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Oct. 8: Protest the bosses

September 28, 2014

A protest will be held against the World Business Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 8, starting at 4 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall at 50th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan. The call for the protest was initiated by the People’s Power Assembly and endorsed by political, labor and community forces. On [...]

The meaning of Ferguson

September 27, 2014

Aug. 31 — Before recent days, who among us had ever heard of Ferguson, Missouri? Because of what happened there, the brief but intense experience of state repression, its name will be transmitted by millions of Black mouths to millions of Black ears, and it will become a watchword for resistance, [...]

Growing labor support for the Cuban Five

September 27, 2014

At the Climate Change March, New York City, Sept. 21.WW photo: G. Dunkel The Service Employees union headquarters ground-floor meeting room in Washington, D.C., was standing-room-only on Sept. 13 for the premiere of Cuban 5 Antonio Guerrero’s newest watercolors, followed by music, spoken word, [...]

Congress backs Obama’s ‘war on Islamic State’

September 27, 2014

Washington slid further down the slippery slope toward a new major war in Western Asia as Congress voted support for arming and training 5,000 troops from the “moderate opposition” in Syria. Meanwhile the top military brass expressed their skepticism that U.S. goals would be reached without [...]

From exile, anti-fascists organize for imprisoned comrades

September 27, 2014

Simferopol, Crimea Mayya stands next to Soviet Union memorial, Simferopol.WW photo: Greg Butterfield On Sept. 20, the 15th day following a cease-fire agreement brokered by Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ukrainian troops loyal to the far-right junta in Kiev [...]

FARC-EP statement on Ukraine

September 27, 2014

True to our anti-imperialist and anti-fascist commitment, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army, FARC-EP, strongly condemns the vile aggression unleashed by the Kiev regime against the workers and dissident population of Ukraine. The Ukrainian people have been caught in the [...]

Haiti: A tenacious resistance arises

September 27, 2014

For over a month now, the residents of Petit Goâve, a small city on the southwest coast of Haiti, have been out in the streets in struggle. They are demanding that the deputy representing the town in the Haitian parliament, Jacques Stevenson Thimoléon, and the town’s mayor, Sandra W. Jules, [...]

Quitman 10+2 defendant acquitted

September 25, 2014

Lula Smart Quitman, Ga. — On Sept. 17, after three trials held over four years, Lula Smart, the first of the Quitman 10+2 to be tried, was found not guilty on all thirty-two counts. The main issue in the 19-day trial related to the use of absentee ballots by Black voters to insure that their [...]

Free Jamil Al-Amin

September 25, 2014

WW photo: Brenda Ryan A standing-room-only crowd attended an evening of “Love and Resistance for Imam Jamil Al-Amin” at the 1199 SEIU auditorium in Manhattan, N.Y., Sept. 12. Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown — a political prisoner falsely convicted of murder in Georgia — is in grave [...]
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