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Jim Miller, revolutionary worker & organizer

May 16, 2015

James E. Miller James E. Miller fought for socialism and working people all over the world. He was just 65 when he died on April 14. Jim grew up in Madison, Wis., and attended the University of Wisconsin during the late 1960s. The Black liberation struggle was surging forward and so was the [...]

Eyewitness Vietnam: U.S. bombs still kill

May 16, 2015

By Joyce Chediac and Paul Wilcox Quang Tri Province, Vietnam Sign outside a school warns students about unexploded weapons.WW photo: Joyce Chediac Quang Tri is on the 17th parallel, which artificially cut this country in half for two decades until Vietnam won its liberation in 1975. Surrounding it [...]

Alberta elections shock Canada’s 1%

May 15, 2015

The New Democratic Party, whose roots are in Canada’s labor and social democratic movements, swept Alberta’s elections on May 5, winning 53 of the 87 seats in the provincial legislature. The Progressive Conservative Party, which had run the province for the past 44 years, was ousted. The [...]

Racism, imperialism and Israel

May 14, 2015

Police attack Africansin Israel. A Black man was walking home with his bicycle. On his way, he was attacked by two cops, pushed to the ground and savagely beaten. The cops told their superiors that they were the ones attacked. But a bystander recorded the police attack on a cell phone, and the [...]

‘Muzzling Mumia’ law struck down

May 14, 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal Philadelphia — Efforts to uphold state-sanctioned muzzling of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and other prisoners seeking to speak out about their cases or any other issue were delivered a significant setback on April 28. Christopher Connor, chief judge for the federal [...]

Detroit auto parts workers say ‘Union yes’

May 14, 2015

When we think of low-wage workers, it’s often service workers who come to mind — fast food and retail workers in particular. Yet growing numbers of workers are toiling in non-union factories, supplying the auto industry with parts, for little more than minimum wage. Over 70 percent of these [...]

Conference: ‘End wars at home and abroad’

May 14, 2015

Members of newly elected slate of USW 8751 with Pam Africa (center), May 9. Secaucus, N.J. — The United National Antiwar Coalition held its fourth national gathering in Secaucus, N.J., May 8-10 under the theme “Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad.” Over 400 delegates from the U.S. and Canada [...]

Rally demands justice for Frank McQueen

May 14, 2015

Protesters demand answers, May 9.WW photo: Joseph Piette Chester, Pa. — Family, friends and Philly REAL Justice Coalition activists rallied on May 9 at the site of the June 2, 2014, police killing of Frank McQueen in Chester, Pa. Delphine Matthews, McQueen’s mother, brought a yellow school [...]
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