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Ferguson ruling ignites prairie fire of protest

By November 27, 2014
BostonWW photo: Liz Green

Solidarity and power of the people Nov. 26 — Fifty people were arrested last night in Boston for attempting to shut down Interstate 93. Several were arrested in Providence, R.I., for helping to shut down I-95. Ferguson activists have called for a nationwide walkout from schools and work on Dec. 1. The governing authorities in […]

 

After kidnapping of students, mass protests rock Mexico

By November 14, 2014
Protesters take to the streets in Mexico City, Nov. 5, in one of many protests demanding the return of 43 missing students.Photo: Alan Roth

Mexico continues to be rocked by massive protests after the disappearance of 43 students from the city of Iguala, Guerrero state, on Sept. 27. The youth had been handed over to local drug lords by police who fired on a student demonstration, killing six and wounding many more. Many bodies have since been found in […]

 

Memorial for audacious GI union leader

By November 7, 2014
Andy Stapp, Esquire 1969

The memorial for Andy Stapp on Nov. 1 turned into a reunion of members and supporters of the American Servicemen’s Union, which he had headed, as well as of his comrades in Workers World Party, long-time acquaintances from near and far, family members and former students who thought him the best and funniest history teacher […]

 

Global day of protest: ‘Return the missing students — alive!’

By November 2, 2014
Relatives of missing protest in Mexico City.Photo: Boreal Collective

A global day of protest on Oct. 23 demanded the return — alive — of 43 Mexican student activists missing since Sept. 26. While many large demonstrations occurred in cities around the world, the biggest was in the Zócalo central plaza of Mexico City, where estimates of the crowd ran as high as half a […]

 

Big troubles for apartheid Israel

By October 26, 2014

When Israeli planes and artillery were bombarding the people of Gaza this summer, the ratio of death and destruction was so skewed against the Palestinians that many people sympathetic to their cause around the world must have wondered how the Gazans’ indomitable resistance could produce tangible results against such a formidable military power. Well, it […]

 

Memorial for GI union leader

By October 25, 2014
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 […]

 

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

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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 […]

 
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