Papel de Washington en masacres estudiantiles en México

By October 21, 2014

El 2 de octubre de 1968, a sólo 10 días de la apertura de los Juegos Olímpicos de Verano que se celebraban ese año en Ciudad de México, policías y soldados le dispararon a estudiantes reunidas/os en una plaza en la sección Tlatelolco de la capital. Las/os estudiantes dijeron que 400 personas murieron; el gobierno [...]

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Ferguson: el pueblo se levanta contra terror policial

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Un fin de semana de resistencia masiva sin precedentes tuvo lugar en St. Louis, Ferguson, Clayton y otras partes de Misuri del 10 al 13 octubre. Muchas acciones exigieron el fin del terror policial y justicia real para Michael Brown, John Crawford III, Vonderrit Myers Jr. y muchos otros que han perdido sus jóvenes vidas [...]

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State’s gag order vs Mumia Abu-Jamal silences all prisoners

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Mumia Abu-Jamal

Philadelphia — At a time when more and more convictions are being reversed and prisoners released because of improper, racist and even criminal actions by prosecuting attorneys, some of it exposed through DNA evidence, the state of Pennsylvania is rushing through a gag order to keep prisoners from being able to speak out to the [...]

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Ukraine communists ‘face to face with 21st century fascism’

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Borotba leader Victor ShapinovWW photo: Greg Butterfield

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, Part 1 Simferopol, Crimea — On Sept. 22, Workers World conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed [...]

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Memorial for GI union leader

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From left, Terry Klug and Andy Stapp leaving Klug’s court-martial at Fort Dix, 1969.

A memorial meeting for Andy Stapp, who died in September, will be held on Nov. 1 in New York. As an active-duty GI at Fort Sill, Okla., Stapp first attracted the ire of the Army brass in 1967 when he was court-martialed for “refusing an order” — the order to surrender his anti-war literature to [...]

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Nurses’ union demands gov’t mandate to contain Ebola

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National Nurses United, a union and professional organization with 185,000 members, was contacted by nurses at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where Thomas Eric Duncan was treated for Ebola. The nurses criticized the hospital administration for not having a protocol in place to deal with this virulent disease, for not training or preparing them [...]

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Hannibal Shakur, Trayvon Two activist, tells WW about charges being dropped

By October 20, 2014
Hannibal Abdul Shakur & Tanzeen Doha

Hannibal Abdul Shakur and Tanzeen Doha were arrested during protests during the summer of 2013 in downtown Oakland, Calif., after the notorious George Zimmerman verdict was announced, where he was acquitted for the Feb. 26, 2012, murder of Trayvon Martin.  At an Oct. 10 pre-trial readiness conference, the Oakland prosecutor finally admitted that they had [...]

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Border solidarity caravan reaches McAllen, Texas

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Brownsville, Texas, Oct. 19 protest.WW photo:  Gloria Rubac

Oct. 20 — The “National Caravan in Solidarity with the Children and Families on the Mexico and Texas Borders” is now concluding its multi-city trip, which began in New York City on Oct. 10 and is ending today in McAllen, Texas.  The school bus, filled with caravanistas, has received warm welcomes at every stop along the way. Caravanistas [...]

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Community demands justice as killer cop fired in Milwaukee

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Demanding justice for Dontre Hamilton, Milwaukee, Oct. 16.Photo: Joe Brusky

As a result of almost six months of repeated protests organized by the Coalition for Justice and their allies, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced at a press conference Oct. 15 that Christopher Manney, the cop who shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times, killing him instantly, has been fired. Hamilton family members were not invited to [...]

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War weary

By October 19, 2014

Senator John McCain, the militarist spokesperson for the Republican opposition to President Barack Obama, had this terse comment on the president’s war on the Islamic State: “They’re winning, and we’re not,” McCain told CNN on Oct. 12 and called for ground troops. Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Patrick Dempsey, who had already left the door open [...]

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