Pack the courtroom Oct. 6: Drop charges against Boston school bus drivers’ leader

By September 26, 2014
Garry Murchison, Steve Kirschbaum, Andre Francois, Steve Gillis

The Boston School Bus Drivers Union fight against heartless union-buster Veolia is being waged on many fronts. It’s now a fight to get the frame-up felony charges on Grievance Chair Steve Kirschbaum dropped; to rehire the four unjustly fired leaders; and to win a just contract, which expired on June 30. On the frame-up charges, [...]

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Quitman 10+2 defendant acquitted

By September 25, 2014
Lula Smart

Quitman, Ga. — On Sept. 17, after three trials held over four years, Lula Smart, the first of the Quitman 10+2 to be tried, was found not guilty on all thirty-two counts. The main issue in the 19-day trial related to the use of absentee ballots by Black voters to insure that their votes were [...]

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Free Jamil Al-Amin

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WW photo: Brenda Ryan

A standing-room-only crowd attended an evening of “Love and Resistance for Imam Jamil Al-Amin” at the 1199 SEIU auditorium in Manhattan, N.Y., Sept. 12. Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown — a political prisoner falsely convicted of murder in Georgia — is in grave medical condition in a prison hospital in North Carolina. Speakers [...]

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Brooklyn, N.Y.: No library cuts!

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WW photo: Anne Pruden

At the Brooklyn Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, librarians protested cuts in jobs and services in the New York Public Library system on Sept. 16. As several branch libraries in the Brooklyn area face closure, protesters say the main library will have to cope with increased pressure for services without an increase in funding [...]

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Ebola crisis in Africa: Cuba sends health care workers, U.S. sends troops

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Eight experts and journalists visiting the West African state of Guinea were found dead in Nzerekore on Sept. 20. They went there to educate about preventing the spread of Ebola. Reports from Guinea say the delegation met with community elders, then was later attacked by youths. Guinea is the first country identified in the latest [...]

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Charges dismissed for most Moral Monday activists

By September 24, 2014

Durham, N.C. — Tens of thousands of North Carolinians protested and nearly 1,000 were arrested in the summer of 2013, demonstrating against attacks by the right-wing state legislature against teachers, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, voting rights, environmental protections and reproductive rights. (See tinyurl.com/kvl5szv) Moral Monday demonstrations were held every week that the legislature was in session [...]

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Community activist wins R.I. primary

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Mary Kay HarrisPhoto: Robert Malin

Providence, R.I. — African-American activist Mary Kay Harris won the Democratic primary nomination on Sept. 9 for Providence City Council Ward 11, defeating two opponents. She will face the Republican candidate on Nov. 4 in the general election. Asked by Workers World about how she won the primary race on a very small budget, Harris [...]

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Killer cop of Dontre Hamilton is exposed

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Milwaukee, Wis.— The struggle for justice for Dontre Hamilton intensified Sept.18, when his family released the name of the cop that shot him 14 times at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee on April 30, killing him instantly. After four months of absolute refusal by Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn and District Attorney John Chisholm to [...]

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Somalia petrolera, pero con hambre y ocupación militar de EUA

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A principios de septiembre, el presidente de EUA, Barack Obama anunció que había realizado el asesinato selectivo del líder de la organización de resistencia islámica Al-Shabaab en Somalia. El grupo ha estado luchando contra el gobierno somalí y una fuerza militar regional por más de seis años. En cuestión de días, Al-Shabaab se hizo responsable [...]

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Calentamiento global: Desastre para los pueblos del Ártico

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El Ártico se está calentando dos a cuatro veces más rápido que el resto del mundo. Esto es debido a un bucle de realimentación que implica el efecto albedo (blancura) que es “una medida de cuánto la energía del sol es reflejada de nuevo hacia al espacio.” (Skepticalscience.com) El hielo y la nieve reflejan mucho [...]

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