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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 […]

 

Workers World Party hosts Marxist classes on theory and practice

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Over the July 4th weekend, young activists and revolutionaries from across the country, including Baltimore, Buffalo, Houston, New York City and Durham, N.C., attended an educational weekend of Marxist-Leninist theory and practice hosted by Workers World Party in New York City. The weekend began with a presentation by Fred Goldstein, WWP secretariat member and author […]

 

Disability rights: A rich theatre of the class struggle

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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 […]

 

Across the U.S.: NO TO MIGRANT BASHING

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 […]

 

Los Angeles Assembly pushes $15 minimum wage ballot initiative

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Larry Holmes at the podium.WW photo: Bob McCubbin

A Workers’ Assembly on July 19 in Los Angeles drew more than 100 excited people, mostly low-wage workers and their supporters, who were eager to sign up and become part of a campaign to put an initiative on the ballot for a $15 minimum wage that would take effect immediately. John Parker, a board member […]

 

Pride marchers in San Diego, Calif., call for global solidarity

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The yearly San Diego Pride Parade is southern California’s largest Pride event. This year, held on July 19, it was infiltrated by radical queers of all stripes calling for solidarity with Central American children, Palestinians, workers, incarcerated trans people, including — at the top of the list — Chelsea Manning. Manning, the WikiLeaks whistleblower, is […]

 

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 […]

 

Senate hearing airs pro/con views about abortion

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The Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing July 15 about the Women’s Health Protection Act. The law is needed to stop states from implementing laws claiming to protect women’s health and safety, but which limit access to legal, safe abortion and drive women’s health care providers out of business. This is the first federal legislation […]

 

Detroit: Thirsty for justice

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July 21 — The Detroit Water & Sewerage Department announced at a federal bankruptcy court hearing before Judge Steven Rhodes today that there would be a 15-day suspension of water shutoffs while policies were enacted to address the current crisis in the city. Additional measures are purportedly being designed to address the massive termination of […]

 

Brooklyn, N.Y.: ’No to gentrification’

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Honk against gentrification, July 19.WW photo: Imani Henry

The Equality for Flatbush Project held a “Save Affordable Housing/Fight Gentrification Visibility Day” on July 19 to demand an end to rising rents. The community group, which describes itself as “a new people of color-led grassroots campaign to create a stronger network between tenant rights groups, block associations and community organizations fighting for better conditions […]

 
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