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At Bronx meeting, Venezuela’s President Maduro says revolution ‘will not fall’

By September 29, 2014
Nicolas Maduro speaking at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

Bronx, N.Y. — When the history books in the U.S. are finally written by the working class, they will write about the special relationship between the people of the Bronx, N.Y., and the Venezuelan Bolivarian Revolution. Since the advent of the revolutionary movement ushered in by President Hugh Chávez Frias, the community of the Bronx […]

 

National convergence in Ferguson Oct. 9-13

By September 28, 2014
“Hands up, don’t shoot” activist at Climate Change March, New York City, Sept. 21.WW photo: G. Dunkel

The following excerpts are from a statement released by the “Hands Up” coalition, comprised of mainly St. Louis County activists, including from Ferguson, Mo., who have announced a mass mobilization in Ferguson from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13 to demand Justice for Michael Brown. Email handsupcore@gmail.com or go to handsupunited.org. We are in a movement […]

 

Where is justice for Michael Brown?

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Michael Brown

Legal expert Lisa Bloom told Chris Hayes on his “All In” show on MSNBC on September 17: “Every time this prosecutor [Robert P. McCulloch] has had a choice of two different options, he has chosen the option that leans towards the defense [for Ferguson, Mo., cop Darren Wilson]. “He didn’t recuse himself. He didn’t file […]

 

Growing labor support for the Cuban Five

By September 27, 2014
At the Climate Change March, New York City, Sept. 21.WW photo: G. Dunkel

The Service Employees union headquarters ground-floor meeting room in Washington, D.C., was standing-room-only on Sept. 13 for the premiere of Cuban 5 Antonio Guerrero’s newest watercolors, followed by music, spoken word, the debut of a three-minute “Discover the Five” animation video and a panel of speakers, including Cuban Interests Section Chief José Ramón Cabañas. Guerrero […]

 

Pack the courtroom Oct. 6: Drop charges against Boston school bus drivers’ leader

By September 26, 2014
Garry Murchison, Steve Kirschbaum, Andre Francois, Steve Gillis

The Boston School Bus Drivers Union fight against heartless union-buster Veolia is being waged on many fronts. It’s now a fight to get the frame-up felony charges on Grievance Chair Steve Kirschbaum dropped; to rehire the four unjustly fired leaders; and to win a just contract, which expired on June 30. On the frame-up charges, […]

 

Quitman 10+2 defendant acquitted

By September 25, 2014
Lula Smart

Quitman, Ga. — On Sept. 17, after three trials held over four years, Lula Smart, the first of the Quitman 10+2 to be tried, was found not guilty on all thirty-two counts. The main issue in the 19-day trial related to the use of absentee ballots by Black voters to insure that their votes were […]

 

Free Jamil Al-Amin

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WW photo: Brenda Ryan

A standing-room-only crowd attended an evening of “Love and Resistance for Imam Jamil Al-Amin” at the 1199 SEIU auditorium in Manhattan, N.Y., Sept. 12. Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown — a political prisoner falsely convicted of murder in Georgia — is in grave medical condition in a prison hospital in North Carolina. Speakers […]

 

Community activist wins R.I. primary

By September 24, 2014
Mary Kay HarrisPhoto: Robert Malin

Providence, R.I. — African-American activist Mary Kay Harris won the Democratic primary nomination on Sept. 9 for Providence City Council Ward 11, defeating two opponents. She will face the Republican candidate on Nov. 4 in the general election. Asked by Workers World about how she won the primary race on a very small budget, Harris […]

 

‘Flood Wall Street!’

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Wall Street

Mobilizing via the hashtag #FloodWallStreet, thousands of anti-capitalist protesters confronted the profiteers responsible for climate change by sitting down outside the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 22. Some had traveled far — from countries like Nepal and Nigeria — to expose imperialist corporations that have impoverished their countries while destroying the global environment. Others […]

 

Peoples Climate March protesters say: ‘We know who is responsible’

By September 23, 2014
Anti-imperialist contingent at massive New York march, Sept. 21. WW photo: Joseph Piette

Activists in over 2,808 cities in 166 countries participated on Sept. 21 in the first international Peoples Climate March. The events took place two days before more than 120 world leaders will convene for the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City on Sept. 23 to plan for a new global climate treaty in 2015. By […]

 
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