Juanita Starr Doares

By January 16, 2014
WW photo: Bill Dores

Juanita Ann Starr Doares, a fighter for people’s rights, and against racism and injustice, died on Dec. 11. She was 88 years old. She was born in 1925 in western North Carolina to Coyt Velma Lingle and Cecil Mims Starr, a telegraph worker. Her father was of Cherokee/Tuscarora descent, her mother came from a long [...]

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Lynne Stewart: Free

By January 15, 2014
Lynne Stewart

Taken from a Jan. 2, 2014, audio column at prisonradio.org. By the time you read this, Lynne Stewart, New York’s people’s lawyer, will be home, sleeping in her own bed, in the company of her beloved husband, Ralph Poynter, and their children and grandchildren. It has been a long and tortured haul — from judge [...]

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Petition protests Interpol’s arrest of journalist

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Kimyongür Bahar in Brussels on Nov. 13. His sign reads: ‘No to war in Syria.’Photo: Dursun Aydemir

After 13 days in prison following an international arrest warrant issued against him, Kimyongür Bahar, a Belgian citizen of Turkish origins, is currently under house arrest in Massa, Italy. Bahar is an anti-war activist and political journalist who the Turkish government, led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has declared to be a “terrorist” even [...]

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Conflicts in Africa facilitate imperialist intervention

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Fierce battles took place in early January in two states of oil-rich South Sudan — Unity and Jonglei states, not far from Juba, the capital of the recently formed country. The Ugandan military had crossed the border and was involved in the  fighting on the side of the forces of President Salva Kiir. The intervention [...]

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Black & Pink San Diego shows moving film on imprisoned transgender women

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WW photo:  Gloria Verdieu

San Diego, Calif. — A film showing the blatant discrimination that transgender people endure in the prison system was shown here on Jan. 12. The screening of “Cruel & Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison,” followed by a discussion about the prison-industrial complex, was hosted by Black & Pink San Diego. The moving and caring documentary [...]

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Desempleo juvenil global: barril de pólvora contra el capitalismo?

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Las estadísticas son alarmantes.  Las/os jóvenes constituyen el 17 por ciento de la población mundial pero el 40 por ciento de las/os desempleados.  Los reportes oficiales dicen que la tasa mundial de desempleo es de 4,5 por ciento mientras que la tasa mundial de desempleo juvenil es un 12,6 por ciento.  Sin embargo, en realidad [...]

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¿Por qué la nueva ley de salud es ya tan cara?

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Era el año 1965. La guerra del gobierno estadounidense en Vietnam era cada vez más impopular, sobre todo entre los jóvenes que eran reclutados y enviados allá. Los movimientos  de liberación de los pueblos oprimidos también iban creciendo, a menudo inspirados en las luchas anticoloniales y la resistencia de los vietnamitas. En los EE.UU. Lyndon [...]

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West Virginia coal industry poisons water supply

By January 14, 2014
Freedom Industries, Jan.10.

Charleston, W.Va. — A spill into the Elk River near Charleston, W.V., on Jan. 9 from a chemical plant owned by Freedom Industries forced a cutoff of water in West Virginia as a statewide “state of emergency” was called that day and a federal “state of emergency” the following day. The spill contaminated the water [...]

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Imperialists praise ‘butcher’ Sharon

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More bully than soldier, Israeli’s Ariel Sharon, nicknamed both “the butcher” for slaughtering Palestinians and “the bulldozer” for destroying their homes, died Jan. 11 after spending the last eight years in a coma. Were there not so many imperialist politicians and media describing Sharon as a “peacemaker” and thus distorting his life story, we would [...]

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Four years after devastating earthquake, Haitians get nothing but imperialist occupation

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The horrific Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti caused building collapses in Port-au-Prince and its suburbs that killed at least 300,000 people. It left an uncounted number injured and 1.5 million homeless. Four years later, according to the Ministry of Public Works, an estimated 20 percent of the ruble has yet to be removed. Only [...]

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