Thousands march on CNN to denounce its Ferguson coverage

By August 20, 2014
Thousands march on CNN to denounce its Ferguson coverage

Atlanta — The crowd had been organized by college and high school students. Estimated by the Atlanta police at 5,000, they gathered at CNN on Aug. 18 to denounce its scurrilous news coverage of the killing of Mike Brown by a Ferguson cop — with sensationalized images of “violent” protesters in the face of heavily [...]

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U.S. protests: ‘We are ALL Michael Brown!’

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U.S. protests: ‘We are ALL Michael Brown!’

Vigils and demonstrations involving thousands took place the evening of Thursday, Aug. 14, in at least 90 cities across the United States to protest the police killing of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo. Organized quickly on social media, the somber and angry gatherings included a moment of silence for Brown at 7:20 p.m. Eastern [...]

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Thousands turn back Israeli ship from Oakland port

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Press release from the Block the Boat Coalition, Aug. 19. For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland. And today, we salute the rank and file of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for standing with us against Israeli apartheid by [...]

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‘From Ferguson to Gaza, we charge genocide’

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The following message of solidarity was issued Aug. 19 by the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home coalition, which is organizing for the freedom of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.   Those standing up against police brutality and state repression in Ferguson, Mo., are leading one of the most important human rights struggles of our time. In [...]

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Defend Ferguson UPRISING!

By August 19, 2014
Ferguson uprising

Aug. 19 bulletin: News sources report that 78 people were arrested Aug. 18 during a police riot in Ferguson. A 23-year-old Black man was fatally shot by two St. Louis police on Aug. 19. Aug. 18 — Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American youth, was shot at least six times by a Ferguson, Mo., white police [...]

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Escritora iraquí discute papel destructivo de EUA en su país

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Si uno fuera a ver la evolución de los acontecimientos en Irak como el guión de una película trágica, la secuencia de escenas podría progresar de la manera siguiente, arrojando luz sobre los acontecimientos que han llevado a la desarticulación y desaparición de lo que fue una gran nación. La primera escena es evocadora de [...]

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La plaga azul — ¡Justicia para Michael Brown!

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Editorial Workers World/Mundo Obrero 12 de agosto — La penosa noticia de que la policía ha matado a otro joven afroamericano desarmado viene esta vez de Ferguson, Misuri, un suburbio de San Louis.  Michael Brown, de solo 18 años, esperaba entrar a la universidad en pocas semanas.  La policía aún no ha explicado el por [...]

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Behind Ferguson police, the St. Louis corporate elite

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The trigger-happy, tear-gas throwing, billy-club wielding cops in Ferguson, Mo., aren’t really “out of control.” These goons are very much in the control of some of the biggest corporations in the land. Michael Brown’s blood is on their hands, too. Ferguson is corporate headquarters of Emerson Electric, an outfit with sales of $24 billion and [...]

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Facts you should know about the fighting in Gaza

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Since Israel began a military offensive in Gaza on July 8, some 2,000 Palestinians and 68 Israelis have been killed. What is going on? Why is it important to you? Fiction: Israel was exercising its “legitimate right of self-defense” in bombing Gaza. Fact: Israel has no such “right” under international law. But the Palestinians do have a [...]

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Racism, PTSD and righteous rage

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The following is based on a speech given at a disabled rights meeting in Boston on July 26. Imperato, a Vietnam veteran transgender activist, is a member of Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Harlem-based Veteran Quality of Life Action Network. A former Service Officer for Disabled American Veterans, Imperato is a consultant on disabled [...]

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