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Protests in U.S. grow bolder, larger after Garner injustice

December 6, 2014

Philadelphia Detroit New York Black, Brown and — to a greater extent even than in earlier protests in solidarity with Ferguson — white youth came out in great numbers and took the streets behind African-American leadership after the announcement that no charges would be brought against any of [...]

My reunion with Brazil

December 6, 2014

By Miguel Urbano Rodrigues The author is a Portuguese writer, editor and Communist activist, who was exiled in Brazil from 1957 to 1974 and was editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper, O Estado do a Paolo, during that period. Later he edited Avante, the weekly newspaper of the Portuguese Communist [...]

Ferguson spreads: Walk out! Shut down!

December 5, 2014

Shutting down St. Louis mall for justice, Nov. 28. Photo: Al Osorio Dec. 1 — Resistance and anger over the failure of a grand jury to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown continued over the so-called Thanksgiving holiday, when activists and community [...]

Ferguson exposes U.S. ‘human rights’ fraud

December 5, 2014

Dec. 1 — With the grand jury in Missouri refusing to bring any charges against the white police officer who gunned down unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, President Barack Obama has revealed his incapacity to address the African-American national question at a time of rebellion and mass [...]

Up against the racist state

December 5, 2014

The national movement touched off Nov. 24 by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., reached over 170 cities. It is unprecedented in scope, going way beyond this recent killing to take on the front-line forces of the racist, capitalist state: the police. The police are a racist occupation [...]

Imperialism and the Ebola epidemic

December 4, 2014

Despite the international media attention focused on the latest and most widespread Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, there are contradictory reports on whether the three most severely impacted countries have met the treatment goals established by the World Health Organization and other agencies. [...]

GM workers protest at U.S. embassy in Bogota, Colombia

December 4, 2014

For over 1,200 days, former workers of General Motors’ Colmotores plant in Bogotá, Colombia, have maintained an encampment outside the U.S. Embassy. Asotrecol (the association of injured workers and ex-workers of GM Colmotores) began the action on Aug. 1, 2011, to protest being fired after being [...]

Biggest protest to date in Haiti

December 4, 2014

Port-au-Prince, Nov. 26.Photo: Daniel Tercier, Haiti Liberte Most of them live without electricity. Or phone service. Their community groups and popular parties don’t have much of either. They spread the call to demonstrate mouth-to-mouth or by radio shows. Internet with a mass reach doesn’t [...]

London students challenge gov’t over fees

December 4, 2014

In a direct challenge to the conservative government of Prime Minister David Cameron, thousands of students marched through the streets of London on Nov. 19 to the British Parliament, demanding the end of the austerity imposed on higher education and publicly funded (“free”) education. The [...]
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