Anti-drone protest: ‘Stop U.S. wars!’

By October 9, 2014
Don't Bomb Syria or Iraq

Syracuse, N.Y. — In continued resistance to escalating U.S. wars, 75 people marched and rallied at the gates of Hancock Air Force Base here on Oct. 5. The marchers came from across the region, including Buffalo, Rochester, Utica, Albany, Ithaca, Binghamton and Syracuse itself. Speakers, signs and fliers at the rally called for an end [...]

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WW forum links Ferguson, Palestine

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Clarence Thomas

“What’s happening in Ferguson isn’t rioting, it’s rebellion. And this isn’t the first time in our history we’ve rebelled,” declared Clarence Thomas, a rank-and-file member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and co-chair of the Million Worker March. Thomas was speaking at a Workers World Forum held at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., on [...]

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Morocco public workers strike

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Morocco

Moroccan workers in the public sector are under attack by the state, which has decided not to talk to their unions, just to impose pension cuts and other changes that will make the workers much poorer. Four of the five major public sector unions walked off the job on Sept. 23. The only one that [...]

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Statement on Ebola by healthcare group in Spain

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The following is a press release from the Anti-Privatization of Healthcare Coordination, centered in Madrid, that was issued on Oct. 7 following the announcement that a nurse at the Carlos III Hospital had contracted Ebola after contact with an Ebola patient brought back from West Africa. The Anti-Privatization of Healthcare Coordination issued a statement last [...]

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Odiario on Brazil election

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Odiario.info is a site maintained by Portuguese Marxists. They published the following commentary on Oct. 6, the day after the first round of the Brazilian elections. Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party got 41.5 percent of the vote, against 33.7 percent for Aécio Neves of the Social Democracy Party and 21.3 percent for Marina Silva [...]

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Biden tells truth, apologizes

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It is rare that a U.S. politician reveals any important fact. It is especially rare to reveal one that exposes U.S. propaganda when it is being used to justify a new war of aggression. Vice President Joe Biden opened his mouth last week, let out some facts, and almost immediately had to apologize. In a [...]

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Venezuela: Behind murder of revolutionary deputy

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Robert Serra

On the morning of Oct. 2, the Bolivarian people of Venezuela awoke to the terrible news of a murder during the previous night of a young revolutionary couple. Robert Serra, 27, the youngest deputy to the National Assembly elected from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and his life partner Maria Herrera were stabbed [...]

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Mumia speaks to Goddard commencement

By October 8, 2014

Nestled in the bucolic setting of Plainfield, Vt., is Goddard College, which suddenly became the focus of a vicious campaign by right-wing forces. They wanted to stop world-renowned political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal from speaking at the school’s commencement ceremony on Oct. 5. The forces of progress won this battle. Mumia addressed the event as planned, [...]

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A salute to immigrants & the Solidarity Caravan!

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A grim new project near the Texas- Mexico border sheds light on the horrors of Washington’s immigration policy. Students are exhuming remains from mass graves of unknown individuals who have perished over the last decade crossing the border on foot. Most died simply for lack of water. The students hope to eventually be able to [...]

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Solidarity Day 6 in Boston: Hundreds demand ‘Drop the charges’ in anti-union frame-up

By October 7, 2014
After two charges were dropped at hearing, union militant Stevan Kirschbaum speaks to crowd of Boston bus drivers and other supporters.WW photo: Brenda Ryan

Dorchester, Mass. — It was the second pre-trial hearing for Stevan Kirschbaum, a founder of Steelworkers Union Local 8751 of Boston’s school bus drivers and chair of the union’s Grievance Committee. As with the first court hearing in this saga of company repression versus union militancy, his fellow drivers, other unionists and supporters from the [...]

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