Women fight for rights, defend social gains

By March 23, 2014
Paris

What is remembered about yearly International Women’s Day commemorations? Not official afternoon teas and receptions, where politicians toss off meaningless platitudes about women’s “equality” and claim “women have come a long way.” No. What stays in our memories is resistance. March 8 honors women’s struggles worldwide. Its socialist founders aimed to promote global solidarity, too. [...]

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African women fight for land & equality

By March 22, 2014

In Africa women have been in the forefront of movements toward national liberation, social and environmental justice, and gender equality. A host of events took place in March across the African continent and in the Diaspora recognizing the contributions and advancements of women and examining the ongoing challenges. African Union member states have called for [...]

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On the picket line

By March 21, 2014

Unions unite to defend public postal service The four unions that together provide the service in the U.S. Postal Service formed a historic alliance on March 11. They vowed to stand together to fight right-wing attacks on the USPS. According to the proclamation announcing the alliance, a congressionally manufactured financial crisis threatens six-day delivery, reduction [...]

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Protests demand U.S. hands off Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela

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San DiegoWW photo: Carl Rices

In response to a call from the International Action Center, demonstrations, outreach and other actions took place in cities and areas across the United States in mid-March to demand U.S. hands off Venezuela and no U.S. intervention in Ukraine or Russia. These actions also countered the lies and distortions of the big-business-owned media regarding the [...]

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Philadelphia rally demands: ‘Reinstate Dr. Monteiro!’

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“Some will say, ‘You’re a Marxist and a socialist. That you teach W.E.B. DuBois’ magnum opus “Black Reconstruction in America.” That you teach C.L.R. James and Amiri Baraka.’ Are you telling me that you can have a Department of African-American Studies without teaching the radical tradition and the traditions of socialism? And, if that’s what [...]

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One year after police killing: ‘Justice for Kimani Gray’

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Brooklyn, N.Y. — Close to 200 people participated in a March 9 vigil, march and rally in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, N.Y., to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Kimani “Kiki” Gray, a 16-year-old Black male who was fatally shot 11 times by two plainclothes officers as he lay on the [...]

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Immigrant workers strike against repression

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Supporting detained immigrants, March 16.

Tacoma, Wash. — Immigrant workers imprisoned in the Northwest Detention Center here launched a hunger strike on March 6. As of March 16, the strike continues. This protest at the fourth largest immigrant detention prison in the country has attracted widespread support. The strike is part of the growing movement against deportations and the separation [...]

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Anti-Veolia picket supports Boston drivers, Palestine

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San Francisco school bus drivers turned out in force March 13 to picket the local office of Veolia Corporation. The action was in support of their valiant sisters and brothers in Boston whose school bus union, Steelworkers union Local 8751, Veolia is trying to bust. They demanded that four fired union leaders — Andre Francois, [...]

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‘People’s objections’ to be filed in Detroit bankruptcy case

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Detroit, March 16 — The last day to file objections to the city of Detroit’s austerity “Plan of Adjustment” in its bankruptcy case is April 1. Organizers with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition and Stop Theft of Our Pensions Committee are holding a meeting March 17 to help city residents, workers, retirees and other concerned people [...]

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Ukraine crisis sets back NATO’s eastward advance

By March 20, 2014

Strategic blow to Pentagon in Crimea March 19 — The overwhelming, popular turnout of the Crimean masses who affirmed their decision to separate from the Kiev coup regime in Ukraine and associate with Russia is the first great setback for the U.S. and NATO in their 15-year march to the East. This constitutes a turning [...]

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