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Morgantown, West Virginia, activists for unity here, worldwide

May 4, 2015

Building left unity was on the agenda in Morgantown, W.Va., where the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Solidarity Conference was held April 18. The conference was coordinated by the Left Alliance at West Virginia University. Members of the following groups in the region attended the conference: the [...]

Meetings honor Leslie Feinberg

May 4, 2015

By John Parker and Kris Hamel Jefferson Azevedohonoring LeslieFeinberg inLos Angeles. Events in Los Angeles and Detroit paid tribute to revolutionary communist, renowned author and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer liberation leader Leslie Feinberg, who died last November. At the LGBT [...]

Pentagon threatens Iran, supports aggression against Yemen

May 4, 2015

The Pentagon has sent nine warships, including an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser, to waters off the coast of Yemen. April 27 — The Pentagon has engaged in a sharp escalation of military tensions in the Middle East by sending nine warships, including an aircraft carrier and a [...]

Iran calls for ceasefire in Yemen

May 4, 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has outlined a proposal for the cessation of hostilities in Yemen through an April 17 letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This plan involves four demands: an immediate ceasefire, a halt to attacks by Saudi-Gulf Cooperation [...]

Unite against wars at home, abroad

May 4, 2015

The present national upsurge against racist police violence needs the support of every progressive political movement in the U.S. Every gathering, whatever else is on the agenda, needs to refocus attention on the millions of youth who have heroically taken to the streets again and again in [...]

Anniversary evokes solidarity actions for Bangladesh workers

May 4, 2015

San Francisco, April 24.Photo: Irma Bajar On the second anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a Day of Global Actions on April 24 demanded justice and compensation for the victims and their families. Two years earlier, in the worst garment industry disaster in history, [...]

Police use tasers to kill disabled, people of color

May 4, 2015

“Dontay” Ivy According to a 2012 Amnesty International report, tasers used by police in the U.S. resulted in the deaths of more 500 people between 2001 and 2012. A November 2014 United Nations Committee Against Torture report condemned U.S. police violence, torture and the use of tasers, [...]

Comments from the frontlines of Baltimore

April 30, 2015

The following edited comments were posted on Facebook by Baltimore activist and Workers World Party member Lee Patterson. Today: The real enemies are the killer cops and the capitalist state, not starving people in scalding poverty. *** Calling impoverished, hungry, disenfranchised, undervalued [...]

Eyewitness report by FIST activist on Baltimore Rebellion

April 30, 2015

April 25 demonstration to demand justice for Freddie Grey.WW photo: Caleb Maupin April 27 — Last night, some comrades and I went to the front lines of the rebellion in Baltimore, at North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. As we got closer to the neighborhood, folks in the community saw our [...]

Urgent call from Baltimore: Mobilize on May 1 for Freddie Grey

April 30, 2015

Issued by the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly National call to mobilize in cities across the U.S. and around the world for: BLACK LIVES MATTER MAY DAY, FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 SHUT IT DOWN FOR FREDDIE GREY ON MAY DAY — FRIDAY, MAY 1ST! TURN UP & STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF BALTIMORE! AMNESTY [...]
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