Milwaukee protesters: ‘Charge killer cop!’

By October 15, 2014
Milwaukee protest, Oct. 10.Photo: Joe Brusky

Protests continue in Milwaukee to demand justice for Dontre Hamilton, a 31-year-old African-American man shot 14 times and killed by police officer Christopher Manney on April 30. After five months and repeated protests by the Hamilton family, their attorney and community supporters, Manney has still not been charged with any crime by Milwaukee County District [...]

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Solidarity caravan heads to U.S./Mexico border

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Solidarity caravan stops in Philadelphia, Oct. 11.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Historic Riverside Church in New York City was the location for the send-off on Oct. 10 of the “National Caravan in Solidarity with the Children and Families at the Mexico and Texas Borders.” The enthusiastic crowd of nearly 100 supporters cheered on caravan organizers and participants, jumping to their feet several times during the program. [...]

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Nat’l convergence in St. Louis, Ferguson: People resist police terror

By October 14, 2014
Wearing glasses, center, Leslie McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, leads Ferguson march. WW photo: Monica Moorehead

St. Louis, Mo. — An unprecedented weekend of mass resistance took place in St. Louis, Ferguson, Clayton and other parts of Missouri on Oct. 10-13. Many actions demanded an end to police terror and for real justice for Michael Brown, John Crawford III, Vonderrit Myers Jr. and countless others who have lost their young lives [...]

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Bolivia, with its people, moves forward

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Evo Morales

It was the most amazing act to avenge the 1492 criminal invasion of the Americas by Christopher Columbus. That Oct. 12 landing led to the decimation and genocide of Indigenous nations and the colonization of millions of people. This Oct. 12, more than five centuries later, the country with the largest percentage of Native people [...]

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Washington’s role in Mexican student massacres

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Protest in Mexico City for dead and missing students, Oct. 8.Photo: Alan Roth

On Oct. 2, 1968, just 10 days before the opening of the Summer Olympics, held that year in Mexico City, police and soldiers gunned down students gathered in a plaza in the Tlatelolco section of the capital. Students said up to 400 were killed; the government admitted to only 30. No official accounting has ever [...]

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In Ukraine and Donbass, class contradictions come to the fore

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October 8 is the Day of the Heroic Guerrilla, honoring the sacrifice of Latin American communist revolutionary Che Guevara. It is also the date of the founding congress of the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic, held in the capital city of Donetsk. About 100 people attended the founding meeting, including parliamentarians, anti-fascist activists, [...]

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Asesinatos selectivos tienen objetivo derrocar Revolución

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En la mañana del jueves 2 de octubre, el pueblo bolivariano de Venezuela se despertó con la terrible noticia del asesinato la noche anterior de una joven pareja revolucionaria. Robert Serra, de 27 años, el diputado más joven a la Asamblea Nacional por el PSUV y su compañera María Herrera, fueron apuñalados en su hogar [...]

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Haiti mourns loss of trial as ‘Baby Doc’ dies

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Any Haitians with a progressive bone in their body regretted Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s Oct. 4 death. They would have preferred a trial in open court to expose his corrupt, grisly and extensive brutality to the world — especially to younger Haitians born after Duvalier was forced to flee to France in 1986. Of course, the reactionaries [...]

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Ebola & failure of for-profit medical care

By October 13, 2014

Oct. 13 — With the death of Thomas Eric Duncan in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Oct. 8, the political dynamics of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak have taken on wider dimensions. Nina Pham, a nurse who was providing care for Duncan, has tested positive for the virus and is being treated in [...]

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Ebola hits U.S. amid charges of racism

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Thomas Eric Duncan died on Oct. 8 at a Dallas hospital from the Ebola virus. He had traveled to Dallas from his home country of Liberia to see friends and family members. Duncan’s family is asking why he did not receive optimal care from the first day he sought treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, [...]

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