‘Descenso’ en el desempleo oculta incremento en la miseria

By August 13, 2013

El Gobierno informó el 2 de agosto que la tasa oficial de desempleo descendió del 7,6 por ciento al 7,4 por ciento en julio. Los maestros del artificio mediático sobre la economía también están aplaudiendo el crecimiento económico “mayor de lo esperado” del producto interno bruto (todos los bienes y servicios producidos). El anémico crecimiento del [...]


Save the people’s post office

By August 12, 2013

Without question, the big-business class — and their agents in the U.S. Postal Service headquarters, the executive branch and Congress — are on a path to dismantle the Postal Service, privatize the profitable parts of it, and neutralize or destroy the postal unions. Their whole economic system is in crisis. It’s not working. So the [...]


Ramarley Graham denied justice

Constance Malcolm, Ramarley’s Graham mother, at Aug. 10 protest, Bronx, N.Y.Photo: People's Video Network

Based on an Aug. 8 press release put out by the Justice Committee.   Family members and supporters of Ramarley Graham rallied in front of the Bronx District Attorney’s office on Aug. 8 to express outrage at yesterday’s grand jury decision not to re-indict Graham’s killer, New York Police Department Officer Richard Haste.  They also [...]


Who’s pushing post office privatization?

By August 11, 2013

Postal and community activists struggling to save the U.S. Postal Service from privatization need to know who they are fighting against. The Postal Service was established in 1775. It needed government administration as it was so important for communication. Even in today’s age of Internet communication, 20 percent of the U.S. population lack Internet access [...]


Protesters at governors’ conference

Angela Walker from Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 at Aug. 2 protest in Milwaukee.Photo: Occupy Riverwest

Protesters from across Wisconsin and beyond confronted the National Governors Association conference held at the Frontier Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee Aug. 2-4. Undeterred by a massive city, state and national police presence, protests of various forms took place on all three days. As governors such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker discussed with their Wall [...]


On the picket line


Palermo’s Pizza reinstates eight of 100 fired strikers The 13-month battle at Palermo’s Pizza for union representation — to end oppressive working conditions and low pay, and to protest the firing of 89 immigrant workers who didn’t have documentation — ended July 30. While this struggle began at the company’s Milwaukee headquarters, it soon grew [...]


A brief history of ‘marriage,’ part 12


Same-sex marriage in prehistoric societies Although the truly nightmarish conditions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people that existed prior to the Stonewall Rebellion and the modern movement for equal rights and liberation have abated somewhat, the struggle is far from over. Equal rights under bourgeois law are being won through the unrelenting pressure [...]


Aug. 28 Trayvon Martin justice assemblies

By August 8, 2013

Stop the racist war at home A national call for Justice for Trayvon Martin assemblies in U.S. cities on Aug. 28, initiated by the People’s Power Assembly Movement, could not have come at a more crucial juncture. The devastating “not-guilty” verdict that came down on July 13 in the Sanford, Fla., trial of wannabe cop, [...]


To protest verdict: We shut down LA freeway


By Jefferson On July 14, the day after a Florida court exonerated George Zimmerman, killer of Trayvon Martin, the Los Angeles Coalition for Community Control Over the Police and the International Action Center organized a rally to be held at the corner of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King boulevards in South Central Los Angeles. More [...]


San Diego for Trayvon Martin

WW photo: Bob McCubbin

The July 13 “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., generated a massive outpouring of anger and disgust all over the U.S., especially on the day after the verdict. One such protest was held in San Diego, Calif., on July 14, where at least 1,000 people [...]