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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 [...]

May Day in Baltimore: Thousands march for amnesty

May 5, 2015

May 2 protest in Baltimore.WW photo: Joseph Piette The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly called a special rally and march for May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, to demand justice for Freddie Grey and general amnesty for the hundreds of Black youth who were arrested during the [...]

May Day – Havana

May 5, 2015

Havana, CubaPhoto: Bill Hackwell Five Cuban heroes led the 2015 May Day “United in the Construction of Socialism” march in Havana, and then joined Cuban President Raúl Castro and Bolivarian Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro under the statue of José Martí in Revolution Square. On [...]

U.S.-backed Saudi Coalition kills Yemeni civilians

May 5, 2015

Smoke rises from Yemany Dairy and Beverage factory hit by a U.S.-backed Saudi airstrike outside Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodaida on March 31, 2015. Fighter aircraft from the Saudi-Gulf Cooperation Council coalition continued their massive bombing operations in Yemen during late April by [...]

Disarm the Pentagon

May 5, 2015

The perpetual warfare state headquartered in Washington, D.C., and extending to military bases and deployments around the world has a multitude of victims. Let’s start with the ones right here in the United States. While media attention has died down since last summer, the crisis at the [...]
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