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A visit with Michigan political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney

July 6, 2015

By David Sole and Marcina Cole Coldwater, Mich. Rev. Pinkney and Marcina Cole at the prison visitor center earlier in 2015. In rural, south central Michigan, several hours from Detroit, sits Lakeland Correctional Facility. Upon our arrival we noticed the sun reflecting brightly off the triple row [...]

México’s teachers struggle for justice

July 6, 2015

Cuernavaca, México — “To be a teacher and not to fight is a contradiction in our fundamental way of teaching.” That statement, repeated all over, is the essence of the struggle of the teachers in Mexico unfolding throughout the country. In Mexico, tens of thousands of public school [...]

Act now for Mumia Abu-Jamal, Black U.S. political prisoner

July 6, 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal On July 4, the apparatus of state power, like it does every year, arrogantly lauded itself for its alleged mandate to occupy the “lighthouse of democracy” around the world. Drunk on the brew of grand larceny, they will never voluntarily imbibe the sobering elixir of Frederick [...]

Bombings kill more in Yemen as hunger, thirst spread

July 6, 2015

Warplanes deployed by the Saudi Arabian monarchy, the Gulf Cooperation Council and their allies, all backed by U.S. imperialism, are continuing the war aimed at regime change in Yemen into the fourth month. Since March 26 when the bombing of Yemen started, some 2,600 to 4,000 people have died, [...]

Global warming kills thousands in Asia

July 6, 2015

A man applies water to his face to cool himself in India as temperatures remained near 122°F. For the last two months, the Indian subcontinent has suffered through the grip of an unprecedented heat wave. Thousands of people have perished in both India and Pakistan. Ramzan Chippa, who runs a [...]

Ruling on ACA subsidies

July 6, 2015

Some 6.4 million people breathed a sigh of relief on June 25. On that day, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in the King v. Burwell case to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s subsidy provision. The law provides federal subsidies in the form of tax credits to low-income individuals so they can purchase [...]

Paris taxi drivers battle Uber

July 6, 2015

Taxicab drivers in Paris, Marseilles and Lyons, France, joined by drivers from Brussels, Belgium, disrupted traffic on June 25 and fought with police in their battle against the multinational car-service corporation, Uber. To understand why workers have targeted Uber, you have to know how Uber [...]

Boston school bus drivers step up the fight

July 4, 2015

Garry Murchison, Steve Kirschbaum, Andre Francois, Steve Gillis The struggle between the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Steelworkers Local 8751, on the one hand, and the Boston city administration and the international union-busting corporation Veolia — now renamed Transdev — on the [...]
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