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Women fight oppression in Bangladesh

March 6, 2015

Lucky Akter, General Secretary of Bangladesh Students union. As I walked through the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, I became aware of so much suffering, especially for women. I saw a woman who was forced to leave her crying infant laying on a blanket alone on the sidewalk as she ran [...]

Detroit protesters stand with Greece

March 6, 2015

Some of the protesters outside Chase Bank, Feb. 27.WW photo: Kris Hamel Detroit —  Activists with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition demonstrated in bitterly cold weather in front of Chase Bank here to show Detroiters’ solidarity with the people of Greece. The protesters demanded: “From [...]

Workers reject McDonald’s racism

March 6, 2015

After facing a pattern of racial discrimination and sexual harassment, 17 Black and Latino/a McDonald’s workers in the state of Virginia were told by management that they “need to get the ghetto out of the store.” Then management fired them. In response to a call for actions in solidarity [...]

Tenant protest occupies Brooklyn, N.Y., realtor

March 6, 2015

WW photo: Anne Pruden Landlords left the apartments of long-term tenants with cracks in the walls and slanting floors. The new tenants’ apartments had one bedroom renovated into two or three tiny bedrooms and the rents hiked to $3,000 a month. In the opinion of the protesters from the Crown [...]

On the picket line

March 6, 2015

ExxonMobil refinery after explosion Feb.. 18. Refinery explosion confirms need for greater safety An explosion and fire on Feb. 18 at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif., dramatizes the United Steelworkers’ demand to improve safety conditions in the oil industry to protect both workers [...]

Civil rights activist denied appeal bond

March 6, 2015

Rev. Edward Pinkney A motions hearing in Berrien County, Mich., on Feb. 27 denied bond to imprisoned community leader Rev. Edward Pinkney, pending the outcome of an appeal to overturn his conviction on five felony forgery charges. The courtroom was packed with Pinkney’s supporters. At least 30 [...]

Stop cops from killing people with disabilities

March 6, 2015

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court seeking police exemption from the Americans with Disabilities Act has critical importance for all those seeking to stop unwarranted police killings. This case involves police shootings of people with mental illnesses. Intervention is needed to stop the high [...]

Trans lives matter!

March 5, 2015

Taja DeJesus In the first two months of 2015, at least eight transgender women have been murdered in North America, including one trans woman in Canada. This killing spree, mired in hate and bigotry, doesn’t make the national corporate-owned news media. There is no mass outrage over the killings [...]

Women and the Flint sit-down strike of 1937

March 5, 2015

The Flint, Mich., sit-down strike achieved victory 78 years ago on Feb. 11, 1937. After a 44-day occupation of General Motors plants, the company was forced to recognize the United Auto Workers. Critical to the strike’s success was the Women’s Emergency Brigade, formed by a striker’s spouse, [...]
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