Oct. 10 — The great people’s strike has exploded in Ecuador. Today is the eighth day that road traffic in Ibarra, a city with a population of 250,000, has been completely shut down, with no buses or taxis running. It is the sixth day of suspended classes for all students. . . .
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Aznárez, based in Buenos Aires, is the director of Resumen Latinoamericano (resumenlatinoamericano.org), which published this article on Oct. 8. Translation by Michael Otto. As the revolutionary Franz Fanon wrote, insurrection has always been a weapon of the humble people — of the “wretched of the earth.” It is a necessary . . .
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A week of solidarity actions for the people’s struggle in Haiti reached hundreds of people from Oakland to San Jose beginning Sept. 30. The public meetings and demonstrations were organized by the Haiti Action Committee to protest police terror and massacre of the Haitian people who are resisting with their . . .
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For weeks, prisoners at Pennsylvania’s SCI Frackville have been protesting the deteriorating conditions that have led to an outbreak of health problems among inmates. Water from the taps runs a deep “chocolatey brown,” according to prison activist Bryant Arroyo. In the showers in his wing of the prison, black mold . . .
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Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail rallies outside Cleveland so-called “Justice Center” October 8. The Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail held a march and rally in downtown Cleveland on Oct. 8 to spotlight the deplorable conditions in the local jail. After . . .
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Over 50 demonstrators gathered in Center City on Oct. 4 to rally for an end to mass incarceration and cop corruption cover-ups under the slogan: “This Shit Ain’t New! Cop Corruption Cover-ups Continue.” The protest took place at the bitterly contested statue of Frank Rizzo, notoriously racist and fascistic former . . .
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Angry Haitians flooded the streets of Port-au-Prince Oct. 4, coming from many of its neighborhoods, such as Nazon, Solino, Bel-Air, Fort National and Delmas, to converge at the U.N. logistics base in Clercine near the airport. According to reports in the Haitian press, the action included people in wheelchairs. What . . .
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A two-day conference, “Re-Learning H. Rap Brown,” was held in Atlanta Oct. 4 and 5. Those dates mark the globally known Black freedom fighter’s 76th birthday and the 50th anniversary of publication of his ground-shaking book, “Die Nigger Die,” a searing account of white supremacy and racist violence. Multiple panels . . .
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The following text is Part 2 of a report on the Fort Dix Stockade rebellion of June 5, 1969 (Part 1 was published in WW on June 2, tinyurl.com/y2amhjs3). The stockade prisoners, many of them opponents in some way of the U.S. war against Vietnam, rose up in response to . . .
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