Set them free!

By June 18, 2014

Migrant children jailed at border In response to the groundswell of news of thousands of migrant children ensnared by Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated on June 6, “How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings — many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or […]

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The great train robbery: Swedish railroad strike against Veolia escalates

By June 17, 2014
SEKO leads the strike against Veolia.

Stockholm, Sweden — A train strike in southern Sweden has evolved into a major battle about worsening working conditions in the labor market here. In its drive to increase profits, the French union-busting company Veolia is meeting contract resistance from a unified union movement. Resistance is all the more intense because of the spread of […]

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For-profit tech corporations gain from Common Core testing

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In 2002, President George W. Bush ushered in the No Child Left Behind Act that introduced standardized testing throughout elementary schools in the U.S. These teach-to-the-test policies failed miserably, forcing teachers to waste valuable classroom time preparing students for tests, leaving little time to develop students’ basic reading, math and analytical skills. NCLB also resulted […]

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Struggle cancels anti-woman conference in Detroit

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Protesters target Doubletree, June 7.WW photo: Kris Hamel

On June 11, just five days after it was targeted by hundreds of protesters and thousands of petitions, Doubletree Hotel in Detroit confirmed it had canceled reservations for a conference organized by a group called “A Voice for Men,” which was scheduled to hold its first national conference there June 26-28. The group then announced […]

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Amplio Apoyo para los Cinco Cubanos en DC

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Por tercer año consecutivo convocado por el Comité Internacional para la liberación de los Cinco Cubanos, se ha celebrado en la capital estadounidense una semana de actividades sobre Cuba centradas en el caso de los Cinco Antiterroristas Cubanos injustamente presos por el imperio y las relaciones EUA-Cuba. Esta exitosa Jornada ha sido la más concurrida […]

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Escandalosa asistencia médica no sólo en Administración de Veteranos

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El 21 de mayo el diario New York Times publicó que 40 veteranos de guerra murieron esperando atención médica en centros médicos de la Administración de Veteranos (AV). En Phoenix, más de 1.300 veteranos se quedaron esperando citas prometidas. El 10 de junio el Times informó sobre una auditoría nacional de la AV en la […]

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West Oakland, Calif., protests gentrification

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West Oakland protests gentrification

The Development Without Displacement Research Group held an anti-gentrification march and rally to the City of Oakland Planning Commission meeting at City Hall on June 11 in Oakland, Calif. Carrying banners reading “West Oakland 4 The People, Evict Developers” and “Swat WOSP [West Oakland Specific Plan],” the marchers began at Lil’ Bobby Hutton Park (aka […]

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LGBTQ and bus drivers’ union solidarity

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LGBTQ activists honor Boston school bus drivers union in Pride March.WW photo: Stevan Kirschbaum

By Garrett Dicembre and Gerry Scoppettuolo Boston —  The $15-and-a-union struggle sweeping the country rolled through the streets of Boston on Gay Pride, June 14, as several union contingents paraded by hundreds of thousands of onlookers with banners and placards supporting the low-wage workers struggle and the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, United Steelworkers Local […]

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Martínez family reunites to fight deportation on Father’s Day

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Mellany Martínez with her father Manuel Martínez on the international bridge, defying his deportation.

Families shouldn’t have to spend Father’s Day on an international bridge just to be together, but that’s what happened to the Martínez family from Houston. Manuel Martínez Arámbula was deported in early April after he led a powerful hunger strike of over 1,000 prisoners at the Joe Corely Immigration Detention Center north of Houston. The […]

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Transit workers conduct one-day strike in Philadelphia

By June 16, 2014

Bulletin: The workers went back to work on June 15 by order of the Obama administration.   June 14 — Workers that run 13 of Philadelphia’s regional rail lines are walking picket lines instead, the first such strike in 31 years against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). The 220 engineers in the Brotherhood of […]

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