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Wisconsin students, workers resist Gov. Walker’s austerity axe

February 19, 2015

Brandi Grayson of the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition, speaking to hundreds of protesters at the state Capitol in Madison, Feb. 14.Photo: Joe Brusky Resistance to Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-17 budget proposal — Senate Bill 21, released in early February — is ongoing across Wisconsin. Walker [...]

‘The Book of Negroes’: TV miniseries tackles historical myths

February 18, 2015

“The Book of Negroes” miniseries by Lawrence Hill, director Clement Virgo and executive producer Damon D’Oliveira. The cast includes Aunjanue Ellis, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lyriq Bent and Louis Gossett Jr. This six-part, historical fiction, television series recently concluded its premiere over the [...]

Stop U.S. arms to Ukraine

February 18, 2015

WW photo: G. Dunkel The International Action Center held a protest Feb. 17 before CNN headquarters near Columbus Circle in New York City to demand that the U.S. desist from providing weapons to the Kiev coup government of [...]

Muslim Lives Matter

February 17, 2015

Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; his spouse of two months, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21; and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, all Palestinian. The heinous, senseless murders of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Syrian descent; his spouse, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21; and her sister, Razan Mohammad [...]

Problems of Greek crisis as predatory lenders demand austerity

February 17, 2015

Feb. 16 — The eyes of both world finance capital and class-conscious workers and revolutionaries have been on Greece in its struggle against austerity. The central focus of that struggle has been in Brussels this past week, with tense negotiations between Greece’s social-democratic Syriza [...]

Striking oil workers win support in Texas

February 17, 2015

Houston’s youth and political activists support oil workers’ struggle.WW photo As you enter the United Steelworkers Local 13-227 union hall in Pasadena, Texas, just outside Houston, the signs and notices announce that oil workers are on strike. Entering strike central, a large room with [...]

5,000 oil workers on strike

February 17, 2015

Job safety is a major strike issue. WW photo: Martha Grevatt Toledo, Ohio — Since Feb. 1, thousands of oil workers across the country — members of the United Steelworkers union — have been on an unfair labor practice strike. This is a big strike involving 5,000 workers at 11 refineries in [...]

Baltimore children and youth enjoy Black History Month

February 17, 2015

Feb. 14 — The Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly held a special event for children and youth to commemorate Black History Month. It was an opportunity for youth and children to open up about issues that affect their communities, such as police brutality, homelessness and joblessness. The group [...]

Sekou Odinga’s release celebrated

February 17, 2015

Sekou Odinga, standing, with Lynne Stewart. In spite of freezing weather, hundreds of people filled the auditorium of The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Harlem, N.Y., on Feb. 15, to see former political prisoner Sekou Odinga. This welcome home celebration follows [...]

Relevancia de Puerto Rico en Cumbre de la CELAC

February 17, 2015

Hay mucho desconocimiento a nivel internacional, de la lucha por la independencia de Puerto Rico. Esto muchas veces lleva a nociones y críticas simplistas y a veces hasta negativas hacia la lucha boricua sin tratar de entender la gran complejidad de una lucha que por más de un siglo se ha librado [...]
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