Latino/a community defends woman attacked by police

By October 1, 2014
Latino/a community defends woman attacked by police

Just two months after the recent New York Police Department chokehold killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, another video-recorded incident of NYPD brutality occurred on Sept. 20. When Sandra Amezquita, a pregnant woman, rushed to defend her teenage son, who was being detained by cops in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, one of several police present […]

 

Ferguson: Community protests racist power structure

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Ferguson, Mo.

Eight people were arrested on Sept. 28 as protests continued in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. People reportedly threw rocks and bottles at police during the evening amid escalating tensions over a Missouri grand jury’s failure to file charges against white police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael […]

 

Hate crime reform a snake oil cure for LGBTQ oppression

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Philadelphia — In the wake of the recent gay bashing in Philadelphia, let’s not be fooled into thinking that cops and more incarceration will be our salvation. On Sept. 11, a group of at least three people — including a daughter of the Chalfont, Pa., chief of police — allegedly attacked and brutally beat two gay men in Philadelphia. One […]

 

Justice for John Crawford!

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John Crawford

There is now no justice for John Crawford III, the 22-year-old African-American youth killed on Aug. 5 in a Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek, Ohio. A Greene County special grand jury did not indict Sgt. David Darkow and Officer Sean Williams, both white police officers, in the fatal shooting of this father of two, and found their actions […]

 

‘Water is not a right,’ says Detroit bankruptcy judge

By September 30, 2014

Detroit, Sept. 29 — U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes ruled today to deny a moratorium on mass water shutoffs and dismissed a class-action lawsuit brought against the emergency-manager-run city of Detroit and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. An entirely pro-bono team, led by prominent civil rights attorney Alice Jennings, had sought a temporary […]

 

United Nations water rapporteurs to visit Detroit

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United Nations special rapporteurs from Geneva “are coming [to Detroit] to conduct a ‘fact-finding’ mission relative to these mass water shutoffs,” announced Maureen Taylor, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization leader, in an email to activists on Sept. 24. The three-day mission, beginning Oct. 18, will include a bus ride to neighborhoods to hold discussions with residents […]

 

Postal workers, supporters protest cuts

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WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Rye Brook, N.Y. — Members of the New York Metro and Mid-Hudson areas of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and community organizations, including Community Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services, participated in a day of action here on Sept. 9, holding a militant picket line and rally in […]

 

At Bronx meeting, Venezuela’s President Maduro says revolution ‘will not fall’

By September 29, 2014
Nicolas Maduro speaking at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

Bronx, N.Y. — When the history books in the U.S. are finally written by the working class, they will write about the special relationship between the people of the Bronx, N.Y., and the Venezuelan Bolivarian Revolution. Since the advent of the revolutionary movement ushered in by President Hugh Chávez Frias, the community of the Bronx […]

 

‘We still need $15 and a union – now!’

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Organizations in Los Angeles are attempting to put a $15-an-hour minimum wage referendum on the ballot for that city. John Parker, who wrote this statement published on Sept. 9, is a coordinator of the Los Angeles Workers Assembly and main proponent of the $15 Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative Ordinance. As many know, in solidarity with […]

 

National convergence in Ferguson Oct. 9-13

By September 28, 2014
“Hands up, don’t shoot” activist at Climate Change March, New York City, Sept. 21.WW photo: G. Dunkel

The following excerpts are from a statement released by the “Hands Up” coalition, comprised of mainly St. Louis County activists, including from Ferguson, Mo., who have announced a mass mobilization in Ferguson from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13 to demand Justice for Michael Brown. Email handsupcore@gmail.com or go to handsupunited.org. We are in a movement […]

 
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