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Stop medical murder of Mumia Abu-Jamal

May 11, 2015

Pam Africa demands treatment for Mumia, May 7. WW photo: Anne Pruden An important news conference was held in Harlem, N.Y., on May 7 to continue the national and international campaign pressing for emergency medical intervention for U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. An array of speakers [...]

People’s City Council protests gentrification in Oakland, Calif.

May 11, 2015

Oakland City Council takeover, May 5.WW photo: Terri Kay Oakland, Calif. — Members of Black.Seed (formerly Black Brunch) and Asians4BlackLives took over the Oakland City Council meeting on May 5.  In its place, the more than 100 activists held a People’s City Council meeting. The action [...]

Supreme Court pressed to grant right to marry

May 8, 2015

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments for and against legalizing same-sex marriage. Plaintiffs from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee — where state courts upheld same-sex marriage bans — brought cases opposing the bans before the high court. The court’s ruling, [...]

New book exposes U.S.’s ‘hidden war’ on Africa

May 8, 2015

Journalist Nick Turse has researched the increasing role of the United States Africa Command (Africom) over the last seven years, which he presents in his new book, “Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa” (Haymarket Books, 2015). These military operations have [...]

On the picket line

May 8, 2015

California nurses strike for health coverage, safety Nurses strike at Kaiser Medical Center in Los Angeles April 30. Some 5,000 registered nurses, organized by the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United, went on a one-day strike or marched on picket lines April 30 after contract [...]

For immigrant and workers’ rights, against police murders

May 6, 2015

From April 30 to May 3, people in many U.S. cities held rallies, marches and other events in solidarity with the rebellious youth of Baltimore protesting police brutality. On May 1, immigrants, including many from Latin America, organized and called demonstrations for immigrant and workers’ [...]

Women combatants want to achieve peace

May 6, 2015

Colombia talks — in Cuba Victoria Sandino, a leading FARC-EP representative. Peace talks between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government, taking place in Havana, Cuba, are making some progress despite many challenges. From April 11 through [...]

Rebellion forces charges against Baltimore cops

May 5, 2015

International Workers Day in Baltimore. Protesters defend rebellious youths.WW photo: Monica Moorehead It is no coincidence that Baltimore’s state attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced on May 1 that six police officers had been indicted and arrested for the murder of Freddie Grey, a day before a [...]
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