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March condemns killing of immigrant worker by cops

February 26, 2015

Antonio Zambrano-Montes Pasco, Wash. — Within days after farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes was killed by Pasco police, his murder was seen by over 1.6 million people on a YouTube video. Viewers saw an unarmed man, his hands raised in the air much like Michael Brown’s hands last summer in [...]

Boston union under siege

February 26, 2015

Drop the bogus charges! “There’s no such thing as neutral. You have to be on one side or the other. In Harlan County there wasn’t no neutral.” This is how Florence Reece, spouse of National Miners Union organizer Sam Reece, described life in the Kentucky coal fields in 1931. Sheriff J.H. [...]

Stolen Lives rally focuses on Eric Garner

February 26, 2015

A “Stolen Lives” rally was held near the Brooklyn, N.Y., public housing where police victim Eric Garner of Staten Island once lived. A September 1994 victim of killer cops, Nicolas Heywood had lived in the same downtown Brooklyn public housing. The rally’s organizers noted that New York [...]

Syriza backs down to euro bankers

February 24, 2015

The sign says “Homeless” during a Greek protest march last year. Feb. 24 — The leftist Syriza government in Greece has accepted a negotiated retreat from its election promises after a faceoff with the European bankers, led by German finance capital. This ends the latest phase of the [...]

A defeat for U.S./NATO-backed facists in Ukraine

February 24, 2015

Ghost Brigade fighter raises red flag over Debaltsevo region. The independent people’s republics of Novorossiya celebrated an historic victory of the anti-fascist people’s militias over U.S.-backed Ukrainian military forces near the railroad hub town of Debaltsevo on the shared border [...]

Malcolm X and Black Lives Matter

February 24, 2015

Ramiro Fúnez, Jane Ledesma, Monica Moorehead, Colin Ashley, Larry Holmes, Alexia Filpo and Simone Gamble. New York, Feb. 21. WW photo: Brenda Ryan The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X was commemorated in many cities throughout the U.S. on the weekend of Feb. 21-22, with events [...]

Protesters demanding justice for Yuvette Henderson shut down Home Depot

February 24, 2015

Protesters demand justice in police killing, Feb. 23.WW photo: Terri Kay Oakland, Calif. — Two police officers in Emeryville, Calif., a town located between Oakland and Berkeley, gunned down and killed Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year-old Black mother of two, in a parking lot on Feb. 3, over an [...]

Gobierno Bolivariano detiene intento de golpe

February 24, 2015

Desde que el Comandante Hugo Chávez llegó a la presidencia de Venezuela y se comenzó la Revolución Bolivariana, no ha habido un momento cuando la oposición, apoyada, y en gran medida dirigida por Estados Unidos, haya dejado de intentar derrocar al proceso revolucionario. Es una historia [...]

5.000 obreros petroleros en huelga

February 24, 2015

Toledo, Ohio – Desde el 1º de febrero, miles de trabajadores petroleros alrededor del país – miembros del sindicato United Steelworkers [USW por las siglas en inglés] – han estado en huelga a causa de prácticas laborales injustas. Esta es una huelga grande que involucra a 5.000 [...]
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