On Eve of Trial Judge Limits Plowshares’ Seven Defense

The Plowshares 7 are a group of peace activists have been jailed since April 4, 2018 for civil resistance to the US Nuclear Weapons program.   They entered the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia  to protest U.S. nuclear weapons on April 4, 2018,  the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. Armed with hammers, crime scene tape and baby[…]

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Ecuadoran President Retreats, then Arrests Political Leaders

By Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez posted on Workers World, October 15, 2019 Oct. 14 — Eleven days of massive protest, especially by Indigenous communities marching all over Ecuador, forced President Lenín Moreno to repeal his Oct. 1 Decree #883 ending fuel subsidies. Increased fuel costs also mean higher prices for food, public transportation and much more, so this step[…]

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The Conviction of Amber Guyger and Fear of a ‘Racial Powder Keg’

By Makasi Motema posted on Workers World, October 8, 2019 Five years after the murder of Michael Brown, the people have achieved an apparent victory: the indictment, conviction and impending imprisonment of a white police officer for the murder of an unarmed Black man. Botham Jean, 26 years old, was gunned down in his own apartment in Dallas, Texas, by[…]

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Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) Must Shelve His Vicious War in Yemen

by Pepe Escobar, published in Asia Times, October 2, 2019 Never underestimate the power of blowback. Right now, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), the de facto ruler of the House of Saud, is staring at it, an ominous abyss opened by the Houthis in Yemen. This past weekend, Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier Yahya al-Sari clinically described how Ansarallah,[…]

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With International Support, Prime Day Wildcat Strike and Picket Shakes Amazon

By Harvey Markowitz, published on Workers World,  July 23, 2019 Shakopee, Minn. – On Monday, July 15, the same day as Amazon’s “Prime Day” sales extravaganza, workers at the Amazon MSP1 fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minn., walked out to protest the company’s oppressive management practices. With the support of the general community and union locals, hundreds of people picketed the[…]

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The Antiwar Movement No One Can See

by Allegra Harpootlian , Published on Tom Dispatch, June 23, 2019 When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, Americans took to the streets all across the country to protest their instantly endangered rights. Conspicuously absent from the newfound civic engagement, despite more than a decade and a half of this country’s fruitless, destructive wars across the Greater[…]

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