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April 15 protests: Turning point for low-wage workers

April 9, 2015

Poor People’s March to End Poverty in Philadelphia organized by MLKD.A.R.E. (Day of Action, Resistance and Empowerment) Coalition, April 4.WW photo: Joseph Piette Analysis This April 15 could be the largest united protest of fast food workers ever. Fast food workers, who have been in the [...]

Baltimore activists fight back – Water is a human right!

April 9, 2015

WW photo: Sharon Black At the end of March, Baltimore city officials announced that they would be turning off the water supply to a huge number of properties in the city and surrounding county in the coming weeks. In total, the city department of public works plans to turn off water to 25,000 [...]

Boston bus drivers stand ground against Veolia

April 9, 2015

Union members and supporters celebrate after a jury aquits Kirschbaum of Veolia’s union-busting charges in Dorchester, Mass., March 5.WW photo: Liz Green The unique approach of Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, to unionism and solidarity with the oppressed offers a much needed [...]

150 years after U.S. Civil War, anti-racist struggle continues

April 9, 2015

Christianburg Institute, a Freedmen’s Bureau School, founded during Reconstruction in Virginia. Confederate Army forces retreated from Richmond, Va., in early April 1865 in the face of advancing Union troops, many of whom were Africans. Soon the Union forces reached the last capital city of the [...]

At Summit of Americas, U.S. pushes ‘dissidents’

April 8, 2015

Cuban President Raúl Castro The “VII Summit of the Americas,” to be held April 10-11 in Panama City, Panama, is of particular interest since Latin American and Caribbean states firmly told the Organization of American States there would be no further summits where Cuba was excluded, forcing [...]

Cuba shows Black Lives Matter

April 8, 2015

On March 31 in Washington, D.C., the U.S. and Cuba held the first meeting on the topic of human rights. Cuba proposed this sub-discussion of the ongoing talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations and opening embassies that was launched on Dec. 17 by presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama. [...]

Washington finally deals with Iran even as State Dept. reneges on terms

April 7, 2015

April 6 — The agreed nuclear framework negotiated between the Iranian government and an unholy alliance of imperialist bandits, in addition to China, must be put in proper perspective. Whatever the terms of the framework agreement, and whatever the ultimate outcome of the negotiations, the fact [...]

People’s Tribunal to fight police brutality launched

April 7, 2015

Colin Ashly & Alexia FilpoWW photo: Brenda Ryan Harlem, N.Y. — On April 2, community members, activists and organizational leaders packed the historic National Black Theatre in Harlem, N.Y., for the opening session of the People’s Tribunal on Police Violence and Structural Racism. Organized [...]

Young autoworker dies at hands of Detroit police

April 7, 2015

Anthony Clark Reed On March 30, 24-year-old Anthony Clark Reed died at the hands of Detroit police. The young African-American nursing student, also an autoworker, was stopped by police for an alleged traffic violation for having tinted windows on his vehicle. The windows, however, were [...]
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