Vigils and demonstrations protest execution of Michael Brown

By August 15, 2014
Milwaukee

A national call was issued to hold vigils and demonstrations to demand justice for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed African American who was shot multiple times and killed by police officer, Darren Wilson, on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.  At least 90 U.S. cities held protests on Aug. 14 against this horrific execution — witnessed [...]

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Mumia on Israel: settler, colonialist, apartheid state

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This occurred under George W. Bush, with the U.S. neocon administration winking, nodding and blowing kisses of approval. Today, under neoliberal rule, we see that something indeed has changed under President Barack Obama: It has gotten worse. For this time, Israel may double the death toll from July 2008. It’s already close, with 1,350 deaths [...]

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Israel causes Gaza health crisis

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Imagine living on the Gaza Strip, an outdoor prison 25 miles long and about 5 1/2 miles wide, where 1.7 million Palestinians reside. The sea is contaminated with sewage because four sewage plants have no fuel to run the generators to treat human waste, due to a lack of funds to buy the fuel. The [...]

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More U.S. demonstrations for Palestine

By August 14, 2014
Los Angeles

Huntington, W.Va. Around 50 people attended a candlelight vigil commemorating the victims of Israel’s aggression on Gaza organized by Appalachians for a Free Palestine on Aug. 7. Activists from the Muslim Association of Huntington; Students for Appalachian Socialism; the anti-imperialist youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST); and the Unitarian Universalist Association of Huntington attended [...]

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New York protests Gaza siege

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WW photo: Joseph Piette

New York, Aug. 9 — Once again, midtown Manhattan became the setting for a powerful demonstration of solidarity with the people of Gaza today. Even as many angry thousands rallied outside CNN headquarters at Columbus Circle and then marched across town to fill the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Israel was once more launching missiles [...]

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A world outraged supports Gaza demonstrations

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London

Aug. 9 — Sometimes by the hundreds, sometimes by the thousands, sometimes even by the hundreds of thousands, people marched in city after city around the globe in support of the people of Gaza. Many were responding to a call by a coalition of Palestinian mass organizations to come out to support the movement for [...]

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Action set to blockade Israeli ship in Oakland, Calif.

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Action set to blockade Israeli ship in Oakland, Calif.

San Francisco Bay Area people and organizations in solidarity with Gaza announced “a massive and powerful ‘Boat Blockade’ for Aug. 16 to block the Israeli Zim ship from unloading in Oakland!” Organizers have formed a huge coalition led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, including upwards of 60 organizations. The demonstrators plan to meet at [...]

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Racist horrors at Rikers Island

By August 13, 2014

New York City’s Correctional Facility at Rikers Island is at the center of a growing scandal. The number of reported incidents of extreme cruelty and wrongful death are beginning to add up. A recently released document from the city’s independent Department of Investigation has added fuel to the fire. Jeremy Murdough, a 75-year-old homeless African-American [...]

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Renisha McBride’s killer: ‘Guilty’

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Renisha McBride

Detroit — A Wayne County jury on Aug. 7 found Theodore Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., a Detroit suburb, guilty on all charges, including second-degree murder, in the death of 19-year-old ­African- American Renisha McBride. Wafer could face up to life in prison after a sentencing hearing scheduled for Aug. 25. McBride’s killing on [...]

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Eric Garner & the capitalist state

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Eric Garner

“The prevailing ideas [in society] are those of the ruling class,” said Karl Marx. Carried a step further, this stroke of profound clarity can deeply influence and govern the behavior of a myriad of societal institutions, both public and private. Underlying hostility exists in many of them, particularly toward people of color, yet whites outside [...]

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