Ukraine communists ‘face to face with 21st century fascism’

By October 21, 2014
Borotba leader Victor ShapinovWW photo: Greg Butterfield

Simferopol, Crimea — On Sept. 22, Workers World conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed coup regime in Kiev. Additional installments of the [...]

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Memorial for GI union leader

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From left, Terry Klug and Andy Stapp leaving Klug’s court-martial at Fort Dix, 1969.

A memorial meeting for Andy Stapp, who died in September, will be held on Nov. 1 in New York. As an active-duty GI at Fort Sill, Okla., Stapp first attracted the ire of the Army brass in 1967 when he was court-martialed for “refusing an order” — the order to surrender his anti-war literature to [...]

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Nurses’ union demands gov’t mandate to contain Ebola

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National Nurses United, a union and professional organization with 185,000 members, was contacted by nurses at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where Thomas Eric Duncan was treated for Ebola. The nurses criticized the hospital administration for not having a protocol in place to deal with this virulent disease, for not training or preparing them [...]

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Hannibal Shakur, Trayvon Two activist, tells WW about charges being dropped

By October 20, 2014
Hannibal Abdul Shakur & Tanzeen Doha

Hannibal Abdul Shakur and Tanzeen Doha were arrested during protests during the summer of 2013 in downtown Oakland, Calif., after the notorious George Zimmerman verdict was announced, where he was acquitted for the Feb. 26, 2012, murder of Trayvon Martin.  At an Oct. 10 pre-trial readiness conference, the Oakland prosecutor finally admitted that they had [...]

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Border solidarity caravan reaches McAllen, Texas

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Brownsville, Texas, Oct. 19 protest.WW photo:  Gloria Rubac

Oct. 20 — The “National Caravan in Solidarity with the Children and Families on the Mexico and Texas Borders” is now concluding its multi-city trip, which began in New York City on Oct. 10 and is ending today in McAllen, Texas.  The school bus, filled with caravanistas, has received warm welcomes at every stop along the way. Caravanistas [...]

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Community demands justice as killer cop fired in Milwaukee

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Demanding justice for Dontre Hamilton, Milwaukee, Oct. 16.Photo: Joe Brusky

As a result of almost six months of repeated protests organized by the Coalition for Justice and their allies, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced at a press conference Oct. 15 that Christopher Manney, the cop who shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times, killing him instantly, has been fired. Hamilton family members were not invited to [...]

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War weary

By October 19, 2014

Senator John McCain, the militarist spokesperson for the Republican opposition to President Barack Obama, had this terse comment on the president’s war on the Islamic State: “They’re winning, and we’re not,” McCain told CNN on Oct. 12 and called for ground troops. Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Patrick Dempsey, who had already left the door open [...]

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Another protest hits Staples

By October 17, 2014
Cindy Heyward, American Postal Workers Union Philadelphia local recording secretary, led chants.WW photo: Joseph Piette

A Staples store in Center City, Philadelphia, was picketed Oct. 7 by members of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. The postal workers and community groups were picketing as part of a national campaign to boycott the office supply store because of its [...]

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Herman Ferguson, ¡Presente!

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Herman Ferguson

His name was Herman Ferguson, and if you’re not dialed into the Black Nationalist Movement, the name may not ring a bell of recognition. But to those aware of the Black Power Movement of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Herman Ferguson’s life, role and commitment ring like a bell in the night. For Ferguson — [...]

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On the picket line

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Atlantic City casino workers protest health care rollbacks As many as 700 UNITE-HERE Local 54 casino workers at Trump Taj Mahal blocked off the Atlantic City Expressway, chanting “No health care, no peace!” on Oct. 8. The workers were protesting attempts by Trump Entertainment Resorts, which owns the Taj Mahal, to roll back workers’ hard-won [...]

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