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Iran calls for ceasefire in Yemen

May 4, 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has outlined a proposal for the cessation of hostilities in Yemen through an April 17 letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This plan involves four demands: an immediate ceasefire, a halt to attacks by Saudi-Gulf Cooperation [...]

Unite against wars at home, abroad

May 4, 2015

The present national upsurge against racist police violence needs the support of every progressive political movement in the U.S. Every gathering, whatever else is on the agenda, needs to refocus attention on the millions of youth who have heroically taken to the streets again and again in [...]

Anniversary evokes solidarity actions for Bangladesh workers

May 4, 2015

San Francisco, April 24.Photo: Irma Bajar On the second anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a Day of Global Actions on April 24 demanded justice and compensation for the victims and their families. Two years earlier, in the worst garment industry disaster in history, [...]

Police use tasers to kill disabled, people of color

May 4, 2015

“Dontay” Ivy According to a 2012 Amnesty International report, tasers used by police in the U.S. resulted in the deaths of more 500 people between 2001 and 2012. A November 2014 United Nations Committee Against Torture report condemned U.S. police violence, torture and the use of tasers, [...]

Comments from the frontlines of Baltimore

April 30, 2015

The following edited comments were posted on Facebook by Baltimore activist and Workers World Party member Lee Patterson. Today: The real enemies are the killer cops and the capitalist state, not starving people in scalding poverty. *** Calling impoverished, hungry, disenfranchised, undervalued [...]

Eyewitness report by FIST activist on Baltimore Rebellion

April 30, 2015

April 25 demonstration to demand justice for Freddie Grey.WW photo: Caleb Maupin April 27 — Last night, some comrades and I went to the front lines of the rebellion in Baltimore, at North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. As we got closer to the neighborhood, folks in the community saw our [...]

Urgent call from Baltimore: Mobilize on May 1 for Freddie Grey

April 30, 2015

Issued by the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly National call to mobilize in cities across the U.S. and around the world for: BLACK LIVES MATTER MAY DAY, FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 SHUT IT DOWN FOR FREDDIE GREY ON MAY DAY — FRIDAY, MAY 1ST! TURN UP & STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF BALTIMORE! AMNESTY [...]

Emergency appeal from the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly

April 30, 2015

Demand Justice for Freddie Grey! Indict, Convict & Jail Killer Police! AMNESTY FOR ALL JAILED YOUTH Photo : Richard Reilly Approximately 350 people have been arrested in Baltimore stemming from the April 24 protests that spilled into the night both in downtown Baltimore and at the Western [...]

May Day message to Ukraine workers

April 30, 2015

The following May Day statement addressing the workers of Ukraine was issued by the communist organization Union Borotba (Struggle), whose members were driven underground or into exile following the U.S.-backed coup in Kiev last year. It was translated by Workers World contributing editor Greg [...]

One year after massacre, Odessa resists fascist occupation

April 30, 2015

House of Trade Unions burns during Odessamassacre, May 2, 2014.Photo: 2may.org One year after 48 anti-fascist activists died by bullets, flames and beatings at the hands of Ukrainian neo-Nazi gangs in Odessa, this city on the Black Sea is living under occupation. Yet the fighting spirit of this [...]
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