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Papel de Washington en masacres estudiantiles en México

By October 21, 2014

El 2 de octubre de 1968, a sólo 10 días de la apertura de los Juegos Olímpicos de Verano que se celebraban ese año en Ciudad de México, policías y soldados le dispararon a estudiantes reunidas/os en una plaza en la sección Tlatelolco de la capital. Las/os estudiantes dijeron que 400 personas murieron; el gobierno […]


Memorial for GI union leader

From left, Terry Klug and Andy Stapp leaving Klug’s court-martial at Fort Dix, 1969.

A memorial meeting for Andy Stapp, who died in September, will be held on Nov. 1 in New York. As an active-duty GI at Fort Sill, Okla., Stapp first attracted the ire of the Army brass in 1967 when he was court-martialed for “refusing an order” — the order to surrender his anti-war literature to […]


Washington’s role in Mexican student massacres

By October 14, 2014
Protest in Mexico City for dead and missing students, Oct. 8.Photo: Alan Roth

On Oct. 2, 1968, just 10 days before the opening of the Summer Olympics, held that year in Mexico City, police and soldiers gunned down students gathered in a plaza in the Tlatelolco section of the capital. Students said up to 400 were killed; the government admitted to only 30. No official accounting has ever […]


Solidarity activists honored in Cuba

By October 11, 2014

The Friendship Medal of the ­Republic of Cuba has been awarded to two hard- working solidarity activists from the United States, according to the newspaper Granma of Oct. 3. Alicia Jrapko, U.S. coordinator of the In­ter­national Committee for the Freedom of the Five, and photographer Bill Hackwell were honored for their unwavering efforts to gain […]


Capitalism, greed and DNA

By October 3, 2014

When some 5,000 people — mainly CEOs and other executives — gather at New York’s Radio City Music Hall for the World Business Forum on Oct. 7-8, they’ll shell out between $2,700 and $3,000 for a ticket. Do the math and you’ll see the gate will take in almost $15 million for the two-day event. […]


‘Flood Wall Street!’

By September 24, 2014
Wall Street

Mobilizing via the hashtag #FloodWallStreet, thousands of anti-capitalist protesters confronted the profiteers responsible for climate change by sitting down outside the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 22. Some had traveled far — from countries like Nepal and Nigeria — to expose imperialist corporations that have impoverished their countries while destroying the global environment. Others […]


Andy Stapp, a thorn in the Pentagon’s side

By September 8, 2014
From left, Terry Klug and Andy Stapp leaving Klug’s court-martial at Fort Dix, 1969.

Andrew Dean Stapp could have been an archaeologist, a historian or even a stand-up comic. Instead, he chose to focus his broad spectrum of talents on fighting the military brass and ending the Vietnam War. Andy, as everyone called him, died on Sept. 3 at the age of 70. When only 23 years old, while […]


Israel, Gaza and ‘Manifest Destiny’

By August 28, 2014

Aug. 25 — Yet another round of Israeli missiles and bombs have killed scores more people in Gaza since the last ceasefire ended. The death toll since early July is now 2,092 Palestinians — about three-quarters of them civilians, with more than 450 of them children. On the Tel Aviv side, the count is 68 […]


From Pennsylvania to Ukraine and Bulgaria: The toxic aftermaths of fracking

By August 18, 2014

Many people are already deeply concerned about the sinister damage to the environment done by hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking.” This process, which breaks up underground shale rock through the high-pressure injection of millions of gallons of toxins-laden water in order to release natural gas, already supplies 67 percent of the gas consumed in […]


New York protests Gaza siege

By August 14, 2014
WW photo: Joseph Piette

New York, Aug. 9 — Once again, midtown Manhattan became the setting for a powerful demonstration of solidarity with the people of Gaza today. Even as many angry thousands rallied outside CNN headquarters at Columbus Circle and then marched across town to fill the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Israel was once more launching missiles […]