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Articles by Kris Hamel

Resist killer cops in 2015

January 5, 2015

Mall of America, Dec. 20.Photo: Fight Back! News The end-of-the-year holiday season in the United States did not slow down the “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations demanding justice for the victims of racist police brutality and killings. Since the exonerations of cop Darren Wilson, killer of [...]

Protests against police brutality continue coast to coast

December 21, 2014

Demonstrations to protest racist police killings and to assert “Black Lives Matter” have continued strong throughout the United States since the Dec. 13 national march in Washington, D.C., and the massive march in New York the same day. Protests have taken place in many other cities and towns, [...]

Huelgas de Walmart se unen a protestas Ferguson

December 9, 2014

El espíritu combativo de la gente de Ferguson, Misuri a raíz de la decisión de no procesar al asesino policía racista Darren Wilson por el asesinato de Michael Brown, parece haberse trasladado a muchas de las más de 2.250 huelgas reportadas en las tiendas Walmart en todo EUA del 26 de [...]

Celebs speak out on Ferguson

December 3, 2014

St. Louis Rams wide receivers in solidarity with Ferguson, Nov. 30. While celebrities these days are not particularly known for their political courage or progressive stances, many have spoken out, particularly African-American artists, entertainers, musicians, actors, athletes and others, against [...]

Walmart strikes unite with Ferguson protests

December 1, 2014

Los Angeles Calif.WW photo: Toni Arenstein North Bergen, N.J.WW photo: Anne Pruden The fighting, angry spirit of the people of Ferguson, Mo., following the decision not to prosecute racist killer-cop Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown seems to have carried into many of the more than [...]

‘Water is not a right,’ says Detroit bankruptcy judge

September 30, 2014

Detroit, Sept. 29 — U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes ruled today to deny a moratorium on mass water shutoffs and dismissed a class-action lawsuit brought against the emergency-manager-run city of Detroit and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. An entirely pro-bono team, led by [...]

United Nations water rapporteurs to visit Detroit

September 30, 2014

United Nations special rapporteurs from Geneva “are coming [to Detroit] to conduct a ‘fact-finding’ mission relative to these mass water shutoffs,” announced Maureen Taylor, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization leader, in an email to activists on Sept. 24. The three-day mission, beginning [...]

Banks cause Detroit water crisis

September 18, 2014

The city of Detroit, under a right-wing, state-appointed “emergency manager” who has plunged the city into the largest municipal bankruptcy in United States history, has been on a vicious campaign since March to turn off the water of residential customers whom the city claims owe more than $150 [...]

Ferguson, Mo., and Detroit: What do they have in common?

September 11, 2014

The foreclosure crisis has had a negative impact on the people of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., the epicenter of a rebellion for justice springing from the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, at the hands of cop Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Though small in size — approximately 21,000 [...]

Detroit WWP hosts Marxist conference

August 28, 2014

“Marxism: The Science Behind the Struggle” was the theme of a two-day educational conference Aug. 23-24 hosted by Detroit Workers World Party and FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together, a revolutionary youth group. In addition to Detroit and metropolitan Detroit, participants came from the [...]
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