One year after police killing: ‘Justice for Kimani Gray’

By March 21, 2014

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Close to 200 people participated in a March 9 vigil, march and rally in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, N.Y., to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Kimani “Kiki” Gray, a 16-year-old Black male who was fatally shot 11 times by two plainclothes officers as he lay on the […]

 

Immigrant workers strike against repression

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Supporting detained immigrants, March 16.

Tacoma, Wash. — Immigrant workers imprisoned in the Northwest Detention Center here launched a hunger strike on March 6. As of March 16, the strike continues. This protest at the fourth largest immigrant detention prison in the country has attracted widespread support. The strike is part of the growing movement against deportations and the separation […]

 

Anti-Veolia picket supports Boston drivers, Palestine

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San Francisco school bus drivers turned out in force March 13 to picket the local office of Veolia Corporation. The action was in support of their valiant sisters and brothers in Boston whose school bus union, Steelworkers union Local 8751, Veolia is trying to bust. They demanded that four fired union leaders — Andre Francois, […]

 

‘People’s objections’ to be filed in Detroit bankruptcy case

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Detroit, March 16 — The last day to file objections to the city of Detroit’s austerity “Plan of Adjustment” in its bankruptcy case is April 1. Organizers with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition and Stop Theft of Our Pensions Committee are holding a meeting March 17 to help city residents, workers, retirees and other concerned people […]

 

Protests in U.S. hit lies on Ukraine, Venezuela

By March 19, 2014
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Confronting a barrage of pro-war propaganda, anti-war groups, low-wage workers and community activists are beginning to mobilize against U.S. war moves in Ukraine, while continuing to rally against Washington’s efforts to destabilize Venezuela’s Bolivarian government. The International Action Center called for anti-war actions across the U.S. in mid-March, including protests, speakouts, street corner leafleting and […]

 

Boston St. Patrick’s Day Peace march

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March 16 — Solidarity overwhelmed bigotry on the streets of South Boston this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. For 20 years the Allied War Veterans organization has rejected openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people from marching in its traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as anti-war and peace groups led by the local […]

 

Marchers demand $15 an hour, pay McDonald’s a visit

By March 18, 2014
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More than 200 activists, including many low-wage workers, marched on March 15 throughout the Herald Square area of New York City to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour for all workers and the right to a union. Chanting “The workers united will never be defeated,” marchers stopped in front of major low-wage employers […]

 

Racist neglect behind East Harlem explosion

By March 17, 2014
Site of gas explosion in East Harlem.WW photo:  Johnnie Stevens

New York –  Another capitalist atrocity against the poor and people of color occurred in the neighborhood of East Harlem, N.Y., on March 12, when an explosion ripped through two tenement buildings, killing eight people, injuring more than 50 others and leveling the buildings to the ground. As of March 17, several residents of 1644 […]

 

Vote for the Cuban 5 now!

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Ask your friends to vote for them too. Voting ends 5 p.m. on March 21. IT WILL TAKE ONLY ONE MINUTE OF YOUR TIME! humanrightsaward.org/2014-peoples-choice/contest/#!/entry/6042488 The 2014 People’s Choice Award will be announced on April 9 by Global Exchange. Every effort to make the Case of the Cuban 5 known contributes to the jury of […]

 

Staples to shut 225 stores

By March 16, 2014
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Giant retail chains are counting up their poor showings in 2013. Their answer? Store closings and layoffs. In this attack on the workers, largely underreported, both technology and capitalist overproduction play a role. Staples is a case in point. This giant office supply chain plans to close 225 stores by 2015 — 10 percent of […]

 
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