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Human trafficking law promotes reproductive injustice

March 21, 2015

The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178) was considered a bipartisan bill when it was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 13. When an anti-abortion provision was discovered on March 10, protests from human rights, civil rights, legal, reproductive health and women’s groups [...]

On the picket line

March 21, 2015

15Now in Philadelphia. Photo: 15now.org Protesters demand $15 minimum wage in Philly Philadelphia, named the poorest big city in the U.S. by a recent census report, has become the latest city to discuss a $15-an-hour minimum wage. On March 4 more than 150 workers, activists and faith leaders, [...]

San Francisco protesters hit Netanyahu’s speech

March 21, 2015

Demonstrators gathered March 3 at the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco to protest war criminal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress. The protest was sponsored by the Answer Coalition, the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, the Occupy [...]

Former President Manuel Zelaya calls Honduras ‘ruled by USA’

March 21, 2015

This interview by Carlo Pereira of the German weekly Unsere Zeit (Our Time) was made during the International Seminar in Mexico City on March 12 and published in UZ on March 20. Translation and photo by John Catalinotto. Carlo Pereira: The 2009 coup in Honduras made big headlines around the [...]

In Spain, ‘The people should rule — that would be Dignity’

March 21, 2015

On March 22, 2014,more than a millionpeople from all overthe Spanish statemarched in Madrid for ‘Dignity’ against austerity. The following is a statement of the organization Red Network in Spain to the Dignity marches of March 21, a year after a similar march brought 1.5 million people to [...]

Youth’s visit to Moscow exposes U.S. imperialism’s lies about Russia

March 21, 2015

Moscow march against fascism in Ukraine Moscow — As I arrived at the Hotel Metropol in Moscow, directly across from the entrance to Red Square, I saw the AntiMaidan demonstration being set up to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the neofascist coup in Ukraine, whose social support came [...]

Dinah, Bett and Albany, N.Y., slave rebellion

March 19, 2015

Slavery was legal in New York until 1827. On March 14, 1794, two young slave girls were hanged in Albany, N.Y. One was named Dinah, aged 14. The other was named Bett, just 12. A month later, a 16-year-old male slave named Pompey was hanged as well. Yes, ten years after the so-called “American [...]

Vera’s Will: Shows a better life’s in birth

March 19, 2015

The main challenge in reviewing the wonderful new novel, “Vera’s Will” (Hamilton Stone Editions, 2015), by Shelley Ettinger is to not issue spoiler alerts before every paragraph. This is difficult because “Vera’s Will” is not only well-written and often poetic, but is also a great [...]

Koreans in U.S. tell Obama: ‘Normalize relations with the DPRK’

March 19, 2015

Kim Jong-un of the DPRK. Just this past Dec. 18, the lone opposition party with seats in the South Korean parliament was banned by the right-wing government there and its leaders arrested. Shortly after that, the self-proclaimed “democratic” regime in Seoul deported a Korean-American woman who [...]

Ferguson community resists police terror

March 18, 2015

Standing firm against police brutality in Ferguson, Mo., on March 13, less than 24 hours after two cops were allegedly shot, The police occupation of the Black community of Ferguson, Mo., is just as intense now as it was in the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown last August. The Ferguson [...]
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