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Hands off Boston bus drivers!

January 28, 2015

The jury trial on trumped-up charges against union leader Steve Kirschbaum will begin on Feb. 2. After months of pretrial hearings and false starts, this founder of the Boston School Bus Drivers Union will be in court facing serious felony charges. United Steelworkers Local 8751 was already in a [...]

Saudi oil and U.S. hypocrisy

January 27, 2015

Few events expose the utter hypocrisy of U.S. politicians’ grand words about democracy so starkly as their praise for the recently deceased King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. For decades U.S. imperialism and all the imperialist powers have given political, military and diplomatic support to the [...]

Civil Rights to Black Power: The Alabama freedom movement 1965-1966

January 27, 2015

In June 1963, Bernard Lafayette was brutally beaten for his efforts to register black voters and almost died. With the release of “Selma,” tremendous interest has been generated among youth activists about the struggle for voting rights as it reached its apex in March 1965. This campaign for [...]

How the Glenville Rebellion briefly won community control in 1968

January 27, 2015

Ahmed Evans The police practice of murder, brutality and harassment of Black communities is not a new phenomenon. Nor is resistance to it. On July 23, 1968 — the night of what is known to history as the Glenville Rebellion — Black revolutionaries fought back in self-defense. Glenville is part [...]

Paul Robeson gave voice to the trees and forests

January 27, 2015

Paul Robeson If Paul Robeson were alive today, he’d be toasting and defending people’s hero Ramsey Orta (who filmed the police killing of Eric Garner) and roundly condemning the rigged-grand-jury decisions, escape hatching the police murderers of Garner, Tamir Rice and Mike Brown, in [...]

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

January 26, 2015

On Jan. 21, the apartheid Zionist regime of Benjamin Netanyahu was authorized by the United Nations General Assembly to host the first-ever conference devoted to the rise of worldwide “anti-Semitism.” A letter endorsing the conference was signed by the governments of 40 countries, including the [...]

Greek voters reject austerity

January 26, 2015

Greek workers protest austerity. Voters in Greece’s Jan. 25 parliamentary election rejected the harsh, devastating capitalist austerity program imposed, for the past six years, by the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission on the working class in that [...]

Vast wealth inequality will drive class struggle

January 26, 2015

Jan. 26 — President Barack Obama and the New York Times have apparently just discovered something every worker in the United States already knows: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. In his Jan. 20 State of the Union address, Obama declared his intention to press for legislation that [...]

Despite decline in Ebola cases, global attention needed

January 26, 2015

World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan reports that the number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases are rapidly declining. However, the United Nations-affiliated agency says the world community must not become complacent in efforts to contain and eliminate the disease. This [...]

WW commentary: Pentagon out of Yemen!

January 26, 2015

The flag of former South Yemen is seen attached to a billboard during a rally in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden October 14, 2014. Yemen, with a population of some 24 million people, is the poorest country in the Middle East. To its north lies the brutal, oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [...]
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