Prisoners strike on Day of the Dead

By November 6, 2014

Tacoma, Wash. — Demonstrators protested migrant detention and deportations on Nov. 1, the Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos — the Latino/a counterpart to Halloween — in Tacoma. The four-day occupation outside the NW (immigrant) Detention Center was greeted by news from inside that 200 prisoners had just gone on hunger strike to protest […]

 

In Los Angeles: My experiences working on $15 an hour initiative

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Sara Benjamin with her daughter Imari.WW photo: Sharon Black

I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for the “$15 Minimum Wage” campaign, which includes a ballot initiative that demands a livable minimum wage of $15 an hour for the city of Los Angeles, to take effect immediately after it’s passed. The campaign also supports the struggle of low-wage workers for a union. […]

 

Profit system spreads misery: Time to expose capitalism, fight for socialism

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The time to openly attack and expose capitalism and advocate for its opposite, socialism, has not been this ripe since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The capitalist system is transparently rotten to the core and taking a huge toll on the lives of workers — whether employed or unemployed. The devastation in the ­African-American, […]

 

NYC forum on migrant caravan, Garifuna oppression, Mexican students

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WW photo: Monica Moorehead

The New York branch of Workers World Party sponsored an Oct. 30 forum featuring the ongoing struggle of migrants, especially women, youth and children from Central America. Participants included several members of the National Solidarity Caravan who had traveled in a bus to Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Durham, N.C.; Atlanta; Jackson, Miss.; Houston; and other cities […]

 

Cubans lead global response to Ebola epidemic

By November 5, 2014
Cuban health care workers set off to join Africans in the fight stop Ebola.

Nov. 3 — Cuban health care workers have played a leading role on the African continent for decades. The revolutionary government views its work in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease as a manifestation of internationalism and solidarity with Africa. Hundreds of Cuban health care workers have recently been deployed to Liberia and Sierra Leone, two […]

 

New Yorkers ACT-UP against Ebola

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Protest in solidarity with people with Ebola and against stigma at New York Governor Cuomo’s office.Photo: ACTUPNY.com

New York — Some 100 activists rallied here outside Bellevue Hospital in a protest organized by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power on Oct. 30. The theme was “ACT-UP against Ebola.” Demonstrators showed solidarity with people worldwide who have the Ebola Virus Disease. They strongly opposed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. […]

 

Lennon Lacy: A new generation’s “Strange Fruit”

By November 4, 2014
Lennon Lacy

“The nineteenth century lynch mob cuts off ears, toes and fingers, strips off flesh and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.”  — Ida B. Wells, “Lynch Law in America.” Jan. 1900, pp. 15-24 Lennon Lacy did not hang himself; he was lynched!  He did not commit suicide; he was murdered!  Capturing the correct […]

 

Pennsylvania charged with ‘apartheid’ in higher education

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WW photo: Joseph Piette

A coalition of Cheyney University supporters filed a major federal civil rights lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The suit charges that PASSHE’s “separate but equal” education constitutes apartheid and is unacceptable. Filed Oct. 29, the suit seeks to end decades-long racial discrimination against the historically Black […]

 

FIST publishes ‘Red Flag’

By November 2, 2014
Red Flag

The revolutionary socialist youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) has begun publishing a quarterly magazine entitled “Red Flag.” The magazine contains articles about ongoing struggles against injustice and oppression as well as the revolutionary science of Marxism-Leninism. The first issue, now available, contains the following articles: “Think Revolution Is Impossible? Check out Ferguson, Missouri”; […]

 

Ebola in U.S.: Struggle over quarantine, stigmatization

By October 31, 2014

Oct. 27 — Epidemiology nurse Kaci Hickox had traveled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Doctors Without Borders to help treat patients suffering from Ebola virus disease. Upon returning to the U.S. Oct. 24, Hickox was placed under quarantine. She reported no symptoms of the dreaded disease. [She was released from quarantine after much criticism […]

 
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