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Detroit retirees denounce ‘Grand Theft Pension’

June 20, 2014

City retirees take their message to May Day march.WW photo: Kris Hamel June 18 — Retired city of Detroit workers continue to oppose deep cuts to their pensions in the face of enormous pressure from the bankruptcy court, politicians and the corporate media. Rank-and-file committees of retirees [...]

Detroit Land Bank seizes homes

June 20, 2014

En route to the financial district, Detroit Freedom Friday protesters walk past 65 Cadillac Square, where hidden away on the 28th and 32nd floors is the Detroit Land Bank Authority, a quasi-governmental agency formed in 2008. For the last several years the DLBA has ostensibly concerned itself with [...]

‘Make the banks pay, not retirees!’

June 20, 2014

Detroiters protest inside Bank of America, June 13.WW photo: Kris Hamel After picketing the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department building on June 13 to demand the end of water shutoffs to thousands of Detroit households behind in their bills, “Detroit Freedom Friday 6” participants boldly [...]

Chicano Mexicano Prison Project holds annual conference

June 19, 2014

Conference facilitator Pablo Aceves at microphone, June 14.WW photo: Gloria Verdieu San Diego — On June 14, the 16th Annual Conference on Raza Prisoners and Colonialism was hosted by the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project. The conference began with solidarity statements from the Brown Berets, [...]

UAW Convention: Is the union ready to fight?

June 19, 2014

On June 5, the United Auto Workers — a union founded in 1935 in a period of tumultuous class struggle — concluded its 36th Constitutional Convention in Detroit. The convention marked the departure of President Bob King, a champion of “partnership” with Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. The [...]

New York City: ‘Hands off our homes’

June 19, 2014

Hundreds of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village tenants came to the steps of New York’s City Hall June 13 in the rain to demand “Wall Street predators keep their hands off our homes.” They want ST-PCV preserved as a community, not turned into a commodity. ST-PCV is a very large apartment [...]

Restaurant workers demand justice

June 19, 2014

A protest was organized in front of Liberato Restaurant in the Bronx, N.Y., on June 10. Workers employed at the restaurant explained a number of grievances, including not being paid a minimum wage, not getting overtime pay, working in an unsafe environment, sexual harassment by male managers and [...]

Major events stir Latin America & Caribbean

June 19, 2014

Three major events have been taking place almost simultaneously in the Latin American region that have long lasting and international repercussions. These are the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, the “G77+China” in Bolivia and the presidential elections in Colombia. But the Caribbean region had [...]

Juneteenth parade in Houston

June 18, 2014

Photo: Shana Richardson From the very serious to the celebratory, Juneteenth activities are taking place all over Texas. There are barbecues, rodeos, oratory contests, parades, public concerts and forums. Juneteenth celebrates news of freedom from slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, two years after [...]

Ruby Dee – brilliant actor, inspiring activist

June 18, 2014

The great actor and political activist Ruby Dee died at the age of 91 on June 11. She had been married to Ossie Davis, another amazing actor and social activist, for almost 60 years, until his death in February 2005. Dee and Davis achieved a powerful collaboration on stage, screen and in the [...]
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