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SF cops gun down Guatemalan immigrant

March 9, 2015

Amilcar Pérez-López, 21 years old and a Guatemalan immigrant, was killed by two undercover San Francisco police officers in front of his home in the Mission District on Feb. 26. Cops claimed he was attempting to steal a bicycle and did not drop a knife he was holding. Neighbors say he was [...]

As U.S.-Cuba talks proceed: End the blockade!

March 8, 2015

Cuban and U.S. negotiators have announced progress after the second round of talks to formalize diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. Both delegations characterized the discussions as professional, respectful and constructive. A sticky point, however, is the U.S. persistence in [...]

Baltimore: No militarization of city schools!

March 8, 2015

The Board of Commissioners of Baltimore City Public Schools held a public hearing Feb. 24 on a bill recently introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates. House Bill 101 would allow Baltimore City School Police Officers to carry firearms inside school buildings during school hours. Although the [...]

Rally assails police killings in California

March 8, 2015

Over 50 family members of Black and Latino youth killed by Long Beach and Anaheim police departments and their supporters rallied on Feb. 28 in Long Beach to challenge this epidemic. Organized by the Young Survivors-Legacy Support Network and Black Lives Matter LBC, the event brought together [...]

Dominicans join Haitians to protest lynching

March 8, 2015

Haitian and Dominican organizations in New York held a rally at noon and later a vigil at the Consulate of the Dominican Republic on Feb. 26 to protest against the lynching of a Haitian man in the Dominican Republic earlier in February. The lynching of Henry Claude-Jean “Tulile” on Feb. 4 [...]

Despite reported decline, struggle against Ebola continues

March 7, 2015

2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa – outbreak distribution map. African leaders, health care professionals, international humanitarian organizations and others have praised the work battling the latest and most deadly outbreak of Ebola. In Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the epicenters of [...]

What women are fighting for

March 7, 2015

International Women’s Day is a good time to examine some crucial struggles for women, including pay equity and livable wages. This topic arose starkly at the Feb. 22 Academy Awards when a well-known actor, Patricia Arquette, stressed in her award acceptance speech that it’s time for women in [...]

Victory for Boston school bus drivers union

March 6, 2015

Kirschbaum acquitted as frame-up collapses Steve Kirschbaum, outside Dorchester, Mass., courthouse, where he was acquitted of all charges on March 5.WW photo: Liz Green Dorchester, Mass. — The campaign to rehire and win justice for four Boston school-bus drivers, illegally fired by the [...]

Women fight oppression in Bangladesh

March 6, 2015

Lucky Akter, General Secretary of Bangladesh Students union. As I walked through the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, I became aware of so much suffering, especially for women. I saw a woman who was forced to leave her crying infant laying on a blanket alone on the sidewalk as she ran [...]
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