Energy industry looks to government to save profits

By November 12, 2013

For nearly a decade, the natural gas industry has drained valuable water resources, poisoned the land with dangerous chemicals, released radiation into water supplies and increased the danger of global warming through its unconventional drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking for short. To get away with this environmental destruction the energy industry unleashed a massive [...]

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Venezuela to face food sabotage

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Caracas, Nov. 4 — Tribuna Popular TP. – The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) today denounced the opposition, who, together with businessmen and phony trade unionists, plans to carry out a new offensive, both economic and using counterrevolutionary violence, against the Venezuelan people. Their objective is to destabilize the country on [...]

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Death row survivors, families & activists march for abolition

By November 10, 2013
Houstonians with the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement at the Capitol.

Activists marched down Congress Avenue from the Texas Capitol building in Austin on Nov. 2, chanting “Texas says death row, we say hell no!” They demanded, “The death penalty? Shut it down! Racist courts? Shut ‘em down! The whole damn system? Shut it down!” Death row exonerees led protesters through Austin’s busy shopping and dining [...]

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African Americans still not recovered from Great Recession

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Despite claims that the country is in a gradual economic recovery, millions are being thrown into poverty and prolonged joblessness. A recent report highlights the continuing oppression of African-American people. The Center for American Progress says that continuing gaps in wealth and job opportunities between the white population and the oppressed Black and Brown nations [...]

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Energy industry looks to government to save profits

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For nearly a decade, the natural gas industry has drained valuable water resources, poisoned the land with dangerous chemicals, released radiation into water supplies and increased the danger of global warming through its unconventional drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking for short. To get away with this environmental destruction the energy industry unleashed a massive [...]

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South African miners demand higher wages

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Conditions are driving more workers in the platinum sector of the mining industry in South Africa to engage in strikes over inadequate wages, benefits and job security. Since 2012, strikes against the mine bosses have resulted in the deaths of well over 50 people, including both rank-and-file workers and union organizers. Despite the protracted struggles [...]

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Nigerian Labor Congress co-hosts solidarity conference with the Saharawi people

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A long-delayed referendum on the independence of Saharawi from Morocco was the subject of the African Conference in Solidarity With the Saharawi People, an international conference in Abuja, Nigeria, Oct. 28-30. The conference was sponsored by the Nigerian Labor Congress and other mass organizations to discuss the theme: “Liberation of Western Sahara: Ending Colonialism in [...]

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Oakland, Calif., port truckers gather support

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Oakland, Calif. — More than 200 truckers, their families and local supporters of the Port of Oakland Truckers Association gathered at Middle Harbor Park in the Port of Oakland for a cookout on Nov. 2. Local port truckers and International Longshore Warehouse Union Local 10 members addressed the crowd, and nearly $1,000 was raised for [...]

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Foreclosure reprieve won for Cleveland activists

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Members of the Carl Stokes Brigade, Black on Black Crime, Affordable Housing Centers of America, Peoples Fightback Center and Oberlin Student Labor Action Coalition faced down Cuyahoga County deputy sheriffs on Oct. 29 and won a 60- to 90-day reprieve in the foreclosure and eviction process for longtime activists Dave and Marva Patterson in the [...]

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IAC condemns Israeli air strike against Syria

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The International Action Center released the following statement Nov. 2 on the Israeli bomb attack against Syria. Speaking on Nov. 3 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry repeated the U.S. declaration that Bashar al-Assad must leave office as president of Syria. The International Action Center condemns the strike by Israeli planes [...]

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