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Wall Street seeks neoliberal ‘solution’ for Puerto Rico

July 7, 2015

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla surprised people when he said in a televised message June 29 that Puerto Rico’s public debt is “unpayable” and “that it is not about politics. It is mathematics.” That he suddenly accepts what the independence and progressive [...]

Slaveowners’ flag burned in Baltimore

July 7, 2015

This July 4, while millions were preparing for fireworks and celebrations, the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly held a rally to combat the racist legacy of slavery. Committed activists gathered in a park in the Charles Village neighborhood of Baltimore to speak out against racism, demand that [...]

NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its grounds

July 7, 2015

The horrific massacre of nine African Americans — Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Tywanza Sanders, Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Depayne Middleton-Doctor and Myra Thompson — on June 17 by white supremacist Dylann Roof in [...]

U.S.-NATO steps up military threats on Russia’s borders

July 7, 2015

Following a symbolic vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 10 to ban support for Ukraine’s fascist Azov Battalion, both the Obama administration and Senate Republicans signaled their continued commitment to the far-right regime in Kiev — and to pushing forward the dangerous [...]

Solidarity with Greek workers

July 6, 2015

Demonstrators from the International Action Center, the Peoples Power Assembly, the revolutionary youth group FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together) and Baltimore Workers World Party stood in solidarity with the Greek workers in the struggle against austerity. Outside of the Bank of America [...]

A visit with Michigan political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney

July 6, 2015

By David Sole and Marcina Cole Coldwater, Mich. Rev. Pinkney and Marcina Cole at the prison visitor center earlier in 2015. In rural, south central Michigan, several hours from Detroit, sits Lakeland Correctional Facility. Upon our arrival we noticed the sun reflecting brightly off the triple row [...]

México’s teachers struggle for justice

July 6, 2015

Cuernavaca, México — “To be a teacher and not to fight is a contradiction in our fundamental way of teaching.” That statement, repeated all over, is the essence of the struggle of the teachers in Mexico unfolding throughout the country. In Mexico, tens of thousands of public school [...]

Act now for Mumia Abu-Jamal, Black U.S. political prisoner

July 6, 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal On July 4, the apparatus of state power, like it does every year, arrogantly lauded itself for its alleged mandate to occupy the “lighthouse of democracy” around the world. Drunk on the brew of grand larceny, they will never voluntarily imbibe the sobering elixir of Frederick [...]
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