Brooklyn, N.Y.: No library cuts!

By September 25, 2014
WW photo: Anne Pruden

At the Brooklyn Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, librarians protested cuts in jobs and services in the New York Public Library system on Sept. 16. As several branch libraries in the Brooklyn area face closure, protesters say the main library will have to cope with increased pressure for services without an increase in funding […]

 

Charges dismissed for most Moral Monday activists

By September 24, 2014

Durham, N.C. — Tens of thousands of North Carolinians protested and nearly 1,000 were arrested in the summer of 2013, demonstrating against attacks by the right-wing state legislature against teachers, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, voting rights, environmental protections and reproductive rights. (See tinyurl.com/kvl5szv) Moral Monday demonstrations were held every week that the legislature was in session […]

 

Community activist wins R.I. primary

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Mary Kay HarrisPhoto: Robert Malin

Providence, R.I. — African-American activist Mary Kay Harris won the Democratic primary nomination on Sept. 9 for Providence City Council Ward 11, defeating two opponents. She will face the Republican candidate on Nov. 4 in the general election. Asked by Workers World about how she won the primary race on a very small budget, Harris […]

 

Killer cop of Dontre Hamilton is exposed

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Milwaukee, Wis.— The struggle for justice for Dontre Hamilton intensified Sept.18, when his family released the name of the cop that shot him 14 times at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee on April 30, killing him instantly. After four months of absolute refusal by Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn and District Attorney John Chisholm to […]

 

‘Flood Wall Street!’

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Mobilizing via the hashtag #FloodWallStreet, thousands of anti-capitalist protesters confronted the profiteers responsible for climate change by sitting down outside the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 22. Some had traveled far — from countries like Nepal and Nigeria — to expose imperialist corporations that have impoverished their countries while destroying the global environment. Others […]

 

Peoples Climate March protesters say: ‘We know who is responsible’

By September 23, 2014
Anti-imperialist contingent at massive New York march, Sept. 21. WW photo: Joseph Piette

Activists in over 2,808 cities in 166 countries participated on Sept. 21 in the first international Peoples Climate March. The events took place two days before more than 120 world leaders will convene for the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City on Sept. 23 to plan for a new global climate treaty in 2015. By […]

 

NorCal People’s Climate rally

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WW photo: Judy Greenspan

More than a thousand people gathered at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater on Sept. 21 for the Northern California People’s Climate Rally. The organizers called for a world with an economy that works for the people; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; and a world with good jobs, clean air and water, peace […]

 

Seattle protesters challenge polluters

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Two thousand people marched in Seattle after a big downtown rally on Sept. 21.  Protesting coal ports and oil trains, demonstrators marched to the waterfront and blocked two train engines and forced them to back away.  Oil and coal trains have been blocked a number of times in recent months in the Northwest, as the […]

 

Planet’s warming caused by capitalism

By September 20, 2014

Over the last few years numerous scientific studies have reported that the pace of global climate change is accelerating and, unless immediate action is taken, may be irreversible. The most recent report by the United Nations meteorological advisory body sounded the alarm that concentrations of major greenhouse gas emissions reached historic levels in 2013 — […]

 

Top ten climates that need changing

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1. The climate of greed that says that making oodles of money is more important than keeping the environment safe for people. 2. The putrid climate in Big Oil boardrooms that allows CEOs to say that fracking is OK because drinking polluted water “tastes better than you think.” 3. The corporate climate that says that […]

 
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