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Haitians demand relief 5 years after quake

January 16, 2015

Five years ago, after a catastrophic earthquake killed hundreds of thousands of Haitians and destroyed much of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, the people of the world were so struck by the devastation and suffering that they donated billions of dollars to Haiti’s relief. A majority of those [...]

Oil prices swoon, banks fear defaults ahead

January 15, 2015

Jan. 12 — As the extent of overproduction in the oil and gas industry sinks in with the markets, oil prices continue to swoon. Just today, the price of U.S. crude oil dropped by another 5 percent, bringing it down to $46.07 a barrel, the lowest since April 2009. Last June, the price was more than [...]

Autoworkers picket Detroit auto show

January 15, 2015

Protest in Detroit at General Motors shareholders’ meeting in solidarity with Colombian GM workers.Photo: Frank Hammer For the seventh year in a row, rank-and-file United Auto Workers members and supporters picketed outside the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 11. This [...]

10 most dangerous jobs. Guess who’s not there?

January 15, 2015

Fishing, the most dangerous job Facts are very stubborn things. Very often they contradict what is considered general knowledge. Which raises the question: What is general knowledge? Isn’t it the opinions and attitudes fed constantly to the public through the dominant media? It takes big social [...]

Anti-racist struggle continues in 2015

January 14, 2015

An upsurge in mass demonstrations and rebellions across the United States portends much for developments in 2015. The federal government and ruling class have not seriously addressed the underlying factors associated with the rise in police killings and other racist incidents. The profound [...]

Event honors Samiya ‘Goldii’ Abdullah Jamal’s life

January 14, 2015

Samiya ‘Goldii’ Abdullah Jamal Too brief. Well-lived. On what would have been her 37th birthday, on Jan. 9, family, friends, well-wishers, supporters and organizations came together with great enthusiasm and dignity to celebrate the indelible life of Samiya “Goldii” Abdullah Jamal, daughter [...]

Lynne Stewart reflects on a year free from prison

January 14, 2015

Lynne Stewart New Year’s Eve marked the one-year anniversary of the release from prison of people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart, who was imprisoned for “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization.” Her client in the case was Egyptian Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, whom the U.S. government labeled a [...]

Racism, imperialism behind the Paris killings

January 13, 2015

On Sunday, Jan. 11, a massive demonstration took place in Paris in sympathy with the staff members of the satirical cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo who were killed on Jan. 7, as well as a Muslim police officer and four patrons of a Jewish grocery killed in two armed attacks that week. The primary [...]

French imperialism’s brutal colonial rule

January 13, 2015

Algiers, 1960 On Jan. 11, the French imperialist bourgeoisie mobilized and manipulated a massive demonstration in all the country’s major cities under hypocritical slogans extolling Western civilization and alleged “freedom of speech.” Their goal — which they share with U.S. and European [...]

‘Selma’: A phenomenon in the midst of a resurgent movement

January 13, 2015

The movie “Selma,” which chronicles the 54-mile march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, was distributed nationally on Jan. 9 and has already been viewed by millions across the U.S. and the world. The Associated Press reported Jan. 11 that “Selma” came in second at the weekend box [...]
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