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Haitians say: ‘Martelly must go, we want food, jobs’

By October 24, 2013

Commemorating the assassination of Jean-Jacques Dessalines in 1806, thousands of Haitians marched in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, and in Cap-Haitien on Oct. 17, demanding Michel Martelly resign as president. They were also protesting the dire hunger crisis and the lack of jobs. The political forces and the demonstrations’ demands resembled those at the Sept. 30 protests. […]


French high school students protest racist deportation

By October 22, 2013

Léonarda Dibrani was on a class trip Oct.9 in Doubs, a small community near the French-Swiss border, when French cops grabbed her off the bus and expelled her and her family to Kosovo. She is Roma, and the cops decided her family had overstayed their permitted time in France. The following Saturday, Khatchik Kachatryan, a high […]


Demanda contra la ONU por cólera en Haití


A pesar de que su responsabilidad en la introducción y propagación del cólera en Haití ha sido establecida de manera irrefutable, la Organización de Naciones Unidas se ha negado a asumir su responsabilidad por las 8.300 muertes y los 650.000 casos de cólera en Haití desde 2010. En mayo de 2012, hasta el enviado especial […]


Suit against U.N. over cholera in Haiti

By October 20, 2013

Even though its responsibility for introducing and spreading cholera in Haiti has been irrefutably established, the United Nations has refused to take any responsibility for the 8,300 deaths and 650,000 cases due to cholera in Haiti since 2010. In May 2012, even U.N. special envoy to Haiti, Bill Clinton, admitted that a U.N. Nepalese soldier […]


PSC protests Board of Trustees

By October 11, 2013

Two hundred Professional Staff Congress members protested at the City University of New York Board of Trustees meeting at Baruch College on Sept. 30. A number of faculty and staff went inside the meeting, while others, plus some students, held a picket line outside. The protest made it clear that the union is not going […]


100,000 in Haiti say: End occupation, remove gov’t

By October 10, 2013

At least 100,000 Haitians came out to march on Sept. 30 in the capital, Port-au-Prince. They marched not just to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the first coup against Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the first popularly elected president of Haiti, but to protest the current government and the United Nations occupation of their country. The National Movement […]


Nez Perce resist GE and Big Oil

By October 6, 2013
Photo: occupy.com

In early August, hearing news that General Electric was planning to move a megaload of oil refinery equipment — 255 feet long, 21 feet wide and 23 feet tall, weighing 320 tons — over their land on Idaho’s Route 12, “a wild and scenic two-lane highway,” the Nez Perce Council met and voted to block […]


Haitians seek reparations from U.N.


Around 100 people, mainly Haitian, gathered in New York’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, opposite the U.N. headquarters, for an eight-hour demonstration on Sept. 26. They called for that body to pay reparations for the cholera that soldiers from Minustah — the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti — brought to Haiti in October 2010. The resulting epidemic […]


Protests charge Petraeus = war criminal

By October 2, 2013
WW photo: G. Dunkel

Whether he shows his face in Los Angeles or New York, David Petraeus — the retired general who commanded U.N. and U.S. troops in Afghanistan and then served as head of the CIA — has to confront protesters who call him a mass murderer, war criminal and liar. At the University of Southern California, Petraeus […]


Greece austerity, fascist violence bring fightback

By September 27, 2013

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is making positive predictions: Unemployment has gone from 27.8 percent to 27.1 percent, though for youth under 25 it remained at 59 percent in the last quarter. He claims that in six years the economy should be back to where it was in 2008. However, the trade unions involved in […]