U.S. protests in solidarity with people of Gaza

By July 22, 2014
New York City

As people of conscience around the world condemn the genocidal Israeli invasion of Gaza, protesters inside the U.S. are among those raising their voices for an immediate end to the Zionist war offensive. Many are well aware of — and angry about — the fact that U.S. taxpayer dollars fund Israel’s weapons of mass destruction […]

 

Senate hearing airs pro/con views about abortion

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The Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing July 15 about the Women’s Health Protection Act. The law is needed to stop states from implementing laws claiming to protect women’s health and safety, but which limit access to legal, safe abortion and drive women’s health care providers out of business. This is the first federal legislation […]

 

Detroit: Thirsty for justice

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July 21 — The Detroit Water & Sewerage Department announced at a federal bankruptcy court hearing before Judge Steven Rhodes today that there would be a 15-day suspension of water shutoffs while policies were enacted to address the current crisis in the city. Additional measures are purportedly being designed to address the massive termination of […]

 

Brooklyn, N.Y.: ’No to gentrification’

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Honk against gentrification, July 19.WW photo: Imani Henry

The Equality for Flatbush Project held a “Save Affordable Housing/Fight Gentrification Visibility Day” on July 19 to demand an end to rising rents. The community group, which describes itself as “a new people of color-led grassroots campaign to create a stronger network between tenant rights groups, block associations and community organizations fighting for better conditions […]

 

What happens when the U.S. shoots down a passenger plane?

By July 21, 2014

Remember the Iranian airliner? On July 3, 1988, the USS Vincennes launched a surface-to-air missile at an Iranian civilian airliner. It was on a scheduled commercial flight from Bandar-Abbas to Dubai. The attack resulted in the deaths of 290 passengers and crew members. The U.S. proclaimed the whole thing was an “error” by the crew […]

 

NSA spy campaign against Muslims exposed

By July 17, 2014

On the one hand, the U.S. government, through its Supreme Court, has decided that corporate bosses, if their religious biases are “sincerely held,” can use them to deny fundamental reproductive rights to women workers, namely insurance funding for contraceptives. On the other hand, that same U.S. government continues to wage a non-stop campaign of racist […]

 

Bankruptcy court addresses Detroit water shutoffs

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At march in solidarity with Palestine, July 13.>br />WW photo: Kris Hamel

July 16 — A dog and pony show put on by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy proceedings took an unexpected turn on July 15 when Moratorium NOW! Coalition activist Kris Hamel, who is also a WW managing editor, told the judge he needed to put a moratorium on mass water shutoffs […]

 

The U.S. dollar: A tool for Washington’s arrogance

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It was just another small story on the business pages and in the blogs devoted to economic news: The U.S. got BNP-Paribas — France’s largest bank — to agree to plead guilty to a felony and pay a nearly $9 billion fine, as well as fire some executives and accept some restrictions on its business. […]

 

‘No more hot school buses!’

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11-year old’s cartoon finds school buses equatorial.Cartoon: K. Stevens

Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) and New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, after receiving reports of dangerously overheated school buses, collaborated on a July 11 press conference calling for adequate air conditioning. Given a platform from which to demand safer school busing, families from many neighborhoods and cultures stepped up and spoke. About […]

 

On the picket line

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UAW forms local at Tenn. Volkswagen plant In an unorthodox move on July 10, the United Auto Workers set up Local 42 at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., where it lost a close vote (712 to 626) in February. The February vote was heavily influenced by outside interference: Republican politicians, who relied upon big […]

 
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