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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Detroit auto parts plant strike threat wins union

By May 18, 2014

Detroit — Kace Logistics is one of many companies that function near or inside a major auto assembly plant. Workers at these logistics facilities “sequence” auto components in kits that facilitate an autoworker’s job mounting these parts to a vehicle. Generally, their wages are nowhere near what a UAW worker at Chrysler, Ford or General [...]

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SuperShuttle drivers versus Veolia

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SuperShuttle drivers from Dulles and Reagan airports in the Washington, D.C., area and their supporters rallied on May 12 and then caravaned through the DCA/National airport loop to protest the exploitative work and pay conditions of transnational Veolia Corp., which owns SuperShuttle. Participants included a delegation from the “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly from Baltimore [...]

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Hundreds in Philly rally to rehire Monteiro

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Rally at Temple University, May 8.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Hundreds of students and community activists gathered at Temple University in Philadelphia on May 8 for a rousing rally calling for the rehiring of Dr. Anthony Monteiro and the firing of Dean Teresa Soufas. Rally speakers included Dr. Cornel West; Marc Lamont Hill; Pam Africa; state Rep. Curtis Thomas; Henry Nicholas, president of Service Employees [...]

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Europeans show solidarity with Ukrainian anti-fascists

By May 17, 2014
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Solidarity with the resistance in southeastern Ukraine has spread to at least six West European countries’ anti-war movements. The actions described below were reported to Workers World after we sent out a call by the United National Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) for solidarity demonstrations across the U.S. from May 9 to May 26 and requested reports [...]

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Petraeus ‘wanted for genocide’

By May 16, 2014
Petraeus a war criminal

Students from the City University of New York and others stood in protest May 6 across from CUNY’s McCauley Honors College on West 67th Street, where retired Gen. David Petraeus was lecturing that afternoon. Petraeus was formerly director of the CIA and prior to that, top commander in U.S.-occupied Iraq and Afghanistan, so there were [...]

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Cuban psychologist speaks in NYC on HIV+, LGBT issues

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Norma Guillard, front center, with supporters, May 4.WW photo: Anne Pruden

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Breaking new grounds for women — for lesbians, bisexual women and especially for Black women — is Norma Guillard. A Cuban woman of African descent, Guillard was welcomed here on May 4 to talk of her work in Cuba. A retired psychologist, she has proudly produced the first documentary about HIV+ patients [...]

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