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Gary Webb told the truth

January 24, 2015

Film review: ‘Kill the Messenger’ Gary Webb told the truth about CIA-backed contra terrorists selling drugs to finance their dirty war against Nicaragua in the 1980s. The courageous journalist was hounded to death for linking the crack epidemic with then-President Ronald Reagan’s drive to [...]

Stop Veolia in Boston and Detroit!

January 24, 2015

The following message from the four fired leaders of United Steelworkers Local 8751 in Boston was delivered to the Detroit MLK rally and march on Jan. 19. Detroiters march on MLK Day, Jan. 19.WW photo: Tachae Davis We’re honored to bring greetings on Martin Luther King Jr.’s weekend. Our union [...]

NYPD charged with illegally targeting Muslims

January 24, 2015

WW photo: Joseph Piette Over 100 people rallied and heard testimony in Philadelphia Federal Court on Jan. 13 in support of Muslim civil rights and against surveillance by the New York Police Department based on religion. The case against the NYPD’s warrantless surveillance program was argued by [...]

On the picket line

January 24, 2015

VW workers not fooled by bosses’ pseudo-union plan Workers in VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., in July 2012. After narrowly losing a union election in the Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen assembly plant in early 2014, United Auto Workers organizers now say a majority of workers have signed union [...]

Youth reclaim Dr. King in militant protests

January 22, 2015

Below are reports from several cities about marches and rallies on Jan. 19, the official holiday in memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, outrage at the epidemic of unpunished police murders was reflected in the large and militant participation of young people of color. Oakland, [...]

Mass anti-racist marches confront Islamophobic drive in Germany

January 22, 2015

Berlin Bulletin No. 83, Jan. 21, 2015  Workers World republishes this article for our readers as it focuses on the progressive response to the reactionary and xenophobic anti-Islam forces in Germany. Recent events here in Germany remind me of a playground seesaw, with constant ups and downs of one [...]

19th annual dinner honors political prisoners

January 22, 2015

Some of the organizers, former political prisoners, relatives and supporters at tribute dinner, Jan. 17. All seats at the Service Employees Local 1199 auditorium were full on Jan. 17 for the “19th Annual Dinner Tribute” raising support for political prisoners and funds for prisoners’ [...]

Taxes hit the 99% the hardest

January 22, 2015

The past few years have seen a multitude of protests on income inequality, decrying how the 1% makes so much more than the 99% and how this injustice creates vast inequality, social divisions and growing class anger. Taxes — local, state and federal — fall disproportionately hardest on people [...]

The truth about unions in Cuba

January 22, 2015

This mural on the wall of ExpoHolguin in Holguin, Cuba, was painted by Spanish artist Paco Bernal Gil. It reads, ‘300 million children sleep in the street today; not one of them is Cuban.’ In his Dec. 17 announcement of U.S. “policy changes” toward Cuba, President Barack Obama stated, “We [...]

Puerto Rican patriot comes home

January 22, 2015

Norberto González Claudio Hugs and cries of joy from a group of relatives, friends and political activists greeted Puerto Rican patriot Norberto González Claudio on Jan. 15 at the Luis Muñoz Marín Airport Terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. González Claudio had been arrested in the United [...]
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