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Europe anti-labor law threatens U.S. workers too

October 30, 2014

A million Italian workers march in Rome against austerity law. In a rare note of agreement, the Wall Street Journal and Novosti, a Russian newspaper, agree on the large size of a workers’ anti-austerity demonstration: 1 million. That is the number of Italian workers who marched to the Piazza San [...]

Staten Island, N.Y., hosts Ebola Summit

October 29, 2014

An Ebola Summit held here at the Berta Dreyfus Public School 49 on Oct. 25 brought together a diverse group of people representing health care, civil rights, cultural performers, immigrants, city agencies, advocates and those in the community impacted by the Ebola virus disease (EVD). The meeting [...]

Heroes of the Ebola crisis

October 29, 2014

It is clear that Ebola is the most dangerous emerging infectious disease since the HIV/AIDS crisis began in the 1980s. Health care workers must identify those with the virus, isolate them and monitor everybody who was exposed. This is the only way to break the chain of infection. But, with the [...]

Solidarity protests with Ferguson: ‘Stop police brutality!’

October 29, 2014

Oakland demonstration in solidarity with Ferguson.WW photo: Terri Kay Philadelphia. Left to right: Shandre Delaney, Ramona Africa, Derrick Stanley, Betsey Piette, Gabriel Bryant, Layne Mullet, Suzanne Ross, Patrice Armstead.WW photo: Joseph Piette The demands of the people of Ferguson, Mo., and [...]

U.N. rapporteurs visit Detroit

October 28, 2014

Protest at Detroit Water & Sewerage headquarters, June 6, 2014.WW photo: Kris Hamel After a three-day fact-finding mission in the city of Detroit from Oct. 18-20, two U.N. Special Rapporteurs issued a scathing indictment of all levels of government for violations of international human [...]

Houston protest: ’Death row must go!’

October 28, 2014

WW photo: Monica Moorehead Houston — The 15th annual march in Houston to abolish the death penalty brought together 200 people on Oct. 25. The families and friends of loved ones on Texas death row, which has the highest number of inmates of any state in the U.S., were joined by political [...]

Orden de mordaza contra Mumia Abu-Jamal silencia todos los prisioneros

October 28, 2014

Filadelfia —Ahora cuando más y más condenas están siendo revocadas  y las/os prisioneros puestos en libertad debido a las acciones impropias, racistas e incluso criminales de los fiscales, algunos casos expuestos a través de pruebas de ADN, el estado de Pensilvania se apresura por pasar una [...]

Corte Suprema confirma ley racista de Texas

October 28, 2014

Una vez más la mayoría derechista de la Corte Suprema estadounidense ha cometido un escandaloso atentado contra los derechos democráticos duramente logrados por la población negra y latina. El 18 de octubre, la Corte mantuvo la ley de identificación de votantes de Texas, la más draconiana y [...]

Big troubles for apartheid Israel

October 26, 2014

When Israeli planes and artillery were bombarding the people of Gaza this summer, the ratio of death and destruction was so skewed against the Palestinians that many people sympathetic to their cause around the world must have wondered how the Gazans’ indomitable resistance could produce tangible [...]
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