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[l] at 7/6/20 5:06pm
U.S. imperialism means we can’t breathe!

Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere released this statement on July 5. Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE) is in solidarity with the global rebellion for Black lives. It is right to rebel against police terror. The same racist, sexist, police violence used to terrorize people at home is . . .

Continue reading U.S. imperialism means we can’t breathe! at Workers.org

[Category: Im/migrants and Refugees, Racism and Self-Determination]

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[l] at 7/6/20 5:01pm
North Carolina activists oppose legal shield of cop violence

Raleigh, N.C. At 1:01 a.m. on June 26, the Senate of the North Carolina General Assembly passed Senate Bill 168 and sent it to the governor to sign. The bill was 17 pages of regulations attacking most remaining forms of oversight in custody deaths by law enforcement.  Street art classified . . .

Continue reading North Carolina activists oppose legal shield of cop violence at Workers.org

[Category: Prisons: tear them down, Racism and Self-Determination, U.S. and Canada]

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[l] at 7/3/20 5:21pm
Dead or In Prison

By Nanon Williams Workers World received this letter from Williams, a Texas prisoner. In the first week of June 2020, all the inmates at the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, Texas, were tested for COVID-19. On the 6th and 7th of June, medical personnel and guards came to our cellblock 7 . . .

Continue reading Dead or In Prison at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Prisons: tear them down]

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[l] at 7/3/20 5:13pm
Leeds, England: Black Lives Matter

By Kadesh Anderson  Kadesh Anderson is a Black Lives Matter activist and journalist in Leeds, England. Leeds, England — On June 21 in Hyde Park, over 5,000 people came out in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protest. With social distancing measures in place, people came together with their banners . . .

Continue reading Leeds, England: Black Lives Matter at Workers.org

[Category: Europe, Racism and Self-Determination]

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[l] at 7/3/20 5:06pm
a summary

Case numbers in the thousands At least 48,764 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among prisoners. The data suggest that even these numbers may be underreported. Texas leads in the number of cases with 7,757, followed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons with 6,621 cases. Ohio, Michigan, California and Tennessee . . .

Continue reading Behind the walls: a summary at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Im/migrants and Refugees, Prisons: tear them down]

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[l] at 7/2/20 10:57pm
On the Road to Justice with im/migrant TPS holders

By G. Lechat Inspired by the great Civil Rights Movement and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, immigrant Temporary Protected Status recipients organizing with Alianza TPS Nacional are forging a “Road to Justice.” This is the name they gave their 200+ car caravan that converged on Washington, D.C.,  June 23-24 . . .

Continue reading On the Road to Justice with im/migrant TPS holders at Workers.org

[Category: Im/migrants and Refugees, protest, TPS, Washinton DC]

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[l] at 7/2/20 10:05pm
Ohio jail 100% COVID-positive

Cleveland, Ohio In a recent report, the Ohio Immigrant Alliance stated that the Morrow County  Correctional Facility in Mt. Gilead is the first county jail in the state to be 100 percent COVID-positive. The jail, holding local prisoners as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, is also the first . . .

Continue reading Another reason to tear down the walls: Ohio jail 100% COVID-positive at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Prisons: tear them down, Cleveland, Covid, prison, protests]

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[l] at 7/2/20 9:48pm
U.S. deports mortgage fraudster, backs repression

Emmanuel “Toto” Constant was in charge of FRAPH (the Revolutionary Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti) during the 1991-94 coup against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide when this death-squad organization killed 3,000 people and wounded and maimed many more. During that time, he was also on the CIA’s payroll. In . . .

Continue reading Haiti: U.S. deports mortgage fraudster, backs repression at Workers.org

[Category: Latin America & the Caribbean, FRAPH, Haiti, protests]

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[l] at 7/2/20 9:31pm
‘Help raise our voice’: Dialogue with Dr. Medhat Abbas, Gaza

Dr. Medhat Abbas has been director general of primary health care in Shifa Hospital and Al Aqsa in Gaza. He spent time in the Ministry of Health International Relations Department and has extensive experience in Health Services Management. Dr. Abbas is at the forefront of community health services and management . . .

Continue reading ‘Help raise our voice’: Dialogue with Dr. Medhat Abbas, Gaza at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Middle East, COVID-19, Palestine]

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[l] at 7/1/20 10:16pm
PDF of July 2 issue

Download the 12-page PDF. Win in california: Cops out of schools! Free Mumia! Abolish the FOP! On the move Save the Post Office! STEM workers for BLM; Temporary Protected Status; Battling white supremacy: Racist N.C. government; Monuments, flags brought down; Reflections on Black liberation; Justice, not apologies! Pride and BLM; . . .

Continue reading PDF of July 2 issue at Workers.org

[Category: Workers World Party]

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[l] at 7/1/20 5:52pm
Queer Liberation March attacked by police in New York City

Police attack Queer Liberation March, June 28, NYC. New York City, June 28. By Quell Nessuno  New York City The New York City Queer Liberation March for Black Lives and Against Police Brutality on June 28 was defiled by police violence, proving once again that the armed enforcers of the . . .

Continue reading Queer Liberation March attacked by police in New York City at Workers.org

[Category: LGBTQ2+ liberation, Prisons: tear them down]

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[l] at 7/1/20 5:48pm
Working-class demands in COVID economy

The International Monetary Fund issued a warning on June 24 that the global economy faces an even deeper downturn than it previously projected, greater than any since the 1930s Great Depression.  While many economists warned earlier of a cyclical downturn in the world economy, the IMF blamed the current collapse . . .

Continue reading Working-class demands in COVID economy at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Editorials, Workers unite!]

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[l] at 7/1/20 5:47pm
COVID, cops and white supremacy in N.C.

Alamance County sheriff and Graham Police make an arrest for holding a sign on county property. Durham, N.C. — While the “second wave” of coronavirus has received much coverage throughout the U.S., North Carolina, under the brutal, totalitarian rule of  North Carolina Republicans, has barely slowed the outbreak’s “first wave” . . .

Continue reading COVID, cops and white supremacy in N.C. at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Prisons: tear them down]

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[l] at 7/1/20 5:45pm
45 years after FBI frame-up, Leonard Peltier must be freed

Workers World Party demands the immediate release of political prisoner Leonard Peltier. Forty-five years after being framed by the FBI for an alleged role in a killing at Pine Ridge Reservation, Peltier still languishes behind bars. Peltier, a leader of the American Indian Movement, was targeted for his political activism. . . .

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[Category: Prisons: tear them down, Stop imperialist war and occupation]

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[l] at 7/1/20 5:41pm
Cleveland LGBTQ2S+ for Black Lives

LGBTQ2S+ March for Black Lives, Cleveland, June 27 On June 27, the Cleveland community held a LGBTQ2S+ March for Black Lives. Called by two queer activists using social media, the Greater Cleveland LGBT Community Center not only co-sponsored the action, but actively participated in the militant demonstration. Over 300 people . . .

Continue reading Cleveland LGBTQ2S+ for Black Lives at Workers.org

[Category: LGBTQ2+ liberation, Racism and Self-Determination]

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[l] at 7/1/20 5:37pm
Bridge the gap, Save our Postal Service, Full funding now!

Dozens of postal workers, retirees, union members and community supporters rallied in front of the East Portland Post Office June 23. People wore masks and chanted “U.S. Mail, Not for Sale!” They mailed postcards addressed to Oregon’s Sen. Ron Wyden reading, “Fully Fund the Postal Service! $25 Billion Now!”  Demonstrators . . .

Continue reading Bridge the gap, Save our Postal Service, Full funding now! at Workers.org

[Category: U.S. and Canada, Workers unite!]

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[l] at 6/30/20 5:41pm
Black Organizing Project wins campaign to dismantle school police department

Oakland, Calif. In the midst of a dangerous pandemic, the Black Organizing Project has won an unprecedented victory for the entire Oakland community. On June 24, the Oakland School Board voted unanimously to completely defund, dismantle and terminate their own Oakland School Police Department. This action came from a school . . .

Continue reading Black Organizing Project wins campaign to dismantle school police department at Workers.org

[Category: Top, U.S. and Canada, Youth and Students]

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[l] at 6/30/20 5:31pm
Free Mumia and push back the Fraternal Order of Police!

A new, historic phase in the struggle against white supremacy and capitalism has begun. Millions of workers and oppressed peoples have taken to the streets, the largest uprising against racist police terror and exploitation in decades. And yet there are still revolutionaries from the last major Black, Brown and Indigenous . . .

Continue reading Free Mumia and push back the Fraternal Order of Police! at Workers.org

[Category: Prisons: tear them down, Racism and Self-Determination, U.S. and Canada]

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[l] at 6/30/20 5:22pm
Who created the Saharan dust cloud?

From March 19 to Oct. 31 in 2011, the U.S. empire and its imperialist client states, ranging from Belgium to Qatar, launched over 160 tons of cruise missiles and multiple air strikes against the anti-imperialist state of Libya. The strikes targeted hospitals, bakeries, religious services and private residences, killing hundreds . . .

Continue reading Who created the Saharan dust cloud? at Workers.org

[Category: Africa, Climate and Environmental Crisis, Global, Human needs before profits, Racism and Self-Determination, Stop imperialist war and occupation]

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[l] at 6/30/20 5:11pm
Legacy of Shaka Sankofa lives

Twenty years ago, as he lay beaten and bruised on a gurney, just minutes before being executed by the state of Texas, Shaka Sankofa had proclaimed: “This is a lynching that is happening in America tonight. …  This is genocide in America. . … You can kill a revolutionary, but . . .

Continue reading Legacy of Shaka Sankofa lives at Workers.org

[Category: Prisons: tear them down, Racism and Self-Determination, U.S. and Canada]

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[l] at 6/30/20 4:52pm
‘We don’t accept their apology, we want action!’

After 27 days of nonstop protests against police brutality in Philadelphia, city officials finally apologized for their decision to let police and SWAT units use tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets on protesters June 1. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw held a joint press conference . . .

Continue reading ‘We don’t accept their apology, we want action!’ at Workers.org

[Category: Racism and Self-Determination, U.S. and Canada]

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[l] at 6/29/20 6:10pm
PDF of June 25 issue

Download the 12-page PDF. Juneteenth: Racist cops, statues under siege; Finishing the unfinished revolution Black Trans Lives Matter; Uprising vs. cops and more; Tulsa reparations, 1921 to 2020; Workers resist racism, union-busting; Indigenous-Black solidarity; Colonizers, enslavers toppled; ILWU shuts down West Coast; Stop police terror! Palestine to U.S.; WORLD: Virus . . .

Continue reading PDF of June 25 issue at Workers.org

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