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Ukraine widens war against Donbass region

January 22, 2015

Donetsk Third City Hospital bombed by Ukraine on Jan. 19, killing one and injuring five.Photo: Jan. 19 — A horrific war is unfolding on the territory of the former Soviet Union at the behest of Washington and Wall Street. The Kiev regime in Ukraine has ordered jets, missiles, [...]

Black men used for target practice

January 22, 2015

Racist cops target Black men. North Miami Beach, Fla., cops have taken racial profiling to a new level. They’re shooting at old mug shots of Black teenagers. “Why is my brother being used for target practice?” asked Valerie Deant after she found his picture with a bullet hole in it. Police [...]

Isabel Rosado: Puerto Rican fighter

January 22, 2015

Isabel Rosado at 105. Known simply as “Isabelita” or “Doña Isabelita,” throughout her life, Isabel Rosado was an icon of the struggle for Puerto Rican independence and sovereignty. When, on Jan. 15, her remains were sown in the soil of her beloved hometown of Ceiba, thousands of Puerto [...]

Pentagon deploys more troops

January 22, 2015

With an air of absolute cynicism, the Pentagon announced on Jan. 16 that it will send 400 combat troops and 600 other personnel to the Mideast to train Syrian so-called “moderates” to fight forces of the Islamic State (ISIL). Congress has allocated $5 billion to fund this program. The U.S. war [...]

Protests revive MLK’s struggle legacy

January 20, 2015

National days of action were held from Jan. 15, the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to Jan. 19, the national holiday commemorating him. Activists with the People’s Power Assembly, the Black Lives Matter movement and many others joined forces to reclaim King’s anti-racist legacy [...]

Racism in the Academy behind snubbing of ‘Selma’

January 20, 2015

Institutionalized racism in the U.S. comes in many forms — some of it subtle, some not so subtle. The not so subtle, to put it mildly, includes the police murders of Black and Brown people, especially youth, too numerous to mention here. Heroic national resistance to this police terror began on [...]

French racism, repression ignite protests in Africa

January 20, 2015

Protests against Charlie Hebdo have taken place in several African countries. More protests took place throughout the Muslim world after the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo once again highlighted a cover cartoon that was deliberately offensive to Islam. The magazine’s office was attacked and 12 [...]

Racismo e imperialismo detrás de asesinatos en París

January 20, 2015

El domingo 11 de enero, una masiva manifestación tuvo lugar en París en solidaridad con los miembros del personal de la revista de caricaturas satíricas Charlie Hebdo, quienes fueron asesinados el 7 de enero, como también un policía musulmán y cuatro clientes de una tienda judía de [...]

French, European imperialists escalate Islamophobia

January 19, 2015

French, U.S. and British imperialism and their partners, each in their own way and for their own aims, are determined to escalate wars abroad and repression at home. The French ruling class has imposed an undeclared state of siege on its own Muslim population and has used troops in North and West [...]
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