An Open Letter to District of Columbia Authorities

by Rich Whitney, Published on Medium, May 13, 219 In allowing coup supporters to lay siege to the Venezuelan embassy, D.C. Police are violating the First Amendment and District of Columbia law At this writing, a rightwing mob of supporters of Juan Guaido, (the self-described, U.S.-named “interim president” of Venezuela, who has no legitimate, lawful claim to that office) has[…]

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May Day in Puerto Rico: Mass marches combat austerity & privatization

Photo: The Teachers’ Federation of Puerto Rico (FMPR) continued its militant opposition to the government closing of public schools (left) during May Day in San Juan. Contingents from all regions and sectors of the people united against the assaults of U.S.-imposed austerity. By Berta Joubert-Ceci, originally posted on Workers World, May 8 On May Day, the extreme political devastation in[…]

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Police corruption is rife from Baltimore to Philadelphia

Pam Africa (right) leads a march in the snow in Philadelphia on Dec. 9, the anniversary of the 1981 arrest and shooting of Black activist and political commentator Mumia Abu-Jamal. Mumia was framed up by cops and the corrupt “justice” system on false charges of killing a Philadelphia police officer. The marchers demanded that the Philadelphia district attorney’s office release[…]

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