West Oakland, Calif., protests gentrification

By June 17, 2014
West Oakland protests gentrification

The Development Without Displacement Research Group held an anti-gentrification march and rally to the City of Oakland Planning Commission meeting at City Hall on June 11 in Oakland, Calif. Carrying banners reading “West Oakland 4 The People, Evict Developers” and “Swat WOSP [West Oakland Specific Plan],” the marchers began at Lil’ Bobby Hutton Park (aka [...]

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LGBTQ and bus drivers’ union solidarity

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LGBTQ activists honor Boston school bus drivers union in Pride March.WW photo: Stevan Kirschbaum

By Garrett Dicembre and Gerry Scoppettuolo Boston —  The $15-and-a-union struggle sweeping the country rolled through the streets of Boston on Gay Pride, June 14, as several union contingents paraded by hundreds of thousands of onlookers with banners and placards supporting the low-wage workers struggle and the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, United Steelworkers Local [...]

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Martínez family reunites to fight deportation on Father’s Day

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Mellany Martínez with her father Manuel Martínez on the international bridge, defying his deportation.

Families shouldn’t have to spend Father’s Day on an international bridge just to be together, but that’s what happened to the Martínez family from Houston. Manuel Martínez Arámbula was deported in early April after he led a powerful hunger strike of over 1,000 prisoners at the Joe Corely Immigration Detention Center north of Houston. The [...]

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Transit workers conduct one-day strike in Philadelphia

By June 16, 2014

Bulletin: The workers went back to work on June 15 by order of the Obama administration.   June 14 — Workers that run 13 of Philadelphia’s regional rail lines are walking picket lines instead, the first such strike in 31 years against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). The 220 engineers in the Brotherhood of [...]

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U.S., EU cover up Ukraine junta’s war crimes

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Exiled Odessa activists hold memorial for massacre victims on 40-day anniversary, Simferopol, Crimea, June 12.Photo: Borotba

The downing of a Ukrainian military airplane in the Lugansk People’s Republic sent shockwaves around the world June 14. The plane carried troops destined to fight in the Kiev junta’s war against the people in the country’s rebellious Donbass region. All 49 people aboard were killed, including the 9-person crew. Within hours, far-right supporters of [...]

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U.S. stay out of Iraq!

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Iraq’s disaster has moved back onto the front burner of world attention. As of June 15, the Barack Obama administration is considering air strikes in the country the Pentagon finally left in 2011 after eight years of occupation. Only the most hardened imperialist politicians and diplomats — the most resolute liars — could argue that [...]

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Central African Republic: Mass protests hit French-backed regime

By June 15, 2014

Discontent among the people in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui with the French-imposed government has erupted in demonstrations by both the Muslim and Christian communities. These developments are taking place amid the increasing deployment of foreign military forces mandated for “peacekeeping” operations by the United Nations Security Council and regional bodies. The number [...]

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Stop $ for Ukraine murders

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WW photo: Greg Butterfield

The International Action Center, joined by activists from Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST), held an emergency protest at the downtown end of Times Square in New York on June 6 to educate and mobilize against the attack on the people of the Donbass region of Ukraine. The Kiev-based regime, with full support from U.S. and [...]

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Yuri Kochiyama: A life in struggle

By June 14, 2014

Taken from a June 2 audio column posted on prisonradio.org Her name was Yuri, a Japanese woman born in the United States. I hesitate to call her a Japanese-American, for to do so suggests she was a citizen.  In light of how she, her family and her community were treated during World War II, especially [...]

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Memorial march for Ernest Duenez Jr.

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Manteca, Calif. — Ernest Duenez Jr. was killed by police officer John Moody in this city on June 8, 2011. Exactly three years later, about 100 marchers gathered to remember and honor Duenez. They marched in near 100-degree weather over two miles from the street where he was killed to the Manteca Police Department, chanting [...]

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