Community demands justice as killer cop fired in Milwaukee

By October 20, 2014
Demanding justice for Dontre Hamilton, Milwaukee, Oct. 16.Photo: Joe Brusky

As a result of almost six months of repeated protests organized by the Coalition for Justice and their allies, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced at a press conference Oct. 15 that Christopher Manney, the cop who shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times, killing him instantly, has been fired. Hamilton family members were not invited to [...]

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War weary

By October 19, 2014

Senator John McCain, the militarist spokesperson for the Republican opposition to President Barack Obama, had this terse comment on the president’s war on the Islamic State: “They’re winning, and we’re not,” McCain told CNN on Oct. 12 and called for ground troops. Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Patrick Dempsey, who had already left the door open [...]

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Another protest hits Staples

By October 17, 2014
Cindy Heyward, American Postal Workers Union Philadelphia local recording secretary, led chants.WW photo: Joseph Piette

A Staples store in Center City, Philadelphia, was picketed Oct. 7 by members of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. The postal workers and community groups were picketing as part of a national campaign to boycott the office supply store because of its [...]

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Herman Ferguson, ¡Presente!

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Herman Ferguson

His name was Herman Ferguson, and if you’re not dialed into the Black Nationalist Movement, the name may not ring a bell of recognition. But to those aware of the Black Power Movement of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Herman Ferguson’s life, role and commitment ring like a bell in the night. For Ferguson — [...]

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On the picket line

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Atlantic City casino workers protest health care rollbacks As many as 700 UNITE-HERE Local 54 casino workers at Trump Taj Mahal blocked off the Atlantic City Expressway, chanting “No health care, no peace!” on Oct. 8. The workers were protesting attempts by Trump Entertainment Resorts, which owns the Taj Mahal, to roll back workers’ hard-won [...]

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Slam dunk for Palestine

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WW photo: Anne Pruden

Protesters, including many from the Jewish community, voiced support for Palestine outside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Oct. 7, when the Israeli basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv was there to challenge the Brooklyn Nets. Previously, on Aug. 11, a large multinational force of people had protested Zionism at the same venue because its namesake, Barclays Bank, [...]

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Seattle protesters tell Biden: ‘No more war!’

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Photo: Jack Smith

Demonstrators in Seattle protested the wars against Iraq and Syria when Joe Biden visited the city on Oct. 9. The U.S. vice president was speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the Washington State Convention Center. Biden was also targeted for past U.S. crimes of war, occupation, sanctions, genocide and ecocide against both countries. The [...]

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Youth march against capitalism at World Business Forum

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Photo: Desirée J. DeLoach

New York — The capitalist class held an event at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 7-8 called the World Business Forum. Five thousand of the richest CEOs and bankers met there to share their experiences in how to slash benefits, lower wages and bust unions. Outraged by this display of vast wealth [...]

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A tale of two oppressed communities

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Taken from an Oct. 7 audio recording at prisonradio.org. At first glance, the communities of Ferguson, in Missouri, and of Gaza, in the Israeli occupied territories, share virtually nothing in common. One is situated in the richest country on earth.  The other sits on ancient lands, lands that are constantly shrinking under the occupation. One [...]

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‘Justice for Jennifer Laude! U.S. out of Philippines!’

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Justice for Jennifer. WW photo: Greg Butterfield

A rainy New York City rush hour didn’t deter over 50 Filipino-American activists, transgender people and supporters, who rallied outside the Philippines Consulate on Oct. 15, chanting “We say no to the VFA! Fight transphobia every day for Jennifer Laude!” Laude, a transgender Filipina woman, was found strangled in a hotel room in Olongapo City, the [...]

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