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Philadelphia protesters target police ‘summit’

January 19, 2015

Philadelphia community members protested outside of a private meeting between U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Jan. 15. Among the protesters were the mothers of two Philadelphia-area men gunned down by police. The [...]

LGBTQ marriage equality fight moves ahead

January 19, 2015

For almost 400 years, since the first English settlers began stealing land from the original inhabitants of North America, legal practice has been to deny couples of the same sex the right to marry. The walls of denial finally began to crumble in 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to [...]

Reproductive justice in the age of austerity

January 18, 2015

A new report shows that the state of abortion rights in the U.S. on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is significantly worse than even four years ago. The Guttmacher Institute’s report, issued in the first week of 2015, says that states have [...]

Greece on edge of abyss: What will Jan. 25 elections bring?

January 18, 2015

Striking workers in Athens on Sept. 23, 2014. Every political and economic problem afflicting Europe has a worse case scenario in Greece. Whichever party wins the snap election called for Jan. 25 will either offer a small ray of hope or another five years of failed austerity. The Greek Constitution [...]

Moscow conference stands with Novorossiya, Palestine and Black America

January 18, 2015

AGM President Alexander Ionov with AGM members and UNAC Co-Coordinator Joe Lombardo outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. A conference on the Right of Peoples to Self-Determination and Building a Multipolar World was held in Moscow on Dec. 13, hosted by the Anti-Globalization Movement (AGM) of [...]

Dr. King and Black lives today

January 16, 2015

If the great Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would unequivocally lend his name and support to the national protests being called in his honor against racism and especially police terror. Beginning on Jan. 15, the 87th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth, protests [...]

Tamir Rice killing further exposed

January 16, 2015

By Martha Grevatt and Susan Schnur Cleveland Tamir Rice Last November, the whole world watched with horror the heartbreaking video of the Cleveland police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Police officer Timothy Loehmann gunned down Rice immediately after coming upon him playing with a toy gun. [...]

Justice for Kendrick Johnson!

January 16, 2015

Kendrick Johnson The town of Valdosta, Ga., witnessed, on Jan. 10, the kind of militant protest march that characterizes the “Black Lives Matter” movement across the country. The crowd of city residents and out-of-town supporters, including several youth activists from #ItsBiggerThanYou, came [...]
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