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No let up in fight to stop police killings in Cleveland

By December 17, 2014

Since the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice on Nov. 22 by a white Cleveland police officer, the movement against racist police brutality in this city has maintained strength and intensity. Tamir Rice’s name is also being raised in the protests around the country against police terror, and is now known internationally. For the second week […]

 

Tribute to Leslie Feinberg

By December 14, 2014
Leslie Feinberg in 1992.Photo: Bill Hackwell

She brought ‘trans’ into labor’s vocabulary In 1895, the year that Frederick Engels died, a 25-year-old V.I. Lenin wrote a tribute as an introduction to the first Russian language edition of Engels’ works. He opened with two lines from Russian poetry: “What a torch of reason ceased to burn, What a heart has ceased to […]

 

Michigan struggle demands transgender civil rights

By December 11, 2014

Detroit — The victories for marriage equality represent a huge advance for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer movement in the United States. Two-thirds of the U.S. population now live in states that permit or recognize same-sex unions. It is wholly possible that the U.S. Supreme Court will compel states that still discriminate against same-sex […]

 

Justice for Tamir Rice!

By December 9, 2014
Tamir Rice

Dec. 8 — With the police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, Cleveland has become, like Ferguson and Staten Island, a particular place associated with a widespread systemic problem. The news of young Rice’s murder came out near the time of the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the killing […]

 

GM workers protest at U.S. embassy in Bogota, Colombia

By December 4, 2014

For over 1,200 days, former workers of General Motors’ Colmotores plant in Bogotá, Colombia, have maintained an encampment outside the U.S. Embassy. Asotrecol (the association of injured workers and ex-workers of GM Colmotores) began the action on Aug. 1, 2011, to protest being fired after being injured on the job and subsequently having their medical […]

 

Phony gay rights bill throws trans community under the bus in Michigan

By December 2, 2014

There is no question that the victories for marriage equality represent a huge advance for the LGBTQ movement. Two-thirds of the U.S. population now lives in states that permit or recognize same-sex unions. It is wholly possible that the U.S. Supreme Court will compel states that still discriminate against same-sex couples to allow them to […]

 

Same-sex marriage fight not over

By November 13, 2014

After being buoyed by a string of victories, the movement for the right to marry was set back Nov. 6 when the Sixth District Court of Appeals upheld bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. In October, the four appellate courts had upheld lower court rulings overturning a total of 16 state […]

 

‘Drill, baby, drill’? Not so fast!

By September 7, 2014

Michigan is not exactly a state that an oil and gas industry executive would call “unwelcoming.” In fact, there is a still a 1930s state law on the books stating that it is “the declared policy of the state … to foster the development of the [gas and oil] industry along the most favorable conditions […]

 

Marriage equality winning after decades of struggle

By August 17, 2014

More than 700 people rallied in Cincinnati on Aug. 5 and 6 in support of the right of same-sex couples to marry. On Aug. 6, a panel of three judges of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard attorneys for couples in four different states make the case for marriage equality. In opposition, attorneys […]

 

Colombian GM workers continue fight

By August 11, 2014
Encampment at U.S. Embassy in Colombia.

A group of injured workers set up a tent encampment outside the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, on Aug. 1, 2011. Formerly exemplary workers at General Motors’ Colmotores plant, they were among hundreds who had been fired after sustaining work-related injuries that left them unable to do their jobs. The Association of Injured Workers and […]

 
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