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At OAS & People’s Summits — Broad support for Cuba

April 14, 2015

Cuban President Raúl Castro U.S. President Barack Obama tried to use the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 10-11 as a platform to rehabilitate U.S. relations in the hemisphere. Obama attempted to distance himself personally from U.S. imperialism’s history of oppression, [...]

National Day of Action supports Mumia Abu-Jamal

April 14, 2015

April 10 was a National Day of Action for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Protests were held around the country to support this internationally known African-American journalist and political prisoner whose life is being endangered by medical neglect and abusive treatment by Pennsylvania prison authorities. [...]

A lesson in liberalism: Ramsey Orta, Mayor de Blasio and the cops

April 14, 2015

Orta (left) with family, supporters, Sept. 5, Staten Island, N.Y.WW photo: Johnnie Stevens New York — Ramsey Orta, whose cellphone video of killer cop Daniel Pantaleo choking to death unarmed Eric Garner sparked a movement against racist police murders, was finally released on bail on April [...]

After Walter Scott’s murder, police try to divide the movement

April 14, 2015

Walter Scott As the whole world knows, Walter Scott, a 50-year-old African American, was fatally shot in the back multiple times by a white police officer, Michael T. Slager, on April 4. The murder occurred in North Charleston, S.C., a city that is 47 percent Black but where four out of every five [...]

Wadiya Jamal describes visit with Mumia

April 14, 2015

Wadiya Jamal and Mumia Abu-Jamal On April 9, Wadiya Jamal visited her spouse, Mumia Abu-Jamal, at SCI Mahanoy. Here are excerpts from her account of that visit. I had seen Mumia in the ICU at the hospital, where he was sitting upright, handcuffed to a chair. I saw the photos taken of Mumia during [...]

Italy anti-war forum denounces NATO aggression

April 14, 2015

Emanuela Grifoni and WW’s John Catalinotto at anti-war meeting in Pisa, Italy. Pisa, Italy — A new exhibition in the Blue Palace of Art on the banks of the Arno River here examines the role of Italy and specifically of Pisa in World War I. Italy entered the war on the side of Britain, France [...]

Mensaje a la Cumbre de los Pueblos

April 14, 2015

A nuestros hermanos y hermanas en la Cumbre de los Pueblos: El movimiento progresista y revolucionario en los EE.UU. se solidariza con la Cumbre de los Pueblos celebrándose en Panamá del 9-11 de abril. Nos solidarizamos con la Revolución Cubana, la Revolución Bolivariana de Venezuela y con [...]

FARC-EP de Colombia: Entre partes iguales

April 14, 2015

Abril 3 de 2015 Sentimientos y posiciones políticas aparte, es hora de construir la Paz. Esa es ni más ni menos, la responsabilidad de La Mesa de Conversaciones y por eso es merecedora de toda la solidaridad. Reconocer esa realidad, los 51 años de confrontación armada, en esta última etapa, el [...]

Casualties mount in U.S. proxy war in Yemen

April 12, 2015

Despite daily airstrikes by Saudi Arabia since March 26, the Ansurallah (Houthis) fighters seized the presidential palace in the southern city of Aden the following week. Subsequent reports claim that the Houthis occupying the palace were forced to retreat by military forces still loyal to ousted [...]

Activists save Community Garden, for now

April 12, 2015

WW photo: Terri Kay “We’re just tired of being pushed out, and we’re not going to have it anymore,” said Linda Grant, one of the Afrika Town and Qilombo community organizers. On April 3, the organizers of the newly created Afrika Town Community Garden called out supporters for a protest to [...]
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