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In ‘war on ISIS,’ the main enemy is at home

October 13, 2014

The Turkish government decided Oct. 12 to permit U.S. fighter-bombers to launch attacks on Syrian targets from Incirlik Air Force Base near the Turkish-Syrian border. This decision marked the latest escalation of the U.S.-led “war on ISIS.” It is a further step toward a major U.S. invasion into [...]

Ferguson & the failure of Black politics

October 13, 2014

Transcript of Sept. 29 Prison Radio broadcast. The stark and moving images arising from the violence, repression and resistance of Ferguson, Mo., continue to percolate throughout national and global consciousness. If, as the old saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” the thousands [...]

Forum on Ukraine repression and resistance

October 13, 2014

Berkeley, Calif. — As part of an international tour of a photo-documentary chronicle of the war in Ukraine and the suffering of people whose lives it has touched, about 40 people gathered in the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall to view powerful photos of peaceful civilians [...]

Finally, a racist killer is convicted

October 11, 2014

Jordan Davis Justice was finally served on Oct. 1 when a Florida jury convicted Michael Dunn of the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis, 17. The unarmed African-­American youth was fatally shot by Dunn in November 2012. Dunn, a white computer software developer, now faces a life term in prison [...]

‘Defend President Aristide!’

October 11, 2014

WW photo: Judy Greenspan An emergency demonstration was held in San Francisco on Sept. 30 in defense of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. About 50 people rallied at Montgomery and Market streets because of threats to President Aristide’s safety. Speakers described how on Sept. 27, [...]

Solidarity activists honored in Cuba

October 11, 2014

The Friendship Medal of the ­Republic of Cuba has been awarded to two hard- working solidarity activists from the United States, according to the newspaper Granma of Oct. 3. Alicia Jrapko, U.S. coordinator of the In­ter­national Committee for the Freedom of the Five, and photographer Bill [...]

Pennsylvania legislature tries to stop Mumia Abu-Jamal from speaking

October 11, 2014

Mumia Abu-Jamal   More often than not college commencement speakers are corporate CEOs, bankers or politicians — the people who will exercise control over students’ futures by exploiting their labor, piling mountains of student loan debt on them or starting endless wars that threaten the [...]

Detroit U.S. Attorney threatens supporters of Rasmea Odeh

October 11, 2014

The following is a press release from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, located in Minneapolis. Rasmea Odeh In a bizarre and desperate move, prosecutors in the case of Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh filed a motion in Federal Court Oct. 3, which characterized the efforts of an important [...]

NYC faces crisis over tunnel repairs

October 11, 2014

Superstorm Sandy has not finished disrupting life in this city, even though it blew out to sea two years ago. Its storm surge — along with a high tide made higher because of a full moon and a general rise in sea levels indisputably due to global warming — flooded four Amtrak tunnels. Two of the [...]
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