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West Coast activists block Zionist ships

By August 27, 2014

Oakland, Calif., Aug. 24 — The action to stop the Israeli ship Zim from unloading at the Port of Oakland, initially planned as a one-day event, became a movement. Originally organized by Block the Boat for Gaza, a coalition of about 70 organizations led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, the Aug. 16 action […]

 

Invitation to Philadelphia Socialism Conference

By August 26, 2014

The following is an invitation to participate in a Workers World conference on socialism in Philadelphia on Sept. 13. The Philadelphia Branch of Workers World Party invites you to take part in this timely conference which seeks to connect students, workers, community members, activists and revolutionaries from many struggles to discuss their experiences and build […]

 

Police killing ignites struggle against racism

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Michael Brown

Slain 18-year-old Ferguson, Mo., resident Michael Brown was laid to rest on Aug. 25. The funeral was a local and national event with thousands in attendance. Brown was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 while he walked through the streets of his neighborhood. His brutal death from six gunshot wounds fired […]

 

Outside the funeral, conversations about racist brutality

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WW photo: John Parker

Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 25 — Many thousands of people, the majority of them standing outside the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, gathered here in solidarity today to comfort the family of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Brown’s mother and father, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., […]

 

Ferguson, Mo., community stands strong against militarized police

By August 25, 2014
Monica Moorehead at memorial marking where Michael Brown died.WW photo: Lal Roohk

Ferguson, Mo. — Anti-racists from all over the world fighting against police brutality have expressed their solidarity with the embattled African-American community of Ferguson. Many have come to Ferguson since cop Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown on Aug. 8. But the core of the organizers of the daily and nightly protests and […]

 

Ferguson, Mo., community activists talk to WW

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Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 24 — Abdul Syed marches courageously and in solidarity with the hundreds of protesters who march nightly demanding justice for the family of Michael Brown and an end to police terror. In spite of the intense police repression and the fact that he is Pakistani and Muslim and therefore subject to further […]

 

Thousands demand “Justice for Eric Garner!”

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WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Staten Island, N.Y. — At least 15,000 people demonstrated in Staten Island, N.Y., on Aug. 23,  demanding justice for Eric Garner, an African American, slain on July 17 by New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo.   A video of Pantaleo applying a chokehold to Garner, killing him, has been widely disseminated, and been seen […]

 

Rasmea Odeh case: Judge Borman forced to step down

By August 22, 2014

fightbacknews.org dated Aug.12 Detroit — Judge Paul D. Borman was forced to remove himself from the case of Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh on Aug 11. Late last month, Judge Borman stridently denied a defense motion calling on him to step down. The motion asserted that his lifelong support for the state of Israel — […]

 

On the picket line

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Kellogg ordered to end lockout On July 30, a federal judge ordered Kellogg to end its union-busting lockout of 226 workers at its Memphis cereal plant, reinstate their jobs by Aug. 4 and bargain with Bakery union (BCTGM) Local 252G in good faith. Kellogg locked the workers out on Oct. 22 because they refused changes […]

 

Jury acquits anti-drone protester

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Syracuse, N.Y. — A six-person jury acquitted anti-drone protester Russell Brown on July 31 in an East Syracuse, N.Y., court of all charges after he testified about how current U.S. murderous drone strikes are like the U.S. war crimes committed during the ­Vietnam War. Brown was on trial for an April 2013 protest at Hancock […]

 
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