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textPuerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigns by Kate Zeller
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resigned Wednesday. Protests engulfed the island for nearly two weeks after Rosselló drew criticism for offensive language in leaked communications and the FBI arrested former members of his administration on corruption charges....
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:04AM
textAIPAC’s Anti-BDS Resolution Easily Wins Bipartisan Support by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Palestine remains the litmus test issue and once again, the Democrats showed their true colors on July 23, 2019 with 209 Democrats joining 189 Republicans in voting for pro Zionist Israel AIPAC’s HRes 246, Roll Call 497 opposing the Boycott Divest Sanctions Movement of the Palestinian Liberation Struggle. See http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll497.xml. The bill may be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/246/all-actions?overview=closed&q=%7B%22roll-call-vo...
Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:34PM
textJudge Halts Puerto Rico Bankruptcy for 4 Months by Kate Zeller
In a hearing on Wednesday, US District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain told Puerto Rico's government, creditors and a federal oversight board that for 120 days all debt suits will be on hold and sent to mediation. Puerto Rico is attempting to resolve more than $72 billion in debt....
Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:43PM
imageNew Trade Bloc Will Spur Pan African Industries
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by Kennedy Maina
Preparations for 2019 Pan African Global Trade and Investment Week hosted in the Capitol City of Sacramento, California is poised to expand connections to the 5th largest economy in the world to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...
Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:09PM
calendarGeneral Elections in India: Modi’s (Neo)-Fascism vs. Social Democrats and the Left
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by Eugene E Ruyle
NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)...
Event Date: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:30AM
Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:04PM
imageWhy Australia is still a colony suppressing First Nations
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by Ghillar, Michael Anderson
Ghillar, Michael Anderson, provides an historical insight into the NAIDOC 2019 theme ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’, which reveals that each time First Nations Sovereignty rises up too powerfully it is suppressed in favour of the ‘trip wire to assimilation’. The ‘Voice’, of the NAC was shafted in 1984; the NAC ‘Treaty’ framework was dismantled and ‘Truth’ has barely been heard yet....
Posted: Mon Jul 8, 2019 3:08AM
calendarSF Protest Against Twitter Blocking of Tweets To Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
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by Bay Action To Free Julian Assange
Twitter World HQ 1355 Market St #900, San Francisco, CA 94103...
Event Date: Mon Jul 8, 2019 4:00PM
Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2019 11:10AM
textBallooning Student Debt Debated by Presidential Hopefuls by Kate Zeller
Republicans and Democrats Propose Student Loan Relief Solutions...
Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 7:46AM
imageAmerican Independence Day 2019
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by Tom Mackaman (WSWS Repost)
This article, reposted from the World Socialist Web Site, recalls and examines the elementary proposition, first established in 1776, that the United States is a nation of immigrants....
Posted: Thu Jul 4, 2019 8:33AM
videoWatch: Chris Marsden’s speech to Paris meeting to demand freedom for Assange and Manning (video/mp4 174.9MB) by WSWS repost
"No one who is seriously committed to the defence of democratic rights can stand on the sidelines. The case of Julian Assange is a critical twenty-first century battleground in the defence of free speech, truth, and the fight against exploitation, dictatorship and war, the basic evils of the world capitalist system."...
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:19PM
textTwo years since liberation, Mosul’s children face daily challenges by Huner Ahmed
Two years on from the liberation of Mosul in one of the fiercest urban battles since World War II, the children of the northern Iraqi city are still struggling, lacking vital documentation and assistance....
Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:34PM
textAmidst Puerto Rico Financial Crisis, Island Religious Leaders Call for Global Debt Relief by Kate Zeller
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Last week, Archbishop Roberto González—the leader of the Archdiocese of San Juan, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society—Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement urging solidarity with countries wrestling with debt crisis and economic challenges....
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:20PM
imageFree Hiroji Yamashiro-Political Prisoner In Okinawa
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by repost
The Japanese government has jailed anti-war activist Hiroji Yamashiro who has been protesting the construction of a new base in Okinawa at Henoko. He has been imprisoned for over 70 days....
Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:47PM
textFurther Hong Kong Protests Planned Against Extradition Law by Peter Symonds (WSWS Repost)
Hong Kong’s top official, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, faces a deadline of today to abandon a planned extradition law that has sparked huge protests on the past two Sundays. The widespread opposition reflects deep fears that the bill, which will allow extradition proceedings to mainland China, will enable Beijing to seize political dissidents....
Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:54AM
imageBrazilian General Strike Against Privatization & Bolsonaro Government On 6/14/19
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by Labor Video Project
Millions of workers and students in Brazil went on strike against privatization and the Bolsonaro government....
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:54PM
imagePalestinian Solidarity & SA BDS Director Desai With Professor Sang He
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by Labor Video Project
SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil is interviewed by WorkWeek about her trip to the Teaching Palestine conference in Capetown, South Africa. The conference looked at the role of Israel and the Zionist apartheid state. While attending the conference, she and two other participants were sexually harassed by the South African BDS director Muhammed Desai and the organization sought to cover-up this incident....
Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:48AM
textAustralian police powers risking the criminalisation of public interest journalism by GetUp!
This is unprecedented. As I write, the Australian Federal Police are crawling through the headquarters of our national broadcaster. Accessing private emails. Scouring hard-drives. Rounding up handwritten notes. They have the power to collect, decrypt, alter and delete whatever they want.1 Why? Because the ABC dared to report on allegations that Australian soldiers unlawfully killed children in Afghanistan.2...
Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 5:40AM
imageDr. King and Mr. Garrow
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by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
Patrick Martin at the World Socialist Web Site responds to an incendiary smear campaign against the political legacy of the American civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr....
Posted: Tue Jun 4, 2019 11:40AM
imageCapitalism, Fukushima, Creative Reconstruction & The History Of Olympics
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by Labor Video Project
Professor George Wright discusses the history of the Olympics and how privatization and control by the corporations of the world have led to in allowing the Olympics going to Japan and the contaminated Fukushima. The three broken nuclear reactors still have melted nuclear rods which must be cooled with water. He discusses the systemic corruption of the Olympic Committee and how it is now ignored the safety of the athletes and the public....
Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 6:30PM
imageCanada's Dumping Problems and The War on Garbage & Toxic Waste
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by Mildred German
Mildred German of CFRO, Vancouver Coop Radio & Media Coop will be interviewing long-time activist Ted Alquitas, the publisher of the PhilippineCanadianNews.com on the issue of Philippines/Canada issues around garbage, and and Miranda Dick, of the Secwepemc nation around the Elders Sacred Fire in Turtle Valley that is currently stopping biosolids from being dumped in Secwepmeculcw....
Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 1:41AM