Monthly Archives: March 2014

Free Leonard Peltier!

Los Angeles—On Feb. 8, 50 activists of all races gathered at MacArthur Park to be part of freeing Leonard Peltier, who is starting his 38th year in a federal penitentiary for a crime he did not commit. Continue reading

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‘A Dreadful Deceit’ and unceasing rebellion

Jacqueline Jones’ new book, A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America, is not a call to ignore effects of the concept of race in law and practice. She finds the definition of race repeatedly twisted to suit the needs of the ruling class and wielded as a tool for subjugation of Black and white labor alike. Continue reading

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Stop police spying

Oakland City Council delayed voting on a Domain Awareness Center that would allow police and other agencies to deploy a network of cameras and computers to monitor Twitter and Facebook. If not for the mayor’s decision to delay the vote, the measure would have been defeated. Continue reading

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Egyptian strike wave topples cabinet

Workers in the state-controlled textile industry, mostly women workers, and public transport workers, sanitation workers, office workers, doctors, and even policemen launched a wave of strikes that caused Egypt’s Prime Minister and his entire cabinet to resign. Continue reading

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VW anti-UAW vote

The shocking defeat of the United Auto Workers in a union election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, dealt a serious blow to the organizing strategy of the UAW in the South. Continue reading

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Locked out Minnesota musicians return

On Feb. 1, 2014, the Minnesota Orchestral Association [MOA] ended its lockout of striking union musicians. The lockout began on Oct. 1, 2012, the longest work stoppage in U.S. orchestra history. in a focus that would not have been possible without union and community solidarity, the Tea Party destruction of nonprofits everywhere in Minnesota and in the U.S. Continue reading

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Women Worldwide, March-April 2014

Women worldwide, March-April 2014: Sexism in chemistry profession; Shulamit Aloni; Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot. Continue reading

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