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Articles by G. Dunkel

Biggest protest to date in Haiti

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 [...]

London students challenge gov’t over fees

December 4, 2014

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 [...]

The whole world watches Ferguson

December 3, 2014

London 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Protests over police violence sweep France

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 [...]

Belgium: 150,000 march against austerity

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 [...]

German rail workers strike

November 16, 2014

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 [...]

Haiti: Cancelled elections spark big protests

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 [...]

Belgian railroad workers protest austerity plans

November 2, 2014

Railroad workers and the services they supply to their passengers are under attack all over Europe. In September and early October, German railroad workers walked out. The third week of October, Belgian train engineers walked out in a series of spontaneous strikes and blocked the tracks in place [...]

New York faculty, staff demand contract

October 31, 2014

The Professional Staff Congress union represents 25,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York. It has not had a contract since 2010, although New York state law keeps the provisions of the old contract in effect. It is the only union in New York whose contract must be approved by [...]
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