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Baltimore defunds schools, funds youth jail

May 22, 2015

PPA says: ‘Jobs & education, NOT YOUTH JAILS,’ at Baltimore City’s Juvenile Justice Center, May 16.WW photo: Joseph Piette Baltimore — The Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously decided on May 13 to spend $30 million for the construction of a new youth jail facility in Baltimore. It [...]

The killing of Osama bin Laden: U.S. lies exposed

May 21, 2015

A pack of lies. On May 2, 2011, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs, acting under the direction of the CIA, carried out a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and assassinated Osama bin Laden. Although it violated international law as well as Pakistani national sovereignty, the assault, which included [...]

Detroiters protest Chase banksters

May 21, 2015

Detroit city retiree Bill Davis speaks out against Chase, May 19.WW photo: Kris Hamel Protesters greeted banksters arriving at the JPMorgan Chase annual board of directors meeting on the morning of May 19 at downtown Detroit’s swanky Book Cadillac Hotel, where the gathering of thieves was held. [...]

Mothers for Justice United

May 21, 2015

Members of “Mothers for Justice United” marched and participated in various activities in Washington, D.C., on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8 to 10, to demand an end to the epidemic of police terror and other forms of state violence directed against Black and Brown communities. Maria Hamilton [...]

‘Stop the Saudi bombing of Yemen’

May 21, 2015

San Francisco — Well over a hundred people, most from the local Yemeni community, marched and rallied on May 16 against the Saudi bombing and devastation of Yemen. They gathered at the United Nations Plaza in San Francisco, marched down Market Street to the busy shopping area at Powell [...]

Remember María Guardado

May 20, 2015

Collage includes murals of Maria Guardado in South Central L.A. (left) and Mexico City, and photos of Maria in the struggle. Workers World Party members and thousands of others — from Los Angeles to El Salvador — are deeply saddened by the death of María Guardado, who died earlier in May in [...]

Free Óscar López Rivera

May 20, 2015

Oscar López At the 2013 funeral of South African President Nelson Mandela, who had been imprisoned by the U.S.-backed apartheid regime in South Africa for 26 years previous to liberation, President Barack Obama said that “around the world today, men and women are still imprisoned for their [...]

The material basis for Black Lives Matter movement

May 19, 2015

90 years after birth of Malcolm X The rebellions in both Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore in response to state terror — more commonly called police brutality — are the most tremendous examples of rising social upheaval in the United States. The Black Lives Matter movement that has sprung up [...]

Guantanamo in Chicago: Imperialist war and police torture

May 19, 2015

It is no coincidence that both Zuley and Burge learned torture in the service of U.S. imperialism, in Vietnam and Guantanamo. Torture is a feature of imperialist war against colonial resistance. In 1990, Lathierial Boyd, 24, was asked by police to come to a facility in Chicago to help them [...]
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