Honduras: violence and repression continue five years after U.S.-backed coup

By May 20, 2014

Almost five years after a military coup on behalf of the Honduran right-wing ruling class overthrew the elected government of President José Manuel “Mel” Zelaya, violence and repression continue every day against “La Resistencia” — the individuals and organizations that have come together to resist the forces behind the coup and its aftermath. La Resistencia [...]

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Imperialists host conference on Nigerian security in Paris

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Reports of mutinies within the army mount while tensions escalate A conference on security concerns in Nigeria, the most populous state in Africa, was not held on the continent but in France, a former colonial power in the region, on May 17. Nigeria, which has recently been designated as having the largest economy in Africa, [...]

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War against the left in Ukraine

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May 20 — Following the massacre of nearly 50 anti-fascists in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa on May 2, the U.S.-supported junta in Kiev has declared war on the socialist left in the rebellious southeastern region and throughout the country. Not only do the government, its neo-Nazi foot soldiers and the wealthy oligarchs behind [...]

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Fast food workers strike

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Something new happened on the planet on May 15. Low-wage workers in the fast food industry and their supporters went on strike and took part in protests in hundreds of cities across the United States and around the world. In its press release, FastFoodGlobal.org said that protests for higher wages occurred in 158 U.S. cities, [...]

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Rev. Edward Pinkney criminalized again, under house arrest in Benton Harbor, Mich.

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After winning national support in 2007-09 during efforts to fight charges of alleged election irregularities, the Rev. Edward Pinkney has again been indicted for his tireless work to make public officials in Benton Harbor, Mich., accountable to the people. Rev. Pinkney was placed under house arrest after he turned himself in to local authorities in late [...]

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Se opone Venezuela a la intromisión EUA

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Mientras los ojos del mundo se centran en los sucesos de Ucrania, el imperio estadounidense se aprovecha para intensificar su plan de derrocamiento de las principales naciones en la región latinoamericana y caribeña que lideran los procesos de cambio, Cuba y Venezuela. La nueva guerra contra estos países no es la invasión de marines como [...]

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West Virginia mine disaster leaves two miners dead

By May 19, 2014

Wharton, W.Va. — Two West Virginia coal miners were killed on May 12 in an accident that took place at Brody No. 1 mine near Wharton in Boone County. This nonunion mine is is owned by St. Louis-based Patriot Coal and has a history of safety violations. Preliminary indications show that a coal burst was [...]

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Communist Party of Turkey: ‘Turkey will always remember you!’

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The following statement was written by the Communist Party of Turkey, Central Office, on May 14: • All of Turkey is a crime scene for workers. • The bosses’ thirst for profit is behind this last massacre. • AKP [Justice and Development Party] government is the instigator of this crime. • Mining sector should be [...]

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Detroiters: ‘No cuts to our pensions!’

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WW photo: Kris Hamel

Ballots will be sent the week of May 12 to tens of thousands of city of Detroit retirees to vote “yes” or “no” to pension cuts being imposed by the state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. These cuts are part of the municipal bankruptcy forced onto the city by Orr and his law firm, Jones Day, [...]

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New York state: ‘No more prisons!’

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Albany, N.Y., protest, May 5.

Albany, N.Y. — Over 600 people demonstrated at a statewide mobilization against mass incarceration in Albany, N.Y., on May 5. The protest was called by Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration and the New York Prisoner Justice Network, with the support of 40 prison justice organizations. The New York Free Mumia Coalition helped organize the action [...]

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