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Pack Wisconsin Capitol, stop anti-union law!

February 28, 2015

Protesters inside the Wisconsin State Capitol on Feb. 28.Photo: Ben Herrenbruck Madison, Wis.,  Feb. 28 — At today’s protest of thousands at the state Capitol in Madison, Stephanie Bloomingdale, secretary treasurer of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, called on all workers and community members to [...]

Black Women’s Lives Matter

February 28, 2015

The following article, slightly edited, is reprinted here courtesy of Red Flag, the publication of the militant youth group FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together. Danielle BoachieWW photo: Brenda Ryan On Feb. 26, 2012, unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin was murdered by a neighborhood vigilante. [...]

Lorraine Hansberry: Political activist, artist

February 28, 2015

Lorraine Hansberry It is 50 years since Lorraine Hansberry, a renowned playwright and political activist on the left, died on Jan. 12, 1965. Only 34, she had led a full life and intervened in many of the significant developments in the African-American liberation movement of the 1960s. Hansberry [...]

BAYAN USA demands Philippines President Aquino resign

February 28, 2015

WW photo: Terri Kay San Francisco — At an event entitled “Peoples’ Power: Aquino Resign,” over 100 people rallied and marched as part of a national day of action called by BAYAN-USA. Per their callout: “Feb. 25 is the 29th anniversary of Edsa 1 People Power Uprising that toppled the [...]

FIST youth say — ‘Occupy Madison! Shut RTW down!’

February 28, 2015

Photo: Jennica Stein Madison, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker and Senate Republicans shoved through right-to-work (-for-less) legislation on Feb. 26 following a day of worker resistance in Wisconsin’s capital. This legislation would greatly reduce the living standards as well as workers’ [...]

Oil strikers march on Marathon Petroleum as strike expands

February 26, 2015

Findlay, Ohio — Over 200 oil strikers and supporters demonstrated on Feb. 24 in Findlay, Ohio, where the Marathon Petroleum Company has its international headquarters. Despite harsh winds and near-zero temperatures, the crowd waited to begin the rally until a busload of Marathon strikers from [...]

PFLP leadership meets with U.S. delegation

February 26, 2015

The following article was posted Feb. 25 at pflp.ps. Comrade Abu Ahmad Fuad, deputy general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Comrade Abu Sami Marwan, member of the Political Bureau of the PFLP, met with a U.S. delegation to Syria, which arrived in Damascus on [...]

Detroit youth: ‘I stand with Boston bus drivers’

February 26, 2015

Boston is hundreds of miles from Detroit, but the fight of Steelworkers Local 8751 to beat the union-buster Veolia Corp. matters to workers and youth here. The school bus drivers’ union was created in 1978, but their story really begins in 1974 with the struggle to desegregate Boston schools. [...]

March condemns killing of immigrant worker by cops

February 26, 2015

Antonio Zambrano-Montes Pasco, Wash. — Within days after farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes was killed by Pasco police, his murder was seen by over 1.6 million people on a YouTube video. Viewers saw an unarmed man, his hands raised in the air much like Michael Brown’s hands last summer in [...]

Boston union under siege

February 26, 2015

Drop the bogus charges! “There’s no such thing as neutral. You have to be on one side or the other. In Harlan County there wasn’t no neutral.” This is how Florence Reece, spouse of National Miners Union organizer Sam Reece, described life in the Kentucky coal fields in 1931. Sheriff J.H. [...]
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