‘Making connections’ tour

By August 18, 2014
Buffalo, N.Y.

A speaking tour of upstate New York cities was kicked off in Buffalo on Aug. 4 with a meeting that filled the office of the Buffalo/Western NY International Action Center. Buffalo IAC’s Garrett Dicembre introduced the speakers, Judy Bello, a member of the United National Antiwar Committee and a leader of the Upstate Coalition to […]


Guitar Center unfair to workers

By August 17, 2014

New York — Scabby the Rat made an unusual appearance on 44th Street west of Broadway on Aug. 8, with a guitar slung across his chest. He was staring at the entrance to the Guitar Center, the largest musical instrument retailer in the U.S., with 315 stores and 10,000 workers. The union rat is usually […]


Grocery workers fight back

Market Basket

Thousands of workers at 71 Market Basket stores in New England have been engaged in a job action since July 17, when a hostile takeover within the company’s board ousted the then current CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. The mostly white super­visory and managerial staff of the grocery chain has been organizing weekly rallies of thousands […]


Marriage equality winning after decades of struggle


More than 700 people rallied in Cincinnati on Aug. 5 and 6 in support of the right of same-sex couples to marry. On Aug. 6, a panel of three judges of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard attorneys for couples in four different states make the case for marriage equality. In opposition, attorneys […]


Palestinian youth speak in Philadelphia

By August 16, 2014
WW photo: Joseph Piette

Three young Palestinian activists — Majd Ahmad, Omar Abuasi and Rajai Dias — addressed a Philadelphia meeting on Aug. 12 on the Gaza resistance to Israeli occupation and the impact of the decades long occupation of Palestine on their own families and lives.  All three are leaders in local movements dedicated to raising awareness of […]


Solidarity with Ukraine anti-fascists at NY Gaza march

By August 15, 2014
WW photo: Joseph Piette

Workers World Party and International Action Center activists spoke out in solidarity with the Donbass resistance and anti-fascist fighters in Ukraine at the Aug. 9 “World Stands with Gaza” march in New York. Protesters carried the flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic and signs linking the anti-imperialist/anti-fascist resistance of the people in Palestine and Ukraine. They also distributed a […]


Vigils and demonstrations protest execution of Michael Brown


A national call was issued to hold vigils and demonstrations to demand justice for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed African American who was shot multiple times and killed by police officer, Darren Wilson, on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.  At least 90 U.S. cities held protests on Aug. 14 against this horrific execution — witnessed […]


More U.S. demonstrations for Palestine

By August 14, 2014
Los Angeles

Huntington, W.Va. Around 50 people attended a candlelight vigil commemorating the victims of Israel’s aggression on Gaza organized by Appalachians for a Free Palestine on Aug. 7. Activists from the Muslim Association of Huntington; Students for Appalachian Socialism; the anti-imperialist youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST); and the Unitarian Universalist Association of Huntington attended […]


New York protests Gaza siege

WW photo: Joseph Piette

New York, Aug. 9 — Once again, midtown Manhattan became the setting for a powerful demonstration of solidarity with the people of Gaza today. Even as many angry thousands rallied outside CNN headquarters at Columbus Circle and then marched across town to fill the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Israel was once more launching missiles […]


Action set to blockade Israeli ship in Oakland, Calif.

Action set to blockade Israeli ship in Oakland, Calif.

San Francisco Bay Area people and organizations in solidarity with Gaza announced “a massive and powerful ‘Boat Blockade’ for Aug. 16 to block the Israeli Zim ship from unloading in Oakland!” Organizers have formed a huge coalition led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, including upwards of 60 organizations. The demonstrators plan to meet at […]