Wednesday April 1, 2015
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BY Mick Kelly | Chicago, Il | 3/31/15
Joe Iosbaker, a prominent Chicago-based anti-war leader, is urging opposition to the rapidly escalating U.S./Saudi war on the people of Yemen. “Anti-war forces must condemn military aggression by the Saudi king against the people of Yemen. U.S. imperialism is fully behind this, of course. The U.S. wanted to continue to target Yemen for their drone warfare operations in that country, as well as in the Horn of Africa, to attack Somalia and elsewhere.”
BY Gage Lacharite | Tampa | 3/31/15
Tampa, FL - Over a dozen students at the University of South Florida (USF) gathered outside of Russell M. Cooper Hall on campus, March 30, to condemn recent interventions by the U.S. in Venezuela, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.
BY C. R. Manor | Salt Lake City, UT | 3/30/15
The detainment of Nicoll Hernández-Polanco is sparking protests across the country with Utah joining the fight. Nicoll Hernández-Polanco is a Guatemalan transwoman seeking asylum. However, she is currently being held in the Florence Service Processing Detention in Arizona. Hernandez-Polanco remains incarcerated in the men’s side of the detention center where she faces sexual harassment and assault.
BY Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine | Palestine | 3/28/15
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following March 21 statement for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
BY staff | St. Petersburg, FL | 3/27/15
Over 3000 farmworkers and supporters from around the country gathered at Bartlett Park, March 21, then marched to demand workers’ rights. Some chants heard during the march were, "Up, up with the fair food nation! Down, down, with the exploitation!", "One, we are the people! Two, a little bit louder! Three, we want justice for farmworkers!" and "J-U-S, J-U-S-T-I-C-E is what we want, is justice for Immokalee!"
BY National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera | United States | 3/24/15
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following March 24 statement from the National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera.
BY Gregory Lucero | Salt Lake City, UT | 3/18/15
Protesters came together in Salt Lake City, March 12, just hours after Rasmea Odeh walked out of a courtroom in Detroit and greeted 200 cheering supporters. Odeh is out on bond pending the appeal of her conviction for an immigration fraud charge. Odeh’s sentence of 18 months in prison and deportation was put on hold.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 3/18/15
Last week, President Barack Obama issued a new Executive Order declaring a national emergency in response to the “extraordinary threat to the national security” posed to the U.S. by Venezuela. What did Venezuela do? They stopped a U.S.-backed plot to overthrow their government. Progressive forces across the U.S. and around the world have come out to condemn the move by the White House.
BY Mick Kelly | Minneapolis, MN | 3/08/15
About 40 people came together here, March 8, to celebrate International Women’s Day.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 3/08/15
Dozens of students, faculty and union members gathered at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, March 4, to speak out against the Republican-sponsored 'Right to Work' bill.
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