Protests demand U.S. hands off Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela

By March 21, 2014
San DiegoWW photo: Carl Rices

In response to a call from the International Action Center, demonstrations, outreach and other actions took place in cities and areas across the United States in mid-March to demand U.S. hands off Venezuela and no U.S. intervention in Ukraine or Russia. These actions also countered the lies and distortions of the big-business-owned media regarding the [...]

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Philadelphia rally demands: ‘Reinstate Dr. Monteiro!’

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“Some will say, ‘You’re a Marxist and a socialist. That you teach W.E.B. DuBois’ magnum opus “Black Reconstruction in America.” That you teach C.L.R. James and Amiri Baraka.’ Are you telling me that you can have a Department of African-American Studies without teaching the radical tradition and the traditions of socialism? And, if that’s what [...]

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One year after police killing: ‘Justice for Kimani Gray’

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Brooklyn, N.Y. — Close to 200 people participated in a March 9 vigil, march and rally in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, N.Y., to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Kimani “Kiki” Gray, a 16-year-old Black male who was fatally shot 11 times by two plainclothes officers as he lay on the [...]

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Immigrant workers strike against repression

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Supporting detained immigrants, March 16.

Tacoma, Wash. — Immigrant workers imprisoned in the Northwest Detention Center here launched a hunger strike on March 6. As of March 16, the strike continues. This protest at the fourth largest immigrant detention prison in the country has attracted widespread support. The strike is part of the growing movement against deportations and the separation [...]

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Anti-Veolia picket supports Boston drivers, Palestine

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San Francisco school bus drivers turned out in force March 13 to picket the local office of Veolia Corporation. The action was in support of their valiant sisters and brothers in Boston whose school bus union, Steelworkers union Local 8751, Veolia is trying to bust. They demanded that four fired union leaders — Andre Francois, [...]

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‘People’s objections’ to be filed in Detroit bankruptcy case

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Detroit, March 16 — The last day to file objections to the city of Detroit’s austerity “Plan of Adjustment” in its bankruptcy case is April 1. Organizers with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition and Stop Theft of Our Pensions Committee are holding a meeting March 17 to help city residents, workers, retirees and other concerned people [...]

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Ukraine crisis sets back NATO’s eastward advance

By March 20, 2014

Strategic blow to Pentagon in Crimea March 19 — The overwhelming, popular turnout of the Crimean masses who affirmed their decision to separate from the Kiev coup regime in Ukraine and associate with Russia is the first great setback for the U.S. and NATO in their 15-year march to the East. This constitutes a turning [...]

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Behind the coup in Ukraine: Oil and gas as a weapon

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What do oil and gas have to do with the U.S.-sponsored crisis in the Ukraine? Lots. But that is barely mentioned in the mass media here. And it’s not the first time. When the U.S. military invaded Afghanistan and then Iraq, the story was that it had to do with “combating terrorism” and “eliminating weapons [...]

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Protests in U.S. hit lies on Ukraine, Venezuela

By March 19, 2014
Buffalo, N.Y.

Confronting a barrage of pro-war propaganda, anti-war groups, low-wage workers and community activists are beginning to mobilize against U.S. war moves in Ukraine, while continuing to rally against Washington’s efforts to destabilize Venezuela’s Bolivarian government. The International Action Center called for anti-war actions across the U.S. in mid-March, including protests, speakouts, street corner leafleting and [...]

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Why Washington prefers coups over elections

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What is the real attitude of the U.S. ruling class toward elections? Events in Ukraine — and elsewhere — show that the ruling billionaire establishment respects only those elections that are in sync with its drive to bring more and more areas of the world into its political orbit and under its economic sphere of [...]

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