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Haitianos, expulsados de la República Dominicana

June 29, 2015

Por: Un residente extranjero en Santo Domingo. Otra tragedia humana en contra del pueblo haitiano se está fabricando, a medida que los funcionarios de la República Dominicana (RD) se preparan para deportar a decenas de miles de haitianas/os, si no cientos de miles. Familias están siendo [...]

An eyewitness report from Columbia, S.C.

June 28, 2015

Bree Newsome taking down Confederate flag, June 27. Columbia, S.C., June 27 — As Bree Newsome climbed the pole in the early morning of June 27, James Tyson stood at the bottom and helped her take down the pro-slavery Confederate flag in front of the state Capitol here. A group of supporters [...]

Longshore worker local condemns Charleston massacre

June 28, 2015

The following resolution — submitted by longshore rank-and-file worker veteran Clarence Thomas — was adopted by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10, on June 25.   WHEREAS, On June 17, 2015, nine defenseless Black lives were taken, including Rev. Clementa C. [...]

U.S. terrorism comes from the right

June 28, 2015

The capitalist media would have the people of this country believe that the main terrorist threat in the United States comes from terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims. But a June 16 op-ed piece in the New York Times revealed that “headlines can mislead. The main terrorist threat in the United [...]

Report from Santo Domingo: How government scapegoats Haitian workers

June 28, 2015

By a foreign resident in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Another human tragedy against the Haitian people is in the making as officials in the Dominican Republic prepare to deport tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of Haitians. Families are being ripped apart as Haitian workers are [...]

Sexual Minorities Archives: ‘Queer Archiving = Queer Activism’

June 28, 2015

Ben Power marches with Stonewall Warriors for CeCe McDonald, Chelsea Manning and justice for Trayvon Martin, Boston Pride, 2012.WW photo: Stevan KIrschbaum For LGBTQ Pride, WW Contributing Editor Minnie Bruce Pratt interviewed longtime anti-racist Transgender activist Ben Power Alwin, curator of [...]

Gender bias behind Detroit outrage

June 28, 2015

We are taught, beginning in elementary school, that our rights are protected by the Constitution. Freedom of expression is one of these rights. Or are there exceptions? Can a person be legally dragged out of a restroom and physically removed from a public place because of gender expression or how [...]

Yemeni peace talks sabotaged in Geneva

June 28, 2015

After nearly a week of discussions in Geneva, Switzerland, United Nations talks to end the fighting in Yemen have adjourned with no resolution to the months-long war. These talks broke down after the Yemeni politician backed by the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council, the ousted fugitive [...]

Hondurans, Guatemalans protest capitalist corruption

June 28, 2015

Protest in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on May 29. Thousands of demonstrators in Honduras and Guatemala are protesting their respective governments over corruption scandals involving the misappropriation of public funds. Both waves of protests, which began several weeks ago, are demanding the immediate [...]

Haitians in DR threatened with removal

June 28, 2015

Dominican-Haitian solidarity protest in Times Square.WW photo: G. Dunkel Some 500,000 undocumented immigrants in the Dominican Republic were under threat of removal, beginning the middle of June. Some estimates put the number as high as 750,000. The Dominican Republic is one of the more prosperous [...]
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