Casey Kasem kept his feet on the ground

By June 24, 2014
Casey Kasem on the front banner of the Jan. 19, 1991, Coalition to Stop U.S. Intervention in the Middle East protest.

Entertainer and political activist Casey Kasem, 82, died on June 15 after a long illness. Kasem was “more likely to be listening to a speech by Malcolm X on his cassette player than music by Miami Sound Machine,” according to a 1989 profile in the Los Angeles Times. Born Kemal Amen Kasem in Detroit, of [...]

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Labor appeal for Boston school bus drivers’ union

By June 23, 2014

The following June 11 letter was sent out to the labor movement and signed by Myles Calvey, business manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2222; Rich Rogers, executive secretary-treasurer, Greater Boston Labor Council; Dumond Lewis, president, United Steelworkers Local 8751; Steven A. Tolman, president, Massachusetts State AFL-CIO; Andrew Slip, staff rep., District 4 USW; [...]

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Editorial: ¡EUA fuera de Irak!

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16 de junio 2014 Irak está de nuevo frente a la atención mundial. El 15 de junio, el gobierno de Barack Obama estaba considerando ataques aéreos en el país que había dejado en 2011 después de ocho años de ocupación. Sólo los políticos y diplomáticos más imperialistas podrían argumentar que la forma de ayudar a [...]

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Niñas/os migrantes encarcelados en la frontera

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En respuesta a la oleada de noticias sobre miles de niñas/os migrantes atrapados por la Seguridad Nacional (DHS), el Procurador General de EUA, Eric Holder declaró el 6 de junio: “Cómo tratamos a los más necesitados, especialmente a los jóvenes que deben comparecer en el procedimiento de inmigración – muchos de los cuales están huyendo [...]

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Boston School Bus drivers’ union, supporters call for Solidarity Day III

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Going to Boston to help build support for the School Bus Drivers, United Steelworkers Local 8751 was a unique and rewarding experience. Why did I go? Because Local 8751 is at a difficult juncture and needs support. For the past eight months, the union has been resisting a major austerity assault by Veolia, a French [...]

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‘Obvious Child’ a breakthrough on abortion rights

By June 22, 2014

On some issues, U.S. movies lag decades behind social change. Abortion is one of them, especially when statistically one woman out of three has an abortion during her lifetime. Finally, 41 years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion, there is a female-centered movie, “Obvious Child,” which puts a positive, realistic, honest spin on why one [...]

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Anti-war protests in Ukraine expose bogus ‘ceasefire’ plan

By June 21, 2014
Miners in Donetsk rally against Ukraine military assault on the Donbass region, June 18.Photo: Donetsk People's Republic press office

June 20 — An anti-war protest by 100 women shut down the Chernivtsi-Zhitomir highway near the town of Mahala in western Ukraine on June 19. The women — mothers of Ukrainian soldiers — demanded that the government in Kiev withdraw their sons from the fratricidal war to suppress the anti-fascist uprising in southeastern Ukraine. (Depo.ua) [...]

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On the picket line

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S.F. transit drivers protest contract with sick-out More than 500 drivers of San Francisco’s buses, cable cars, streetcars and light rail system called in sick from June 2 to 4 to protest contract negotiations. The workers voted against a proposed two-year contract by a vote of 1,148 to 47 three days before the sickout. The [...]

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South African miners’ strike shakes big firms

By June 20, 2014

Since Jan. 23, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has led 70,000 of its members in a strike in the platinum industry in South Africa, primarily over wages. The union is demanding a minimum wage for miners of 12,500 rand (US $ 1,163) per month. Representatives of the three major world platinum producers announced [...]

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Detroit retirees denounce ‘Grand Theft Pension’

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City retirees take their message to May Day march.WW photo: Kris Hamel

June 18 — Retired city of Detroit workers continue to oppose deep cuts to their pensions in the face of enormous pressure from the bankruptcy court, politicians and the corporate media. Rank-and-file committees of retirees continue to find a lot of support for their urging of a “reject” vote on ballots sent to tens of [...]

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