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NYC tenants demand affordable housing

May 22, 2015

Thousands of tenants demanding their right to affordable housing gathered in Manhattan’s Foley Square on May 14 and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. They were joined by labor allies: 1199SEIU United Health Care Workers East, the Communication Workers Local 1080, the Professional Staff [...]

Alberta elections shock Canada’s 1%

May 15, 2015

The New Democratic Party, whose roots are in Canada’s labor and social democratic movements, swept Alberta’s elections on May 5, winning 53 of the 87 seats in the provincial legislature. The Progressive Conservative Party, which had run the province for the past 44 years, was ousted. The [...]

Refugee crisis in Mediterranean

April 27, 2015

U.S./ NATO bombs Libya in 2011. A ship with 700 refugees on board capsized south of the Italian island of Lampedusa in Libyan waters on April 18. It was the latest episode in the huge humanitarian crisis caused by a flood of refugees crossing the Mediterranean. The Italian and Maltese coast guards, [...]

300,000 workers march vs. austerity in France

April 17, 2015

Workers demand no closing of Nexcis solar panel plant in Rousset, France. On Thursday, April 9, 300,000 workers marched in 80 cities throughout France at the call of four major unions: the General Confederation of Workers (CGT), Workers’ Force (FO), the major education union (FSU) and Solidaires, [...]

Solidarity with People’s Summit

April 15, 2015

The International Action Center held a press conference in New York on April 10 in solidarity with the People’s Summit, which was being held in Panama City at the same time as the official Summit of the Americas. The People’s Summit has adopted declarations against U.S. sanctions on Venezuela [...]

Workers fight back against austerity

April 12, 2015

The capitalist ruling classes in countries all over the world are pressuring local and national governments to spend less on services like education, health care, public transportation, roads and water, and pay more attention to cutting wages and pensions. Resistance to these austerity policies is [...]

Cholera in Haiti increases

April 12, 2015

Cholera victims in Haiti await treatment. In October 2010, some of the troops in the United Nation’s military forces introduced cholera to Haiti. Since that time, 800,000 people or 6 percent of the country have gotten the disease, and 8,000 or so have died. There have been 32,000 cases and 480 [...]

Gas explosion leaves two dead, 25 injured

April 2, 2015

WW photo: Johnnie Stevens New York — A little more than a year after a gas explosion in East Harlem left eight people dead, scores injured and two buildings demolished, a gas explosion on Second Avenue in the East Village, another Manhattan neighborhood a few miles away from East Harlem, left [...]

Europe austerity met with mass, militant protests

March 30, 2015

Madrid, March 21. The European Central Bank decided a few years ago that to properly enforce its policy of harsh austerity on countries like Greece, Ireland, Italy and Portugal, it needed a spanking new, luxurious headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, that cost $1.4 billion. When Blockupy and other [...]
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