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Objective conditions that gave rise to Ferguson

By November 22, 2014
Larry HalesWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Excerpts from the talk given by Larry Hales at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City Nov. 15-16. I believe in comradely and revolutionary love, but also in the power of hating oppression and those that oppress. I believe in letting that hate for the oppressor burn right next to the […]

 

The struggle for $15 an hour in Los Angeles

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John ParkerWW photo: Brenda Ryan

Excerpts from the talk given by John Parker at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City. This $15-an-hour ballot initiative in Los Angeles is about changing the relationship between capital and labor by establishing powerful workers’ assemblies throughout the country. In Los Angeles, it could strongly continue to empower low-wage workers […]

 

Detroit bankruptcy ‘exit plan’ latest attack on African-American majority

By November 21, 2014

As the corporate-controlled media in the city of Detroit continue to champion the massive theft of health care programs, pension funds and public assets totaling over $6 billion, the majority African-American population is being completely disenfranchised by the bank-led “plan of adjustment.” Despite claims of a “rebirth” of the municipality through a forced and illegal […]

 

You are not alone!

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If there were no Workers World newspaper printed 51 times a year, you might feel alone. If you could see nothing but the corporate media, you might think you were the only unbrainwashed human around. But instead you read opinions similar to yours in Workers World, supported by plenty of facts and reports of struggles […]

 

Lessons of the Ferguson Rebellion

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Monica Moorehead

Talk given by Monica Moorehead at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York City on Nov. 15. The Ferguson Rebellion, ignited by the racist police lynching of Michael Brown, still strikes fear into the hearts of the 1%, the ruling capitalist class, so much so that they are preparing their storm […]

 

Nov. 21 Call-in Day to support Boston school bus drivers

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Workers World readers are familiar with the struggle that union-busting international conglomerate Veolia has imposed on United Steelworkers Local 8751 in Boston and on the frame-up of Steve Kirschbaum, chair of the union’s Grievance Committee and founder of the local. Supporters of the union are asking workers and sympathizers from all over the country to […]

 

Rosebud Sioux say House Vote for Keystone XL is ‘act of war’

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Rosebud Sioux rally at Sept. 21 Climate Change march in NYC.WW photo

Workers World reprints this Nov. 14 article by Wica Agli, of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, published by the Earth First! Newswire. Since then the Keystone XL pipeline was narrowly turned down in the Senate on Nov. 18, but is expected to pass in January with the new Congress. Rosebud, S.D. — In response to today’s […]

 

Protest at Immigrant Detention Center, then Fort Benning, Georgia

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Workers World is publishing the following announcement from the School of the Americas Watch on their upcoming protest action in Georgia. On Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, hundreds of human rights activists will converge in Georgia in the wake of President Obama’s announcement about his executive actions in regards to immigration. The activists will march 1.7 […]

 

As postal bosses meet in D.C., unions rally against downsizing

By November 20, 2014
WW photo: Joseph Piette

Officials at the headquarters of the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C., kept an angry, overflow crowd in the lobby during a Postal Board of Governors meeting on Nov. 14. After chanting “Whose post office? The people’s post office!” and other slogans for over an hour, the boisterous crowd erupted in cheers upon hearing that […]

 

Suit challenges law muzzling Mumia

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Attorneys representing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed a lawsuit in federal court in Harrisburg, Pa., on Nov. 10 seeking to overturn a Pennsylvania censorship bill that had been quickly passed in October and then signed into law by outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett. The Pittsburgh-based Abolitionist Law Center, the Amistad Law Project and the Roderick and […]

 
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