Racism, sports and Donald Sterling

By April 27, 2014

The owner of the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, was caught on audiotape April 9 making undeniably racist remarks demanding that a female friend — who happens to be Black and Latina — not bring Black men to Clippers’ basketball games. That this tape was released in the midst of the playoffs […]

 

Student-athletes are workers, too

By April 25, 2014

The Northwestern University football players will exercise their right to vote on April 25 to form a union or not. This historic vote comes after the National Labor Relations Board ruled March 28 that these players had the right to unionize, which includes collective bargaining rights. These players, who formed the College Athletes Players Association, […]

 

A fist, a brain and May Day

By April 21, 2014

Someone or something is coming at you. What do you do? You make a fist. You have four fingers and a thumb — if you’re lucky and haven’t lost one of them on the job. Hanging loose, they’re vulnerable. One at a time, they could easily be broken. But clenched tight, your fist becomes a […]

 

MLK & jobs

By April 9, 2014

On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., while showing solidarity with more than 1,000 striking low-wage sanitation workers, all African Americans. The spark for the strike was the deaths of two sanitation workers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, due to malfunctioning garbage trucks. The utter disregard […]

 

Albuquerque and people’s assemblies

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If anything cries out for the building of genuine people’s assemblies — places where workers and the most oppressed can freely testify to the unbearable crimes being committed against them — it’s the police shootings that have been happening in Albuquerque, N.M. The one that tipped the scales happened on March 16, when a homeless and […]

 

Egypt: The Kerry-Sisi plan

By April 2, 2014

A military dictatorship in Egypt behind the facade of an “elected” president. If it proves stable enough to protect the interests of the U.S.-backed oligarchy in the region, then it will receive the blessings of the White House and Congress. It will also get the $1.3 billion in annual military aid that had been partially […]

 

The enemy is at home

By March 31, 2014

There is so much repetition of propaganda that Washington and the Pentagon represent the righteous, that some people manage to believe it despite the facts. Usually these are people trapped into hearing only one explanation of events. Or perhaps they are the 0.1 percent who actually benefit from this image. The truth is that U.S. […]

 

Crisis for women in Texas

By March 24, 2014

A health care crisis for women of reproductive age has exploded in Texas as a restrictive law passed last year takes effect. But it’s also a human rights crisis, a women’s rights crisis, a reproductive justice crisis. Clinics are being forced to close because they cannot meet strict regulations requiring doctors who provide abortions to […]

 

Say no to another war!

By March 12, 2014

The International Action Center has put out a call for a week of actions regarding Ukraine, lasting from March 10 to 17. We wholeheartedly endorse this call and encourage all our readers to take part in whatever way you can. The U.S. government has engineered the downfall of the Ukrainian government in a coup spearheaded […]

 

WW salutes women in struggle!

By March 8, 2014

March 8 is International Working Women’s Day. This special day honors the struggles of women against inequality, oppression and war. It is also a time to promote true international solidarity, to embrace women of all continents. This year we see women fighting back against the ravages of corporate globalization on every continent. Whether they work […]

 
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