IPCC: ‘Climate change endangers life on planet’

By April 14, 2014
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Big business: ‘Profits come first’ The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a dire report based on the findings of thousands of scientists and environmental experts. It shows that climate change has already left its mark “on all continents and across the oceans,” damaging food crops, spreading disease and melting glaciers. Big business [...]

 

Chicago postal protest previews April 24 rallies

By April 12, 2014
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Chicago — Over 700 postal and other workers walked a picket line in front of a Chicago area Staples store on April 5.  The protesters marched back and forth over the block-long sidewalk for an hour and a half, chanting “Whose Postal Office?  The People’s Post Office!” Many wore T-shirts that read: “Stop Staples. The [...]

 

Buying elections gets more expensive

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On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the McCutcheon v. FEC case that the wealthy could donate funds to an unlimited number of candidates, party campaign committees and political action committees. Before this ruling, the most that one billionaire could openly give was $123,000 during each two-year “cycle.” Now each can give millions [...]

 

The war on public education

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Today’s capitalist public school curriculum called “Common Core,” coupled with impossible-to-pass examinations, is facing growing opposition all over the United States. The president of a parents’ group on Long Island called Common Core and high-stakes testing “child abuse.” Some 30,000 children, with their parents’ permission, opted out of Common Core examinations in New York state [...]

 

On the picket line

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NYC building workers march for a raise A sea of yellow and purple Service Employees union Local 32BJ flags swept up New York City’s Park Avenue on April 2. About 7,500 door attendants, porters, superintendents and handypersons marched to show they will strike if owners of 3,300 residential buildings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten [...]

 

‘The people continue to fight’ coup regime’s attack in Ukraine

By April 11, 2014
Arson at Communist Party headquarters in Kiev.Photo: Communist Party of Ukraine

April 10 — Desperate to stamp out a popular uprising in southeastern Ukraine, the fascist junta in Kiev — which came to power through a violent coup against elected President Viktor Yanukovych — is moving to crush the newly declared People’s Republic of Donetsk and rebellions in other cities. But anti-fascists throughout the region continue to [...]

 

$15 and a union!

By April 10, 2014
April 3 protest at McDonald’s restaurant in Philadelphia.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Philadelphia — Low-wage workers and their supporters gathered outside a McDonald’s restaurant here on April 3 for the second time in two weeks to challenge the megacorporation’s theft of workers’ wages and its negative treatment of employees and customers alike. Both demonstrations were organized by “Fight for $15” and called for a union for the [...]

 

Detroit youth march for jobs

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April 4 protest.WW photo: Kris Hamel

Demanding jobs and an end to the corporate theft of city services in the municipal bankruptcy case, several dozen people marched through downtown Detroit on April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Called by the youth group Detroit FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together), it was a march for jobs [...]

 

Who killed Kendrick Johnson?

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April 4 rally.Photo: Azi Ebrahimi

Macon, Ga. — Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the William Augustus Bootle Federal Building in Macon, Ga., on April 4 to press for justice in the case of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, whose mutilated body was discovered in a rolled-up wrestling mat on Jan. 11, 2013. K.J., as he was known to his [...]

 

Barbecue honors Bobby Hutton

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The “Lil’ Bobby Hutton BBQ for the People” was held in Oakland, Calif., on April 6, with about 75 people enjoying free food, speakers and entertainment. Lil’ Bobby was killed by the Oakland Police Department prior to his having a “Feeding The People” function at ­DeFremery Park in Oakland. Mumia Abu-Jamal notes in “We Want [...]

 
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