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Capitalism on trial in Boston

By October 31, 2014
Andre Francois, left, and Steve Kirschbaum (with bullhorn) at Sept. 15 rally. Both were illegally fired by Veolia.Photo: Howard Rotman

The grievance chair and founder of the Boston School Bus Drivers’ Union will be in court on Nov. 24, facing trumped-up charges brought by the Boston-area district attorney’s office on behalf of notorious union-buster Veolia Corporation. Steve Kirschbaum, a 40-year member of United Steelworkers Local 8751, is facing charges related to an action held in […]

 

New York faculty, staff demand contract

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New York faculty, staff demand contract

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 both the […]

 

Antonio Guerrero’s birthday

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Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party

Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party Baltimore’s Fight Imperialism, Stand Together youth group and Workers World Party held a special birthday party for Cuban 5 member Antonio Guerrero. Activists from 5 years old to 65 dedicated Oct. 16, Guerrero’s birthday, to a night of learning more about the Cuban 5. They sang “Happy Birthday” and made cards […]

 

Rasmea Odeh under attack; Defend her Nov. 4 in Detroit!

By October 30, 2014
New York City, Oct. 20. Support for Rasmea Odeh.WW photo: Anne Pruden

Workers World received a statement from the Rasmea Defense Committee, which we publish here: Judge Gershwin Drain handed down a series of outrageous and unjust decisions, Oct 27–28, in the case of revered Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh. The government is going all out to railroad Rasmea to jail and deport her. There was nothing […]

 

“Cost of Injustice” is topic for Oakland meeting

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Families take stage at “Cost of Injustice” meeting in Oakland, Calif. on Oct. 25.WW photo: Gloria Verdieu

Oakland, Calif. — The “Cost of Injustice” event at the Oakland Eastside Arts Alliance was an evening of culture, art, healing and unity.  This was a union of families whose children have been killed by the police or by Black on Black violence. The Oct. 25 program started with libations, calling out the names of […]

 

Block the Boat Oakland keeps ship away

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The Block the Boat Coalition marches in solidarity with Palestine. Oakland, Calif.

Oakland, Calif. — More than 200 pro-Palestinian protesters marched from the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station to the Stevedoring Services of America terminal at the Port of Oakland on Oct. 26. They were celebrating the failure of the Zim Beijing container ship to arrive at the port for unloading and, in the words […]

 

Europe anti-labor law threatens U.S. workers too

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A million Italian workers march in Rome against austerity law.

In a rare note of agreement, the Wall Street Journal and Novosti, a Russian newspaper, agree on the large size of a workers’ anti-austerity demonstration: 1 million. That is the number of Italian workers who marched to the Piazza San Giovanni in Rome on Oct. 25 to protest a new labor law rammed through the […]

 

Solidarity protests with Ferguson: ‘Stop police brutality!’

By October 29, 2014
Oakland demonstration in solidarity with Ferguson.WW photo: Terri Kay

The demands of the people of Ferguson, Mo., and their continued fight against racism and police impunity are taking root across the country. This was reflected in this year’s nationally coordinated actions on Oct. 22 “to stop mass incarceration, police terror, repression and the criminalization of a generation.” About 400 people gathered at Oscar Grant […]

 

U.N. rapporteurs visit Detroit

By October 28, 2014
Protest at Detroit Water & Sewerage headquarters, June 6, 2014.WW photo: Kris Hamel

After a three-day fact-finding mission in the city of Detroit from Oct. 18-20, two U.N. Special Rapporteurs issued a scathing indictment of all levels of government for violations of international human rights in allowing massive water shut-offs to take place in the city of Detroit. The report by Catarina de Albuquerque, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human right […]

 

Houston protest: ’Death row must go!’

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WW photo: Monica Moorehead

Houston — The 15th annual march in Houston to abolish the death penalty brought together 200 people on Oct. 25. The families and friends of loved ones on Texas death row, which has the highest number of inmates of any state in the U.S., were joined by political activists, many of them young, from around […]

 
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