On César Chávez Day, Chicanos fight back against LAPD

by Luis Sifuentes, published on Fightback News, April 2, 2021 The LAPD recently shot six people in seven days. We also saw them unleash their violence last week in Echo Park against the unhoused community and allies, then call it a “service to the community.” And they’re trying to use their violence during last summer’s protests to secure more resources[…]

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‘Progressive’ Prosecutors Put Thousands of Lives at Risk

by Ted Kelly, published on Workers World, February 12, 2021 Philadelphia The novel coronavirus has claimed an unlikely victim in the United States: the Sixth Amendment. The right to a “speedy trial” is in critical condition. Philadelphia’s county jail population has risen to 4,500 and is growing steadily. Half of those behind bars have “detainers,” meaning they aren’t eligible for[…]

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Flint Water Scandal charges: Slap on the Wrist for Ex-Governor

by Martha Grevatt, published on Workers World, January 20, 2021 In April 2014 the city of Flint, Mich., made the fatal decision to switch its water supply from Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the heavily contaminated Flint River. Flint residents have waited almost seven years for the responsible parties — in particular former Governor Rick Snyder — to face[…]

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Venezuela: Biden to Endorse Guaido After Trump Issues Parting Sanctions

Venezuelanalysis, January 21, 2021 – The incoming Joe Biden administration will maintain support for Venezuelan self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido. According to reports, the new Secretary of State Antony Blinken told members of the US Senate that recently inaugurated President Biden will continue to recognize the opposition leader as the country’s legitimate leader. While the veteran democrat has yet to[…]

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U.S. Hands off Iran, Syria and Afghanistan!

Statement from Socialist Action National Committee, published on Socialist Action, January 11, 2021 President Trump’s waning months at the White House saw him cloistered with his top National Security team of warmakers considering whether to launch yet another round of deadly missile strikes against Iran. In the same timeframe, the ongoing U.S. imperial war against Syria saw multiple U.S.-Israeli-orchestrated missile[…]

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Following US Pressure, Aid to Yemen Falls to Just 25 Cents Per Day

by Alan MacLeod, Published on MintPress News, October 7, 2020 Home to what the United Nations has described as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” Yemen is on the brink of total disaster after five years of protracted war. Yet crucial international aid to the country has been cut this year to just 25 cents per person, per day, around half of what[…]

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The Role of Police in Gentrification

by Brenden Beck, published on Consortium News, September 24, 2020 A lawsuit alleges Breonna Taylor died because Louisville was trying to arrest its way toward economic redevelopment. Research shows this is common. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The circumstances surrounding Breonna Taylor’s killing by police in Louisville, Kentucky, are by now[…]

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While the Stock Market is Booming, Jobs Report Hides Hunger

By G. Dunkel posted on Workers World, September 11, 2020 Getting enough food was hard for people working low-wage jobs before the pandemic. Now it’s harder, given the huge increase in unemployment — 29 million jobless workers now live off meager unemployment insurance. Millions without work are getting nothing, and more than 50 million people are “food insecure,” meaning they[…]

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