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Detroit water shutoffs prompt Canadian solidarity

By August 1, 2014
Thousands demand water in Detroit, July 18.WW photo: Kris Hamel

Efforts by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to carry out the program of restructuring in favor of the banks and corporations during the city’s bankruptcy proceedings have drawn growing opposition from inside Detroit and beyond. On July 24, a delegation from Windsor, Ontario, representing the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, arrived […]



By July 30, 2014
New York City: Al-Quds July 25 protest in solidarity with Palestine.WW photo: G. Dunkel

Palestine resists genocide July 28 — The crimes are staggering, the destruction massive. Israel is creating a 3-kilometer strip of scorched earth around Gaza City that eats up about 44 percent of the Gaza Strip, already the most densely populated place on earth. (U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) After more than three […]


U.S. protests decry Israel’s terror, support Gaza

Philadelphia, confronting Zionists, July 23.WW photo: Scott Williams

Protests on and around Al-Quds Day, the last Friday of Ramadan on July 25, took place in a number of U.S. cities. Some demonstrators linked the war on children in Gaza to the attacks on children from Central America who are crossing the U.S./Mexican border to seek refuge. Here are descriptions of some of the […]


Staten Island, N.Y., protest demands ’Justice for Eric Garner!’

By July 29, 2014
WW photo: Anne Pruden

More than 100 people gathered July 26 to protest the brutal killing-on-video of Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. They met at the site of Garner’s death from a cop’s chokehold to demand justice and “stop killer cops!” Outrage over Garner’s killing has been expressed around the U.S. At the protest were representatives from Rebel […]


New Jersey health workers threaten to strike

Milly Silva, executive vice president of 1199 SEIU, Jersey City, July 23.Photo: 1199 SEIU

Excerpted from a July 23 press release. For more information, go to 1199 SEIU website at tinyurl.com/neajdrw. A multinational, multigendered delegation of 1199 Service Employees healthcare workers, including certified nursing assistants, housekeepers, dietary and recreation aides, and licensed practical nurses, held a press conference in the Journal Square area of Jersey City, N.J., on July […]


Millions globally protest Israel’s war on Gaza

Marseille, France

During the week of July 21-27, millions of people turned out in protests around the world to demand that Israel “Stop the war on Gaza.”  As news that the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza surpassed 1,000, mass marches filled the streets of nearly every major world city, including in Israel itself. On July 26, over […]


Replace pro-Israeli judge, say Odeh lawyers

By July 24, 2014
Rasmea Odeh

Chicago — In a major development, attorneys for Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh filed a motion July 14 calling for Judge Paul D. Borman to recuse himself from the case. The supporting brief argues that Borman, a lifelong and dedicated supporter of Israel, cannot play the “neutral and detached” role that the law requires. A […]


Disability rights: A rich theatre of the class struggle

Brian Shea speaks at solidarity rally for Boston school bus drivers, July 14.Photo: Howard Rotman

The 1970s saw the development of a very active ex-patient and psychiatric survivor movement. In 1974, the Network Against Psychiatric Assault (NAPA) was among many organizations founded by people who had experienced psychiatric diagnoses. Also, a sister organization to NAPA was established in Boston, the Mental Patients Liberation Front. NAPA raised the rights of people […]



By July 23, 2014
Photo: Occupy Riverwest

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Chanting “The people united will never be defeated! El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!” a crowd of more than 100 people in Syracuse, N.Y., rallied July 18 to support migrant children. Their voices drowned out intermittent anti-immigrant shouts from about fifty right-wingers across the street. The pro-immigrant crowd held their ground at two […]


U.S. protests in solidarity with people of Gaza

By July 22, 2014
New York City

As people of conscience around the world condemn the genocidal Israeli invasion of Gaza, protesters inside the U.S. are among those raising their voices for an immediate end to the Zionist war offensive. Many are well aware of — and angry about — the fact that U.S. taxpayer dollars fund Israel’s weapons of mass destruction […]