PSC members demand raise and contract

By October 4, 2014
PSC members demand raise and contract

The Professional Staff Congress represents 25,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York, who educate 270,000 students. Union members have had neither a contract nor a raise for the past four years. Led by PSC President Barbara Bowen, 100 or so members went inside the Board of Trustees meeting at Baruch College’s [...]

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Laundry workers celebrate third anniversary

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Laundry workers celebrate third anniversary

It was a warm and classy – in all senses of the word – event to celebrate the Laundry Workers Center’s third anniversary on Sept. 27. The LWC addresses the need for community-based leadership development geared toward improving the living and working conditions of workers, as well as their families. Its work aims to combat [...]

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Postal workers, supporters protest cuts

By October 3, 2014
WW photo: Johnnie Stevens

Members of the New York Metro and Mid-Hudson areas of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and community organizations, including Community Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services, participated in a day of action here on Sept. 9, holding a militant picket line and rally in front of the Westchester [...]

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Capitalism, greed and DNA

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When some 5,000 people — mainly CEOs and other executives — gather at New York’s Radio City Music Hall for the World Business Forum on Oct. 7-8, they’ll shell out between $2,700 and $3,000 for a ticket. Do the math and you’ll see the gate will take in almost $15 million for the two-day event. [...]

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Durham, N.C.: ‘Black lives matter’

By October 2, 2014

A diverse audience participated in a film screening and discussion entitled “From Ferguson to Durham: Black Lives Matter” at the Hayti Center in Durham, N.C., on Sept. 28, sponsored by the Workers World Party Durham branch and the group Black Is. The event included a lively discussion led by Workers World Party leader Monica Moorehead [...]

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Milwaukee community protests killer cops

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Photo: Occupy Riverwest

Milwaukee — A crowd of labor, community and student supporters of the Dontre Hamilton family and other victims of police killings and other brutality packed Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee on Sept. 30 to demand justice. The action marked five months since Milwaukee cop Christopher Manney shot Hamilton 14 times at the park, killing him [...]

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Milwaukee community protests police brutality

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Photo: Occupy Riverwest

Members from a broad array of labor, community and student organizations participated in a “Black and Brown Lives Matter” protest on Sept. 26 near the Milwaukee Area Technical College, which is across the street from a variety of police buildings. Speakers demanded justice for Michael Brown and others killed and brutalized by the police and [...]

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Mass graves uncovered as retreating neo-Nazis terrorize southeastern Ukraine

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In Kharkov, an anti-fascist painted on the pedestal of toppled monument, under Lenin's name, 'ALIVE'.

Sept. 30 — Four mass graves have been discovered around Nyzhnia Krynka village, near the town of Makeeva in the Donetsk People’s Republic. The latest one came to light Sept. 28. The graves were uncovered by the Donetsk people’s militias based on tips from local residents. Nyzhnia Krynka was recently liberated from the Azov Battalion [...]

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Borotba leader responds to teardown of Lenin statue

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Lenin statue in Kharkov

This article was written by Sergei Kirichuk, a leader of the Ukrainian organization Borotba (Struggle), now living in exile, in response to the fascists’ tearing down the statue of Vladimir Lenin in the city of Kharkov on Sept. 29.   Today the oligarchy is experiencing a “golden age,” when participants in any protest can be [...]

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A brief encounter with the Kiev junta’s border guards

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Simferopol, Crimea — “You need a valid passport to enter Ukraine. If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need a Ukrainian visa if you will be in Ukraine for fewer than 90 days.” (Website Ukrainian Bureau of Consular Affairs) While visiting Simferopol, Crimea, in mid-September, I had the opportunity to visit some cities [...]

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