Jerome Jackson, warrior on wheels

By June 13, 2014

Detroit — Jerome Jackson, 58, an activist in the fight for social justice, died on May 11 after battling cancer. He also struggled with high blood pressure directly caused by the five-year fight to save his home from an unjust foreclosure and a threatened eviction. Jackson was shot in the back at age 14 after [...]

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March demands union at charter schools

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WW photo: Joseph Piette

Philadelphia, June 4 — Today, teachers, parents and community members marched up and down North 5th Street, a largely Latino/a neighborhood, to demonstrate their resolve to have a staff union at ASPIRA of Pennsylvania, a network of four charter schools. ASPIRA teachers accused the charter and its community organization of $3.3 million in financial irregularities, [...]

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Unions picket: Staples Corporate octopus threatens postal jobs

By June 12, 2014
Postal workers at Atlanta Staples store.Photo: APWU

American Postal Workers Union members and Stanford University students picketed outside a meeting of the board of directors of Staples in Palo Alto, Calif., on June 2. The reason: the U.S. Postal Service has subcontracted with Staples to sell postal products at its retail stores. Recognizing this deal as a major step toward privatization, the [...]

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Racist Boston school plan protested by oppressed communities

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Bus driver union leaders Steve Kirschbaum and Andre Francois, June 2.Photo: Howard Rotman

Hundreds of angry African-American, Latino/a and Haitian parents and Boston school bus drivers filled Roxbury’s Madison Park High School on June 2. They were there to protest the unelected Boston School Committee’s decision to end middle school bus transportation and place mostly children of color on public transportation buses. Chanting “Fight, fight, fight! Transportation’s a [...]

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Baltimore FIST fights anti-youth law

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A new curfew law penalizes youth of color.WW photo: Sharon Black

The Baltimore chapter of Fight Imperialism/Stand Together took to the streets outside City Hall on June 2 to protest a repressive youth curfew law being considered by the City Council that evening. Several other progressive Baltimore groups joined the FIST action to oppose the law. During the City Council meeting, protesters draped a banner from [...]

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Syria’s elections: Big setback to imperialist war plans

By June 11, 2014

Damascus, Syria — Nearly 12 million Syrians cast their ballots on June 3 at 9,601 open polling sites across Syria and in Syrian embassies around the world. With a turnout of 72 percent, President Bashar al-Assad from the Ba’ath Party won over 88 percent of the vote. Communist legislator Maher Hajjar got 372,301 votes (3.2 [...]

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Motor City Pride

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“Motor City Pride,” a June 7-8 festival with a march the second day, drew tens of thousands from all over southeast Michigan to downtown Detroit this year. Even more than in previous years, the struggle for marriage equality took center stage. Same-sex couples won a huge victory in March when Federal Judge Bernard Friedman ruled [...]

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Ukrainian resister: ’Automatic weapons are deciding all’

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In this article, Sergei Kirichuk evaluates the current situation in Ukraine as new President Peter Poroshenko continues a bloody “anti-terrorist operation” against the people of the Donbass mining and industrial region. Kirichuk is national coordinator of Union Borotba (Struggle), a revolutionary socialist organization in Ukraine that helped organize the anti-fascist movement in the southeast against [...]

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SALVADORANS CELEBRATE: FMLN president sworn in

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FMLN president sworn in

San Salvador, El Salvador — In yet another sign of the revolutionary momentum sweeping the Americas, Salvador Sánchez Cerén was inaugurated president of El Salvador on June 1 amidst an emotional and victorious air of celebration here in the capital. President Sánchez Cerén is the historic and beloved leader of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation [...]

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Bowe Bergdahl: hero or scapegoat?

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U.S. imperialism’s political switches can be breathtaking. It only took two days for Bowe Bergdahl to change from a diplomatic tool to a political football. That dizzying switch has one positive result: It helps expose the reactionary character of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and gives an opportunity to review U.S. imperialism’s role in that [...]

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