Golden Farm workers win contract

By July 4, 2014
WW photo: Anne Pruden

For nearly two years the workers at the Golden Farm Deli in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn have been trying to get a contract. Finally, the Golden Farm owner gave up his attempt to get Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 338 decertified. He gave up trying to provoke the community support organized by […]

 

On the picket line

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Tentative transit agreement in San Francisco Transport Workers Union Local 250-A announced on June 27 that it had reached a tentative contract agreement with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Workers, after voting down the MTA’s first offer at the end of May, were so disgusted at being offered a contract that included a pay […]

 

Women, yes! Corporations, no!

By July 3, 2014
Women, yes! Corporations, no!

The International Working Women’s Day Coalition held an after-work protest in Union Square on June 30. The group denounced the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision giving for-profit corporations the right, based on “religious liberty,” to limit the contraceptives their employees could select under the Affordable Care Act. Granting religious rights to corporations is a precedent-setting decision, […]

 

Mississippi after 50 years: The struggle keeps on . . .

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WW photo: Anne Pruden

Jackson, Miss. — Freedom Summer changed the course of U.S. history in 1964, when more than 1,000 students and youth, predominantly white, descended on the state of ­Mississippi. Fifty years ago Mississippi was a state where racism, segregation, horrific brutality, bombings, burnings, lynchings and Klan violence were the order of the day. “Segregation now, segregation […]

 

We march in Pride

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WW photo: Brenda Ryan

Year after year, many among the million-plus people who line the streets to watch the Pride parade in New York City crave a fightback perspective along with the celebration of their sexual and gender identities. The revolutionary contingent organized by Workers World Party was a refreshing display of struggle in the midst of attempts by […]

 

‘What do we want? Transjustice!’

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‘What do we want? Transjustice!’

The 10th annual Trans Day of Action brought together hundreds of mainly transgender youth and young workers of color, along with their allies, on June 27 in New York City. The militant march and two rallies were organized by TransJustice, a program of the Audre Lorde Project, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans and gender […]

 

Boston Solidarity Day III

By July 2, 2014
Boston Solidarity Day III

Nearly 500 militant USW 8751 Boston School Bus drivers and supporters took the struggle against Veolia/City union busting to the streets surrounding the Freeport bus yard and Veolia Corporate Headquarters chanting “No contract! No work! And Veolia, We say no, union busting has got to go!” The union shifted their eight-month-long fight into high gear […]

 

Ruling aids anti-choice terror

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Top court attacks women The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling eliminating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics that provide reproductive health care, including abortions, was a stunning blow to women. In a unanimous decision issued June 26, the court struck down a 2007 Massachusetts law that had mandated the zone, arguing that it had restricted […]

 

Free Palestinian prisoners!

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Free Palestinian prisoners!

Activists protested outside the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia during rush hour on June 27, as an emergency response to the raids, bombings, demolitions, murders and kidnappings by Israeli Defense Forces against occupied Palestine over the previous week. Participants especially focused on the demand to free the thousands of Palestinians held in prisons, including hundreds of […]

 

Rights activists protest ‘Human Rights Watch’

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Photo: Peoples Video Network

June 26 — Human rights activists marched from the New York Times offices to the Empire State Building — which houses Human Rights Watch — to protest both institutions as tools of the CIA, specifically in their role attacking the Bolivarian government of Venezuela. A delegation of human rights activists, including Ramsey Clark, former U.S. […]

 
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