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Aumenta apoyo sindical para los Cinco Cubanos

September 30, 2014

La sala de reuniones en la planta baja de la sede del Sindicato de Empleados de Servicio (SEIU por sus siglas en inglés) estaba llena el 13 de septiembre para el estreno de la exposición de las nuevas acuarelas de uno de los Cinco Cubanos, Antonio Guerrero, seguido por música, charlas, estreno [...]

El sexismo y el juego de la culpa

September 30, 2014

Editorial Workers World-Mundo Obrero 23 de septiembre de 2014 Recientes revelaciones sobre atletas y el abuso doméstico implica que estos horribles actos son particulares de la cultura del deporte en Estados Unidos. Esto no es así. Este fenómeno se debe a la opresión de la mujer en la sociedad [...]

‘Water is not a right,’ says Detroit bankruptcy judge

September 30, 2014

Detroit, Sept. 29 — U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes ruled today to deny a moratorium on mass water shutoffs and dismissed a class-action lawsuit brought against the emergency-manager-run city of Detroit and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. An entirely pro-bono team, led by [...]

United Nations water rapporteurs to visit Detroit

September 30, 2014

United Nations special rapporteurs from Geneva “are coming [to Detroit] to conduct a ‘fact-finding’ mission relative to these mass water shutoffs,” announced Maureen Taylor, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization leader, in an email to activists on Sept. 24. The three-day mission, beginning [...]

Postal workers, supporters protest cuts

September 30, 2014

Rye Brook, N.Y. — Members of the New York Metro and Mid-Hudson areas of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and community organizations, including Community Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services, participated in a day of action here on Sept. 9, [...]

‘We still need $15 and a union – now!’

September 29, 2014

Organizations in Los Angeles are attempting to put a $15-an-hour minimum wage referendum on the ballot for that city. John Parker, who wrote this statement published on Sept. 9, is a coordinator of the Los Angeles Workers Assembly and main proponent of the $15 Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative [...]

U.S. bombs Syria, opens new war in Middle East

September 29, 2014

Sept. 28 — The U.S. military machine has opened up a new bombing campaign, this one within the boundaries of a sovereign state, Syria, without an invitation from the government in Damascus. Each escalation solidifies the new U.S. war against the people of that region. The U.S. is bombing under [...]

National convergence in Ferguson Oct. 9-13

September 28, 2014

The following excerpts are from a statement released by the “Hands Up” coalition, comprised of mainly St. Louis County activists, including from Ferguson, Mo., who have announced a mass mobilization in Ferguson from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13 to demand Justice for Michael Brown. Email [...]

Where is justice for Michael Brown?

September 28, 2014

Michael Brown Legal expert Lisa Bloom told Chris Hayes on his “All In” show on MSNBC on September 17: “Every time this prosecutor [Robert P. McCulloch] has had a choice of two different options, he has chosen the option that leans towards the defense [for Ferguson, Mo., cop Darren Wilson]. [...]
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