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Baltimore protests erupt over police killing of Freddie Grey

April 21, 2015

City Hall rally on April 20 assails fatal beating.WW photo: Sharon Black Baltimore — Protests over the police killing of 25-year-old Freddie Carlos Grey erupted over the April 18-19 weekend after the announcement of the young African-American man’s death on April 19. Grey was brutally and [...]

Protesters demand videotapes of police killing

April 19, 2015

A large crowd gathered in Oakland, Calif., on April 12 at the site where ­Yuvette Henderson was killed. They were called here by Henderson’s family and the Anti Police-­Terror Project. Henderson was shot on Feb. 3 by Emeryville police, who fired military AR-15s and other weapons at her as she [...]

Lupe Ochoa, yet another police victim

April 19, 2015

A crowd of family, friends and supporters gathered at the corner of 98th and Bancroft streets in East Oakland, Calif., on the evening of April 11 to celebrate the life of Guadalupe Manzo Ochoa. The young Latina had been killed by San Leandro police as they chased her into Oakland on Dec. 7, 2014. [...]

Brooklyn tenants take to streets

April 19, 2015

Brooklyn tenants and homeowners rallied on April 9 across the street from a high-rise luxury apartment building owned by the real estate development company Hudson Management. In the photo, anti-gentrification organizer Alicia Boyd, of the Movement to Protect the People, urged the community to stop [...]

Ukraine junta bans communism, honors fascists

April 17, 2015

Protest in Kharkov, Ukraine, in April 2014.Photo: Borotba Just days before the Pentagon was set to begin training troops from Ukraine’s National Guard, including the notorious Azov Battalion, Kiev’s parliament voted 254-0 on April 10 to ban “communist propaganda,” communist symbols and [...]

300,000 workers march vs. austerity in France

April 17, 2015

Workers demand no closing of Nexcis solar panel plant in Rousset, France. On Thursday, April 9, 300,000 workers marched in 80 cities throughout France at the call of four major unions: the General Confederation of Workers (CGT), Workers’ Force (FO), the major education union (FSU) and Solidaires, [...]

Detroit lawsuit demands right to public protest

April 17, 2015

Some of the protesters outside Chase Bank, Feb. 27.WW photo: Kris Hamel A lawsuit largely initiated by the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and Women in Black-Detroit demands the right to [...]

Homeless fight back after shelter closing

April 17, 2015

Boston homeless and their supporters at City Hall.WW photo: Liz Green Boston — People with little or no money are usually mischaracterized by the liberal corporate media as a pitiful lot, “down on their luck,” requiring the charity of the more fortunate. These false and self-serving notions [...]

On Cuba, Iran, Ukraine: Obama, a centrist, yields to right wing

April 15, 2015

WW photo: Greg Butterfield The twists and turns of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, from Cuba to Iran to Ukraine, show the ability of the right wing to undermine the policies of centrist forces within the ruling-class political establishment. This is an expression of the expansionist, [...]

Why a warming planet means game over for capitalism

April 15, 2015

Climate change march, New York City, September 2014.WW photo: Brenda Ryan Until his veto of the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 24, President Barack Obama had kept the entire world unsure of his position. The issue of the KXL pipeline — the 1,700-mile-long project to be owned by energy monopoly [...]
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