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Racism, imperialism and Israel

May 14, 2015

Police attack Africansin Israel. A Black man was walking home with his bicycle. On his way, he was attacked by two cops, pushed to the ground and savagely beaten. The cops told their superiors that they were the ones attacked. But a bystander recorded the police attack on a cell phone, and the [...]

‘Muzzling Mumia’ law struck down

May 14, 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal Philadelphia — Efforts to uphold state-sanctioned muzzling of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and other prisoners seeking to speak out about their cases or any other issue were delivered a significant setback on April 28. Christopher Connor, chief judge for the federal [...]

Detroit auto parts workers say ‘Union yes’

May 14, 2015

When we think of low-wage workers, it’s often service workers who come to mind — fast food and retail workers in particular. Yet growing numbers of workers are toiling in non-union factories, supplying the auto industry with parts, for little more than minimum wage. Over 70 percent of these [...]

Conference: ‘End wars at home and abroad’

May 14, 2015

Members of newly elected slate of USW 8751 with Pam Africa (center), May 9. Secaucus, N.J. — The United National Antiwar Coalition held its fourth national gathering in Secaucus, N.J., May 8-10 under the theme “Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad.” Over 400 delegates from the U.S. and Canada [...]

Rally demands justice for Frank McQueen

May 14, 2015

Protesters demand answers, May 9.WW photo: Joseph Piette Chester, Pa. — Family, friends and Philly REAL Justice Coalition activists rallied on May 9 at the site of the June 2, 2014, police killing of Frank McQueen in Chester, Pa. Delphine Matthews, McQueen’s mother, brought a yellow school [...]

Justice for Mario Romero, killed by cops

May 14, 2015

Mario Romero supporters rally.WW photo: Terri Kay Vallejo, Calif. — The Justice for Mario Romero Coalition held a rally on May 8 at the steps of Vallejo City Hall calling for a federal investigation by the U.S. Attorney General into the Vallejo Police Department. More than 50 individuals held [...]

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh: ‘On lynching & the Ku Klux Klan’

May 14, 2015

Ho Chi Minh This May 19 will mark the 125th birthday anniversary of the great anti-imperialist leader, Ho Chi Minh. “Uncle Ho” was a leader of the National Liberation Front, a people’s army that defeated both French and U.S. military invaders in Vietnam. In honor of this legendary figure and [...]

Madison, Wis., cops face no charges for killing of Tony Robinson

May 12, 2015

Protesters gather May 12 in Madison near the location of Tony Robinson’s murder.Photo: Ferguson to Madison May 12 — Today Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said there will be no charges filed against killer Madison, Wis., cop Matt Kenny in the March 6 murder of Tony Robinson, an [...]

From Ferguson to Baltimore: JAIL KILLER COPS!

May 12, 2015

Buffalo, N.Y., activists support Baltimore Rebellion, May 3.WW photo: Ellie Dorritie The murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown last Aug. 9 by white police officer Darren Wilson ignited an almost two-week uprising in Ferguson, Mo. Led by Black youth, this rebellion began the process of shining a [...]

‘Why I’m aboard the Rescue Ship to Yemen’

May 12, 2015

In the Persian Gulf Caleb Maupin about to board ship with humanitarian aid bound for Yemen. May 12 — I am a radical journalist and political analyst as well as an anti-war activist working with the International Action Center, Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) and the United National [...]
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