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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 [...]

Emergency appeal from the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly

April 30, 2015

Demand Justice for Freddie Grey! Indict, Convict & Jail Killer Police! AMNESTY FOR ALL JAILED YOUTH Photo : Richard Reilly Approximately 350 people have been arrested in Baltimore stemming from the April 24 protests that spilled into the night both in downtown Baltimore and at the Western [...]

May Day message to Ukraine workers

April 30, 2015

The following May Day statement addressing the workers of Ukraine was issued by the communist organization Union Borotba (Struggle), whose members were driven underground or into exile following the U.S.-backed coup in Kiev last year. It was translated by Workers World contributing editor Greg [...]

One year after massacre, Odessa resists fascist occupation

April 30, 2015

House of Trade Unions burns during Odessamassacre, May 2, 2014.Photo: One year after 48 anti-fascist activists died by bullets, flames and beatings at the hands of Ukrainian neo-Nazi gangs in Odessa, this city on the Black Sea is living under occupation. Yet the fighting spirit of this [...]

Boston homeless lead march

April 30, 2015

WW photo: Gerry Scoppettuolo Boston’s organized homeless people continued their fightback against oppressive conditions in city shelters by mounting an unprecedented March of the Homeless on April 23. The march through city streets culminated in a united rally with the immigrant community at the [...]

Peace process vital to Colombian people

April 30, 2015

FARC-EP Commander Marco León Calarcá with Berta Joubert-Ceci in May 2014. The peace process unfolding in Colombia through talks being held in Havana, Cuba, between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government is crucial to the stability of the region. Any [...]

Latin America beats back U.S. imperialism at summits, part 1

April 30, 2015

Taken from a talk given at a Workers World Party forum on April 17 in New York City. Raúl Castro and Nicolás Maduro at the Summit of the Americas. U.S. imperialism got a good, old-fashioned shellacking at the VII Summit of the Americas and the People’s Summit in Panama from April 8 to 11. But [...]
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