BREAK THE SIEGE OF GAZA!

By August 5, 2014
Los Angeles - Photo: Mike Chickey

Aug. 4 — The world movement in solidarity with Palestine must join hands in demanding the complete lifting of the brutal Israeli siege of Gaza and full reconstruction. Whether the 72-hour ceasefire announced by Israel and Hamas holds or not, one thing is sure: The Palestinian people have heroically defended their right to exist as a […]

 

Baltimore mayor chased off stage at curfew forum

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Following the City Hall protest of the Baltimore chapter of “Fight Imperialism, Stand Together” against a new repressive youth curfew law, the city government has been on the defensive. FIST has led the struggle against the curfew, uniting several community groups and generating significant media attention on the issue. The new law will increase the […]

 

Rallies in U.S. grow stronger for Gaza

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San Diego

Aug. 4 — Protests continued across the U.S. opposing the Israeli assault on the people of Gaza and in solidarity with the resistance in that territory. They included large protests in Austin, Texas, and New York and the first mass demonstration in front of the White House on this issue. A broad coalition issued a […]

 

Postal workers target privatization

By August 3, 2014
Letter carriers protest at Staples, July 23.

The threat of privatization hung in the air as thousands of postal worker union members met in separate conventions July 21-25. More than 6,000 National Association of Letter Carriers delegates met in Philadelphia, while 2,000 delegates attended the American Postal Workers Union convention in Chicago. Both unions organized marches to nearby Staples stores responding to […]

 

Stop execution of Rodney Reed

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Rodney Reed’s mother, Sandra Reed, opens rally on July 24.WW photo: Gloria Rubac

Bastrop, Texas — After Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed’s family and supporters rallied and marched at the Bastrop County Courthouse and then took over Main Street for an impromptu march on July 24, they met in a community park to make more plans to stop Reed’s scheduled execution date of Jan. 14, 2015. The […]

 

Pro-choice march

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WW photo: Liz Green

Women’s Fightback Network activists joined a pro-choice march to Planned Parenthood in Boston July 26 to support reproductive rights. Billed as a reproductive justice defense action, the protest was in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling that eliminated the safety zone for patients as they enter women’s clinics. “After the Buffer Zone law was […]

 

International march for Gaza called

By August 2, 2014
The world stands with Gaza

A coalition of organizations that support Palestinian rights have called for an “International March to the United Nations” meeting at 1 p.m. at New York’s Columbus Circle on Aug. 9 and then marching at 3 p.m. to the United Nations headquarters. They call the action “The World Stands with Gaza” and hope to reflect the […]

 

Detroit water shutoffs prompt Canadian solidarity

By August 1, 2014
Thousands demand water in Detroit, July 18.WW photo: Kris Hamel

Efforts by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to carry out the program of restructuring in favor of the banks and corporations during the city’s bankruptcy proceedings have drawn growing opposition from inside Detroit and beyond. On July 24, a delegation from Windsor, Ontario, representing the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, arrived […]

 

On the picket line

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Low-paid workers win big raises at Johns Hopkins Hospital Some 2,000 low-paid workers — janitors and service, maintenance and technical workers — at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore won substantial raises under a new four-year contract reached July 8 by Service Employees 1199 United Healthcare Workers East. In 2015 veteran workers of 20 years at one […]

 

Support Boston union school bus drivers

By July 31, 2014

The attempt by the city of Boston to impose a racist austerity regime on its schools involves Veolia Corporation’s attempt to rip up the school bus drivers’ union contract. This includes the illegal lockout of union members last October, the firing of four of its leaders and now the frame-up charges against grievance chair and […]

 
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