Friday August 17, 2018
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BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 8/11/18
More than 50 people protested outside the Minnesota Republican Party headquarters in Minneapolis, Aug. 9, to condemn a massive immigration raid in southern Minnesota and Nebraska the day before, in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained around 140 immigrant workers.
BY staff | Miami, FL | 8/10/18
Around 30 people, largely from the small but well-organized group Progressive Colombians Miami, gathered at the Torch of Friendship in Miami to take part in an international day of action called for by Colombia Humana.
BY staff | New York, NY | 8/09/18
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression NYC. We in the Committee to Stop FBI Repression NYC stand in solidarity with the NutriAsia workers, who are currently under attack by the Philippine National Police.
BY Sean Orr | Milwaukee, WI | 8/09/18
On August 4, an attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was carried out in Caracas. During a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard, two drones strapped with explosives flew towards the stage and exploded. While Maduro was unharmed, seven soldiers were wounded.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 8/08/18
On August 7, international solidarity and immigrant rights activists protested during rush hour in front of the Federal Building in downtown Minneapolis as a part of an international day of protest to draw attention to the escalating violations of the Colombian peace accords.
BY Jim Byrne | Tucson, AZ | 7/20/18
On July 16, Colombian paramilitaries with possible connections to the government murdered six social movement leaders.
BY Rusty Mila | Glasgow, Scotland | 7/15/18
Donald Trump visited Scotland this weekend as part of his four-day trip to Britain. Trumps visit comes at a politically uncertain time, with Britain still in the process of negotiating exit terms with the European Union. With Brexit in mind, British Prime Minister Theresa May is keen to strengthen the U.S.-UK alliance, which the ruling class in Britain commonly refers to as the ‘special relationship.’ However, May’s Tory government is increasingly divided, with several of her cabinet resigning over the past week. The ‘Brexiteers’ who have resigned, including the Secretary of State Boris Johnson and David Davis, citing what they see as a ‘soft’ Brexit. In this backdrop, May will be keen to secure a trade agreement with the U.S. and cement Britain’s position as a junior partner to U.S. imperialism.
BY staff | Philippines | 7/02/18
On June 30, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), said that it is unlikely President Rodrigo Duterte would finish his term of office.
BY Staff | Manila, Philippines | 6/28/18
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following June 28 statement from the Communist Party of Philippines. The Communist Party of the Philippines and the Filipino people condemn the entry and the docking in Manila of nuclear-powered super-aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, along with Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville last June 26 for a supposed four-day “regularly scheduled port visit.”
BY Fabian Van Onzin | Glasgow, Scotland | 6/28/18
A group of major military weapons producers organized an international arms fair in Glasgow that included over 50 companies and over 1000 delegates. One of the major sponsors of the Underseas Defense Technology conference is BAE Systems, which produces fighter jets in factories on the Clyde that are sold to the Israeli government to continue their war against the Palestinians. Other sponsors of the event include Leonardo, an Italian weapons corporation that sells weapons to the Turkish government, which are used in their war against the Kurdish people. Some referred to this arms fair as a 'supermarket of death.'
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