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DPRK statement — Security Council attacks Korean socialism

December 30, 2014

The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations has issued the following press statement with regard to the Security Council meeting held on Dec. 22, 2014, under the agenda item entitled “Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic [...]

UAW local backs BDS

December 28, 2014

Berkeley, Calif., Dec. 10 — United Auto Workers Local 2865, a statewide University of California student-worker union local, became, according to their press release, the “first major U.S. labor union to support divestment from Israel by membership vote.” Sixty-five percent of the members at [...]

Call to beat back Wisconsin anti-labor bill

December 28, 2014

Right-wing legislators in Wisconsin announced in December that they will push for passage of a right-to-work (for less) law in the 2015 legislative session. In response to this grave assault on all labor, community and youth organizations, the Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement issued this [...]

On the picket line

December 28, 2014

New labor regs speed up unionization process The National Labor Relations Board issued a new set of rules on Dec. 12 to streamline the process for workers who want to join unions. While previously, workers filing for union representation had to wait as long as a month before union elections could [...]

Haiti protests continue despite U.N. troops’ bullets

December 28, 2014

Haitians in Port-au-Prince demand president resign. All over Haiti, people by the tens of thousands are putting their bodies in the streets and their lives on the line. They are demanding the departure of President Michel Martelly and the 6,500 Minustah troops currently occupying the country under [...]

As resistance grows, Ukraine puts anti-fascists on trial

December 28, 2014

Anti-fascists held in cages at Odessa court.Photo: timer.od.ua A frame-up trial of 20 anti-fascist activists began on Nov. 27 in the Primorsky court in Odessa, Ukraine. The defendants are among 70 people jailed or held under house arrest since the May 2 massacre at the House of Trade Unions. Armed [...]

Mexico’s drug wars: Made in USA

December 28, 2014

The disappearance and presumed murder of the 43 Mexican students of Ayotzinapa exposed to the world the relation between drug cartels and the violence of the state apparatus in capitalist Mexico. What is not publicized in the corporate media is the U.S. role in corrupting and impoverishing Mexico [...]

‘Protesters are NOT the problem’

December 22, 2014

An open letter to the head of the Durham, N.C., Police Department from Lamont Lilly. According to Chief Jose Lopez of the Durham Police Department, “outside agitators” have now penetrated Durham’s local protest and social justice movement. According to Chief Lopez, out-of-towners are the [...]

Conference unites Southern Black movement forces

December 22, 2014

Savannah, Ga. — “The deep crisis facing Black people requires bold, radical action,” begins the Draft Manifesto for Black Liberation that was distributed at the Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference (SHROC X) held here Dec. 12-14. This powerful gathering brought together primarily Black [...]

Campaign builds to free Rev. Pinkney

December 22, 2014

Berrien County support for Pinkney, Dec. 15.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe Michigan political prisoner the Rev. Edward Pinkney, now being held in Jackson State Prison, remains in good spirits despite the racist injustice that has landed him there. He was sentenced to up to 10 years for supposedly [...]
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