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Youth fight low wages and racist police terror

February 20, 2015

Lamont Lilly Rockford, Ill. — The militant youth group “Fight Imperialism, Stand Together” held a forum  in downtown Rockford, Ill., on Feb. 8 that linked the fight against low wages with the struggle against racist police terror. The panel featured two prominent local activists: Denzel [...]

A violent history: New report reveals extent of racist lynchings

February 20, 2015

Ida B. Wells The Equal Justice Initiative published a report entitled “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror” on Feb. 10. It illustrates the need to re-examine a sordid period in U.S. history, which has never been officially acknowledged. (ejl.org) Although this [...]

Black History Month forum on racism & low wages

February 20, 2015

By J. White and R. White Chicago Lamont Lilly A Workers World forum celebrating Black History Month was held at Malcolm X College in Chicago on Feb. 7. The forum called for an end to the war on youth, including racist police terror and low-wage slavery. Lamont Lilly from the Workers World Party [...]

Quebec protest rejects gov’t austerity

February 20, 2015

Thousands in protests in Montreal and Quebec City, Nov. 29, 2014. Around a thousand people protested the Quebec government’s austerity program in front of the National Assembly in Quebec City on Feb. 12, the day the parliament opened its 2015 session. The coalition, “Let’s Refuse [...]

Indiana woman criminalized after miscarriage

February 19, 2015

An outrageous miscarriage of justice occurred Feb. 3 in Indiana based on a real miscarriage. Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old, unmarried woman of South Asian-American descent, was found guilty of two contradictory crimes: feticide and neglect of a child. In March she could be sentenced to 70 years in [...]

Protesters tell Detroit mayor: End shutoffs, foreclosures

February 19, 2015

The first major protest against Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan took place outside the Redford Theater the evening of Feb. 10 as Duggan delivered his second annual “State of the City” address. Duggan is the first white mayor of Detroit in 40 years and a political cohort of right-wing Gov. Rick [...]

On the picket line

February 19, 2015

Record snowfall burdens low-wage workers As many feet of snow continue to bury the Northeast, hourly workers are among those most affected. For far too many low-wage hourly workers, closed roads and suspended mass transit mean longer commutes to and from work, resulting in less time on the clock. [...]

Protest to fight austerity from Detroit to Greece

February 19, 2015

Activists here with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs have announced a demonstration for Feb. 27 in solidarity with the people of Greece, who are resisting austerity and economic strangulation at the behest of the banks and financial institutions. [...]
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