Stop Israeli assault!

By July 2, 2014

July 1 — Early this morning, the Israeli authorities used the death of three Israeli teenagers as the pretext to begin a major assault on Palestinian organizations and civilians in the West Bank and Gaza. Every voice should be raised against this assault. This is already the largest Israeli military operation against Palestinians in the [...]

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Free Palestinian prisoners!

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Free Palestinian prisoners!

Activists protested outside the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia during rush hour on June 27, as an emergency response to the raids, bombings, demolitions, murders and kidnappings by Israeli Defense Forces against occupied Palestine over the previous week. Participants especially focused on the demand to free the thousands of Palestinians held in prisons, including hundreds of [...]

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Rights activists protest ‘Human Rights Watch’

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Photo: Peoples Video Network

June 26 — Human rights activists marched from the New York Times offices to the Empire State Building — which houses Human Rights Watch — to protest both institutions as tools of the CIA, specifically in their role attacking the Bolivarian government of Venezuela. A delegation of human rights activists, including Ramsey Clark, former U.S. [...]

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San Francisco rally defends human rights in Honduras

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Photo: Roy Schachter

On the fifth anniversary of the coup in Honduras, the Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition and Hondurans in Resistance of Northern California held a rally in San Francisco’s Mission District to demand “Stop the violence” and “Defend human rights” in Honduras, after five years of death, fraud, repression, militarization and corruption. It has been [...]

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Money for jobs, not war on Iraq!

By July 1, 2014
Durham, N.C.

June 28 — Demonstrators gathered in Durham, N.C., to oppose U.S. intervention in Iraq, calling for “No troops! No drones! No advisors! U.S. stay out of Iraq! Money for jobs and education, not for war and incarceration!” Members of the Durham branch of Workers World Party, Black Workers for Justice, Veterans for Peace and others [...]

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Bosses can deny birth control

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Women, yes! Corporations, no!

Top Court attacks women The Supreme Court has done it again. It bestowed new rights on corporations. All a corporation has to do these days is plead for a new interpretation of a law and — abracadabra — the court waves its magic wand over the issue and the wish is granted. In the case [...]

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Central Park 5 talk about settlement

By June 30, 2014
Three of Central Park 5 hold press conference after court ruling.WW photo: Dolores Cox

On June 19, 2014, twelve years after the filing of a lawsuit by the Central Park 5 — five innocent Black and Latino teenage boys who in April 1989 were arrested, interrogated for hours without an attorney, coerced into confessing, tried, convicted and imprisoned for a crime they never committed — New York City Mayor [...]

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Benton Harbor activist appeals for support in fight against frame-up

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The Rev. Edward Pinkney of the Benton Harbor/Berrien County Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO) spoke in Detroit at the invitation of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice at their weekly Monday night meeting on June 23. Moratorium NOW! Coalition and MECAWI members have been heavily involved in [...]

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Moral Mondays goes statewide in N.C.

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By Ben C. and Andy Katz Raleigh, N.C., June 29 — As the short North Carolina legislative session winds down to a close as this article goes to press, the Moral Monday movement is making plans to take the movement on the road during the summer with outreach, education and continued mobilization. Under the banner [...]

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Sgt. Bergdahl’s return home

By June 29, 2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s return to U.S. soil on June 13, after nearly five years’ captivity, was a Kafkaesque media event. Unlike Sen. John McCain, a former fighter pilot downed by the Vietnamese liberation forces, who became an official hero, Bergdahl came home under a cloud. He had gone AWOL (“absent without official leave”) in Afghanistan, [...]

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