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Raise wages for people with disabilities!

December 21, 2014

During Workers World Party’s National Conference in New York on Nov. 15-16, some of the participants took advantage of a lunch break to picket in front of a nearby building housing Goodwill Industries. The issue was how Goodwill, which cultivates the reputation of helping people with [...]

WWP supports higher wages for workers with disabilities

December 21, 2014

This article is based on a talk by Edward Yudelovich at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference. Comrades and friends, I am a person with emotional and one-sided hearing-loss disabilities. I became active in the Workers World Party People with Disabilities caucus in 1981 when I took part [...]

Berkeley, Calif., community rallies to save Post Office

December 21, 2014

Berkeley, Calif., Dec. 6: Stopping raid and saving P.O.WW photo: Judy Greenspan Berkeley, Calif. — At noon on Dec. 6, more than 150 people gathered on the steps of the main Berkeley Post Office to demand that this historic building not be sold. Supporters sang “We Shall Not Be Moved” for [...]

General strikes rock Europe

December 21, 2014

“Sciopero generale” in Italy. “Algemene staking” and “grève générale” in Belgium. In any language the words “general strike” elicit fear among the ruling class. Hence the financial press, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and London’s Financial Times, covered [...]

Indigenous peoples, climate activists march in Lima

December 21, 2014

Alliance for Global Justice marches in Lima at Climate Change Summit.Photo: Rick Jordan Jr. Some 15,000 people demonstrated in Lima, Peru, on Dec. 11 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, called “COP 20.” Marchers included many from Indigenous communities as well as environmental [...]

Victory! Cuban 5 are reunited and free at last

December 18, 2014

The Cuban 5 united in Havana, Dec. 17. Dec. 17 — The government of the United States has done what it repeatedly swore it would never do: It has freed the last of the Cuban 5.  Today Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Gerardo Hernández were finally released from U.S. jails after more than [...]

Growing incarceration rates for African Americans

December 18, 2014

Beyond police bullets and chokeholds Since the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, and then the failure of a grand jury to indict white police officer Darren Wilson, mass demonstrations and rebellions have erupted across the country, bringing national and [...]

Athletes break their silence

December 17, 2014

Andrew Hawkins The current national uprising against police violence dominates the U.S. political terrain. The revolt began with the Ferguson, Mo., rebellion, ignited by the broad daylight police murder of African-American 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white cop on Aug. 9. Black youth who racist [...]

Court rules for Albert Woodfox, now let him go!

December 17, 2014

Albert Woodfox Forty-two years in solitary confinement is 42 years too long. Albert Woodfox should be released now from a Louisiana prison. On Nov. 20, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed. The three-judge panel ruled unanimously to uphold a lower court’s decision to overturn [...]
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