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Protesters demand videotapes of police killing

April 19, 2015

A large crowd gathered in Oakland, Calif., on April 12 at the site where ­Yuvette Henderson was killed. They were called here by Henderson’s family and the Anti Police-­Terror Project. Henderson was shot on Feb. 3 by Emeryville police, who fired military AR-15s and other weapons at her as she [...]

Lupe Ochoa, yet another police victim

April 19, 2015

A crowd of family, friends and supporters gathered at the corner of 98th and Bancroft streets in East Oakland, Calif., on the evening of April 11 to celebrate the life of Guadalupe Manzo Ochoa. The young Latina had been killed by San Leandro police as they chased her into Oakland on Dec. 7, 2014. [...]

Brooklyn tenants take to streets

April 19, 2015

Brooklyn tenants and homeowners rallied on April 9 across the street from a high-rise luxury apartment building owned by the real estate development company Hudson Management. In the photo, anti-gentrification organizer Alicia Boyd, of the Movement to Protect the People, urged the community to stop [...]

Detroit lawsuit demands right to public protest

April 17, 2015

Some of the protesters outside Chase Bank, Feb. 27.WW photo: Kris Hamel A lawsuit largely initiated by the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and Women in Black-Detroit demands the right to [...]

Homeless fight back after shelter closing

April 17, 2015

Boston homeless and their supporters at City Hall.WW photo: Liz Green Boston — People with little or no money are usually mischaracterized by the liberal corporate media as a pitiful lot, “down on their luck,” requiring the charity of the more fortunate. These false and self-serving notions [...]

On Cuba, Iran, Ukraine: Obama, a centrist, yields to right wing

April 15, 2015

WW photo: Greg Butterfield The twists and turns of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, from Cuba to Iran to Ukraine, show the ability of the right wing to undermine the policies of centrist forces within the ruling-class political establishment. This is an expression of the expansionist, [...]

Why a warming planet means game over for capitalism

April 15, 2015

Climate change march, New York City, September 2014.WW photo: Brenda Ryan Until his veto of the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 24, President Barack Obama had kept the entire world unsure of his position. The issue of the KXL pipeline — the 1,700-mile-long project to be owned by energy monopoly [...]

Philadelphia marchers protest Ayotzinapa outrage

April 15, 2015

Some six months since 43 students disappeared in southern Mexico, their parents are traveling across the United States calling for justice. On Sept. 26 last year, the students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa were forcibly disappeared after a police attack, [...]

Solidarity with People’s Summit

April 15, 2015

The International Action Center held a press conference in New York on April 10 in solidarity with the People’s Summit, which was being held in Panama City at the same time as the official Summit of the Americas. The People’s Summit has adopted declarations against U.S. sanctions on Venezuela [...]

National Day of Action supports Mumia Abu-Jamal

April 14, 2015

April 10 was a National Day of Action for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Protests were held around the country to support this internationally known African-American journalist and political prisoner whose life is being endangered by medical neglect and abusive treatment by Pennsylvania prison authorities. [...]
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