By July 29, 2014
Marseille, France

During the week of July 21-27, millions of people turned out in protests around the world to demand that Israel “Stop the war on Gaza.”  As news that the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza surpassed 1,000, mass marches filled the streets of nearly every major world city, including in Israel itself. On July 26, over […]


Oil trains seen as ‘mile-long bombs’

By July 13, 2014

A runaway train carrying Bakken formation crude oil derailed last year on July 6. The resulting explosion killed 47 people and demolished the town center of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada. The severity and frequency of crude oil train derailments since then has sparked a call for a week of protests this year beginning July 6, in […]