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Meeting in Harlem says Black lives matter, from Ferguson to West Africa

By December 18, 2014
Sahid KoromahWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Harlem, N.Y. — An all day rainstorm could not keep people from attending a Solidarity Rally Against Ebola, Stigma and Racism at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, N.Y. on Dec. 9. The program sponsored by the African Ebola Crisis Committee and the International Action Center showed what a people’s response to an epidemic, led […]


Mass protests by Haiti’s people

By December 12, 2014
Port-au-Prince, Nov. 25.Photo: Daniel Tercier, Haïti Liberté

Tens of thousands of Haitians have come out into the streets repeatedly in the last month. They demand that President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe leave office and that the 6,000 troops of the United Nation’s occupation force, called Minustah, leave Haiti. Port-au-Prince, Léogane, Petit Goâve, Cap-Haïtien, Fort-Liberté, Ouanaminthe and Aux Cayes — […]


Biggest protest to date in Haiti

By December 4, 2014
Port-au-Prince, Nov. 26.Photo: Daniel Tercier, Haiti Liberte

Most of them live without electricity. Or phone service. Their community groups and popular parties don’t have much of either. They spread the call to demonstrate mouth-to-mouth or by radio shows. Internet with a mass reach doesn’t exist. But what the people of Haiti do have is mass anger. Anger at their government, which was […]


London students challenge gov’t over fees


In a direct challenge to the conservative government of Prime Minister David Cameron, thousands of students marched through the streets of London on Nov. 19 to the British Parliament, demanding the end of the austerity imposed on higher education and publicly funded (“free”) education. The coalition of student groups that called the protest announced that […]


The whole world watches Ferguson

By December 3, 2014

The United States is the major imperialist power in the world, so governments and media worldwide thoroughly analyze any major developments here from multiple points of view. The struggle against racism in Ferguson, Mo., has been the subject of tens of thousands of articles and programs, in both written and broadcast media around the world, […]


Haitian cops kill protesters – U.S. Embassy remains silent

By November 29, 2014
Haitians in Port-au-Prince demand president resign.

November 18 is the anniversary of the 1803 battle of Vertière, the decisive battle of the Haitian revolution in which an army of former slaves — most born in Africa — defeated the cream of the French army and guaranteed Haiti’s independence. On that anniversary this year, tens of thousands of Haitians took the opportunity […]


Protests over police violence sweep France

By November 20, 2014
Paris youth say: ‘Rémi: The people are in the streets!’

Rémi Fraisse was killed by an “offensive grenade” used by French cops Oct. 26 during a protest against a dam being built in Tarn, a rural area northeast of Toulouse. Fraisse, 21, was part of the encampment by a local militant group with the slogan “As long as there are bodies, there will be no […]


Belgium: 150,000 march against austerity

By November 16, 2014

Workers in Belgium showed that they had had enough. The latest cuts to their living standards brought them out in the streets in massive numbers at the call of the main trade unions in the country. They would refuse to accept raising the retirement age from 65 to 67 or breaking the link between wages […]


German rail workers strike


The German train drivers’ union, the GDL, struck the German railroad company Deutsche Bahn on Nov. 6 for the third time in a month. The strike was scheduled to last four days, the longest in DB history. The union called it off on Nov. 8 as a “friendly gesture,” according to GDL leader Claus Weselsky. […]


Haiti: Cancelled elections spark big protests

By November 7, 2014

If you don’t hold elections, you can’t lose them. This maxim, which the Duvalierist dictatorships upheld for decades in Haiti with the full faith and connivance of the U.S. government, is being applied by the current government of President Michel Martelly. According to Haitian law, elections for the senate and municipal governments should have been […]