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Los Angeles activists plan car caravan for low-wage workers

By April 16, 2014
Los Angeles activists, April 12.WW photo: Scott Scheffer

A “Low-Wage Campaign” community speakout was held April 12 in Los Angeles at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, which houses the International Action Center. In spite at least two other compelling and competing events, the speakout was well attended, with calls for solidarity with low-wage workers and to raise the minimum wage to […]


Protests demand U.S. hands off Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela

By March 21, 2014
San DiegoWW photo: Carl Rices

In response to a call from the International Action Center, demonstrations, outreach and other actions took place in cities and areas across the United States in mid-March to demand U.S. hands off Venezuela and no U.S. intervention in Ukraine or Russia. These actions also countered the lies and distortions of the big-business-owned media regarding the […]


New York community activists tell mayor: Bratton must go!

By February 6, 2014
Charles Barron calls for firing of police commissioner.WW photo: Greg Butterfield

Activists, community members and families of police brutality victims held a news conference at City Hall on Feb. 4 to respond to claims by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton that the problem of stop-and-frisk — the massive racial profiling program especially targeting Black and Latino/a youth — has been solved. “Just […]


Report on Honduras

By December 19, 2013

Los Angeles — A gathering of activists, organizers in the Honduran community and leaders in progressive organizations fighting U.S. imperialism participated in an exciting reportback at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice in Los Angeles. LeiLani Dowell was the featured speaker, along with Ramón Sánchez, a representative of the Libre Party, which ran a […]


On the picket line

By November 22, 2013

More car washers organize in NYC Immigrant workers at four more New York City car washes, two in the Bronx and two in Queens, signed three-year contacts with the Department Store (RWDSU) and the Food and Commercial Workers unions in New York City, UFCW announced Oct. 24. The workers will get an immediate wage increase, […]


Open letter to the AFL-CIO leaders — Oppose war on Syria

By September 6, 2013

The following is an open letter from the first secretary of Workers World Party, Larry Holmes, written to the AFL-CIO leadership on the eve of their organization’s national convention Sept. 8 in Los Angeles. If you agree with this statement, write an email to ww@workers.org. Sept. 6 — At this critical moment, the number one […]


Los Angeles demands ‘Hands off Syria’

By June 10, 2013

Hundreds of anti-war and social justice activists, representing many groups, including an organization of Syrian activists, gathered in unity to oppose the growing U.S. war moves against Syria on June 8 in Los Angeles at the Federal Building in Westwood. The action was inspired by a statement issued several weeks prior by the United National Antiwar Coalition […]


United statement to oppose U.S./NATO and Israeli war on Syria


The groups supporting a protest in Los Angeles on June 9 released this statement: No more wars — U.S. out of the Middle East Take to the streets! Why we are demonstrating: While the White House orders the Pentagon to plan a no-fly zone over Syria and the U.S. has troops at the ready in Jordan, […]


Los Angeles protest: ‘Peace in Korea now!’

By March 16, 2013
Los Angeles

Even as thousands of U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and Air Force members are engaging in war “games” off the coast of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, many people in the United States are demanding that Washington stop its aggressive actions against the northern half of Korea. To underscore this sentiment, the International Action Center […]


Chickens come home to roost: Chris Dorner & Los Angeles police brutality

By February 11, 2013

Los Angeles — To protect and serve? For a growing number of Los Angeles residents, that motto is now in question. This stems from recent incidents involving Chris Dorner, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer and veteran, incidents which have apparently made it acceptable for police to target with deadly force those whom they deem […]