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Venezuelan government stops U.S.-backed coup attempt

February 16, 2015

President Nicolás Maduro on election day in April 2013. Ever since Comandante Hugo Chavez became president of Venezuela in 1998 and the Bolivarian Revolution began, there has been no time that the opposition — supported and, to a large extent, led by the United States — has stopped trying to [...]

Mini lockouts: Has Walmart come to the waterfront?

February 16, 2015

The backup of unloaded ships is growing. On Feb. 14, President Barack Obama dispatched Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to meet with the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association “to urge them to resolve their dispute quickly at the bargaining [...]

From Denver to Ferguson: Fight for victims of police violence

February 16, 2015

Denver — In the last seven months, the Denver police have fired four times into moving cars, killing two youth of color and injuring three more. A demonstration of over 400 young people took to the streets of Denver on Feb. 14.  They blocked the main downtown streets and intersections, [...]

Same-sex marriage wins in Alabama

February 16, 2015

Outside the Jefferson County courthouse, Feb. 9, in Birmingham, Ala. The number of states that deny couples of the same sex the most basic human right to marry continues to shrink. Only 13 states are left. By federal court order, on Feb. 12, Alabama became the 37th state to begin issuing marriage [...]

Protesters ask, ‘Who killed Brandon Tate-Brown?’

February 16, 2015

Brandon Tate-Brown Philadelphia — Organizers of a “Philly after Ferguson” town hall meeting at the Catalyst for Change Church on Feb. 11 was billed as an opportunity for dialogue on community-police relations “in the post-Ferguson era.” Dozens of protesters in the largely [...]

Pasco, Wash., protesters demand justice for farm worker

February 16, 2015

Antonio Zambrano-Montes The community of Pasco, Wash., is outraged.  Hundreds of residents of this largely Latino/a community have taken to the streets to protest the Feb. 10 police killing of unarmed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a 35-year-old farmworker. An even larger demonstration took place on [...]

Teachers win a victory in Mexico

February 16, 2015

Thousands of teachers protest in Mexico City. Mexico City — Some 10,000 teachers converged on Mexico City on Feb. 9, and immediately set up hundreds of tents in the intersection of the city’s main avenues: Insurgentes, Paseo de la Reforma and Bucareli.  Their occupation demanded higher [...]

Philadelphia: Vigil for three killed in Carolina

February 13, 2015

Some 100 students and community members came out despite frigid weather for a vigil on Feb. 12 in Philadelphia. They gathered at the base of Temple University’s Bell Tower in solidarity with Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, three Muslim students who were murdered two days [...]

Regarding Ukraine, say NO to another U.S. war based on lies

February 13, 2015

Workers World publishes the following email sent out by the International Action Center on Feb. 13. ‘The bombs dropped on Vietnam explode in Harlem.’ — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1967 One year after the fascist coup in Kiev: Stop $3.5 billion in weapons to the Ukraine government! Stop [...]
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