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[l] at 1/18/22 7:00pm
Amazon, which bought Whole Foods in 2017, is the second-largest employer in the U.S. and has made record profits during the pandemic, with global net revenue in 2020 of $386 billion. Across the country, the movement to back Amazon workers in their righteous, growing fights for safety and union rights . . . Continue reading In honor of Dr. King: Actions support Amazon workers at Workers.org

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

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[l] at 1/18/22 7:00pm
Amazon, which bought Whole Foods in 2017, is the second-largest employer in the U.S. and has made record profits during the pandemic, with global net revenue in 2020 of $386 billion. Across the country, the movement to back Amazon workers in their righteous, growing fights for safety and union rights . . . Continue reading In honor of Dr. King/Actions support Amazon workers at Workers.org

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

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[l] at 1/18/22 6:36pm
With COVID-19 infections spiking in the outside general population, it is no wonder that it is running rampant in the prisons. Recent news out of the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut (designated in the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a “women’s prison”), revealed that more than half of the . . . Continue reading Danbury federal prison overrun by COVID-19 infections at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Prisons: tear them down, U.S. and Canada]

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[l] at 1/18/22 6:26pm
The Postal Board of Governors gathered in Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, in a hastily called meeting to announce the election of their new chairperson, Roman Martinez IV. Also gathered there, but outside the United States Postal Service Headquarters on L’Enfant Plaza, were postal workers, “protect the vote” activists and Ben . . . Continue reading Workers to Postal Board of Governors: Dump DeJoy at Workers.org

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

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[l] at 1/18/22 5:53pm
Hundreds gathered to honor the life of Clyde Bellecourt, White Earth Ojibwe, in Minneapolis, Jan. 13. Bellecourt, 85, was the last living founding member of the American Indian Movement and a lifelong civil-rights activist known worldwide. (Star Tribune, Jan. 13) Clyde Bellecourt speaks at rally in Minneapolis, MN, Nov, 2, . . . Continue reading Clyde Bellecourt: the Thunder Before the Storm at Workers.org

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

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[l] at 1/18/22 4:57pm
Publicado en Workers World/Mundo Obrero, Jan. 1; traducido por Tlaxcala (tinyurl.com/5hdye6en) Búfalo, Nueva York La chispa que se encendió en esta ciudad el pasado agosto, cuando lxs trabajadorxs de Starbucks anunciaron su intención de sindicalizarse, se ha convertido en una llamarada de justo anhelo de la clase trabajadora, con . . . Continue reading La campaña de sindicalización en Starbucks estalla en todo el país at Workers.org

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

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[l] at 1/17/22 4:34pm
Philadelphia On Jan. 5, 12 people, including nine children in an extended family, died in a row house fire in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood. All the victims were Black. Four days later on Jan. 9, a fire in a Bronx high-rise in New York City claimed 17 lives, including eight children. . . . Continue reading Safe, affordable housing is a right! at Workers.org

[Category: Human needs before profits, Racism and Self-Determination]

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[l] at 1/17/22 3:19pm
The following statement was sent out by Resumen LatinoAmerico and the Third World, an anti-imperialist publication based in Latin America on Jan. 12. Graciela Ramirez, editor of Cuba En Resumen, and Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban 5, signed the statement which has been lightly edited by WW.  Alicia Jrapko . . . Continue reading Alicia Jrapko ¡presente! at Workers.org

[Category: Latin America & the Caribbean, Stop imperialist war and occupation]

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[l] at 1/17/22 3:12pm
Each week new evidence emerges that U.S. capitalist institutions mismanage society and sabotage any actions that might aid the working people — who create all of society’s wealth. PHOTO: National Nurses United In mid-January the Supreme Court reaffirmed its historic role as servant of profiteering monopolies, a role it has . . . Continue reading OSHA, SCOTUS and COVID-19 at Workers.org

[Category: COVID-19 and Health Crisis, Editorials, Human needs before profits, Workers unite!]

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[l] at 1/17/22 3:02pm
In France, a Jan. 13 massive strike protested ineffective government COVID-19 plans for schools. The countrywide strike was organized by unions representing teachers, other school staff, parents and students.  All French unions representing workers in education supported the call for the strike, along with student unions which represent secondary and . . . Continue reading In France, massive education strike demands better COVID-19 response at Workers.org

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

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[l] at 1/17/22 2:56pm
This open letter was written on Jan. 14 after a Justice March for Jason Walker, who was murdered by a Cumberland County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s deputy Jan. 8. Today was a memorable day led by a coalition of social activist organizations in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was a day of . . . Continue reading An open letter on why we demand justice for Jason Walker at Workers.org

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

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[l] at 1/17/22 2:41pm
In a desperate move in the midst of a raging COVID-19 infection, 200 prisoners at Rikers Island, New York City’s jail complex, went on a hunger strike Jan. 8. Citing dangerous and unsafe living conditions exacerbated by an unending COVID-19 quarantine, prisoners, all of whom are pretrial detainees, are refusing . . . Continue reading Rikers prisoners strike against unsafe, unsanitary and inhumane conditions at Workers.org

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

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[l] at 1/14/22 4:50pm
“It is inhumane, and by its design it is driving men insane. Solitary confinement makes the criminal justice system the criminal.”  Anthony Graves, survivor of death row and solitary confinement, speaks in Houston after his exoneration and release. WW Photo: Gloria Rubac These words were testimony presented to the U.S. . . . Continue reading Solitary confinement on death row —  a death before dying – a WW commentary at Workers.org

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

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[l] at 1/14/22 4:30pm
In 1966, one of the first transgender-led rebellions occurred in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot served as the prelude to the founding of the modern queer movement.  Youth Against War and Fascism, a mass organization sponsored by Workers World Party, participated in the 1974 Pride . . . Continue reading Queer people and the U.S. communist movement, 1969-1979 at Workers.org

[Category: LGBTQ2+ liberation, Racism and Self-Determination, Revolutionary Theory and Practice, U.S. and Canada, Women and oppressed genders, Youth and Students]

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[l] at 1/14/22 4:18pm
Beluche is a Panamanian political analyst. Translation: John Catalinotto. On January 9, 1964, a true popular revolution in the full sense of the word caused a turning point in U.S. policy in Panama, when 60 years of accumulated contradictions exploded. The mass action shattered the dream of riches that the . . . Continue reading Panama’s 1964 popular anti-imperialist explosion at Workers.org

[Category: Global, Human needs before profits, Latin America & the Caribbean, Racism and Self-Determination, Stop imperialist war and occupation, U.S. and Canada]

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[l] at 1/14/22 3:56pm
The Italian web newspaper Il Manifesto published this article on Jan. 11. In May, four months from now, large-scale production of the new nuclear bomb B61-12 will begin in the United States. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), part of the United States Department of Energy (DoE), recently made this . . . Continue reading Nuclear green pass/ Italy’s A-bombs to arrive in May at Workers.org

[Category: Europe, Global, Stop imperialist war and occupation, U.S. and Canada, Nuclear weapons]

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[l] at 1/14/22 3:44pm
This lightly edited excerpt is from part 105 of Leslie Feinberg’s “Lavender and Red” series on the interconnections between LGBTQ+ lives and socialism. The 120-part series appeared in Workers World from 2004-2008. The sections on Cuba are available in “Rainbow Solidarity in Defense of Cuba,” available in free PDF download . . . Continue reading In Cuba, how La Güinera made room for more gender  at Workers.org

[Category: Human needs before profits, Latin America & the Caribbean, LGBTQ2+ liberation, U.S. and Canada, Women and oppressed genders]

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[l] at 1/14/22 3:44pm
This lightly edited excerpt is from part 105 of Leslie Feinberg’s “Lavender and Red” series on the interconnections between LGBTQ+ lives and socialism. The 120-part series appeared in Workers World from 2004-2008. The sections on Cuba are available in “Rainbow Solidarity in Defense of Cuba,” available in free PDF download . . . Continue reading In Cuba, how La Güinera made room for more gender Web head: In Cuba, how La Güinera made room for more gender  at Workers.org

[Category: Human needs before profits, Latin America & the Caribbean, LGBTQ2+ liberation, U.S. and Canada, Women and oppressed genders]

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[l] at 1/14/22 3:29pm
El 17 de enero será el día festivo oficial en honor al nacimiento del reverendo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., cuyo 93º cumpleaños es el 15 de enero. El tercer lunes de enero ha sido el día festivo oficial de King para muchos trabajadores desde enero de 1986, después de . . . Continue reading EDITORIAL   El legado del Dr. King: ‘Todo trabajo tiene dignidad’ at Workers.org

[Category: Editorials, Mundo Obrero, Racism and Self-Determination, U.S. and Canada, Workers unite!]

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[l] at 1/13/22 8:32pm
By Anne Kealohapau‘ole Jan. 9 — Protesters angered by the water crisis persevere at rallies at the Hawai‘i Department of Health, the State Capitol in Honolulu and in front of the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, all on the island of O‘ahu.  Native Hawaiians, local community . . . Continue reading Hawaiians, U.S. military dependents protest Navy fuel pollution at Workers.org

[Category: Asia & the Pacific, Climate and Environmental Crisis, Hawaii, Navy, pollution]

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[l] at 1/13/22 8:11pm
Martin Luther King Day statement  Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party What does voting mean to an incarcerated person? As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in 2022, we consider this question within the context of the struggle for the right to self-determination for the most oppressed . . . Continue reading Enslavement, prisons – and the vote at Workers.org

[Category: Prisons: tear them down]

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