The five month-long strike/lockout of 75,000 California grocery workers was an important test in a new phase of the class war being waged by Corporate America against workers and their unions. At stake in this long battle was the right of workers to have healthcare and to enjoy union protection.
On May 1, 2003 - the same day that George Bush declared "victory" in Iraq - the U.S. Navy was forced to pull out of Vieques, Puerto Rico, as a consequence of a four-year campaign of civil disobedience that reinvigorated and united the movement.
Some in the anti-war movement are discussing what slogans and demands they should raise. The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition demands, "Bring the troops home now , end the occupation of Iraq." Some other groups call instead for turning the Occupation Authority over to the United Nations.
Colombia is the largest recipient of U.S. military aid in this hemisphere, having received $2.5 billion over the past four years. This money goes to Colombia's military, which has one of the worst human rights records in Latin America and works hand in glove with the right-wing paramilitary units responsible for the murder of unionists and peasant leaders.
The Israeli government of Ariel Sharon, with the full backing of Washington, is intensifying its terrorist repression and economic strangulation of the Palestinian people. The Israeli aim is clear: to drive out as much of the Palestinian population as possible and secure control of all of historic Palestine.
A decade before the U.S. debacle in Vietnam began, the Pentagon received its first defeat when U.S. and allied military forces were driven out of North Korea by the combined efforts of the People's Republic of China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
There is a fact about Venezuela that is largely unknown to people in the United States: in addition to possessing a huge oil reserve, Venezuela was also one of the two initiators of OPEC (the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) forty-five years ago.
Can you imagine what the reaction would have been if the Bush administration told the truth about why the U.S. was dispatching hundreds of thousands of troops to Iraq? "On behalf of Exxon, Texaco, Mobil, Haliburton, Bechtel, Citibank and Chase Manhattan, we intend to re-conquer Iraq and all of the Middle East.
Ciudad Juarez, a maquiladora-driven border city near El Paso, Texas, has been the site of over 380 unsolved murders of women - called femicides - over the past decade. Since 2002, these murders and disappearances have extended to Chihuahua, the capital of the state.
December 5, 2004 Indoor Solidarity Rally with Haiti in NYC initiated by the Emergency Campaign to Support the Haitian People, the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition and the Haiti Support Network January 20, 2005 Counter-Inaugural Demonstration in Washington DC initiated by the A.